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Should we include 'the' in tag names when the official title starts with 'the'?

Yes, rename them. There's a lot of precedent for including the 'the' in the tag name, as mentioned in the question. We don't have to worry as much about running out of characters in the tag name. And ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

Acknowledgements Let's have a big round of applause for all those who helped take part in the Big Edit Event (that image shows the number of edits made from Saturday/Sunday midnight up to now; I ...
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Should the Age of Ultron be Avenged?

Rename it and create an 'Avengers' convention Step 1: Create a new tag called avengers-age-of-ultron and either make age-of-ultron a synonym (this allows people to find it) or delete it. Additionally, ...
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What tags should we rename now that we have 35 characters in tags?

These tags need to be renamed: (done) jonathan-strange → jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell (done) captain-america-tws → captain-america-the-winter-soldier (old meta post about it) (done) captain-...
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Should Tron have its franchise tag as well?

Yes There are currently: 16 questions tagged tron but not tron-legacy or tron-uprising, so I assume these 16 questions are only about the 1982 original; 27 questions tagged tron-legacy but not tron, ...
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What to do with the [author-identification] tag?

Let’s get rid of it The vast majority of the questions listed are standard story-identification questions. Sure, the querents don’t know who wrote the story, but that’s because they don’t know the ...
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How do we deal with massive author retag?

EDIT: I've just completed the retagging of questions about Sanderson and his works. In future, please use the brandon-sanderson tag only for questions about the author, and individual work tags, along ...
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How should we tag Donkey Kong Country questions?

Questions about games that do not involve Mario or Luigi (or their evil doppelgangers) should not be tagged super-mario-brothers. The characters of Mario and Donkey Kong originated in the same game, ...
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I have Infinitely messed up a new MCU tag!

Since the tag has only been used on one question so far, an easy solution would have been: remove the incorrect tag; wait a day for it to be automatically wiped from the system along with other zero-...
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Should the Legends tag be added to Star Wars questions before April 2014?

The tag wiki for star-wars-legends gives the following usage guidelines: Use this tag if your question references Legends sources and/or to indicate that answers are permitted to use Legends ...
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How many tag edits should we allow per day?

The guideline agreed to in the past within Mos Eisley, with approval from mods (at the time) was 5 of the top 15 posts on the most recent filter of the front page. Most weekdays, this rule worked ...
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Should we have a graphic-novel tag?

No To quote arch-curmudgeon Alan Moore; It [graphic novel] is a marketing term... that I never had any sympathy with. The term 'comic' does just as well for me... The problem is that 'graphic ...
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Should we rename [tmnt] to [teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles]?

We can now rename it All sites are now allowed to use tags with 35 characters. Thus we can rename this tag to teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles.
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Should we include 'the' in tag names when the official title starts with 'the'?

List of tags to be renamed curse-of-the-black-pearl → the-curse-of-the-black-pearl heroes-of-olympus → the-heroes-of-olympus lord-of-the-rings → the-lord-of-the-rings wheel-of-time → the-wheel-of-...
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Should old questions be edited when there's a new tag?

Yes, I think old questions should be retagged. The point of tags is to sort questions into categories and help out people trying to search for questions later. If there are questions that are old ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

My thanks go to Valorum and Creation Edge for fixing missing and broken images! Posts with dead images - please notify the author of the post and add the links here. Links to those images were dead ...
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Is it time to organize a major editing event?

/Sigh. We might as well get on with it. Image link failure. Now that the decision has been made by SE that images will only be allowed from HTTPS links, at the very least we're going to have 240(ish)...
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Author tags on story identification questions, when OP has a hunch

If OP states (in the body of the question or in a comment) that they think that the story that they're trying to ID is by a specific author and that author tag already exists, then I don't think it ...
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Author tags on story identification questions, when OP has a hunch

Just so that it's written as a proper answer which people can vote on/reply to, I'll reiterate what I said in chat, and what was included in the question. If OP included the author tag themselves, we ...
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Rename [black-mirrors] to [black-mirror]

Done: black-mirror.
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Realm of the Elderlings tags

These books are not nearly popular enough to merit individual property tags when they're basically part of a unified book series created by a single author. I suggest we create a realm-of-the-...
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How much rep do you need to be able to edit tags more easily?

Per the Privileges page you need 10k for the access to moderator tools privilege. Inline tag editing Finally, you now have the ability to do inline tag edits on questions: a new "Edit tags" ...
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Is our [plot-device] malfunctioning?

Option 3: Clarify the tag guidance and wiki, and clean up the tag where needed. My suggestion for new tag guidance would be something like: A plot device is a literary device (technique) that is ...
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Is our [plot-device] malfunctioning?

Option 2: This tag is stupidly broad. We got rid of plot-explanation, get rid of this one.
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Fixing misspelling of "swords and sorcery" tag

I'm not all that familiar with this term, but a quick check on Wikipedia suggests that "sword and sorcery" refers to the subgenre of fantasy while Swords and Sorcery refers to a particular work within ...
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