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I was looking for a question I had hoped to be able to answer, and I tried searching using the but it turns out that didn't bring up the question. I instead searched for and found a load of incorrectly tagged questions (ignoring the ones that are for the recent movie), in so much that they didn't contain the comics tag, just the Marvel-comics tag, or just the character featured.

Going through and retagging all the questions would be awesome, but surely we can do something to prevent this atrocity?

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  • Could we have some dicussion over the downvotes? Do people not think this is an issue? – AncientSwordRage Jun 18 '12 at 11:55
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Both How should marvel-comics and DC-comics be used? and Should the marvel/DC-comics tag be changed to just marvel/DC? mention changing the and tags to be just and , then using / to distinguish between questions on the comics versus questions on the movies.

If that was a consensus approach (applied to the existing questions as well) it would solve your issue.

I suspect we're going to see this same problem with DC when the next Superman movie comes out unless a change is made.

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I personally do not use the tag unless I am talking about comics in general, or I'm not using the or tags.

It feels redundant to tag something with if it is already set as .

Is it possible for a tag to be an alias for multiple tags? So that choosing would bring up both dc and marvel (and all others) ?

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  • The issue is that as Marvel Comics is the correct name for the trading company, tagging with say marvel-comics and avengers brings up questions about the movie, more than the comic books. Which is unhelpful. Perhaps it's this attitude that's giving us a lack of Comics tagged questions? – AncientSwordRage Jun 7 '12 at 15:24
  • I think the issue is that the huge popularity of the Marvel films has skewed the meaning of marvel-comics towards the films, where it used to be more comic-centric. dc-comics doesn't quite suffer from the same issue (yet). – user1027 Jun 7 '12 at 18:55
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Another alternative is to leave the company tags as is, but create tags like , , , etc etc etc to disambiguate these.

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  • That is an alternative, but then what if people are searching for just X-men, wanting comics and movies? I don't think it'd help. – AncientSwordRage Jun 20 '12 at 18:20

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