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Synonym [anakin-skywalker] to [darth-vader]

We shouldn't do this Anakin being Darth Vader is a spoiler and per meta spoilers don't "age away" so we shouldn't be having our tags contain a spoiler. It also provides quite a nice distinction ...
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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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Should we expand the rest of the Star Trek series' tags?

I definitely agree that the full tag names are a useful addition to the site - we want people typing e.g. the-original-series to be able to find the right tag, and the possibility of synonymisation ...
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How should we tag Incredibles 2?

The main tag has been selected as incredibles-2 with the-incredibles-2 as a synonym of it now. The film is called "Incredibles 2" not "The Incredibles 2" so we should be using the incredibles-2 tag. ...
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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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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 ...
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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",...
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Please merge "the-terminator-series" tag into "terminator"

I can see the point of editing the name to make it a bit clearer ( terminator-franchise perhaps?) but not the point of deleting the entire tag. There's a world of difference between Terminator (The ...
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Do we need Mass Effect have tags for each installment, or should those tags be synonyms?

No, we don't. We have 37 questions tagged with any of those tags. Of those 37, we have 26 questions tagged with just mass-effect 1 question tagged with just mass-effect-2 4 questions tagged with ...
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Should [lightsaber-combat] be a synonym of [lightsaber]?

Yes. The two are clearly synonyms of each other, with one of a far higher value than the other. I'm torn. On a personal level, simply burninating lightsaber-combat seems the more sensible option, ...
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Synonymise [influences] and [inspiration] tags?

Yes, synonymize them. There is, as you said, almost zero difference between them - they're just two different words. inspiration should be the one that goes, as it seems to have a slightly smaller ...
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8 votes
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Merge [nukes] and [nuclear-weapons]

Done.
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8 votes
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Merge [gollum] and [smeagol]

Yes. Make gollum the main tag and make smeagol a synonym.
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8 votes
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Should [dc-animated-universe] become the primary tag name rather than [dcau]?

Yes Making dc-animated-universe the primary tag is clearer for a user unfamiliar with the material and less likely to be confused with dceu. If a user tries to tag with dcau, after typing dca, the ...
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Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonym?

This seems to be a carry-over from Stack Overflow, where numbers are used to differentiate between different versions of software (e.g. foo, foo2 and foo42). Here are a few Meta.se posts describing a ...
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Does [tag:death-star] include this other structure?

starkiller-base is not justified at this time. No action is needed. Arguments: Starkiller Base is not a Death Star (is it not named as such) Users won't expect Starkiller Base to be included in ...
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Should we replace the star-wars-eu tag with a star-wars-legends tag?

I agree. The tags should be linked together under the aegis of star-wars-legends. The star-wars-eu tag should continue to exist as a synonym.
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Do we really need CSS tag individuality in SFF meta?

No, there is no need for a dedicated css meta tag. CSS is for styling a web page... in other words, for the design of Meta.SciFi. There is nothing the tag can be appropriately used for that is not ...
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Do we need separate tags for "The Hunger Games" novels?

As the site's top expert on the Hunger Games, I should probably weigh in on this. Individual-book tags are more useful in HG than in many other franchises. In Lord of the Rings, for example, the ...
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Synonymize [legal-proceedings] with [laws]?

Yes, let’s get rid of the [legal-proceedings] tag. The tag wiki description for [laws] reads: Questions relating to in-universe laws of a work. That is an equally apt description of legal ...
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Tag synonym: “grrm” to “george-r-r-martin”

I've deleted all the grrm instances, so that tag will be destroyed on next auto-cleanup. There's absolutely no need for it. A tag synonym would make sense if it re-appears. As it was, the tag was ...
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Some meta tag synonyms

statistics → site-statistics Done. There were only a few questions with each of these tags, and both seem to be used identically. css → design possibly. If these should not be synonyms, then the ...
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How long does it take for a tag synonym to be approved?

Tag synonyms take an indeterminate amount of time to be voted on due to how they work. As far as I know there is no automatic system that notifies anyone to vote on a tag synonym request. People need ...
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