I noticed that people have created and . I've edited the tag to make it clear that it can be used for the 2016 movie as well, but I'd prefer to stop the tags before they start if we decide against them.

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    Well, there's Ghostbusters and then there's... uh... this. So maybe we do need subtags...
    – Machavity
    Jul 20, 2016 at 0:39
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    It's fairly telling that there have been almost no questions about the new ghostbusters film. I put that down to its excellent writing.
    – Valorum
    Jul 20, 2016 at 0:50
  • @Valorum - Do you mean excellent writing the same way as excellent moderating (that is, where nobody even notices it even happened?) :) Jul 20, 2016 at 14:54
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    @dvk-in-exile - The reboot nobody asked for may yet spawn an unwanted flop sequel. All the while, Firefly remains cancelled. Go figure.
    – Valorum
    Jul 20, 2016 at 16:14

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In this instance it's perfectly possible that users may wish to have answers that relate specifically to the original film series and/or the rebooted film (which may yet spawn a series)

To that end, we should have tags for both sets of films as well as an overarching franchise tag that encompasses the two film series', the two TV series', various novels and other licensed properties.



Given the low usage (only 18 questions) of the original tag of Ghostbusters we should be able to manage with just one tag for the entire franchise.

Some of our other tags that span different mediums (Pokemon (x23), Super Mario Brothers (x9), Guardians of the Galaxy (x79)) use only a franchise tag.

.* If the new franchise does spawn a mass of questions then it is possible the need for a new tag would arise. However, in its current state the answer should be no.

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    The only thing the new franchise seems to be spawning is apocalyptically bad reviews.
    – Valorum
    Jul 21, 2016 at 22:24
  • You are, perhaps unaware that Guardians-of-the-Galaxy isn't a franchise tag. It's a film tag. The franchise tag is Marvel-Cinematic-Universe.
    – Valorum
    Jul 22, 2016 at 0:35
  • @Valorum So what do you tag the Guardians of the Galaxy comics with then?
    – TARS
    Jul 22, 2016 at 10:01
  • Do we even have any GotG comic questions?
    – Valorum
    Jul 22, 2016 at 11:10
  • @Valorum just to be technical.... the tag usage info does not specify "film" and does seem like a franchise tag. Also, wouldn't their GotG work outside the MCU. If there are not, it may even reinforce my point that multiple tags for GB are not needed.
    – Skooba
    Jul 22, 2016 at 12:01
  • Also, sometimes I will post an opposite answer just so these questions have the proper balance
    – Skooba
    Jul 22, 2016 at 12:02
  • The purpose of a franchise tag is where there are multiple, potentially conflicting or non-canonical works based on the same property.
    – Valorum
    Jul 22, 2016 at 12:07
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    we currently have about half a dozen GotG comics-specific questions.
    – phantom42
    Jul 22, 2016 at 13:14
  • @Phantom42 - So it would seem that there's potentially a need to distinguish between the MCU GotG and the comic GotG.
    – Valorum
    Jul 22, 2016 at 14:49
  • @Valorum or one could use the GoTG and Comics tags?
    – Skooba
    Jul 22, 2016 at 15:00
  • @Skooba - The problems is that using a Movies tag with ghostbusters then leads us back to "which movie?"
    – Valorum
    Jul 22, 2016 at 15:03
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    I'm not going into the media tags discussion.
    – phantom42
    Jul 22, 2016 at 15:07
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    Guardians of Galaxy can be paired with either Marvel Cinematic Universe or Marvel Comics to denote which series it's referring to.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Jul 27, 2016 at 1:27

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