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Questions tagged [retagging]

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What should we do with [toads-spit]?

I can't think of a punny title, but we currently have 15 questions tagged with toads-spit, while we don't even have a toad. A character tag might make sense here, since he's part of various Marvel ...
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Should Tron have its franchise tag as well?

I've been adding some missing "franchise tags" lately, and I've stumbled upon the Tron related tags, namely tron, tron-legacy and tron-uprising. The tag wiki for tron currently reads: A 1982 ...
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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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Should we include 'the' in tag names when the official title starts with 'the'?

As @CreationEdge mentions in this answer, we have many tags where the official title of the work contains the word 'the' in the name but our tag on the site does not. Before the tag character limit ...
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Should the Age of Ultron be Avenged?

Today I noticed that the tag for the MCU film Avengers: Age of Ultron is age-of-ultron. Considering this is not the official name of the film, should the tag be renamed to match? Other tags in the ...
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I have Infinitely messed up a new MCU tag!

So in light of a new question about Thor: Ragnarok, which was really asking for information that will come out (and was answered by) material in Avengers: Infinity War, I decided to create a tag for ...
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Is our [plot-device] malfunctioning?

The tag wiki for the plot-device tag says: An element introduced into a story, film, play etc. to advance the plot. This is really not a good definition of a plot device. A plot device is a ...
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What tags should we rename now that we have 35 characters in tags?

We now can use up to 35 characters in tags! Hooray! This means that now we can rename some awkward tags that weren't able to be created well because of the 25 character limit. However, as @AnkitSharma ...
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Should the Legends tag be added to Star Wars questions before April 2014?

Given the answers received, if those question were asked today, they should be marked as star-wars-legends. So would it be worthwhile to have all the pre-decanonization questions marked as such? If ...
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Editing [time-turner] questions

I noticed that you guys have a tag for time-turners, which I saw on a recent HNQ. I also noticed that this tag has only three questions, and I thought that it certainly should have some more. So I ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

Now that we have a broad consensus on having an edit event to deal with the broken links caused by the HTTPS update, we now need to coordinate the event itself. UPDATE #2 The Big Event is now (...
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Is it time to organize a major editing event?

UPDATE: this is happening. See The Big Edit Event (is finished). Stack Exchange is moving all images from http:// links to https:// links. The ones that can are being done automatically, but there ...
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Should old questions be edited when there's a new tag?

I'm aware that editing tags en masse is not encouraged. But going back and editing older questions to update the tags seems to be OK. When a new tag is created, what is the current/best practice? Go ...
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Fixing misspelling of “swords and sorcery” tag

It's almost always used as "sword and sorcery", only a single sword. The current tag "swords and sorcery" is a misspelling. I am strongly in favor of correcting it to the actual term.
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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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What to do with the [author-identification] tag?

The author-identification tag is a mess. Most of the questions under them are apparently just asking to identify a work (or series or collection) of sci-fi or fantasy. Most of them are also tagged ...
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Rename [black-mirrors] to [black-mirror]

This question about Black Mirror was mistakenly tagged black-mirrors, while the proper tag name should be black-mirror (which doesn't exist yet). Can we have this fixed? The tags are too similar to ...
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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 have a graphic-novel tag?

We have 630 questions with the tag comics. These cover all sorts of comics. We have questions about comic strips: Searching for this comic on bots and humans We also have, of course, lots of ...
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How many tag edits should we allow per day?

Background. Over the past few days a user has been mass-editing this tag (nolan-batman-trilogy) onto the Nolan trilogy films. 33+ edits have been made in the past 48 hours with no sign of abating. ...
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Retagging [retagging], or a [tag-cleanup] tag cleanup?

We have two tags on meta about what to do with tags: retagging and tag-cleanup. Is there any meaningful difference in meaning, or any useful difference in usage, between these two tags, or should ...
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Retagging some questions from [klingon] to [klingon-language] would be a most logical action

There's currently the tag klingon and the tag klingon-language. As Klingon is probably the most famous fictional language around, it having a separate tag from Klingons in general is justified. ...
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When to use DCAU tag?

DCAU refers to DC animated universe and should be used for those questions only but here DCAU tag is used for DC Universe Animated Original Movies too which is wrong. Similar to MCU, DCAU is quite ...
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When should we do another tag cleanup?

Recently, I've been looking at tags, and realized that some things really need to be cleaned up. Like all those star-trek questions without the star-trek tag. While we're at it, why not clean up other ...
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Should we rename [tmnt] to [teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles]?

tmnt (21 Q) does not show up on a search for 'teenage' while asking a question, nor is teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles a synonym or anything. If I hadn't clicked on a tmnt question, I would have no idea ...
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Should we add the [star-trek] tag to all of the Star Trek questions that don't have it?

I've just searched for questions tagged star-trek-tng without being tagged star-trek. There are 79 of them, right now. (Here's where you can find them.) There also star-trek-tos, star-trek-voyager, ...
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Can we rename the [stormlight-archives] tag to [stormlight-archive]?

We have a stormlight-archives tag, for the Brandon Sanderson's series, but the correct name of the series is Stormlight Archive (singular; without the s at the end). Can we replace this tag with ...
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What's the backstory of [backstory]?

We have a tag backstory. It had less than 15 questions, but I've already removed it from some questions where it didn't make much sense. But I checked myself before continuing, and thought it better ...
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Rename [thedaggerandthecoin] to [the-dagger-and-the-coin]

We have the tag thedaggerandthecoin (1 question). The proper tag name would be the-dagger-and-the-coin, but the existence of the former prevents creation of the latter. Can we please rename this tag?
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What is the correct usage of individual works tags vs. author tags vs. franchise tags?

As part of the cleanup effort to eliminate some of the more "meta" tags, there are a lot of questions that are about a specific work of fiction, and should be tagged as such, but for which no tag yet ...
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Tag Cleanup 2016: Before the burnination

We've got a pretty good thread running down various tags that should be removed here. However, before I submit a request to SE to have them removed, we need to do some sanity checking. From here: ...
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Is [tag:xkcd] going to be contentious?

I can find at least ten different question that are directly inspired or directly related to XKCD. My opinion is that such a tag is both appropriate and useful. I can totally envision someone ...
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[actors], [cast], and [casting]

Here are three tags that need sorting out: actors (32 questions) Actors are the cast members that portray the characters that entertain audiences in live action TV, films and stage shows. Voice ...
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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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Tag Wars: cleaning up redundant media tags

TL;DR: I'm not proposing to burninate all media tags; I'm just proposing to remove them from questions where they really don't belong. Media tags in action We haven't reached a decision yet about ...
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Should we rename the tag [2001] to [2001-a-space-odyssey]?

We have the tag 2001 for questions related to Stanley Kubrick's movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, used on 20 questions. I propose we rename the tag to the full name of the movie — 2001-a-space-...
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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

This is part of of the Tag Cleanup Effort discussed here. Discussions on the mechanics of this process are being had in the Tag Cleanup chatroom and will be posted in this meta question once they've ...
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What should we do with a tag that's used only for questions closed as off-topic but not deleted?

I just discovered that we have a james-bond tag. This surprised me, as community consensus is that James Bond is off-topic. So I went to burninate the tag ... and discovered that it's used on two ...
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Should we rename the [star-wars] tag to [fairy-tale-rubbish]?

In honour of TFA release, I propose we rename the star-wars tag to fairy-tale-rubbish? Reference: What has been Alec Guinness's attitude toward Star Wars? We can keep star-wars as a synonym, to ...
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Would we be interested in a concerted tag cleanup effort?

One of the more common complaints on meta is the misuse/overuse/abuse of tags. Part of the problem is that not everyone agrees on what is good vs. bad tag use. But that's not what I'm interested in ...
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Tag synonym/rename/merge requests

If you have a request to create tag synonyms, or rename or merge tags, post the request here as answers. Site adminstrators can then act on the request. Requests are for tags on the Science Fiction ...
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Should we police the Martian questions for “movie” tags?

There seems to be a glut of new questions prompted by the release of the movie "Martian". If this film (haven't seen yet) is as different from the book it's based on as the usual pattern is, we ...
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Should we retag this question?

Riddle within a fantasy book about 3 men, one with money, one with might and one with a weapon? This question was self-answered. While the OP thought they were looking for a story by Terry Pratchett ...
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What's with all the ring-related tags?

I recently noticed we have three tags, the existence of which kind of baffles me: rings-of-power According to the tag wiki, this should be a general "magic ring" tag. In practice, of the 81 tagged ...
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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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Is it time for the [series] finale?

Prompted by Michael Edenfield’s comment in chat. A quick glance through the series tag shows that it seems to be used for a couple of things: Story ID questions that the OP remembers were part of a ...
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Should the “physics” tag exist?

Almost all sci-fi works have their own in-universe rules of physics. Is this tag useful?
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What should happen with the Expanded Universe tag?

There are a grand total of 4 questions tagged with expanded-universe, 3 of which are about Star Wars while 1 is about Mass Effect. According to the tag wiki, it is intended for Generally, expanded ...
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Do we need “mars” tag?

Last I checked, there's no canon with name Mars. Also, tag wiki indicates that it's for the planet in Sol System. Do we need this tag? How many people browse with planet name?