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Is there a reason such specific tags in existence? I don't think anyone would try to check "Jedi" and "Sith" tags over "star-wars"..

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    Does Sci-Fi do regular tag maintenance? Could be suggested during that, if there's evidence provided that these tags are indeed not all that useful. – Zibbobz Nov 4 '14 at 15:36
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    Jedi and Sith seem like odd examples to pick out, considering we have a brain tag. – Anthony Grist Nov 7 '14 at 15:44
  • @AnthonyGrist Jedi and Sith could be combined into Star Wars, while brain isn't a subcategory of one mythos. However, it seems to me there are a fair number of questions about Jedi and Sith, and many many more about Star Wars, so I can see Jedi and Sith being useful, especially if I had a question about one, and wanted to look for an already-asked version of my question before writing it up. – Dronz Nov 12 '14 at 18:42
  • @Dronz Brain is a subset of biology, though – Izkata Nov 12 '14 at 23:53
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While I generally dislike over-normalization, or over-tagging, there are valid uses of the tags.

Currently has 80 questions tagged. has 40. Granted, many of those questions can probably do without some of the Jedi/Sith tags they have.

The tags should be used to help specify or categorize the question. A question about the titles and ranks within the Jedi Order makes sense to be tagged with "Jedi". A question about a doctrine specific to the Sith makes sense to be tagged with "Sith".

Will anyone try to check "Jedi" or "Sith" over "Star Wars"? No, probably not. The same case could probably be made for a lot of tags which might be grouped within hierarchical tags (which we'll likely never get).

  • For few questions (which can be counted on fingers), I don't think tags are necessary unless its for a franchise. – 11.01.11 Nov 4 '14 at 15:49
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    I used "Sith" tag in searching. Don't tell me the odds! – DVK-on-Ahch-To Nov 4 '14 at 16:27
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    Note that tags help add material into the 'related' questions on the sidebar. Tagging jedi or sith can help provide better quality related questions rather than just star-wars alone. (Consider how poor the 'related' are on Stack Overflow when someone has a question tagged just 'java' compared to 'java' + 'for-loop' + 'algorithm-analysis') – user12183 Nov 10 '14 at 4:27

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