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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tip box for Story ID questions

Editing a question on Movies & TV.SE, which was tagged identify-this-movie (their equivalent of story-identification, I saw this awesome little reminder box pop up automatically, reminding OPs to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Map of all 2,355 tags

Inspired by this question, I created a map of all tags on the site. I used some software from the same person who made the TagOverflow online tool. This tool uses a data.SE query, so it isn’t limited ...
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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 should the planetary tag be used?

The word planetary is defined as: Adjective Of, relating to, or belonging to a planet or planets. Of or relating to the earth as a planet. So it makes sense that planetary has ...
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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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Do we need an 'artificial gravity' tag?

I just noticed a few recent edits adding the artificial-gravity tag to questions about artificial gravity. A few of these questions already featured the gravity tag. I don't really see why we'd need ...
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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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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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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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What should be done about animation media tags?

Should animated-series be retired? animation's guidance is inconsistent with its use; it says that it should be on question about animation techniques, but forty-five of the forty-six questions on it ...
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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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Tag Overflow – interactive exploration of Stack Exchange tags

(Taken from this Meta.se question and adapted for SFF.) These are the 32 most popular tags, with size proportional to the popularity of the tag. Edges represent the relationship between tags. Width ...
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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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Do we want Individual character tags and general character tags both? If yes then do we really need all 5 generic character tags? [duplicate]

We have individual character tags like voldemort , severus-snape, sirius-black etc. Keeping personal feelings apart, they are allowed by community. Then there have been dual tags for a single ...
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Should we tag (solved) story identification questions with the name of the author / property?

If an identification question has an accepted answer, it would make sense to tag it with the author's name. Or should we not tag it and leave it as a sort of trivia question for others?
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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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Should the feminism tag exist on this site?

The feminism tag is apparently unwelcome on this forum. There are only 3 questions tagged with feminism (my own included). One of the other 2 was closed as opinion-based. That leaves a single question ...
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What is the purpose of the [animals] tag?

We currently have an animals tag, with ~80 questions at the moment. It does not have any usage guidance, just this as the tag wiki: Animals in science fiction and fantasy works have vital roles in ...
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Can we get an [ancillary-sword] tag?

Can we get an [ancillary-sword] tag to go with the ancillary-justice and ancillary-mercy tags?
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Are identifications of Anime Characters allowed on S&F?

When I went to visit S&F I noticed a particular question which was asking for a anime character identification request. You can view the question here. Is this allowed? Why do we have a [anime] ...
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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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If a question asks say about Marvel comics, but happens to mention MCU, should the tags still mention MCU?

The tags on this question confused me: In the comics Did Thanos "kill" just sentient beings or all creatures with the snap? It's tagged as marvel-cinematic-universe, even though the ...
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Meta meta question: How should we discuss whether we should kill some specific tags?

TL;DR of the TL;DR: Some tags suck. We should probably decide what to do with them as a community. How do we talk about all those tags without it being an unsufferable bother? TL;DR: Some users (...
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Should this question have [novella] and [short-stories], or just [books]?

I was recently looking at questions about short stories that don't have a media tag when I came across this question (emphasis added): I remember reading an amazing short story/novella... I do not ...

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