Do we need a tag for what happens on-screen during (end titles of a movie)?

I think this would be useful because searching on "credits" gives you:

  • credits (end titles of a movie)
  • credit (singular, as in "give credit to") and
  • credits (currency in multiple sci-fi stories)
  • According to the tag scoring criteria here, the proposed credits tag would have a score of at most 4 (4 only if there are >15 questions qualifying for the tag, which I doubt). [Summary: -1,-1,2,1,?,-1,1,-1,2.] This suggests that no, it wouldn't be a useful tag.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 15:15
  • @randal'thor. Thanks, great link. I score it differently: -1,-1,2,1,2,1,1,-1,2 = 6. Which is still not enough. :) Feb 8, 2016 at 15:30
  • @randal'thor- yes, good idea. It's a very useful link - maybe even add to the FAQ. Feb 8, 2016 at 15:30

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This post has a tag scoring sheet, copied over from another site, to determine what makes a good tag. Let's see how scores:

  1. Does it make sense to be an "expert in "?*
    No; score -1.
  2. Does it make sense for a question to be tagged only with "?
    No (there should also be a tag for the film or franchise in question); score -1.
  3. Does have a single, universally-unambiguous meaning?
    Yes (as you defined in your question); score 2.
  4. Is likely to be used correctly just based on its name?
    Maybe (although there are other meanings of the word, as mentioned in your question); score 1.
  5. Are there "enough" (> 15) but not "too many" (> 10% site-wide) questions that qualify for ?
    Maybe? Someone would have to count them to check, so for the moment I'll say score 1.
  6. Are people like to use to find questions to answer?
    Maybe? I'd say probably not, but let's say score 1.
  7. Are there likely some users (be objective!) who will favorite or ignore ?
    Maybe? The fact that you've asked this question shows a certain level of interest! Score 1.
  8. Could be reasonably used to feed questions to a specialized chat room?
    No; score -1.
  9. Can be used to search for questions (for any reason) in a way that keyword searching cannot accomplish?
    Yes (because as you said, the word has more than one meaning); score 2.

Total is 5, which is apparently not enough for the tag to be worth creating. From the linked question:

tags that score > 12 are "good" tags, tags that score < 8 are "terrible" tags, others are likely good but may need some clarification/renaming/etc

  • Regarding point 5; I made a mistake in my calculation. Maybe of those links had references to the credits in answers. Only a much smaller number had questions about the credits (three on the first page of questions). Feb 8, 2016 at 16:04
  • @Wikis So is that definitely a -1 then?
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:08
  • I only checked the first page (3 items) but there were 16 pages. So it probably would reach above "15" but less than the hundred or so I initially thought. Feb 8, 2016 at 16:11
  • @Wikis OK, so I'll leave it at "maybe".
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:18
  • Indeed, if it was borderline I would research it but the score is not close enough. Feb 8, 2016 at 16:22
  • #3 would be a no, actually. The OP's post showed that there's at least 3 meanings, which says that it's an ambiguous term. However, ending-credits is not ambiguous (that I can tell).
    – user31178
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:35
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    @CreationEdge The word is ambiguous, but the tag wouldn't be. So yes to #3 and no/maybe to #4.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:40
  • Ah, that's not how I interpreted the question.
    – user31178
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:41

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