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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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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 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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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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Shouldn't [the-little-mermaid] include the original as well instead of just the Disney adaptation?

Yes The tag should include the original and all adaptations. The usage guidance should reflect this, possibly mentioning the Disney adaptation since this is the one that's most well known. Neither of ...
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Should questions about Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality have the harry-potter tag?

Yes, they should be tagged harry-potter. While Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a particularly well-known piece of fanfiction which has its own tag and a dozen questions about it, there ...
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Are the "suggested-order" questions relevant if everytime the chronological order of publication seems to be the best solution?

Yes they are relevant Highly viewed and voted These questions are by far among the top questions and answers for votes and views. They bring a lot of traffic to the site so even if the answers "...
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Should we rename the [federation] tag to [star-trek-federation]?

Yes. For the reasons mentioned.
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Do we really need this many generic character related tags?

No We don't need any of these tags. They're all meta-tags that add very little info to the questions they're used on. They can't be used by themselves, really. female-characters has 3 followers, ...
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Do we want to create a new Wizarding World tag?

No. At least not yet. 'Harry Potter' is well known as a term of reference whereas 'Wizarding World' isn't (yet). That's basically the main point here. Tags are supposed to be a quick way for ...
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Is Barbie (2023 film) on-topic? If so, how should we tag questions about it?

Yes the Barbie film should be considered on topic. I'm unsure why it wouldn't be as the whole premise is literally that toys are alive living in a different world but also existing as toys in the ...
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How should we tag M.A.S.K?

mobile-armored-strike-kommand Current tag. Unambiguous, but not easily recognised for people who only remember the acronym and not easily discoverable.
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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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Why is there a [missing-scene] tag?

There isn't. During a discussion in chat about the possibility of a scene-identification tag, I noticed that there was a missing-scene tag with a single question. I then edited that question to ...
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Should a topic tag be avoided because it might be a spoiler?

It's not an inherent spoiler because you're not obviously given the context. The tag would be only a minor spoiler, and only if you view the question. In this case, the question is about a broader ...
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What are distinctions between manga, manhua and manhwa as they relate to this site? How to know which to use, and how to tag?

In response to your second question about which to use and how to tag, I think we should keep the current state of affairs. The manga tag is mostly (173/183) applied to story-identification questions. ...
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Let's figure out our Tolkien tags

Wearied as I am by tag tomfoolery, I suppose I do have a warg in this fight. That being said, most of your complaints aren't actually directed at Tolkien tags; there are secretly two or three ...
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How should Netflix's Death Note movie be tagged?

We have a couple of choices here. We could simply expand the tag definition to include the movie as well; ("Questions regarding the manga, anime and other adaptations of Death Note") or We ...
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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Tag Them

Option 3 fantastic-beasts For the franchise fantastic-beasts-where-to-find-them For the film, it names the film in full (minus the word "and", which would exceed the 35 character limit for tag names) ...
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Why does [age-of-sigmar] say to always add [warhammer-40k]?

Our tag usage guidance and information in tag wiki excerpts (and tag wikis if we have them) generally sucks, to be frank. Over the past few years I've slowly been going back through old tags and ...
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Does A Song of Ice and Fire need individual book tags?

No, we don't need tags for each book. I say this for purely pragmatic reasons: out of the 675 a-song-of-ice-and-fire questions, 662 of them are not tagged with any book in the series. For the most ...
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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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Is there a consensus on tagging solved story ID's with the name of the author/story?

We shouldn't. For the same reason as we shouldn't edit the answer into any question once it's solved. For story-ID questions, the story title is part of the answer, not the question. Editing it into ...
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Should the doctor-octopus tag refer to both Otto and Olivia Octavius?

Every version of Doctor Octopus is still Doctor Octopus Marvel, and especially Spider-Man have a history of different versions themselves, even before Spider-Verse. I think the tags for characters ...
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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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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 ...
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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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