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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I use the R2D2 tag?

When I try to use the tag R2D2 I get the error: You are attempting to create the tag [r2-d2]; however the tag [r2-d2] already exists! If you think this new tag should be allowed, raise it on meta ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Burninate the sorting-hat (sub-tag of Harry Potter) tag?

Inspired by Why didn't Harry want to be placed in Slytherin? Do we need a sorting-hat tag? Are there really specialists in sorting hat questions inside the harry potter specialists? I motion for ...
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What's with all the ring-related tags?

I recently noticed we have three tags, the existence of which kind of baffles me: rings-of-power According to the tag wiki, this should be a general "magic ring" tag. In practice, of the 81 tagged ...
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Tag for printed interactive fiction books (gamebooks, choose your own adventure books)

Do we have a tag for printed interactive fiction books (gamebooks, choose your own adventure books, not requiring a computer)? If we do, tag Trying to find book I read from library about a lone ...
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What is the classic-scifi tag for?

We have a tag classic-sci-fi, which has no wiki. At first sight, one would assume that the tag is for works deemed to be classics. For example the works of Jules Verne or H.G.Wells. The tag has been ...
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Should we round up some of the [magical-creatures]?

The description for the magical-creatures tag reads: Refers to the large group of creatures based in magic in mythology, fantasy, and science fiction, such as elves, dwarves, and unicorns. Not to ...
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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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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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Please, remove “yoda”, “darth-vader” and “obi-wan-kenobi” tags [duplicate]

We've already disapproved character tags: Star-Wars character tags Also, based on this, @Null recently removed r2-d2 tag from one of my questions. It means it's in action. Please, remove yoda, darth-...
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Should we destroy the [elder-wand]?

Consider the following two tags: [deathly-hallows] 17 questions. Tag description: Three magical objects in the Harry Potter universe that together give the owner ‘mastery over death‘. Specifically,...
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Should we have book-specific Harry Potter tags? [duplicate]

We've Harry Potter questions beating any other canon by hundreds of questions. Should we also add book-specific tags like deathly-hallows, chamber-of-secrets etc. to a question if applicable? My ...
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Is it time for the [series] finale?

Prompted by Michael Edenfield’s comment in chat. A quick glance through the series tag shows that it seems to be used for a couple of things: Story ID questions that the OP remembers were part of a ...
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Are overly-broad tags “dangerous” now that there are tag-specific privileges?

The topic of really broad tags, such as media tags, comes up every so often. To this point, the consensus has mostly been that these tags are more beneficial than detrimental. For example, here is the ...
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Should we have doctor-who-classic and doctor-who-2005 tags?

I was just thinking about getting to questions regarding classic Doctor Who, then I realized its need. Should we have these tags? Update: I never told anything about splitting. Existing "doctor-who" ...
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Why users are not allowed to create tags in mobile site?

Today I asked one question in the forumm. I wanted to create a new tag in that question but I used my phone and the mobile version did not allow me to create one. Is this a bug or a lack of ...
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Should we replace the star-wars-eu tag with a star-wars-legends tag?

In April 2014 Disney re-branded the Star Wars Expanded Universe as "Legends". In light of this, should we replace star-wars-eu with star-wars-legends? This has been mentioned before (e.g. here) in the ...
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Tag Overflow – interactive exploration of Stack Exchange tags

(Taken from this Meta.se question and adapted for SFF.) These are the 32 most popular tags, with size proportional to the popularity of the tag. Edges represent the relationship between tags. Width ...
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What should happen with the Expanded Universe tag?

There are a grand total of 4 questions tagged with expanded-universe, 3 of which are about Star Wars while 1 is about Mass Effect. According to the tag wiki, it is intended for Generally, expanded ...
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Do we need Mass Effect have tags for each installment, or should those tags be synonyms?

I noticed we have tags mass-effect, mass-effect-2, and mass-effect-3. Do we really need a tag for each installment?
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Is there a tag for science error like there is for plot-inconsistency?

In science-fiction there are certain aspects of science that are purposefully changed or circumvented (such as FTL, time travel etc.). However sometimes there are errors for facts for which we have ...

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