I think that we should synonymize with . Legal proceedings has 4 questions, Laws has 31. Legal proceedings is part of laws, right? So can we please synonymize these?

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Yes, let’s get rid of the [legal-proceedings] tag.

The tag wiki description for [laws] reads:

Questions relating to in-universe laws of a work.

That is an equally apt description of legal proceedings (which doesn’t have a tag wiki of its own). It’s hard to see a distinction between the tags; as such, we should move to abolish one of them. Since [legal-proceedings] has fewer questions and no description, that‘s the one to go.

Additionally, three of the four questions tagged with [legal-proceedings] are already tagged with [laws]. In its current form it isn’t adding anything useful to the questions.

  • My gut feeling, if a distinction were to be made (based on the tags alone, not the questions they’ve been applied to) would be that legal-proceedings would be for something like writers/creators suing studios or vice-versa; i.e., out-of-universe legal cases that some story/franchise may have been caught up in. But I would guess there are probably so few questions that would need such a tag that that doesn’t really change the lack of need for a legal-proceedings tag. Feb 18, 2016 at 20:19
  • @JanusBahsJacquet Yeah, I should probably have said “the way the legal proceedings tag” is being used. Still, moot as the tag is gone now.
    – alexwlchan
    Feb 18, 2016 at 21:33

Just remove the from the questions it's currently on. Three of those already have and the other one doesn't need (it may need a or somesuch).

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