Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

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Merge [genre-trope] into [trope]

genre-trope has 8 questions. trope has 45 questions. According to its description, a genre trope is a trope that's only applicable to a given genre. Of course, having a Stack dedicated to a cluster ...
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Synonym [anakin-skywalker] to [darth-vader]

NOTE Per this Meta only major characters may have tags. This is not about whether or not we need the tag. Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker (established ROTJ). darth-vader is the better known of the ...
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Adding a new tag for HBO's Watchmen series?

The currently available tag for DC's Watchmen has the description: The Watchmen are the fictional superhero team published by DC Comics and later made into a live action film. The Watchmen are ...
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How long does it take for a tag synonym to be approved?

A while-ish ago, I suggested a tag synonym here. After this while-ish, it's still stayed at 0 votes. While this could mean that its upvotes and downvotes canceled out, I really doubt that because it ...
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Should we have numbered tag synonyms for each Star Wars film?

As a suggestion, would it be good to have a corresponding number tag for each Star Wars film in the main series (not the anthologies). For example, a synonym for the-phantom-menace tag might be star-...
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Should [star-trek-emh] be renamed [emergency-medical-hologram]?

The tag for The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, officially the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I, is currently star-trek-emh. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename ...
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Should [star-trek-eu] be renamed [star-trek-expanded-universe]? [duplicate]

The tag for the Star Trek expanded universe is currently star-trek-eu. Since we can use longer tag names for quite a while now, should we rename that to star-trek-expanded-universe and use the old tag ...
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How should we tag Incredibles 2?

The new tag incredibles-2 has been created to tag a few questions about the new film. There is an already existing tag the-incredibles-2 that follows the naming convention of the-incredibles from the ...
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Should we expand the rest of the Star Trek series' tags?

I've noticed that for the longer Star Trek titles we're using the 'shortened' version: star-trek-tos, star-trek-ds9, star-trek-tng, star-trek-tas while the shorter-named shows are called by their full ...
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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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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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Do we really need CSS tag individuality in SFF meta?

In meta we have a dedicated tag design, with the tag wiki: For questions regarding the design elements of the main and meta sites e.g. CSS issues Then why we even need css tag, even designer check ...
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Should [dc-animated-universe] become the primary tag name rather than [dcau]?

DCAU is the abbreviation for the franchise called the DC animated universe. On this site the primary tag used for it is dcau, with dc-animated-universe as a synonym. But there is no length limit issue ...
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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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Should [dc-movies] be merged into [dc]?

Now that we have the top-level tags marvel and dc for questions about any Marvel or DC properties, there's been some chat about whether we need certain subtags. Obviously it's worth having subtags for ...
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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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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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Merge [gollum] and [smeagol]

For some completely unfathomable reason, we appear to have two tags for this character: gollum and smeagol. Can we please merge these?
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Should [han-shot-first] be shot first?

We have a tag for Han Solo himself, han-solo, and a tag for the age old question of who shot first: han-shot-first. Should we make the latter a synonym of the former? Even though the latter has 8 ...
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Tag confusion: Alternate Realities vs Alternate World

I am confused regarding the usage of the tags alternate-realities and alternate-world. Is there any clear guidance for their usage? Do we really need both the tags separately? alternate-realities is ...
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Merge [nukes] and [nuclear-weapons]

Can we please merge nukes and nuclear-weapons? We really don't need both of them. (I was going to just remove nukes, but then I saw that it had more questions than nuclear-weapons, so...)
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Should [lightsaber-combat] be a synonym of [lightsaber]?

I just learned that we have a tag lightsaber-combat, used on 17 questions, as well as the tag lightsaber which is used on 138 questions. Is it really necessary to have two separate tags, one for the ...
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Should infinity-gems and infinity-stones be synonyms?

We currently have a infinity-stones and a infinity-gems tag. These two terms refer to the same objects in two closely connected fictional universes. The first applies to Marvel Comics and the second ...
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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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Some meta tag synonyms

I propose that the tags below on the left be merged and possibly synonymized to those on the right. Because if there's one thing people love more than tags, it's tags on meta.1 statistics → site-...
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Should we merge [chronology] and [chronological-order]?

We have a chronology tag with 19 questions and a chronological-order tag with 9 questions. They seem to be used in the same way. (A couple chronology questions should perhaps be retagged suggested-...
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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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Should we synonymize [robocop] and [robocop-1987]?

The robocop tag has 11 questions and this tag wiki excerpt: A 1987 science fiction film starring Peter Weller and its titular character which have inspired a number of sequels, a "reboot", comic ...
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Should we merge [ethics] and [morality]?

The ethics tag has ten questions and the morality tag has nine. The tag wiki excerpts on both are basically dictionary definitions. Should we merge these tags? The morality tag has a full tag wiki ...
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Should we merge/remove the [sexuality] and [lgbt] tags?

28 questions are tagged sexuality, and eight questions are tagged lgbt. No questions have both tags. Browsing the list of sexuality questions, I saw five or six that could be tagged lgbt. Neither tag ...
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Make [x2] and [x-men-2] synonyms

The tags x2 and x-men-2 appear to be about the same movie. The site won’t let me suggest synonyms, so I’ll ask here: should these be made synonyms of each other? I suggest making x2 a synonym of x-men-...
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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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Synonymize [legal-proceedings] with [laws]?

I think that we should synonymize legal-proceedings with laws. Legal proceedings has 4 questions, Laws has 31. Legal proceedings is part of laws, right? So can we please synonymize these?
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Does [tag:death-star] include this other structure?

Of course, I mean Should it be included (should the tag description be amended)? Should there be a tag synonym? Should there be a new tag?
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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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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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Please, make Ironman synonym of iron-man

I just used Ironman tag on mobile site and the site refused to accept it because there was a similar tag. Better create Ironman tag and link it to iron-man.
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Can't merge tag A into tag B when a synonym from B to A is pending

The tag bobafett was recently created, and while I typically abhor character tags, it passes our general criteria for existence. However, all of our other character tags and property name tags ...
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Suggested tag synonym: [sw-the-old-republic] and [swtor]

We have two tags for the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO: sw-the-old-republic swtor Since sw-the-old-republic has six questions and two followers, and swtor only has three questions (one of which is ...
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Should we replace the star-wars-eu tag with a star-wars-legends tag?

In April 2014 Disney re-branded the Star Wars Expanded Universe as "Legends". In light of this, should we replace star-wars-eu with star-wars-legends? This has been mentioned before (e.g. here) in the ...
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Do we need Mass Effect have tags for each installment, or should those tags be synonyms?

I noticed we have tags mass-effect, mass-effect-2, and mass-effect-3. Do we really need a tag for each installment?
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Please merge "the-terminator-series" tag into "terminator"

the-terminator-series tag is simply unnecessary. Please, create synonym. I don't think someone would like to oppose. Update: The first movie name and the franchise name matches, but we never needed ...
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Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonym?

I noticed that there was a terminator3 tage and a rise-of-the-machines. As they are the same film I tried to suggest rise-of-the-machines as a synonym of the terminator3 tag. However I received the ...
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Tag synonym: “grrm” to “george-r-r-martin”

We have two author tags like this: grrm (3 questions, fairly new). All three are related to GoT/ASOIAF. george-r-r-martin (190 questions) I don’t have the necessary rep to suggest the tag synonym, ...
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Tag synonym "ASOIAF" for "a-song-of-ice-and-fire"

Pureferret suggested this first on this question, but it hasn't been made into a feature request, so here it is. The a-song-of-ice-and-fire tag should have the tag synonym asoiaf. It's easy, quick to ...
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Tag synonym: "the-avengers" to "avengers"

Currently we have two very similar Avengers-related tags: avengers referring to the superhero team in general, which has 169 questions. the-avengers referring specifically to the 2012 Marvel ...
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Artificial intelligence tag and ai tag are the same

Can users who have the right answer rep upvote the ai tag as a synonym for artificial intelligence?
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Do we really need an android tag?

I just noticed that we have an android tag. Is this tag really helpful? Depending on your chosen definition, robot may or may not include all types of android. (If you think robots have to be and ...
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Should magical-theory be combined with magic?

I was going through and adding tag wikis for some of the more used tags that don't have wikis and came across the magical-theory tag - it contains 21 questions that all bar one deal with HP (the odd ...
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Duplicate history tags

The tags science-fiction-history & history-of seem redundant; does anyone with sufficient rep to propose a synonym agree?
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