Taking into account the following:
- There is a new TV show called Rings of Power, which people are probably going to ask a lot of questions about.
- There is an existing tag rings-of-power, which is going to show up in the tag box when people start typing the name of the show.
- A specific group of magical objects in a specific universe don't really need a tag - we do have some such tags, but they're not vital to correct tagging.
I think we should repurpose the existing tag name
rings-of-power to be about the TV show, otherwise we're going to be constantly retagging questions about it from new users. Even if we do create a new tag rings-of-power-2022, people won't consistently use it. We're likely to get a lot of questions from people who aren't necessarily either hardcore Tolkien addicts or experienced SE users, but they just watched a new TV show and found a good site to ask about it. Let's make it easy for them to find the right tag. The magical objects don't need to have their own tag in future.
But, I hear you say, the existing rings-of-power tag has over 100 questions! Is this going to be a long process or require another big retag event? No, manual retagging won't be necessary! We can kill the existing tag by a single mod action, since it is (or should be!) always used together with the tolkiens-legendarium tag. So I propose the following course of action:
- Merge the current rings-of-power into the universe tag, which eliminates it from all questions without any manual editing.
- Create a new
rings-of-power tag for the TV show, and edit a few questions if necessary.
We should act quickly, though, before we start getting lots of questions about the new TV show. Thanks for bringing this to meta now rather than later.