Here are three tags that need sorting out:
actors (32 questions)
Actors are the cast members that portray the characters that entertain audiences in live action TV, films and stage shows. Voice actors, also refered to as voice over artists, are actors that lend their voices to radio and animated productions. Actors are also used to promote and sell products in commercials, in print, and on billboards.
cast (6 questions)
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casting (1 question)
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as well as a few questions that don't have any of these tags but probably should.
Now the obvious solution is to retag all the cast and casting questions as actors instead. BUT WAIT! There's more than one type of question falling under these headers, and it might be useful to have more than one tag for such questions. I suggest the following.
Questions about the casting process (choice of actors, auditioning, etc.) should be tagged with casting. Examples:
Questions about the actors themselves (number of roles, their views on films, what they had for breakfast, etc.) should be tagged with actors. Examples:
Usage guidance for both these tags, and when to use which one, should be made clear in the tag wiki excerpts.
The cast tag, which is ambiguous as it could mean either the noun "cast" (synonymous with actors) or the verb "cast" (synonymous with casting), should be abolished altogether.
castingwhen talking about this exact thing (tagged 77 times) and though I know each Stack is unique, the fact that a movies-oriented Stack uses
castingto identity/label the same question types we are talking about kind of makes me want to stick to the same schematic. It seems to be working for them; maybe it would work for us? Note: They do have an identify-the-actor sort of tag, too, for the ID-ing questions, but otherwise don't seem to utilize any other 'actor'-related tag.