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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

Untag Decade Tags: 70s 80s 90s Tag Score: -3 Impact: ~150 These tags are way too broad and it's very difficult to figure out when to use them. They have some very limited use for story ...
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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

Untag plot Tag Score: -9 Impact: 139 This tag is usually used in a way that should be a synonym for plot-explanation, but is more ambiguous and thus even worse. Again, a majority of our questions ...
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Check in on the accepted answer being unpinned; do we want to leave it as is or re-pin it to the top?

Let's go back to pinning accepted answers. (Usual disclaimer that this is my personal opinion, mod hat off, and I do not represent the view of the whole mod team here.) Anecdotally, in every case I've ...
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Should we edit the help centre to mention Worldbuilding?

Worldbuilding mod here. I would say yes to this proposal; I've seen a lot of questions redirected from Science Fiction & Fantasy to Worldbuilding. Here's my proposed wording: If your question ...
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Should we rename [tmnt] to [teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles]?

No Unfortunately, it's too long. teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles has 28 characters, which is 3 over the limit. You could try it without the dashes, but that makes for an ugly tag. What we could ...
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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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Should [han-shot-first] be shot first?

Let’s get rid of it It doesn’t help with searching. There’s only one question with han-shot-first and not the phrase “Han shot first,” and it’s closed. There is arguably one question with “Han shot ...
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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

Untag plot-inconsistency Tag Score: -1 Impact: 107 Much like plot-explanation, this is a tag used only in some of the instances where it is arguably appropriate, but is unlikely to be used for any ...
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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

Untag death Score: -6 Impact: 57 questions The tag wiki notes that the term can refer to either the end of life of a subject, or the personified entity of death, so there's no clear correct usage ...
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Please change my name

Done Oddly enough, the name field already had 'Alex' in it. I had to change your avatar to the Identicon in order to change your name. You should be able to change your avatar if you want. Let us ...
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Should we add the [star-trek] tag to all of the Star Trek questions that don't have it?

After some discussion I'm fine with retagging all star-trek questions with the generic franchise tag. However, I would like it to be a coordinated effort during off peak (ie weekend evening) hours. ...
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Tag Wars Episode I: Harry Potter and the Tag Cleanup

Untag plot-explanation Tag Score: -6 Impact: ~500 This question arguably applies to over half of the questions on this site, but only gets used haphazardly. This seems proof enough that it's not a ...
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Can we fix broken Memory Alpha links?

Finally had a bit to get this taken care of. I poked around and noticed that there were 1920 outdated URLs that were redirecting (for most people) from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom....
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Chakoteya.net links are broken

I have done a mass update to posts, post-history and comments for the following chakoteya urls: doctorwho → DoctorWho startrek → StarTrek nextgen → NextGen ds9 → DS9 voyager →...
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Do we need country tags?

Nuke 'em Let's consider main meta's guide on when to burninate tags, and see how it applies to one of these country tags: Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and ...
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12 votes
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Should Book-vs-Movie tag be renamed to something more generic?

We already have a broader tag which covers questions comparing books and movies, books and TV shows, comics and movies, or any other set of adaptations of the same work: adaptation-comparison For ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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There is an incorrect(?) tag "thelegobatmanmovie" which prevents me from creating the correct(?) "the-lego-batman-movie" tag

It's done, I've renamed the tags.
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Is it time for [villains] to get their just deserts?

Burninate it. I can't think of anyone who would come here and use this tag to find questions about villains; and it seems that this tag wasn't applied correctly anyway. From another perspective, it'...
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New custom close reason: Future Works

Brief description The name shown to flaggers/close-voters when seeking an option in the close menu (currently 21/100 characters): Future works question Usage guidance The description shown to ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Does SFF want to keep accepted answers pinned to the top or not?

I think this site should continue with the established practice of showing accepted answers first, if only for the sake of the story identification questions. For those kinds of questions, only the ...
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11 votes
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Can we merge the 'history-of' tag AND the 'origins' tag?

I propose a slight variant of your suggestion: that origins should become a synonym of history-of. As mentioned in the accepted answer to the previous question you mentioned, origins is a subset of ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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11 votes
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Tag confusion: Alternate Realities vs Alternate World

UPDATE: merge and synonymisation complete. You missed one: parallel-universe with 54 questions. Since there doesn't seem to be any widely agreed-upon difference in meaning between "parallel universe",...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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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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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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Lost my account and need help to retrieve it

Is this you? It's the only account with the username "Ihor Sypko" on our site. (Email addresses are private: moderators like myself can access them, but we can't share any details in a public space ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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How should SFF's "Ask Question" page be customised?

To be honest there's not too much generic stuff we can really state to give some guidelines when asking considering the broadness of topics asked about it. That said, considering the nature of our ...
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What should we do with old meta posts about SE workings that no longer exist?

Where a problem no longer exists because of a change in the way that the SE platform works (rendering the original post obsolete), I'm quite happy for a moderator to just mark them as closed with a ...
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Does SFF want to keep accepted answers pinned to the top or not?

I think this would be a neutral-to-positive change for us. (answer format and a lot of content taken from doppelgreener, here, and reworded to be specific to this site) The accepted answer exists to ...
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