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How should I be indicating a question is, by its very asking, a spoiler?

I just submitted With the revelation of Jones's ally/leader in Season 4 how does that change Season 1 and was wondering how to indicate spoilers. Even the first sentence is pretty spoilery, and ...
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What is the policy for author, series/universe/work tags? [duplicate]

The policy on tagging doesn't seem entirely clear with respect to when a question should have the author tag, when it should have the series/universe/work tag, and when/if it should have both. Since ...
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my-little-pony and friendship-is-magic

15 questions tagged my-little-pony 15 questions tagged friendship-is-magic Exactly the same questions. What's the difference between these two tags? Should they be merged?
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Inconsistent tagging

There have been some recent discussions about Star Trek, Harry Potter and My Little Pony tags. While Star Trek tags seem to usually be prefixed with star-trek- (see the tags page) this seems to be ...
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What's with the happy-place tag?

I just saw this tag: happy-place. I've never heard of "happy place" before, and I googled it and couldn't find anything. Should it even be a tag?
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How do I use AND OR and NOT logic in searches? [duplicate]

I'm following Atwood's post here and he gives an example on how to search questions with the tag bug, but not the wildcard tag [tag:status-*]. How would I use this to search for, as an example, all ...
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Should “Data” tag be renamed to include context to avoid ambiguity?

Should data tag be renamed to include context to avoid ambiguity? Since the tags are all lower-case, it's hard to tell whether the tag pertains to Lt. Commander Data of Star Trek:TNG, or to a noun "...
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Does the [tag:avengers-vs-x-men] tag refer to the cross-over comics, or the contest?

It seems that most of the questions being asked in response to the comic are being tagged as avengers-vs-x-men, even though most of those questions don't seem relevant to the cross-over comic of that ...
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How can I change Spiderman tag to 'spider-man'

Spider-man should be tagged with spider-man not spiderman. I can't make these changes, as they are too similar, what should I do?
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How should we tag a medium-ambiguous question?

This hulk question spans several mediums: TV, Movie, Comics etc. There's simply not enough room to tag all of these and avengersthe-incredible-hulkmarvel-comics. How should medium ambiguous questions ...
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How should Game of Thrones questions tied to the TV show be tagged? [duplicate]

Since the Game of Thrones show is now Topic of the Week, I have a question/issue with how the questions should be tagged. In order to be eligible for the contest, questions need to be tagged game-of-...
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What type of questions bring in the most viewers?

So, there's been a bit of discussion as to what brings in the most viewers on this site. Trying desperately to learn about databases, I started to work on a query. With a bit help from Keen, we have ...
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How do I go about asking a question regarding what makes a story possible?

I'm thinking in particular about the Adjustment Bureau movie, and its base, the short story Adjustment Team, by Philip K. Dick. I would like to ask about the [this question] of these stories that ...
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Remove the tv-series tag

We have tv and tv-series (and series). I suppose there's a small possibility that someone might want to distinguish between a one-off TV program and a series, but I don't see any value in separating ...
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Why no tag for “The Fades”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: We need a Liaden tag Shouldn't there be a the-fades tag for the BBC's The Fades?
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How should marvel-comics and DC-comics be used?

It seems on a lot of other SE sites, that sub-tags (like marvel-comics for instance*) are only used when referring to something specific about that sub-tag, if there is no explicit link to Marvel in ...
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Should we do away with the media tags (books, novel, TV, movies, etc.)?

It's quite clear to me that all the media tags are meta tags: they can't stand on their own, at least on open questions, and they're not tags you'd search for. Moreover, they're applied only spottily. ...
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Should top-cow-universe be aliased with witchblade?

Should top-cow-universe be aliased with witchblade tag? Or am I the only person in the universe who's a fan of Witchblade from TV series and only randomly accidentally stumbled on the fact that there'...
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Please blacklist the [spoiler] tag

The spoiler tag keeps popping onto existence on random questions, even though it is meaningless and we do not advocate its use. The spoiler tag has been blacklisted on Gaming. Let's follow suit. (I ...
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Why is there a tag for “zones-of-though”

The tag "zones-of-though" is clearly a typo but I am unable to correct it. It should be "Zones-Of-Thought"
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How do I create a tag synonym?

OK, color me dumb. I found out how to view existing synonyms (Tags=>synonyms - https://scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms ), but how do I create a new one? I want to synonymize "Horcrux" and "...
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Change r2d2 tag to r2-d2

I've raised the spelling of R2-D2. I suggest we change the tag r2d2 to r2-d2. This will be consistent with the "official" spelling and match the c-3po tag. I could retag the questions myself but I ...
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Alien franchise and the Aliens Tag

It look like the aliens tag was intended to be used for aliens in general. From the tag's wiki : An alien refers to a species that is not human. Typically, Aliens come from a place other than the ...
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Does this question really need five Star Trek tags?

This question has a whopping five tags denoting it as a Star Trek question. Are they really necessary? Can't the question just be labeled star-trek and be done with it? Or am I missing some reason ...
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Can we get rid of 'TV channel' tags?

We have at least one of these (sy-fy). There are problems with this: TV programs almost never run on a single channel. In some cases, they don't even run on a single channel within a single country....
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Retagging efforts

I've been doing some re-tagging. Here's a bit of what I've been up to: I created a few new tags, namely magical-items, magical-creatures, and character-development I'm tagging questions related to ...
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How should we tag questions about the 2009 Star Trek movie and any successors? [duplicate]

When looking up tags for Star Trek, I've found the following: star-trek star-trek-tos star-trek-tng star-trek-ds9 star-trek-voyager star-trek-enterprise (Newly created by myself.) One thing I see ...
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Star-Wars character tags

There's the r2d2 and c-3po tags that appeared recently. Those are a subset of the star-wars tag. Before I (or we) start to re-tag all star-wars question with a character tags I would like to discuss ...
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Do we need the tag “physics”?

We've got questions tagged with "physics". If the physics of the question is real and answerable by real physics, we can abstract it and pass it to physics.SE. If the physics is virtual ( for ...
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Should there be a viewing-order tag?

There's already a reading-order tag that seems to be quite popular. There've also been a few questions (like this one) that are about the order to view a long series in (in this case, Dr Who). It ...
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Do we have any tag creation guidelines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: General tagging practices I asked a question that required the creation of a tag(s). I created a tag for the author and the novel. The novel tag was removed from it. I've ...
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Connecting tags

Right now, we have very few tags that connect ideas together between different series, aside from the medium in which they appear. An example of this would be Magic. ftl-drives, time-travel, to name ...
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Ban on sci-fi and fantasy tags

The sci-fi and fantasy tags are currently banned. There have been some discussion about this already, here and here. The main problem seems to be that these tags are considered too general, that is ...
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Validity of 'bias-against-sff' tag?

In a recent question, about JK Rowling denying writing fantasy, I created the tag 'bias-against-sff'. Somebody changed all the existing tags (including the 'bias-against-sff' tag), but I retagged the ...
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Should we relax the tag creation rules for this site?

SFF won't reuse that many tags as other Stack Exchange sites. Each time someone wants to talk about a novel no one has talked about yet, it'll require the creation of a new tag. When that's the case, ...
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Do we need a sci-fi and a fantasy tag?

Back in the beginning, I asked the question "Do we need a sci-fi tag?". We went for no, I purged sci-fi from the existing questions, and we kept killing the thing whenever it reared its ugly head ...
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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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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 the recommendations tag the new list tag?

I'm operating under the understanding that we generally don't allow list questions unless it provides some real value to the site. It seems that the lists in particular that are discouraged are ones ...
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Is “opinion” the new “subjective”?

I noticed several questions being retagged with opinion. Do we really need these meta-tags? I don't see any value in being able to, say, browse through all the opinions.
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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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