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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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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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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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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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Merge [nukes] and [nuclear-weapons]

Done.
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Merge [gollum] and [smeagol]

Yes. Make gollum the main tag and make smeagol a synonym.
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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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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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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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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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Adding a new tag for HBO's Watchmen series?

The makers of the show have stated that the TV show is canon to the original comic books (on which the 2009 live action film was loosely based). Given that they're all part of the same fictional ...
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Adding a new tag for HBO's Watchmen series?

A new tag should be made for the new series. What we have done in the past to separate series that share an incidental name that run across multiple medias or been rebooted/remade/whatever is to add ...
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Merge [genre-trope] into [trope]

Yes, we should. And while we're at it, let's merge recurring-themes into trope (11 questions) too.
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Tags for The Expanse book series and TV series

Anything and everything that is both a book and a movie should have separate tags. Neither of which should consist solely of 'the name' of the saga, because the users who are going to misapply tags ...
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Make [x2] and [x-men-2] synonyms

Since there was only one question in each tag, I renamed x2 into x-men-2. It's obvious what the latter means to somebody who isn't familiar with the X-Men franchise. Most of our other X-Men-related ...
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Synonymize [legal-proceedings] with [laws]?

Just remove the legal-proceedings from the questions it's currently on. Three of those already have laws and the other one doesn't need (it may need a copyright or somesuch).
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Should we merge [ethics] and [morality]?

status-completed ethics has now been merged and synonymised with morality. All questions previously tagged with ethics are now tagged with morality instead, and ethics will map to morality for all ...
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Should we merge/remove the [sexuality] and [lgbt] tags?

Per my earlier answer to this question, When should we do another tag cleanup? Whilst it's quite straightforward to see the damage caused (repeatedly flooding the front page with dozens of minor ...
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Should infinity-gems and infinity-stones be synonyms?

This has now been carried out The tag infinity-gems is now a synonym of infinity-stones.
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