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About destroying the [environment]

Nuke it. It seems like tag that would get misused a lot even with a proper tag-wiki. IMO the current tag-wiki is a bit specific and almost seems like a Worldbuilding.SE description. Overall it does ...
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Are we going to [murder] [education]?

I'm not running for mod, so I'll help you out with the more controversial solution: Burn both tags. Within the context of this Stack, it makes no sense to be an expert in murder or education. They ...
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Is it time to give up the [ghost]?

NO, let it live! I disagree with the inconsistent use. The tag is not covering franchises, it is covering a creature. We also have tags for zombie, vampire, and werewolf, which would fall into the ...
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Can [water] burn?

I think the tag should indeed be deleted. Mainly agreeing with what you have stated in your question. "Water" does not add any value as tag, even to a story-id question. Likewise we do not and should ...
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Can [water] burn?

water earth fire air Long ago, the four tags lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the BurniNation attacked. Only the mods, masters of all tags, could fix them. And when SFF needed ...
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Is it time for Ragnarök for the [norse-gods]?

This tag is being used entirely correctly and should remain. There are presently 11 uses of this tag. Excluding those closed for other reasons, almost all of them are asking about the Norse Pantheon ...
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Tag Cleanup 2016: Before the burnination

plot originally had 140 questions tagged. Of those: 115 already have a franchise, work, or author tag on them, so superfluous 7 are also tagged [story-identification], so superfluous. 3 closed ...
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Should the feminism tag exist on this site?

After a significant amount of consideration of the points raised by other answers to this question (@Jenayah in particular, thank you), as well as constructive feedback from the comments to my ...
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Tag Cleanup 2016: Before the burnination

In the cases of the "decade" tags, they are used almost exclusively (with only 2 exceptions) for story-identification questions. In those cases, the tag was superfluous in the first place, and just ...
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Are we going to [murder] [education]?

education to me looks middle-of-the-road enough that it's not going anywhere soon. It's one of the tags in the "other aspects of a question" category I'm not a fan of, but also not aggressively ...
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Why do we need a tag about Theo Jansen?

If such a Tag exists which is explicitly unrelated to fields of Science Fiction or Fantasy, has been used in very few to no questions and does not help in defining the topic of the question, Members ...
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Do we need the [pixar] tag?

Yes. Other tags that are just "production studios" are: marvel dc disney studio-ghibli dark-horse-comics boom-studios Obviously some of those tags have exponentially more questions than ...
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Meta meta question: How should we discuss whether we should kill some specific tags?

Just use the normal/current system If you think a tag should be nuked and can make a strong case for why you think so (i.e. no "cuz itz bad n i dnt lik it") then raise a meta and explain your reasons ...
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Should the feminism tag exist on this site?

Not on account of the given reason(s) Unpopularity contest You have determined that this tag is unpopular, however, an unpopular tag can still be useful. It may become more popular, or widely-used in ...
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Is it time to give up the [ghost]?

Yes, delete it While the tag does seem to be accurately tagging questions about ghosts, it's so overly broad that it is useless. Ghosts in Harry Potter have little in common with ghosts in Doctor Who ...
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Tag Cleanup 2016: Before the burnination

UPDATE: This cleanup is done. death is ready to go away. All questions that are about a character named Death have a work-specific tag; all others have a valid work tag, story-id tag, or history-of ...
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