Today I noticed that there are some questions using the tag

The questions are all asked by the same user, and revolve around that planet.

How do you feel about the tag, and what should be done with it?

Personally I am not in favor of a tag specific to a fictional planet of a third party franchisee, and I would rather use the more generic , , or , and merge it with one of them.

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    $\begingroup$ For extra clarity, it seems like the tag refers to a planet called Darwin IV $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Feb 18, 2021 at 7:00
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    $\begingroup$ Isn't talking about 3rd party content ill-advised, excepted for maybe fan-fiction? If it's only for that kind of world, it's über specific. $\endgroup$ Feb 18, 2021 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ im not sure how that tag could have came into existence, it seems almost useless $\endgroup$
    – Topcode
    Feb 18, 2021 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ i think darwiniv tag is only used by a single user and those questions somewhat fall into exobiology category so I vote for merging with this tag instead as part of cleaning up ;D $\endgroup$
    – user6760
    Feb 19, 2021 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ @user6760, you know that the smiley ;D is used to confer a joking attitude to a sentence? So, is that a serious statement or a joke? $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch Mod
    Feb 19, 2021 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ actually ";D" is meant to show happiness and in case you are mistaken I never joke ;p $\endgroup$
    – user6760
    Feb 20, 2021 at 2:02

2 Answers 2


Agreed on the removal

Not much to say there, 3rd party material (so only fan-based worlds), which is not that famous on top, so it can't be put into a well-implanted culture. Not much can live by this tag, sooo...

Into which tag to merge?

I'm doing my naïve kid, but if it's a planet, why not simply merge it into the tag ? Just by looking at the planet's description, it is a bit far from an earth-like planet (0,6 gravity force, 5% vs 70% water covered, humans cannot breath due to too high oxygen...). Hence my proposed proposal.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think any tag merging is needed. The [darwiniv] is just used as the environment, it doesn't really matter it's a planet. In some instances it means different things. Ultimately removing the tag from the questions seems enough - it doesn't sufficiently overlap with any single tag. Other tags can be added for clarification. $\endgroup$
    – VLAZ
    Feb 19, 2021 at 7:41
  • $\begingroup$ Seems like this has already been synonym-ized, I would've been a lot happier with a blacklist of said tag. $\endgroup$
    – Ian Kemp
    Mar 1, 2021 at 17:07

I am not in favor of a tag specific to a fictional planet of a third party franchisee, and I would rather use the more generic alternate-earth, earth-like, exobiology or exolife, and merge it with one of them.

I believe this is the correct way to go, as we have an official policy for this. From the help page on tag creation (emphasis mine):

When should I create new tags?

Most common tags already exist on a mature site. You should always favor existing tags; only create new tags when you feel you can make a strong case that your question does cover a new topic that nobody else has asked about before on this site.

The questions with the tag are already covered by the tags you proposed, so I think they can be merged.


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