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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the purpose of the [animals] tag?

We currently have an animals tag, with ~80 questions at the moment. It does not have any usage guidance, just this as the tag wiki: Animals in science fiction and fantasy works have vital roles in ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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