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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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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 with alternate dimensions versions should share that tag with the 'main' version (in the case of Marvel, that's Earth-616) The only exception I can think of, where ...


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m-a-s-k As close as we can get to the acronym. Pretty unambiguous, but not easily discoverable unless the querent guesses how we turned the acronym into a tag.


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Franchise dune Books dune-1965 or dune-novel dune-messiah children-of-dune ... and so on Adaptations dune-1984 dune-2000 dune-2021 or dune-part-one dune-2023 or dune-part-two


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It would be a meta-tag like the old "plot-explanation" tag that was deleted so we don't need it. It would apply to so many questions that it wouldn't help in a search and no one would want to watch the tag. Additionally, no one is an expert at "rationale" in general, though a user can be an expert in characters' rationales for a given ...


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I would suggest an option not mentioned: synonyms. Mods can create them and when you type in the term, they show up. The primary tag really is best for the SE system as mobile-armored-strike-kommand. I propose adding these synonyms to it so you can find it if trying to tag "mask" (i.e. [mask-tv]). Not ideal, but we have some tags like that already (...


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You can't just take a foreign word and respell it to "look English." Let's get the specific example out of the way first: "la-derniere-vague" is neither English nor French. French considers the grave accent on è to be mandatory, so "derniere" is a misspelling according to French orthography (and there's no such word at all in ...


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Here's how I search. Finding possible duplicates: I search for the name of the work. If that's too many results I make it more specific with some of the following: story-identification, is:a, the author's name or year published. No other tags are used consistently enough to be helpful here. Media tags: I use media tags sometimes when searching for ID ...


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As TheLethalCarrot says: The point of wiki excerpts is to give a brief overview of what the tag is used for and how to, or how not to, use it in relation to other tags and asking questions. The tag wiki is really where information about the work/author should go. So the part you are referencing that say "For questions about..." that's really ...


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Use the existing tag to cover Saint Leibowitz. Have there ever been any prior questions about Saint Leibowitz? Probably not many if that answer is even yes. It seems like since it takes place in same universe, a-canticle-for-leibowitz adhering to its long form description may be the best solution; but in this case because it is a recognized and intended ...


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Personally, as someone who posts story-identification fairly often (curse my failing memory...), I habitually add media tags and often do add some of the non-media tags if I feel they're a major part of the story I'm looking for. Part of why I do this is simply because they're there. Part of it is that, especially for the media tags, this serves as a ...


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In principle, all our Dune tags should start with dune so we can use wildcard searches (I think you can use a leading wildcards, but sticking to one pattern is more consistent) Then the following token in the tag should either be, presented in order of least ambiguity: Books: Title, subtitle, or date (e.g. dune-1965: no title, no subtitle, date added to ...


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