As part of the cleanup effort to eliminate some of the more "meta" tags, there are a lot of questions that are about a specific work of fiction, and should be tagged as such, but for which no tag yet exists. It's already been pointed out that this can be an issue for lower-rep users, who can't create tags, but for the moment I'm more interested in what the higher-rep users should do.
When we get a question about some work of fiction we've never seen before, at what point should we create a tag specific to that work? In particular, what is the cut-off for creating a new tag, vs. using existing tag(s) for the author(s) of the work? At what point do we need to create new franchise-level tags and start using them?
There was a previous discussion about the usage of author tags:
but the two conflicting answers were voted +4/-1 and +2/-1 ... not really an overwhelming consensus. If we're going to re-tag such questions appropriately, we need to agree on exactly when each type of tag should get created, and used.
- When do we tag a question with the author's tag, e.g. brandon-sanderson?
- When do we tag a question with the name of the work, e.g. well-of-ascension?
- When to we tag a question with the name of the franchise it's part of, e.g. cosmere?
- Does the answer to any of the previous three questions change if it means creating a new tag?