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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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Add ability to use wildcarded tags in search

It's possible to filter using a wildcard in a tag, for example stargate*, and to use this in the favourite and ignored tags. However, you can't do this in search. Searching for [stargate*] gives the ...
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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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We need a Liaden tag

I just read a question about the Liaden books. It had no tag and I wasn't able to add one because my rep is too low. But we need one. The series deserves it!
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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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Automatic tag clean up and the long tail

Stack Exchange sites have an automatic tag clean up system that removes tags with only one use after 6 months. However, it seems like this is detrimental to SciFi Stack Exchange, which has a long tail ...
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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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Why is there no transhuman tag?

It would apply to authors such as Zindell, Stross, and Egan just to name a few... A synonymous would be H+ or/and h+.
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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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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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Should we tag (solved) story identification questions with the name of the author / property?

If an identification question has an accepted answer, it would make sense to tag it with the author's name. Or should we not tag it and leave it as a sort of trivia question for others?
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Rename the story-identification tag?

All identification questions are currently lumped under one tag: story-identification. Would it make more sense to separate out the different media and have identify-this-story, identify-this-movie, ...
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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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Tagging for stargate/“franchise” related questions

Having recently answered a question relating to stargate, it started me thinking that perhaps we should consider how we're going to organise tags for "franchises" such as Stargate and Star Trek. The ...
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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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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 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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Naming convention for tags? [duplicate]

What are the various naming conventions for tags? This may include First name/last name order in person tags? Inclusion of propositions at the front of fiction works (like the-wheel-of-time vs. wheel-...
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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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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 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 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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Tag 'the-doctor'. Doctor Who or Voyager?

Hi everyone. I've just answered a question with the tag 'the-doctor', in reference to a character in 'Doctor Who'. But what about the Voyager character also called 'The Doctor'? Should the 'the-...
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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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