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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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What is the classic-scifi tag for?

Nuke the entire tag from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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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 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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What's with all the ring-related tags?

I agree with the general sentiment, I’d just suggest a minor tweak. We could definitely do a better job disambiguating the ring-related tags. I’d make one change to your proposal. Rather than using ...
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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 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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What is the correct usage of individual works tags vs. author tags vs. franchise tags?

We should be pretty liberal with creating tags for specific works of science fiction, and here's why I think so (if you don't care, skip down a bit :) ) In my opinion, a "work of fiction" is the core ...
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Should we rename the [federation] tag to [star-trek-federation]?

Yes. For the reasons mentioned.
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Does every ASOIAF question need a game of thrones tag?

game-of-thrones is different than a-song-of-ice-and-fire, and, accordingly, they should be considered independently. If a question is asking for information from the books, the question should be ...
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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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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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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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Are we going to [murder] [education]?

I'm not running for mod, so I'll help you out with the more controversial solution: Burn both tags. Within the context of this Stack, it makes no sense to be an expert in murder or education. They ...
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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 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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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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Why is there a voldemort tag? Is there a criterion for character tags?

So, I just found out that y'all have some rule about tagging being reserved for "major characters". I found out about it because almost four years later people are still arguing about it. If it ...
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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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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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