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Is it time to get rid of the [real-world]?

I recently discovered that we have a real-world tag. Firstly, I'm really not sure when this tag is meant to be used. It can't be for all out-of-universe questions, as it would then have a lot more ...
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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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Shouldn't all/most Deadpool-2016 questions also be tagged Deadpool?

I had added deadpool to my ignored tags and life was good. Then, to my dismay, I start seeing Deadpool questions again. Turns out they were not tagged Deadpool but rather Deadpool-2016. I'm fine with ...
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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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Do we need [science]?

The science tag has 87 questions and 16 followers, but it isn't clear to me what it's supposed to be used for. The tag wiki does not help much: Stories about science, or questions about the science ...
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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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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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What is correct usage of [military-sf]?

Military science fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction for which the principal characters are members of a military service and an armed conflict is occurring, often in space or on a planet other ...
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Tag synonym/rename/merge requests

If you have a request to create tag synonyms, or rename or merge tags, post the request here as answers. Site adminstrators can then act on the request. Requests are for tags on the Science Fiction ...
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Synonymize [legal-proceedings] with [laws]?

I think that we should synonymize legal-proceedings with laws. Legal proceedings has 4 questions, Laws has 31. Legal proceedings is part of laws, right? So can we please synonymize these?
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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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Can we rename the [stormlight-archives] tag to [stormlight-archive]?

We have a stormlight-archives tag, for the Brandon Sanderson's series, but the correct name of the series is Stormlight Archive (singular; without the s at the end). Can we replace this tag with ...
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Rename [thedaggerandthecoin] to [the-dagger-and-the-coin]

We have the tag thedaggerandthecoin (1 question). The proper tag name would be the-dagger-and-the-coin, but the existence of the former prevents creation of the latter. Can we please rename this tag?
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What's the backstory of [backstory]?

We have a tag backstory. It had less than 15 questions, but I've already removed it from some questions where it didn't make much sense. But I checked myself before continuing, and thought it better ...
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Do we need a J.K. Rowling tag?

As for now, it looks like harry-potter will be the only fantasy work by jk-rowling. I think it is confusing because some questions are tagged only with the title name, while others are tagged with ...
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Do we need the 'book-vs-movie' tag?

Considering the last time this was asked, we decided that these questions were iffy at best. Do we need the tag though? To paraphrase dlanod's answer, it's not clear how the tag should be used. It can ...
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Suggested new tag: in-universe-explanation

I'd like to suggest a new tag: in-universe-explanation There seem to be a lot of questions asking for an in-universe explanation as to why something happened. I think this could cover a lot of ...
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Do we need a “credits” tag?

Do we need a tag for what happens on-screen during credits (end titles of a movie)? I think this would be useful because searching on "credits" gives you: credits (end titles of a movie) credit (...
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Suggested tag synonym: [sw-the-old-republic] and [swtor]

We have two tags for the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO: sw-the-old-republic swtor Since sw-the-old-republic has six questions and two followers, and swtor only has three questions (one of which is ...
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Should we retag this question?

Riddle within a fantasy book about 3 men, one with money, one with might and one with a weapon? This question was self-answered. While the OP thought they were looking for a story by Terry Pratchett ...
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Are we going to [murder] [education]?

Both education and murder have > 5 questions, no wiki excerpt, and a poor "tag score". Should we give them wikis and define a proper use for them, or burninate them? Apparently it was decided to ...
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Supergirl and Arrowverse

In light of the news: The Flash & Supergirl Crossover Officially Confirmed When this happens, or similar cross-overs in the future, do we need to go back and retag the existing stand-alone media, ...
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Duplicate history tags

The tags science-fiction-history & history-of seem redundant; does anyone with sufficient rep to propose a synonym agree?
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What is the reason for NOT having tags which aren't absolutely necessary?

Many users (bother mods and non-mods) at one time or another expressed the point of view that "unnecessary" tags -- tags which are highly unlikely to be used for filtering in/out of questions, or ...
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Proposal: Start some FAQ/category tags

Stack Overflow employs a brilliant tool: FAQ tags. Questions that fall uner a certain category, like common questions about C++, are tagged c++-faq. I think a variation on this would be an ...
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Does [tag:death-star] include this other structure?

Of course, I mean Should it be included (should the tag description be amended)? Should there be a tag synonym? Should there be a new tag?
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Tag Cleanup 2016: Before the burnination

We've got a pretty good thread running down various tags that should be removed here. However, before I submit a request to SE to have them removed, we need to do some sanity checking. From here: ...
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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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[actors], [cast], and [casting]

Here are three tags that need sorting out: actors (32 questions) Actors are the cast members that portray the characters that entertain audiences in live action TV, films and stage shows. Voice ...
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Is [tag:xkcd] going to be contentious?

I can find at least ten different question that are directly inspired or directly related to XKCD. My opinion is that such a tag is both appropriate and useful. I can totally envision someone ...
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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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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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Are tags that are only used once in 6 months auto-removed on SFF?

While doing some reading around the tag-related discussions we’ve been having recently, I stumbled across the “create tags” privilege page. I knew most of it already, but this bit was new to me (...
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Kylo Ren tag question

I tried to add a kylo ren tag to the site and was shot down multiple times by a moderator. I was told he's not a main character, we don't do character tags, etc. A user here said nasty things to me, ...
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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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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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Who has the onus of asking if a tag belongs on the site?

If someone creates a new site tag, and there's a difference of opinion of whether it's a good tag for the site, who has the onus of proving their side by initiating discussion on Meta? The tag creator,...
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What should we do with a tag that's used only for questions closed as off-topic but not deleted?

I just discovered that we have a james-bond tag. This surprised me, as community consensus is that James Bond is off-topic. So I went to burninate the tag ... and discovered that it's used on two ...
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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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Do we really need [body parts]?

There's a tag body-parts on the main site. Is this really necessary, or can we burninate it?
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Creation of the DC Extended Universe tag

I noticed that we don't currently have a tag designed to support the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) in the same way that we have a tag for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so I created it. dc-extended-...
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Please, make Ironman synonym of iron-man

I just used Ironman tag on mobile site and the site refused to accept it because there was a similar tag. Better create Ironman tag and link it to iron-man.
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Can't merge tag A into tag B when a synonym from B to A is pending

The tag bobafett was recently created, and while I typically abhor character tags, it passes our general criteria for existence. However, all of our other character tags and property name tags ...
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Question about dealing with multiple relevant tags

I've spent some time trolling through the tag system (been bored) and updating any blank entries I might be a fan of. Found myself eyeing the Mistborn section and trying to presume "how it should be ...
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Should we have an Easter Egg tag?

There are multiple questions about Easter Eggs. I think we should have: easter-egg. Any objections?
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Should we police the Martian questions for “movie” tags?

There seems to be a glut of new questions prompted by the release of the movie "Martian". If this film (haven't seen yet) is as different from the book it's based on as the usual pattern is, we ...
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How is a question prefix determined?

Pick some question tagged harry-potter and voldemort like this: Why didn't the basilisk bite in Chamber of Secrets destroy the Horcrux? If you open it, the browser tab will be titled harry ...
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Do we edit tags based on answers?

In particular, for a story-identification question, do we add tags based on the accepted answer?
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Do we really need a tag for “staff-weapon”?

We have one tag - weapon - for all weaponry - swords, axes, bows and arrows, missiles, guns, bombs, lasers, grenades, blasters, positronic antimatter discombobulators with dual metastasized particle ...
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What are the exact requirements for tag badges?

If you look at the description of the requirements for tag badges, it is actually pretty vague. For example, the silver badge requires a total score of 400 in at least 80 non-community wiki answers....

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