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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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Should we do away with the media tags (books, novel, TV, movies, etc.)?

It's quite clear to me that all the media tags are meta tags: they can't stand on their own, at least on open questions, and they're not tags you'd search for. Moreover, they're applied only spottily. ...
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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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Star-Wars character tags

There's the r2d2 and c-3po tags that appeared recently. Those are a subset of the star-wars tag. Before I (or we) start to re-tag all star-wars question with a character tags I would like to discuss ...
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General tagging practices [duplicate]

What are our general tagging practices? A few current practices are: Questions about a specific tv show, universe or well-known work: dune, battlestar-galactica Questions about a specific author, or ...
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Why is there a voldemort tag? Is there a criterion for character tags? [duplicate]

It seems unnecessary to create a second tag for Harry Potter questions which include Voldemort. If we are going to do that then where are the Gandalf, Aragorn, Peter Wiggin, R2D2, and Crookshanks tags?...
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How should we handle tag hierarchies?

Current Context We seem to have wound up in a position where we have some weird tag hierarchy issues on this site which have lead to inconsistent tagging practices. I'll point out some specific ...
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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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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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How do we actually use tags?

I wanted to get some help of others that may be able to leverage SEDE in ways that I can't. I would like to see some analysis or statistics regarding how we actually, currently, are using tags. ...
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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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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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Why don't we have tags for each Harry Potter installment?

In the question Who killed this Harry Potter character? the asker is talking about events from the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I tried to tag the question deathly-hallows but someone ...
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Should we admit that story-identification breaks tagging conventions and make new guidelines?

There have been a number of discussions on tags where it seems like the *-identification questions simply throw a wrench into the works. Genre tags, media tags, oddball topics/genre hybrids like super-...
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Is it OK for titles to have tags in them?

Inspired by a suggested edit to this post... The suggested edit was to remove the name of the work (Tron: Legacy, in this case) from the question title - because it was already tagged with the name ...
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Does every ASOIAF question need a game of thrones tag?

I mostly ask questions about A Song of Ice and Fire, and I'm usually only interested in the books; I don't consider the series relevant to my questions, so I tend to tag them with just a-song-of-ice-...
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Does SFF need/have an objective way of scoring tags?

I've been noticing a lot of meta questions asking whether or not some tag should be created/destroyed are including a "tag score sheet" copied from this meta post. That score sheet seems to have been ...
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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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How should Game of Thrones questions tied to the TV show be tagged? [duplicate]

Since the Game of Thrones show is now Topic of the Week, I have a question/issue with how the questions should be tagged. In order to be eligible for the contest, questions need to be tagged game-of-...
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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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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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Why are the media tags still around?

I recently noticed some questions tagged with movie and it seemed off. Upon visiting the tag, I saw that its wiki is an awful circular definition followed by a short list of sci-fi elements that will ...
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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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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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Do we really need the Marauders map tag?

A user has just gone and made 17 tag edits in 2 minutes adding marauders-map to all the questions that come up when you search the term Marauders Map. Does this tag benefit us in any way? We already ...
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Do we really need this many generic character related tags?

I have discussed this before but it was a little broad and came with no proper conclusion. So I am bringing the major part of it back as a new question, so it's not really a dupe. Generic character ...
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How should I be indicating a question is, by its very asking, a spoiler?

I just submitted With the revelation of Jones's ally/leader in Season 4 how does that change Season 1 and was wondering how to indicate spoilers. Even the first sentence is pretty spoilery, and ...
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Tagging for stargate/"franchise" related questions

Having recently answered a question relating to stargate, it started me thinking that perhaps we should consider how we're going to organise tags for "franchises" such as Stargate and Star Trek. The ...
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Should we tag questions about short stories with the name of the author?

This answer is currently our consensus policy on using work, franchise, and author tags, and (in my opinion) seems to cover most situations pretty well. It doesn’t really seem to cover or at least ...
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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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Naming convention for tags? [duplicate]

What are the various naming conventions for tags? This may include First name/last name order in person tags? Inclusion of propositions at the front of fiction works (like the-wheel-of-time vs. wheel-...
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Should we relax the tag creation rules for this site?

SFF won't reuse that many tags as other Stack Exchange sites. Each time someone wants to talk about a novel no one has talked about yet, it'll require the creation of a new tag. When that's the case, ...
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Tags Tags Tags: When is enough enough already?

I was reviewing the review queue just for my own edification and I've noticed what seems to be a trend in adding more and more extraneous tags to questions that already appear appropriately tagged. Do ...
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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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Rename the story-identification tag?

All identification questions are currently lumped under one tag: story-identification. Would it make more sense to separate out the different media and have identify-this-story, identify-this-movie, ...
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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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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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Harry Potter tag cleanup

Inspired by this meta post, I decided to take a look at the tags that are used together with [tag:harry-potter]. Some of them seem too specific. Should we make a group effort to clean this tags? ...
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What should our simple test be for character tags?

Based on the recent, upvoted answer to the old character tag question: Why is there a voldemort tag? Is there a criterion for character tags? If suggest reading the full post for background ...
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Do we need a sci-fi tag?

This is the same issue that happened in SO with the programming tag. If the site is about science-fiction, what is the sci-fi tag for?
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Should we enforce a "movie" tag on questions about The Hobbit movie?

There seems to be a bunch of Qs related to The Hobbit movie in 2012 - many of which have nothing to do with the book (e.g. How were Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel able to comunicate telepathically? ) ...
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What do we need the "female-characters" tag for?

The review tool just prompted my to existence of the female-characters tag which currently has 8 questions. The question that supposedly created the tag borders on recommendation or list-request, but ...
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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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What should we do about tags on story-id questions?

Often, in posting a story-identification question, a user will add a tag that has to do with one element of a story that they remember. e.g., A story about a werewolf that tries to eat lettuce will be ...
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Do we need "science-fiction-genre" tag?

These days, whenever I ask a history-of question, next minute I find Gallifreyan (and always Gallifreyan :)) has added the science-fiction-genre tag. A quick glance at the science-fiction-genre tag ...
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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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How should marvel-comics and DC-comics be used?

It seems on a lot of other SE sites, that sub-tags (like marvel-comics for instance*) are only used when referring to something specific about that sub-tag, if there is no explicit link to Marvel in ...
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Tagging Guidelines

Introduction This question is intended to be a collection of information on the tagging system, as it applies to Science Fiction & Fantasy. This includes information on how to tag, when to create ...
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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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