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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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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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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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Does A Song of Ice and Fire need individual book tags?

Looking through some tags I came across a-clash-of-kings - 1 question a-storm-of-swords - 16 questions but did not see a-game-of-thrones a-feast-for-crows a-dance-with-dragons the-winds-of-winter ...
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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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Is there a way to get rid of blue highlighting on questions?

When you participate heavily in a tag,the questions on the main page with that tag are highlighted in blue. Is there a way to stop this behavior for a specific tag? This problem arose as part of the ...
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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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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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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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Do we want Individual character tags and general character tags both? If yes then do we really need all 5 generic character tags? [duplicate]

We have individual character tags like voldemort , severus-snape, sirius-black etc. Keeping personal feelings apart, they are allowed by community. Then there have been dual tags for a single ...
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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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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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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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What is correct usage of [military-sf]?

Military science fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction for which the principal characters are members of a military service and an armed conflict is occurring, often in space or on a planet other ...
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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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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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Should we add the [star-trek] tag to all of the Star Trek questions that don't have it?

I've just searched for questions tagged star-trek-tng without being tagged star-trek. There are 79 of them, right now. (Here's where you can find them.) There also star-trek-tos, star-trek-voyager, ...
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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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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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Tag rename request: [theimpossibleastronaut], [nameofthedoctor], and [timeofthedoctor]

The tags theimpossibleastronaut, nameofthedoctor, and timeofthedoctor should all be reformatted to follow the standard convention of hypens in place of spaces. So, I would change them to the-...
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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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What's with tvtropes tag?

I just found tvtropes tag on the main site without any warning. Can anyone tell me what purpose does that serve? Can I create ComicVine or SFX or XKCD tags for example?
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How should the planetary tag be used?

The word planetary is defined as: Adjective Of, relating to, or belonging to a planet or planets. Of or relating to the earth as a planet. So it makes sense that planetary has ...
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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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What tag to use for Captain America 2?

The full title of the upcoming second Captain America film is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The issue here is that the full title is too long for the 25 character limit tags have, and The ...
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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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Why there is no "romulan" tag?

Romulans plays essentialy the same role (by sole number of apperances) in Star Trek franchise, like Klingon do. Yet, there is a klingon tag, but no romulan one. Why? Should we have such?
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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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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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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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[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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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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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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Is it time to get rid of the [real-world]?

I recently discovered that we have a real-world tag. Firstly, I'm really not sure when this tag is meant to be used. It can't be for all out-of-universe questions, as it would then have a lot more ...
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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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Tags for Lego Star Wars

Do we need a tag for the Lego Star Wars franchise? We have about five to ten questions about it, including What is the canonicity of the new "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales" TV show? What is ...
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Pros and Cons of using either multiple tags or just one or two tags?

I keep flip-flopping on this issue. Is it better to use as many tags on a question as possible, or is a minimalist approach more ideal? For a while now I've been using only harry-potter; when I was ...
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e.t[missing-dot] tag

The e.t tag is malformed if one looks closely. It appears that tags cannot be created(or renamed) to end in punctuation. This seems almost too trivial to bring up; but, as every other acronym-as-tag ...
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Make [x2] and [x-men-2] synonyms

The tags x2 and x-men-2 appear to be about the same movie. The site won’t let me suggest synonyms, so I’ll ask here: should these be made synonyms of each other? I suggest making x2 a synonym of x-men-...
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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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TV and TV Series Tag Cleanup

Based upon this meta discussion, it seems there's a fairly decent consensus that tv and tv-series have not been used consistently. Original discussion supported the idea that media tags are bad in ...
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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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Why is there a [missing-scene] tag?

While scrolling to the least popular tags, I came across the missing-scene tag, with no apparent questions. Was this tag popular at one point or why does it exist?
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Tags for titles that describe multiple works

A suggested edit to my question about the book I, Robot removes the i-robot tag because the question is about the book and not the movie, whereas the tag description only refers to the movie. Should ...
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Why is there Hollywood tag?

Is Hollywood tag alright? Shouldn't we remove it as we have more general movie tag?
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Do we need a "credits" tag?

Do we need a tag for what happens on-screen during credits (end titles of a movie)? I think this would be useful because searching on "credits" gives you: credits (end titles of a movie) credit (...
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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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Should [clark-kent] be a synonym of [superman]?

The clark-kent tag has four questions and the superman tag has 341. Should clark-kent be a synonym of superman, or is there value in having both tags? The only similar situation I could find is that ...
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Synonymise [influences] and [inspiration] tags?

The tags influences (23 questions) and inspiration (26 questions) both seem to have roughly the same meaning: they're both for questions about where an SF/F author's ideas came from, what influenced ...
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Tag synonym: "the-avengers" to "avengers"

Currently we have two very similar Avengers-related tags: avengers referring to the superhero team in general, which has 169 questions. the-avengers referring specifically to the 2012 Marvel ...

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