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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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Who are the top users in our tags?

After a recent discussion over in TREU with another user I wondered if there was a way to find out who the top users in our tags are. I know we can do this by going to the Top Users tab of the tags ...
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Halo by Tom Maddox vs. Halo franchise

As I had found out the title of the book I was seeking was Halo, I just ran a quick search for halo to see if there were other questions about this work by Tom Maddox... and found out that Halo is ...
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What should be the scope and usage guidance excerpt for The Adventures of Pinocchio?

So a new tag was created the-adventures-of-pinocchio (1 question asked). As of now there is no usage guidance for it. The adventures of Pinocchio has a whole list of adaptations in all forms of ...
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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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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 we have a tag for original web content?

Context Tonight, we discussed in chat how some story-identification questions might use a tag to point out that the story tackled was originally read/watched/heard/whatever online. The discussion ...
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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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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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Do we really need the [characters] tag? [duplicate]

Do we really need the characters tag? Going through some of the questions, I can't seem to figure out what, if anything, this tag is adding that makes these questions distinct. It seems like a meta ...
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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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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 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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Are the “suggested-order” questions relevant if everytime the chronological order of publication seems to be the best solution?

Sometimes series (of books, movies, comics, etc.) can be very long or having some obscure numbering, crossovers, prequels, authors and so on ... but in the end, the order of publication will always ...
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Do we need the [pixar] tag?

pixar I've been looking for a corollary tag and I can't find one (i.e. we don't have a [miramax] or [paramount] tag), meaning it's probably a meta tag. Pixar is an animation(production) studio. That'...
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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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Clean up [jurassic-park]

The jurassic-park tag currently has 49 questions but is used for a lot of different things. Though the tag wiki/excerpt only mentions the book and film, it is used for the following: The book from ...
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How much usage guidance is required for a tag?

I had this suggested excerpt rejected A well known children's book series featuring the lovable bear Winnie the Pooh, his various companions in the Hundred Acre Woods, and their human friend, ...
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Why are we double tagging MCU and Marvel Comics questions? [duplicate]

I edited a question in the re-open queue earlier, and removed the Marvel tag (it was tagged marvel marvel-cinematic-universe spider-man avengers-infinity-war) because it seemed redundant. However, I ...
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How should we tag Lost in Space (2018) questions?

As many of us are already aware, Netflix recently rebooted Lost in Space, but it seems we're still using the old lost-in-space tag for the new show. While the shows obviously have a number of ...
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How should questions about Ready Player One (2018 movie) be tagged?

Most questions about the 2018 film Ready Player One are using ready-player-one, a tag originally created for the 2011 book. I edited the tag wiki for ready-player-one to suggest tagging questions ...
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Do we want a tag for the Transformers live action movies?

I've seen questions questions about all Transformers live action movies. Do Transformers ever transform with people on board? Which radio/TV broadcasts were sampled by Bumblebee in the Transformers ...
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Do we want to create a new Wizarding World tag?

As of 12th March 2018, the Potterverse has a new name for the whole Harry Potter franchise - Wizarding World. This term covers the whole range of Harry Potter media, not just the original seven books....
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Is 'iconography' as a tag a good idea?

I've noticed that we get quite a lot of questions about symbols or signs on the site. Personally, I find these interesting and think they should be grouped under an 'iconography' tag (I added it ...
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Introduce NSFW tag and lock all questions tagged with it

This site has stormy relationship with adult questions: Should we have a policy on questions about adult topics in SFF? Sometimes, I feel like we are fighting with a virtual problem. Do we have ...
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What's the difference between [novel] and [books]? [duplicate]

I've noticed that we have both a novel tag and a books tag. The novel tag has 1,008 questions, while books has 879, 32 of which overlap. What exactly is the difference between these two tags? We aren'...
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How to handle “original movie” tags when there's a sequel?

I was reading through the questions under the tag independence-day and realized that quite a few of them were about the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence. I checked the tag description for ...
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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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How should we tag [american-gods] questions?

American Gods is a story which was first told in book form and is currently being adapted for television. In line with our usual practice for tagging stories which have been adapted in multiple media, ...
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When should we go to the [movie]?

The description for the tag movie is as follows: Use this tag when specifying the question is about the movie version or adaptation of a story. This raises a couple questions: Could this imply ...
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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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Would a [nazis] tag be useful?

I was answering this question and thought that we have asked about the inclusion of those wacky nazis and inspiration derived from their intolerant ideology in science fiction and fantasy many times. ...
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How should we tag Rick Riordan's works?

I've just taken a look through the tags that we use for the works of Rick Riordan. For those unfamiliar, there are different series, all of them dealing with mythological gods and monsters in the ...
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I have Infinitely messed up a new MCU tag!

So in light of a new question about Thor: Ragnarok, which was really asking for information that will come out (and was answered by) material in Avengers: Infinity War, I decided to create a tag for ...
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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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What shall we do about these character tags?

The question Do we really need this many generic character related tags? was posted some months ago, and the top answer (+15/-2) says: We don't need any of these tags. They're all meta-tags that add ...
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Do we really need film/TV Show/Franchise tags in meta?

I noticed that here on meta there are many Film/TV show and franchise tags, like: star-wars star-trek disney-star-wars On the main site they make sense but do we really need them on meta too?
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Why can't I use the R2D2 tag?

When I try to use the tag R2D2 I get the error: You are attempting to create the tag [r2-d2]; however the tag [r2-d2] already exists! If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta ...
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Defining the proper usage of hard- and soft sci-fi?

We currently have two main science fiction sub-genres tags, being hard-sci-fi and soft-sci-fi, the usage of which is unclear and poorly defined. The tag wiki for hard-sci-fi makes an attempt at ...
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The music of the tags

The tag music (99 questions) has the following tag wiki excerpt (and no tag wiki): Refers to musical themes, cues, or scores present in works of science fiction. Usually used in relation to film or ...
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Do we really need “marvel-unlimited” tag?

The tag wiki: For questions about Marvel Unlimited, an online service that distributes Marvel Comics. It was launched in 2007. There are 4 questions tagged with this. Two of these are wrongly ...
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What's up with the [sword-and-sorcery] tag?

I see that we have the tag sword-and-sorcery, currently with 8 questions - 6 of which are story-identification, the other two closed as off topic. We previously renamed this tag. But what should it ...
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How should Netflix's Death Note movie be tagged?

Currently, the death-note tag reads as follows: Questions regarding the manga and anime adaptation of Death Note Note that this tag is currently used only 7 times, so it's not very popular. But ...
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New tag? [phial-of-galadriel]

I am to ask a question which concerns the Phial. Does anyone see need to make a new tag, or should I be content with the two other tags on my question? (Those tags are tolkiens-legendarium and lord-...
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Is it time for Ragnarök for the [norse-gods]?

We have a firm consensus that religion (Should we exclude religious texts, and which?) and mythology (Should myths be considered religions?) by itself is off-topic here, and that calling religious ...
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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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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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Should we curse the [defence-against-the-dark-arts] position, erm, tag?

We've had the tag length character limit extended to 35 - that's great! This announcement has prompted an effort to rename old tags that have been shortened due to this limitation - and dada has been ...
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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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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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