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Should [clark-kent] be a synonym of [superman]?

The clark-kent tag has four questions and the superman tag has 341. Should clark-kent be a synonym of superman, or is there value in having both tags? The only similar situation I could find is that ...
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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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Is there anything for asking the most questions for a specific tag?

From *what I can see, there is something that allows a user to single handedly close that topics questions. So is there something similar for someone who has asked the most questions on that tag?
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Tag confusion: Alternate Realities vs Alternate World

I am confused regarding the usage of the tags alternate-realities and alternate-world. Is there any clear guidance for their usage? Do we really need both the tags separately? alternate-realities is ...
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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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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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Rename buffy franchise tag to Buffyverse for more clarity

buffy tag is a franchise tag but its name makes it sound like a character tag. I know it's an old famous tag but it's never too late to fix issues. Buffyverse is a fan favorite term for the franchise ...
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Why is there a 25 character tag limit? [duplicate]

So I tried to post a question and there was no tag, so I tried to make it myself. This is the question. And this is the tag I tried to create, League-of-extraordinary-gentlemen Is there a reason ...
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Why do we need a tag about Theo Jansen?

Apparently we have a tag now for Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist who creates kinetic sculptures. As he has no published works in fields of Science Fiction or Fantasy, Do we really need that tag? It had ...
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Merge [nukes] and [nuclear-weapons]

Can we please merge nukes and nuclear-weapons? We really don't need both of them. (I was going to just remove nukes, but then I saw that it had more questions than nuclear-weapons, so...)
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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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Should [lightsaber-combat] be a synonym of [lightsaber]?

I just learned that we have a tag lightsaber-combat, used on 17 questions, as well as the tag lightsaber which is used on 138 questions. Is it really necessary to have two separate tags, one for the ...
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Rename [black-mirrors] to [black-mirror]

This question about Black Mirror was mistakenly tagged black-mirrors, while the proper tag name should be black-mirror (which doesn't exist yet). Can we have this fixed? The tags are too similar to ...
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Tag wiki edit history

Unlike questions or answers, tag wikis do not seem to have an “Active” view. Editing a tag wiki does not seem to “bump it,” to my knowledge. The 10k tools have a “new tags” area, but that seems to be ...
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How many tags lack tag excerpts?

On the main site, we have over 2200 tags, at 36 tags a page and 63 pages. The majority of them have at least a tag excerpt, if not a tag wiki. However, there are a decent number without either. ...
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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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Realm of the Elderlings tags

We currently have several tags related to Robin Hobb's main fantasy series, The Realm of the Elderlings. This series consists of several smaller series. The following three have their own tags: The ...
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Do we need sub-tags for Ghostbusters?

I noticed that people have created ghostbusters-1984 and ghostbusters-2016. I've edited the ghostbusters tag to make it clear that it can be used for the 2016 movie as well, but I'd prefer to stop the ...
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Please help tag these movie questions with a tag specific to work or franchise

Each of the following questions are about a particular movie, but are tagged only with movie or other generic tags. This may be because the user who asked them didn't have enough reputation to create ...
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Should infinity-gems and infinity-stones be synonyms?

We currently have a infinity-stones and a infinity-gems tag. These two terms refer to the same objects in two closely connected fictional universes. The first applies to Marvel Comics and the second ...
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Tags for Lego Star Wars

Do we need a tag for the Lego Star Wars franchise? We have about five to ten questions about it, including What is the canonicity of the new "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV show? What is ...
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Can we have relevant icons on tags?

Over on StackOverflow, some tags are decorated with relevant icons. For instance, the tag for Chrome sports the Chrome icon, while the Android tag shows Bugdroid, the Android mascotte. There is a ...
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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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Should we have a graphic-novel tag?

We have 630 questions with the tag comics. These cover all sorts of comics. We have questions about comic strips: Searching for this comic on bots and humans We also have, of course, lots of ...
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Why are we keeping a [kill-count]?

Do we really need kill-count? Tag scoring checklist stolen from this post: Does it make sense to be an "expert* in kill-count"? No, because questions with this tag could belong to any fictional ...
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Should we merge [chronology] and [chronological-order]?

We have a chronology tag with 19 questions and a chronological-order tag with 9 questions. They seem to be used in the same way. (A couple chronology questions should perhaps be retagged suggested-...
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Are tags with multiple meanings confusing? / Should 'Metropolis' tag be changed to include classic SciFi film?

The current metropolis tag description seems lacking in that it is limited to questions about the place where Superman lives. However the word 'Metropolis' to me, particularly in a SciFi/Fantasy ...
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Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Titles that Have the Same Name as the Superhero

With the superheros in the MCU that have multiple movies made after them, I've noticed that each individual film has its own tag, but that the first film in each series tends to be titled to be simple ...
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Retagging [retagging], or a [tag-cleanup] tag cleanup?

We have two tags on meta about what to do with tags: retagging and tag-cleanup. Is there any meaningful difference in meaning, or any useful difference in usage, between these two tags, or should ...
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Some meta tag synonyms

I propose that the tags below on the left be merged and possibly synonymized to those on the right. Because if there's one thing people love more than tags, it's tags on meta.1 statistics → site-...
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What's with all the closure tags?

Let's raise the tagging topic to a new level of meta-ness by talking about tags on meta! We have four different tags on meta.SFF which are about question closure: closed-questions (81 questions): "...
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Retagging some questions from [klingon] to [klingon-language] would be a most logical action

There's currently the tag klingon and the tag klingon-language. As Klingon is probably the most famous fictional language around, it having a separate tag from Klingons in general is justified. ...
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Should we merge [ethics] and [morality]?

The ethics tag has ten questions and the morality tag has nine. The tag wiki excerpts on both are basically dictionary definitions. Should we merge these tags? The morality tag has a full tag wiki ...
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Should we synonymize [robocop] and [robocop-1987]?

The robocop tag has 11 questions and this tag wiki excerpt: A 1987 science fiction film starring Peter Weller and its titular character which have inspired a number of sequels, a "reboot", comic ...
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Should there be a tag for the Rule of Two?

Rule of Two seems to get too much a lot of attention in the form of questions on SF&F.SE and it got me wondering, should there be a tag for [rule-of-two]? It would make it easier to find answers ...
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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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Do we need the [Knight-Bus]?

I say we don't. However, YMMV. The knight-bus tag was recently created and has a total of 5 questions attached to it. No tag-wiki or tag-excerpt either. It's a bit of a specific tag, a bit too ...
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What is the difference between the [co-dominium-series] and [mote-series] tags?

Five questions are tagged mote-series. One of those questions is also tagged co-dominium-series. Checking Wikipedia, The Mote in God's Eye is a novel that is part of the CoDominium series, which ...
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What is the [pottermore] tag used for?

Five questions have the pottermore tag. I presume that @ibid knows what the tag is for, since he wrote four out of the five questions. Two questions are about Pottermore specifically, but I don't know ...
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When to use DCAU tag?

DCAU refers to DC animated universe and should be used for those questions only but here DCAU tag is used for DC Universe Animated Original Movies too which is wrong. Similar to MCU, DCAU is quite ...
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What do the different colors of meta tags mean?

Normal SF&F tags are all one color (blue with a lighter blue background): But META.SF&F tags are all over the place: What do the different colors (text and background) mean?
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Should we have a tolkien-language tag?

A quick search of tolkien language yields 161 results, 33 of them questions, while quenya yields 89 results. I scored tolkien-language using this system and got 12 (+2, -1, +1, +2, +2, +2, +1, +2, +1)...
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What is the [reference] tag for?

There are nine questions tagged reference. It has no tag wiki. Browsing the list of questions, it’s not clear to me what its intended use is. Some of the questions appear to be seeking references for ...
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We need a Liaden tag

I just read a question about the Liaden books. It had no tag and I wasn't able to add one because my rep is too low. But we need one. The series deserves it!
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Do we need both [currency] and [money] tags?

The currency and money tags have 16 and eight questions, respectively. I can’t think of a reason why we would need both tags. Should one of them be made a synonym of the other? Or should questions be ...
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Is there a way to search but exclude questions with a certain tag? [duplicate]

I am currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire (just finished CoK) and I am really scared that I will accidentally read a question title that will spoil something really big for me. Is there a way to ...
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Rename [amber] to [chronicles-of-amber]

The amber tag has 11 questions and no tag wiki. Every question appears to be about Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber, rather than, say, fossilized tree resin containing Jurassic mosquitoes. Should ...
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Star Wars Faction tags

With the volume of Star Wars questions we have, would it be relevant to have tags that refer to major factions for questions that are not about a specific work or character but the group in general? ...
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Make [x2] and [x-men-2] synonyms

The tags x2 and x-men-2 appear to be about the same movie. The site won’t let me suggest synonyms, so I’ll ask here: should these be made synonyms of each other? I suggest making x2 a synonym of x-men-...
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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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