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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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Is our [plot-device] malfunctioning?

The tag wiki for the plot-device tag says: An element introduced into a story, film, play etc. to advance the plot. This is really not a good definition of a plot device. A plot device is a ...
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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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Should we make a tag for “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” What should it be?

I've noticed we have some questions with the blade-runner and with the phillip-k-dick tags1, which are actually not about Blade Runner, but the original novel. I tried to create a do-androids-dream-of-...
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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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How do I flag a tag for it to be renamed?

I want to change nightmare-b4-christmas to nightmare-before-christmas because apparently it's possible to have longer tags now, but I can't find a way to edit this tag name, and I can't find a way to ...
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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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Rename [chalion] tag to [5-gods] or something like it

Bujold's first book in the World of the Five Gods was Curse of Chalion, and the second book (Paladin of Souls) was also mostly set in that country, but the third book (The Hallowed Hunt) and all of ...
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Should [dc-animated-universe] become the primary tag name rather than [dcau]?

DCAU is the abbreviation for the franchise called the DC animated universe. On this site the primary tag used for it is dcau, with dc-animated-universe as a synonym. But there is no length limit issue ...
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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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Are questions about Hideo Kojima considered off-topic?

Yesterday I noticed that we don't have a hideo-kojima tag on this site. He's a very well known game designer who's worked on several sci-fi and fantasy titles, including (all emphasis mine): Snatcher ...
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Do we really need CSS tag individuality in SFF meta?

In meta we have a dedicated tag design, with the tag wiki: For questions regarding the design elements of the main and meta sites e.g. CSS issues Then why we even need css tag, even designer check ...
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Is [meta] a bit too meta?

I have recently noticed on the Meta site there is a tag meta... This seems a bit redundant, we are already on the Meta site, so all questions or discussion here will be "meta". There is currently no ...
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Does A Song of Ice and Fire need individual book tags?

Looking through some tags I came across a-clash-of-kings - 1 question a-storm-of-swords - 16 questions but did not see a-game-of-thrones a-feast-for-crows a-dance-with-dragons the-winds-of-winter ...
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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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Should we fix the Guardians of the Galaxy tags?

I recently noticed that we have these tags for Guardians of the Galaxy: guardians-of-the-galaxy for the series of films about the titular Guardians, guardians-of-the-galaxy-1 for the first film, '...
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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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Synonymise [influences] and [inspiration] tags?

The tags influences (23 questions) and inspiration (26 questions) both seem to have roughly the same meaning: they're both for questions about where an SF/F author's ideas came from, what influenced ...
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Why is “x-men” tag not suitable for this question?

Why did Apocalypse destroy all nuclear weapons? Gallifreyan removed "x-men" tag from this question. Why is it wrong for this question to have "x-men" tag?
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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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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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Motion to re-define the [lucifer] and [sandman] tags!

Browsing through lucifer questions, I noticed two things: Majority is about the character who debuted in The Sandman, or Mike Carey's Lucifer series. That's not what the tag guidance says. To quote, ...
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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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Should we use [dc], [vertigo-comics], or both, for questions about comics published by Vertigo?

After I've read The Sandman I've started looking here for relevant questions to answer, and asking some of my own. I noticed that the tagging for them is inconsistent and debatable. Some didn't have ...
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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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Should we change [harry-potter] to [potter-verse]?

Should we change harry-potter to potter-verse? Reason(s) for: I feel that doing so removes the confusion about character tags, in that we're not asking about "Harry Potter" the character, we're ...
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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 [dc-movies] be merged into [dc]?

Now that we have the top-level tags marvel and dc for questions about any Marvel or DC properties, there's been some chat about whether we need certain subtags. Obviously it's worth having subtags for ...
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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 merge/remove the [sexuality] and [lgbt] tags?

28 questions are tagged sexuality, and eight questions are tagged lgbt. No questions have both tags. Browsing the list of sexuality questions, I saw five or six that could be tagged lgbt. Neither tag ...
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Why were these “superman-brainiac-attacks” tags removed?

I noticed that the "superman-brainiac-attacks" tag has being removed from several of my questions (A low rep user suggested it and it was approved by high rep users). Examples: Why did Lex Luthor ...
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How should we tag Marvel and DC as a whole, considering how we've done so?

Currently we have marvel-comics/marvel and dc-comics/dc which are the franchise-level tags that are equivalent to harry-potter, star-trek, and tolkien-legendarium. Old-school policy suggested we use ...
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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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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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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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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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There is an incorrect(?) tag “thelegobatmanmovie” which prevents me from creating the correct(?) “the-lego-batman-movie” tag

There is an incorrect(?) tag thelegobatmanmovie which prevents me from creating the correct(?) the-lego-batman-movie tag. How should this be handled?
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How should we tag Harry Potter questions about original media based on details from new media?

This question is an example: Why was Hogwarts so adamant about having Harry go there? It's specifically about an original character, Harry, in an original situation (we're talking book 1). However, ...
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How should we [title] tags?

I recently noticed that the titles tag is being used inconsistently. The tag wiki excerpt says: Questions dealing with title/honorifics of certain characters in SFF works. But while some of the ...
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Should we update the books tag wiki guidance?

This is what books reads as: Use this tag only to differentiate the book from the movie or other media. For questions about a specific book, use the author's name as a tag (plus the series or book ...
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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 Book-vs-Movie tag be renamed to something more generic?

We have the tag book-vs-movie. The usage descriptions says: Questions about differences in plot/characters/details between a movie based on a book and the source book, and vice versa. So it is ...
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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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Should we create provisional tags?

On a site that deals with series and franchises that are constantly being updated, such as Science Fiction and Fantasy, there are a lot of unreleased works for which the title may not be known, but a ...
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Request for a new tag for Shiva trilogy

The Shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi does not have a tag on this site. However I have a query regarding certain story elements, and due to the lack of any suitable tag (if there exists one I have not ...
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Sanderson's Tags of Magic

Questions about Brandon Sanderson and his works are getting ever more frequent on this site, and yet I'm unclear on how our tags in this area should be used. Here's what we have at the moment: ...
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What to do with the [author-identification] tag?

The author-identification tag is a mess. Most of the questions under them are apparently just asking to identify a work (or series or collection) of sci-fi or fantasy. Most of them are also tagged ...
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Should we have a Malcolm-Reynolds tag?

30 questions contain "Mal" and 16 of them are about the one from Firefly. I know this isn't that many, but this post seems to think it is enough. Besides, we do have tags with less questions. ...
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Does the use of [star-trek-tos] include or exclude TOS-era films?

In this question, the asker was looking for answers based on the original TV series of Star Trek. Were there any named, blue beverages in the original Star Trek series? One of the answers they ...
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Should questions about “Fahrenheit 451” not be tagged with [ray-bradbury]?

Should questions have their author tags removed if a tag for the specific work is available? I created the tag fahrenheit-451 not too long ago. I noticed just now that the questions with the tag, ...

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