There are two tags and . I was wondering if horror alone was enough. Cosmic-Horror is a bit too specific and does not appear much different from horror. Thoughts?

  • $\begingroup$ I agree, combine them into only "horror". $\endgroup$
    – Mrkvička
    Mar 6, 2017 at 10:32
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    $\begingroup$ I'm going to disagree with this merging. Horror is a different genre from cosmic horror, which is used pretty much exclusively in the Lovecraftian sense. Downvote for disagree-ment, not mean-ness. $\endgroup$
    – kingledion
    Mar 6, 2017 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ How can you agree or disagree with a question? I thought (dis)agreement was only for answers. @kingledion $\endgroup$ Mar 6, 2017 at 16:35
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    $\begingroup$ @YoustayIgo for feature-requests, downvoting the question to indicate disagreement is common practice. For discussion it's a mixed bag; I sometimes upvote a question because it's good that somebody brought it up while also upvoting an answer that says "no, don't do that". (And I don't understand why people sometimes downvote support requests.) $\endgroup$ Mar 6, 2017 at 22:47
  • $\begingroup$ I wasn't angry or even annoyed at the downvote. (I actually like most of king's answers on the main site!) It just sounded weird to downvote a question, instead of an answer. I mean it would have been very "straightforward" to downvote my answer if I supported (or opposed) an idea. @MonicaCellio $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2017 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ @YoustayIgo I didn't think you were angry; I was just trying to help by answering your question. $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2017 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Cellio :) It did really help me :) @MonicaCellio $\endgroup$ Mar 7, 2017 at 13:25

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I think "horror" is enough.

There are 4 questions for "horror" and 3 questions for "cosmic-horror". All of them are the same, except for one that was closed in "horror". They don't seem to be different and both don't have a description.

Therefore I think you are right: keeping the more general "horror", adding a description and removing the too specific "cosmic-horror" seems to be the best way to handle this.


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