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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 [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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Do we need an 'artificial gravity' tag?

I just noticed a few recent edits adding the artificial-gravity tag to questions about artificial gravity. A few of these questions already featured the gravity tag. I don't really see why we'd need ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Should we rename the [federation] tag to [star-trek-federation]?

Currently, the federation tag is for star-trek questions. However, this may be slightly confusing, as there are a lot of 'Federation's in Scifi[citation-needed]. As Rand al'Thor♦ said in chat: ...
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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 [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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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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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 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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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 [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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