Thank you community members; this has been resolved now :D

If a mod could mark this as that would be great thanks!

So, I was doing some editing the other day and I've come to form the opinion that and really should become synonyms. This was previously discussed here, but I don't think anything came from it. So I'm renewing the push.

Why should these be synonyms? Well, first take a look at the answer to the aforementioned question.

Also take a look at the usage guides for the two tags:


Use this tag for questions about the history of the genre: the origin and evolution of ideas in speculative fiction.


a tag for questions that seek to identify the first appearances of specific things in the world of scifi and fantasy, like characters, items, themes, and/or theories.

So, I would propose that should become a synonym of

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    Voting on this can be done here, for anyone with a total answer score of >=5 in the tag.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 1:05

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I propose a slight variant of your suggestion: that

should become a synonym of .

As mentioned in the accepted answer to the previous question you mentioned, is a subset of , and there are questions covered by the latter but not the former (e.g. about the development of an idea in SFF rather than its origin).

  • I like your thinking Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 1:03

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