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Should we burninate General Reference?

The General Reference closure reason has been a continuing source of contention. I'm still not clear on what it is intended to accomplish (explanations I've seen have ranged from showing that the ...
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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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Is Fantasy in spec for this site?

Should fantasy be included in this? I know many people mix them up, and there are definitely cases which can be very hard to distinguish. So, the question remains, should we include Fantasy, or not ...
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Do we need a sci-fi and a fantasy tag?

Back in the beginning, I asked the question "Do we need a sci-fi tag?". We went for no, I purged sci-fi from the existing questions, and we kept killing the thing whenever it reared its ugly head ...
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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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Culling list and recommendation questions

After many discussions, it has been decided that questions calling for lists of works (or authors, etc) or more or less personalized recommendations are not acceptable. The site FAQ has been adapted ...
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Should we change the name of this site to include fantasy?

We've already had one question that has basically decided that if people want to talk about fantasy here, it's okay, but the name sci-fi would discourage them. There have been other hints from other ...
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Is it important to mark spoiler questions as such?

Since most of the questions here are going to be about films, television series and novels, perhaps it would be a good idea to mark spoiler questions with [Spoiler], or a spoiler tag?
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Add an alias of fantasy.stackexchange.com

My personal feeling is that the scifi.stackexchange.com name is off-putting to fans of fantasy and not scifi, and that if the site had been inclusive from the beginning (or fantasy) it would be ...
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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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Automatic tag clean up and the long tail

Stack Exchange sites have an automatic tag clean up system that removes tags with only one use after 6 months. However, it seems like this is detrimental to SciFi Stack Exchange, which has a long tail ...
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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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Can we please increase our tag length?

Request Currently, our tags can be a maximum of 25 characters. Maximum tag length on Literature has been increased to 32 characters. The theoretical limit is 35, according to Shog9. This can be ...
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Spoilered text is visible on the Questions page

If the text of a question has spoiler text near the beginning, this spoiler text might appear on the /questions page (example question; question search result illustrating the issue). It'd be nice if ...
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Do we need country tags?

UPDATE: in light of the voting on the answers below (+12 for "Nuke 'em" vs +3 for "Leave 'em"), these tags have been eliminated. french was already gone before I got to it, and I've just finished the ...
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Can we merge the 'history-of' tag AND the 'origins' tag?

Update Thank you community members; this has been resolved now :D If a mod could mark this as status-closed that would be great thanks! So, I was doing some editing the other day and I've come to ...
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Blacklist the fantasy tag

I don't think I even need to explain why that is, but - just in case - here's an hyperlink.
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Literature is closing — what questions should we migrate here?

Our sister site Literature Stack Exchange is shutting down on May 4th due to a lack of activity. There is some overlap between the two sites: written SF is on-topic on both. So there are questions on ...
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Proposed Additions to the FAQ

We've been hashing out what types of questions are on-topic and what types of questions are off-topic for a few days now, so I'd like to start preparing a draft of what will be added to SciFi.SE's FAQ....
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Should the marvel/DC-comics tag be changed to just marvel/DC?

Marvel has long ago moved past only supplying comics for its audience, and now boasts a thriving film and TV section as well. The same can be said about DC. I think that by changing the tag to just, ...
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my-little-pony and friendship-is-magic

15 questions tagged my-little-pony 15 questions tagged friendship-is-magic Exactly the same questions. What's the difference between these two tags? Should they be merged?
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Who wants Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7 or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2?

This is more last-minute than I usually like to propose grants (video editing has been taking up my time), but the release of Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7 (as well as the Deathly ...
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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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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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Please add more choice to post notices

Answerama is causing an influx of quickie questions with one-liner answers. I have put up a few post notices on questions, to try to convey that we would like answers with more information. I used the ...
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Synonymise [influences] and [inspiration] tags?

The tags influences (23 questions) and inspiration (26 questions) both seem to have roughly the same meaning: they're both for questions about where an SF/F author's ideas came from, what influenced ...
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Should [clark-kent] be a synonym of [superman]?

The clark-kent tag has four questions and the superman tag has 341. Should clark-kent be a synonym of superman, or is there value in having both tags? The only similar situation I could find is that ...
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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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Should there be a viewing-order tag?

There's already a reading-order tag that seems to be quite popular. There've also been a few questions (like this one) that are about the order to view a long series in (in this case, Dr Who). It ...
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We need a Liaden tag

I just read a question about the Liaden books. It had no tag and I wasn't able to add one because my rep is too low. But we need one. The series deserves it!
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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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Could we get YouTube embedding?

Arqade has the ability to embed YouTube clips within a post as long as the YouTube video appears on a line by itself (example). Searching about, I found 162 posts that reference "*.youtube.com" and ...
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User cards (?) seem broken for users with many badges

User cards (not sure what official SE name is) seem to be too small for fitting the info for users with many badges. 2 examples in 1 image: This seems invariant as far as zooming in/out with Ctrl-...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Bronze badge count gets truncated on the badge page

It's a very minor formatting issue, but I might as well point it out. When looking at the list of people who have earned particular badges, it seems the columns are a bit too narrow for users with ...
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Should we edit the help centre to mention Worldbuilding?

Earlier today I was explaining to the OP of a speculative what-if question why that kind of question is off-topic here and better suited to Worldbuilding SE. I like to support my arguments by links to ...
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54 story identification questions incoming from Movies & TV at 23:00 UTC 2017-02-05

This is just a heads-up: per the request of the membership of this site, I'll be moving 54 ID questions from the Movies & TV site to Science Fiction & Fantasy today. What does this involve? ...
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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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Chakoteya.net links are broken

Update Per Rand al'Thor♦'s answer below, the site manager for Chakoteya.net is apparently unwilling or unable to make changes at their end to resolve this problem. That being the case, our options ...
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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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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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Low contrast on many Meta design elements makes it hard to read

I think this was brought up in one of the posts on the new design, but I'll throw it up here as an explicit problem. I don't know if it's my monitor/gamma settings, but I still have trouble reading ...
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Should we make a tag for “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” What should it be?

I've noticed we have some questions with the blade-runner and with the phillip-k-dick tags1, which are actually not about Blade Runner, but the original novel. I tried to create a do-androids-dream-of-...
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Tag merge results are #eaeaea on #eaeaea on Meta

This is what I see after merging two tags on Meta: Please review the CSS on Meta and make sure all text is properly contrasted with its background.
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Username is hard to read in comments posted by the OP on meta

Apparently, when the contrast of some UI elements was increased on meta.scifi.SE per this request, one case was missed: the username of the question owner is still shown as light pink on white in ...
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When should we change the name to include fantasy?

When should we change the name to include fantasy? I'm pretty sure that it's very much in, there are few dissenting votes from either the sci-fi or the fantasy community, but what day should we set ...
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Do we really need film/TV Show/Franchise tags in meta?

I noticed that here on meta there are many Film/TV show and franchise tags, like: star-wars star-trek disney-star-wars On the main site they make sense but do we really need them on meta too?
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

It appears that at some point in the recent (distant? I don't know) past, Memory Alpha changed its domain from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom.com. Given the copious number of times ...
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Spoiler styling in meta doesn't effectively hide 'spoilers'

In meta, using >! for spoilers gives us: It's clearly visible. I know that meta is not really a place where things are likely to be spoiled, but the formatting should probably still work ...
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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.