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What is the policy for author, series/universe/work tags? [duplicate]

The policy on tagging doesn't seem entirely clear with respect to when a question should have the author tag, when it should have the series/universe/work tag, and when/if it should have both. Since ...
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Why are we double tagging MCU and Marvel Comics questions? [duplicate]

I edited a question in the re-open queue earlier, and removed the Marvel tag (it was tagged marvel marvel-cinematic-universe spider-man avengers-infinity-war) because it seemed redundant. However, I ...
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KutuluMike (Michael Edenfield) has passed away

KutuluMike (known to some as Michael Edenfield) passed away. I don't have a lot of details. A few people noticed he had been MIA from things for over a month. We reached out and learned he had been ...
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Vote on future topics for SFF topic challenges!

SFF Stack Exchange's new topic challenge program has got off to a good start, celebrating the start of 2021 and the 10th anniversary of the site with an Isaac Asimov topic challenge. This topic was ...
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Which tag should we use for the film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"?

The film that has been released recently is an adaptation of the French comic series. The comic series was already present here, so we have the tag valerian-and-laureline. Our existing convention ...
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Let's figure out our Tolkien tags

Currently, we have a bunch of tolkien tags: tolkien middle-earth lord-of-the-rings the-hobbit silmarillion fellowship-of-the-ring the-two-towers return-of-the-king (as mentioned by @JasonBaker:) an-...
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Tolkien tags - the way forward

Jason Baker's answer to Let's figure out our Tolkien tags provides an excellent description of the situation as it currently stands with tags related to the Tolkien legendarium, but it doesn't really ...
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Sanderson's Tags of Magic

Questions about Brandon Sanderson and his works are getting ever more frequent on this site, and yet I'm unclear on how our tags in this area should be used. Here's what we have at the moment: ...
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How should Netflix's Death Note movie be tagged?

Currently, the death-note tag reads as follows: Questions regarding the manga and anime adaptation of Death Note Note that this tag is currently used only 7 times, so it's not very popular. But ...
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Author tags on story identification questions, when OP has a hunch

This is not a duplicate of Should we tag (solved) story identification questions with the name of the author / property?. In Chat, I asked the other users if this question should have the ray-...
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Clean up [jurassic-park]

The jurassic-park tag currently has 49 questions but is used for a lot of different things. Though the tag wiki/excerpt only mentions the book and film, it is used for the following: The book from ...
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Tags for The Expanse book series and TV series

The Expanse is the name of both a series of novels, and the TV show based on that book series. They both share one tag, the-expanse. Is that OK? Should they be split up? If so, how? (In addition, the ...
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Tag Wars: The Science Fiction/Fantasy Tag Cleanup Event

Below are links to the various elements of the tag cleanup event. Initial Proposal - Motivation and goals. Target Tag Nominations Round One - Round one tag selection completed 1/15/2016 Tag Cleanup ...
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How do we deal with massive author retag?

I'm not a usual reviewer but I occasionally try to give a hand. Lately I've met a lot of suggested edits retagging brandon-sanderson in any question related with his works, not questions about the ...
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Should questions about "Fahrenheit 451" not be tagged with [ray-bradbury]?

Should questions have their author tags removed if a tag for the specific work is available? I created the tag fahrenheit-451 not too long ago. I noticed just now that the questions with the tag, ...
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Should we tag questions about short stories with the name of the author?

This answer is currently our consensus policy on using work, franchise, and author tags, and (in my opinion) seems to cover most situations pretty well. It doesn’t really seem to cover or at least ...
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Do we need separate tags for "The Hunger Games" novels?

I've just noticed that we have the following tags: the-hunger-games, catching-fire, and mockingjay. I'm not familiar with this franchise, but it looks like the last two are individual novels within ...
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The chronicles of [riddick]

I noticed Why did Riddick save the pup? was tagged riddick, but this seems to violate the general SFF taxonomy. The full series is called The Chronicles of Riddick, which is also (confusingly) the ...
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How can I easily follow all works by an author?

The Problem I'd like to follow all questions on works of one of my favourite authors, Ray Bradbury, but there's currently no way for me to do so. Constraints Our policy is to not put an author tag ...
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Why were these "superman-brainiac-attacks" tags removed?

I noticed that the "superman-brainiac-attacks" tag has being removed from several of my questions (A low rep user suggested it and it was approved by high rep users). Examples: Why did Lex Luthor ...
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Do we need the [pixar] tag?

pixar I've been looking for a corollary tag and I can't find one (i.e. we don't have a [miramax] or [paramount] tag), meaning it's probably a meta tag. Pixar is an animation(production) studio. That'...
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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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Are questions about Hideo Kojima considered off-topic?

Yesterday I noticed that we don't have a hideo-kojima tag on this site. He's a very well known game designer who's worked on several sci-fi and fantasy titles, including (all emphasis mine): Snatcher ...
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Realm of the Elderlings tags

We currently have several tags related to Robin Hobb's main fantasy series, The Realm of the Elderlings. This series consists of several smaller series. The following three have their own tags: The ...
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Should we update the books tag wiki guidance?

This is what books reads as: Use this tag only to differentiate the book from the movie or other media. For questions about a specific book, use the author's name as a tag (plus the series or book ...
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Should there be an "H. Beam Piper" tag?

I would browse this tag. However, there are only 18 hits on "Beam Piper" on the site, and many refer to story identification answers (i.e., not people who know they're looking for H. Beam ...
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Add a new tag for Apple TV+ "For All Mankind" series?

As I have understood (still new here), the current policy is that all individual works get their own individual tag; so, should we add a tag for the Apple TV+ alternate history series For All Mankind, ...
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