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How should we tag questions about the TV series "3 Body Problem"?

At the moment there is a tag, 3-body-problem, being used for the Netflix adaption of The Three Body Problem. We have an existing tag, the-three-body-problem, that is being used for the book series. ...
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Do we really need separate tags for the first and second parts of Villeneuve's "Dune"? [duplicate]

Right now we have dune-2021 and dune-2024 for Dune: Part 1 and Dune: Part 2 respectively. Since the parts belong together, and aren't standalone works, I don't believe they deserve separate tags. (...
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How does one suggest a change to a tag name?

I think the bodies tag name could be improved: perhaps bodies-tvseries, but when I try to suggest that I can suggest a change to the tag description, not the tag name. Do I need an additional ...
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Is Barbie (2023 film) on-topic? If so, how should we tag questions about it?

I am wondering if the 2023 film Barbie is considered on-topic. The film depicts a fantasy world called Barbie Land, where various Barbies, Kens, and other characters such as Allan live. A significant ...
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Shouldn't [the-little-mermaid] include the original as well instead of just the Disney adaptation?

Currently, the usage guidance for the-little-mermaid does not even acknowledge the existence of the original story, reading: For questions regarding Walt Disney's The Little Mermaid. Always use in ...
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Should we kill all the [authors]?

I just noticed that we have a tag authors. This seems fairly useless: it's impossible for someone to be an expert in "authors" generally; we already allow tags for specific authors, and what ...
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How should we tag questions about "The Last of Us" (TV show and video game)?

How should questions about the HBO TV show The Last of Us (2023) and the video game it is based on, The Last of Us (2013) be tagged? Should a franchise tag and a separate game / TV show tag with the ...
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What on-topic works have “data” in their title?

A friend of mine wants to get the “You Got Splunk!” hat from Winter Bash 2022 on Sci Fi & Fantasy SE. This requires that they ask or answer a question with “data” in the name of a tag. What on ...
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Should the novel tag be used in a non-story ID question?

The title of this question unambiguously refers to the novel that a movie is based on. Should the novel tag be added to underscore this? Furthermore, if the novel is based on a short story, should a ...
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New tag 'fairy-tale' is too similar to existing tag 'fairy-tales' but is distinct, can we create it please?

In my recent question about Stephen King's recent book, Fairy Tale, it seems that I can't create the necessary tag to represent the book. The tag fairy-tale is very similar to the existing tag fairy-...
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Should we use the [rings-of-power]?

Amazon Prime just released a new major show called The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. We already have rings-of-power as a tag, referring to the in-universe objects of the same name, with over ...
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How should we tag questions about the TV show, House of the Dragon?

I've recently asked a question about the TV show, House of the Dragon, and suggested a tag wiki for house-of-the-dragon. User DavidW edited my question to also have game-of-thrones and has added a ...
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Can we have meta tags?

Tags on this site are related with the SFF works mentioned in the question. I propose meta tags which aren’t related with the material, but serves the site. We can have 18+ tag to restrict access to ...
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Why can't I add the Origins tag to my question?

Why can't I add the origins tag to my question? Is it because I already used an edit to add history-of? Is Tomboy of Sterling Comics, from 1954, the first independent comicbook superheroine?
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I spotted a misspelled tag. Can it be edited or does it have to be burninated?

The OP of a recent question misspelled their new tag kate-and-leopald but of course it should be kate-and-leopold. I nearly retagged it but at the last minute realized a mod might be able to rename it....
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Why does [age-of-sigmar] say to always add [warhammer-40k]?

In the tag excerpt (added by TheLethalCarrot): Always use in conjunction with the warhammer-40k tag. Age of Sigmar is a sequel (but completely different cosmology) to Warhammer Fantasy. It is no ...
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Should Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman get its own tag?

This may seem a trivially obvious, but I wasn't quite sure. I was writing another Walter M. Miller, Jr. question for the monthly theme just know, but the question was actually about Saint Leibowitz ...
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Is it okay to delete tags off of questions that the tags were created for if the tags will likely not become relevant?

When going to the new tags page (a common place for me to look for tags to edit), lots of tags are vague and have been created on questions. Is it considered okay to edit these questions for the ...
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Should the doctor-octopus tag refer to both Otto and Olivia Octavius?

The doctor-octopus tag wiki says it is supposed to be used to refer to the character of Doctor Octopus (Doc Ock for short). However, in various Marvel titles, Doctor Octopus has been both Otto ...
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How come there's no "rationale" tag?

A lot of questions on the main site have the form of "Why didn't character X do Y at juncture Z?" Or "At juncture X, Why did Y happen?" It seems to me such questions would merit a ...
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How should we tag M.A.S.K?

I've accepted the option mobile-armored-strike-kommand as that has currently the highest score (+14/-1). Adding a synonym for mask-mobile-armored-strike-kommand (so prefixed with mask) should improve ...
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What tags should be used alongside story-identification, and similar questions?

I recently noticed a story-identification question with a lot of other tags, and I remember instinctively trimmed them down, as they seemed tangential to the I'd question. I can no longer find that ...
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Tag wiki excerpts starting with "For questions about"

A lot of the tags in the system use the "For questions about..." boilerplate to start the tag, is it worth getting rid of these and/or discouraging the format for new tags?
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How should we tag the Dune movies?

We now have a third movie for Dune (ostensibly a movie series... if they ever get the latter parts made). There are questions now being asked specific to this movie. Normally we'd do dune-2021 or such,...
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Non English tags, redux

The meta question here gives good reasons why tags should be in English, but the discussion does not cover works that were in a foreign language to begin with. I think this is an edge case that needs ...
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Remember that time when we had more Star Wars questions than Harry Potter questions?

Did you know that between 2016-12-23 and 2017-07-05, Science Fiction & Fantasy SE had more Star Wars questions than Harry Potter questions? We can thank this to the popularity of the Disney Star ...
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What are distinctions between manga, manhua and manhwa as they relate to this site? How to know which to use, and how to tag?

In comments under this answer to Who is “Nine Lives Man”? (Push Comic) bronze sculpture I'd originally thought that manhua was an automatic spelling corrector's interpretation of a word meant to be ...
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How to post a question if I can't find a matching tag?

I'd like to post a question asking about apparent discrepancies in a series of fantasy novels (the Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz, to be specific). I can not find an appropriate tag, and am not ...
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What should the [video-games] tag cover?

The guidance for the video-games says: For questions about the plot or backstory of a game with science-fiction/fantasy elements.... Having answered a couple of game identification questions ...
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Do we need a tag for the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer?

I just realized I have at least four different story-identification questions involving the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer. Does it make sense to add a tag for it? If so, ought it to be color-computer? ...
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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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Should we have more specific tags for the Witcher works?

I am not a The Witcher expert, but as I understood there are some differences between the books and the show, also there is a very well-known game, another TV show and so on. Some of the questions ...
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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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New tag request for Brightburn (2019 movie)

Brightburn, a 2019 movie is classified as Drama, Horror, Mystery on IMDb. However, the summary of the movie is as follows: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of ...
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Altered Carbon/ Takeshi Kovacs tags

I am a little bit confused about the tag policy in case of book series vs adaptations: We have currently tag altered-carbon described as "For questions about Richard K. Morgan's novel "Altered ...
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Could we allow sponsored tags?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, another debate is brewing on the usefulness of non-Stack Overflow sites to the company, specifically bringing up profitability. Could this site allow tag sponsorships a ...
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Should a topic tag be avoided because it might be a spoiler?

Bringing up because of this question: What does Yoda's species eat? I think it would be appropriate to tag the question correctly with the extra tag (see comments to question), obviously OP does ...
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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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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 to narrow the scope of my question and define the topic

Many large franchises have multiple tags and hyphenated tags. If I want to define the scope of my topic as one subset of the franchise, do I use tags or another method? Example: Assume my question is ...
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Please, add icons to famous tags

If you go to Stack Overflow and see the list of popular tags, you'll find icons on some tags like Android, Angular etc. We'll also like such icons. Star Trek can have its icon because it has one. ...
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Rename [aladdin-disney] to [aladdin-1992]

We now have aladdin-2019, but we've got a lot of potential tag confusion with aladdin-disney (which is now vague). For the sake of clarity and consistency, we should rename the tag to [aladdin-1992] ...
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How should we tag questions about Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)?

I want to ask a question about the Marvel character Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), but I don't know how it should be tagged. Multiple characters have been called Ms. Marvel in the comics. It originally ...
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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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Only adding 4 tags, complaining about more than 5?

This validation error seems wrong. I tried to add a 5th tag only, not more than 5. Please enter no more than 5 tags. I tried both the mobile site and the desktop site in a mobile browser, same ...
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"Nothing appears to have changed" after I made an edit

I went back and made sure many times that someone hadn't added that tag right before I edited it, and it had remained exactly the same. What's going on here? EDIT I did manage to get my edit in the ...
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Why are there no character tags for "Game of Thrones"?

Tags like daenerys-targaryen or jon-snow, for example, would surely have more than enough questions to be justified, and I personally would consider them very useful. So I'm just curious why they don'...
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Did I make a bad tag?

I recently asked a question about who Nolan North voiced in an episode of Rick and Morty. I made the nolan-north tag. I know that author tags are frowned upon (because they are misused a ton), so is ...
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Rename the [super-mario-brothers] tag

We have a super-mario-brothers tag that seems like it would be used for questions about the Super Mario Bros. series. However, this tag is not used just for that specific series within the Mario ...
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How should we tag Donkey Kong Country questions?

Mario is a big series. There are a few sub-series, and six questions on this site are on the donkey-kong tag. Of those six, five are about the Donkey Kong Country series of games. Donkey Kong the ...
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