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I've searched around the meta, but I haven't yet been able to find any consensus on this. Is it okay to post a asking for a specific book and/or author to have their own tag?

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    You have over the 300 required rep to create a tag. Is there a reason why you don't just create it yourself?
    – phantom42
    Oct 4, 2014 at 18:40
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    Literally didn't occur to me. I've never made a tag before.
    – Lou
    Oct 4, 2014 at 18:41

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Once you have 300 reputation (which you already seem to have) you can just create the tag yourself, by adding a completely new and previously unexisting tag to your (or any other appropriate) question.

If you don't have the necessary reputation yet, just leave a comment below the question and other people will eventually create the tag for you. Or you might even flag a moderator to do it, but for a newly created question, a comment is more than sufficient as it will be seen by many people anyway.

For works that don't have any question yet, there shouldn't be a tag anyway.

So as to your particular question, no there is usually no feature-request needed for this. If you think there are already many questions existing that would deserve a specific new tag, then this might be appropriate for a feature-request, as it can also be debated by the community this way.


So much to the general question of creating tags. As to the particular question of creating tags for individual works, I'd refer you to DarthSatan's comment:

It's not necessarily appropriate for every single individual book to have it's own tag. Consider if the objective can be met just as well by an author tag, or a tag for a series (if a series).

So if you're unsure if a certain tag should be created or not, asking a meta question about it might not be a bad idea.

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    Just adding to this that it's not necessarily appropriate for every single individual book to have it's own tag. Consider if the objective can be met just as well by an author tag, or a tag for a series (if a series).
    – user8719
    Oct 5, 2014 at 22:45
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    Also, don't forget to add a tag-wiki.
    – Möoz
    Oct 6, 2014 at 20:52
  • And if you're a user who doesn't have over 300 rep, and there really are no better tags for your question, make a best guess anyway. It doesn't have to be perfect, and a user with sufficient rep will be more than happy to make an appropriate tag edit.
    – Zibbobz
    Oct 7, 2014 at 15:46

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