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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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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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Tag 'the-doctor'. Doctor Who or Voyager?

Hi everyone. I've just answered a question with the tag 'the-doctor', in reference to a character in 'Doctor Who'. But what about the Voyager character also called 'The Doctor'? Should the 'the-...
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Can [water] burn?

water We currently have 18 questions tagged [water]. Going through these, I fail to see the value of the tag. No-one is following the tag and I would be surprised if we had any "water experts" within ...
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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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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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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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Should we include 'the' in tag names when the official title starts with 'the'?

As @CreationEdge mentions in this answer, we have many tags where the official title of the work contains the word 'the' in the name but our tag on the site does not. Before the tag character limit ...
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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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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Tag Them

Currently we have a tag for "Fantastic Beasts" fantastic-beasts whose wiki reads: Use this tag to refer to the fictional book called 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them', the 2016 film of the ...
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About destroying the [environment]

I just noticed that we have an environment tag. It's used on 12 questions, 11 of which are ID questions (ten story-identification and one episode-identification), the last one being Where does the ...
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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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Fill the empty tag excerpts

Tag excerpts are very useful. They provide a brief “elevator pitch” for a tag, explaining the meaning for those unfamiliar with a series. At least as important, excerpts and wikis can also help ...
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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 [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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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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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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What is the classic-scifi tag for?

We have a tag classic-sci-fi, which has no wiki. At first sight, one would assume that the tag is for works deemed to be classics. For example the works of Jules Verne or H.G.Wells. The tag has been ...
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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 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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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 can I easily follow all works by an author?

The Problem I'd like to follow all questions on works of one of my favourite authors, Ray Bradbury, but there's currently no way for me to do so. Constraints Our policy is to not put an author tag ...
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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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Should [memory] go down the memory hole?

This site has the tag memory, which is currently tagged on 17 questions and is very ambiguous. By my count, the questions are about the following: Amnesia/Memory loss, 4 Specific memory removal, 2 ...
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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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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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Which tag should we use for the film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”?

The film that has been released recently is an adaptation of the French comic series. The comic series was already present here, so we have the tag valerian-and-laureline. Our existing convention ...
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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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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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Let's figure out our Tolkien tags

Currently, we have a bunch of tolkien tags: tolkien middle-earth lord-of-the-rings the-hobbit silmarillion fellowship-of-the-ring the-two-towers return-of-the-king (as mentioned by @JasonBaker:) an-...
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Should we destroy the [elder-wand]?

Consider the following two tags: [deathly-hallows] 17 questions. Tag description: Three magical objects in the Harry Potter universe that together give the owner ‘mastery over death‘. Specifically,...
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Is it time for the [series] finale?

Prompted by Michael Edenfield’s comment in chat. A quick glance through the series tag shows that it seems to be used for a couple of things: Story ID questions that the OP remembers were part of a ...
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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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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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Should we have a franco-belgian-comics tag?

Context This morning, we discussed in chat how the current comics tag seemed to be mainly aimed at American comics (read Marvel/DC, even if it's obviously not limited to that). The discussion starts ...
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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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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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Should we rename the [federation] tag to [star-trek-federation]?

Currently, the federation tag is for star-trek questions. However, this may be slightly confusing, as there are a lot of 'Federation's in Scifi[citation-needed]. As Rand al'Thor♦ said in chat: ...
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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's with all the ring-related tags?

I recently noticed we have three tags, the existence of which kind of baffles me: rings-of-power According to the tag wiki, this should be a general "magic ring" tag. In practice, of the 81 tagged ...
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Should questions about Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality have the harry-potter tag?

Currently all questions about hp-methods-of-rationality Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality are tagged with harry-potter too. Should we actually use this tag on all these questions?
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Should the alien-languages tag be renamed to fictional-languages?

Considering we just merged with Fantasy, I think we should rename the alien-languages tag to fictional-languages. It'd describe the category just as well and be more inclusive, allowing for elvish and ...
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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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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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Should we kill the opinion tag?

In Is “opinion” the new “subjective”?, it would seem the community decided to keep the tag around because it could be used to ignore this type of questions. However, two weeks later, only four out of ...
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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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Renaming 'Avatar' tag

The term 'avatar' is used to a popular degree for virtual-representations of real people since Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. 'Cyberpunk' is a real genre of science fiction that commonly uses this ...
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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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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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