Linked Questions

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Should we do away with the media tags (books, novel, TV, movies, etc.)?

It's quite clear to me that all the media tags are meta tags: they can't stand on their own, at least on open questions, and they're not tags you'd search for. Moreover, they're applied only spottily. ...
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What is correct usage of [military-sf]?

Military science fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction for which the principal characters are members of a military service and an armed conflict is occurring, often in space or on a planet other ...
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When should character tags be created/recreated?

We've recently been going through and cleaning up tags - particularly character tags. One of the criteria we've used to determine whether or not we should get rid of it, is to consider how many ...
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Do we really need this many generic character related tags?

I have discussed this before but it was a little broad and came with no proper conclusion. So I am bringing the major part of it back as a new question, so it's not really a dupe. Generic character ...
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Defining the proper usage of hard- and soft sci-fi?

We currently have two main science fiction sub-genres tags, being hard-sci-fi and soft-sci-fi, the usage of which is unclear and poorly defined. The tag wiki for hard-sci-fi makes an attempt at ...
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Do we need [children]?

We have a children tag that is currently on 48 questions. To wit: Offspring that have not yet fully matured or reached the designated stage of adulthood. Of these, fully 43 are story-...
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Is it time for [villains] to get their just deserts?

I recently noticed that we have a villains tag with 26 questions. Glancing through the list: most of them (sixteen?) are just random questions about characters who happen to be villains: for example, ...
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Do we need “science-fiction-genre” tag?

These days, whenever I ask a history-of question, next minute I find Gallifreyan (and always Gallifreyan :)) has added the science-fiction-genre tag. A quick glance at the science-fiction-genre tag ...
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What shall we do about these character tags?

The question Do we really need this many generic character related tags? was posted some months ago, and the top answer (+15/-2) says: We don't need any of these tags. They're all meta-tags that add ...
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Let's solve the [mystery]

I just noticed that we have a tag mystery. Its tag wiki excerpt rather unhelpfully says: a mystery is something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. Or a novel, play, or movie ...
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How should we tag Rick Riordan's works?

I've just taken a look through the tags that we use for the works of Rick Riordan. For those unfamiliar, there are different series, all of them dealing with mythological gods and monsters in the ...
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What should we do about tags on story-id questions?

Often, in posting a story-identification question, a user will add a tag that has to do with one element of a story that they remember. e.g., A story about a werewolf that tries to eat lettuce will be ...
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An Apocalypse of Posts

I just noticed that we have both an apocalypse tag and a post-apocalyptic tag. There are 36 questions tagged apocalypse, only twelve of which are not also tagged story-ID. Of those twelve, most seem ...
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What's up with the [sword-and-sorcery] tag?

I see that we have the tag sword-and-sorcery, currently with 8 questions - 6 of which are story-identification, the other two closed as off topic. We previously renamed this tag. But what should it ...
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What is the purpose of the [animals] tag?

We currently have an animals tag, with ~80 questions at the moment. It does not have any usage guidance, just this as the tag wiki: Animals in science fiction and fantasy works have vital roles in ...