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Questions tagged [specific-tag]

For questions that ask about specific tags -- questions like "Is this tag useful?" "Should this tag be banned?" "Should one tag be merged with another?"

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Do we need the [names] tag?

Right now names has 36 questions. A lot of them are on hold or closed, and I feel none of them needs that tag to make sense. I feel asking about names, or name conventions, usually tends to get ...
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Are the four “alternate_X” tags synonyms?

Today I looked at the four "alternate_X" tags: alternate-earth, alternate-history, alternate-reality, alternate-worlds. From my point of view, one or two of these could be different, but as they read ...
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New cosmology tag?

I am thinking of adding a new tag that might be helpful in Worldbuilding. One of the tags I am think of at the moment is cosmology. Cosmology For questions about the creation and development of ...
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Opinions about the new Technobabble tag

A recent question introduced the technobabble tag. Click here to read its wiki. I like this tag. I think it reflects the highly creative nature of the site and balances the fact that far too often ...
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What's the difference between [astronomy] and [astrophysics]?

We've had the astronomy tag for some time now, and it's been use a lot (310 questions as of today). Recently, we got a new tag: astrophysics (4 questions). I've answered some questions in both tags, ...
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Recommended: “future” a synonym for “far-future”

I don't have the required 5 points in the "far-future" tag to subit this as a possible synonym. Recommendation: The future tag become a synonym of the far-future tag. Synopsis of near-future: ...
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Trying to remove “character-design” tag, but can't remove the last association

This is the list of questions using the character-design tag Originally there were 10 questions associated with the character-design tag. I believed that character design is intrinsically not ...
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Should we take off our [footwear]?

A short time ago, a blatantly off-topic question got posted on main and swiftly deleted, and I was curious to see that it had been (incorrectly) tagged footwear. I didn't know we had such a tag. It ...
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About [Time] for a cleanup?

I have a time related problem that I am trying to solve so was looking through the various time related tags and descriptions. I found them rather contradictory and several aspects of them circular/...
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Do we need [economy] and [economics]?

I just came across the tags economy and economics. They seem to be about the same thing, at least according to their descriptions. The tag wiki excerpt from economy: For questions regarding ...
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Do we need the [idea-based] tag on Main?

I was just going through the "Suggested Edit" review queue and saw a tag wiki edit suggestion there for a tag that was recently created, which read as: This tag is used by questions that requires ...
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Do we need the tag [transformation]?

In a different discussion @EveryBitHelps wondered whether transformation would be a good tag to add to a question, which made me realize that this tag exists. The tag has neither a tag wiki excerpt ...
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Is there a tag where a user can specify the technological level range his answer applies to?

I have a question in sandbox where the technological level will determine the viability of the answer. My idea was to make an intergalatic call for bids. So any entities could apply. Answers would ...
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Should we rename [insect] to [insects]?

On the Main Site we have a tag named insect. Normally tags should be plural, not singular. See Tags cleaning: singular vs. plural for more information. The tag wiki excerpt even says: For ...
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If I were a [nuclear-power] I'd rename this tag

Some people have used nuclear-power to refer to nuclear weapons (nuclear-weapons), possibly because governments that have nukes are called a "nuclear power", as opposed to energy generated by nuclear ...
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Should we have a Rocheworld tag?

We seem to have a fair few Rocheworld style questions accumulating over the years. Is it worth having a tag for them? Would enough people even recognise the tag for it to be meaningful?
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Have worldbuilding-resources questions become off-topic?

This question is due to the nearly-successful effort to close the following question. Where can I find ideas for sci fi futuristic tech? This question is strongly related to the following. It ...
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Notices for our traditions: Santa Questions [duplicate]

I just voted to leave open a half-dozen Santa questions. At this time I am aware of two kinds of "tradition" questions: Santa questions and "anatomically correct" questions. Yes, they're all off-...
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Do we need the tags [diet] and [nutrition] on the Main Site?

Today I went to writing a few tag wikis as I do every once in a while. I found the diet tag and suggested an edit. dot_Sp0t had a closer look at the tag and we discussed what to do with it. Basically ...
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Should we remove the [tag:alternate-history] tag?

I read this question about technological advancement in an alternate history. It was closed as too broad, and rightly so. It was too broad. Thanks to @MichaelKjörling for getting an accurate count ...
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Do we need both [medicine] and [medical] tags?

We currently have medicine For questions about treatment methods as well as substances used to heal wounds and cure diseases. with 77 questions thus tagged. We also have medical For questions ...
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Could redefining Reality-Check and the assumed proof standard be useful?

Having asked and read through a number of questions and the replies to them, including but not limited to Does [hard-science] imply [science-based] imply [reality-check]?, Do we need the reality-check ...
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Do we need the reality-check tag?

A source of confusion that I've often seen is the exact purpose of the reality-check tag, and its relation to science-based and hard-science. As I understand it, based on this question and others, ...
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Do we need the [open-source] tag on the Main Site?

Today I found the tag open-source. At first I thought that it sounds pretty interesting and I was thinking about adding a tag wiki. But when looking at the questions in that tag I saw that there were ...
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What should be the tag wiki for [science-fiction]?

Yesterday I asked whether we should burninate the fiction tag on the Main site here. In that post and the comments I mentioned that I think the science tag would already be enough to show that a ...
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Do we need the [fiction] tag on the Main Site?

When looking through the tags on the Main Site I found the tag fiction. Two of its questions are closed. Two questions use the tags science and fiction, which looks like the author wanted to use the ...
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Do we need the [gun] tag on the Main Site?

I was looking through the tags today and I found the tag gun. The first thing that comes to mind is that it is using singular whereas other non-meta tags normally use the plural form. The second ...
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Please merge and perhaps synonymize [microgravity] and [zero-gravity] tags

We currently have zero-gravity and microgravity. As discussed in Do we need a micro-gravity tag separate from Zero-G?, in many situations these two are effectively the same thing. The tag wiki ...
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Do we need the [4chan] tag on Meta?

I want to discuss the usage of the 4chan tag on Meta, as I think it is unnecessary. While looking through our Meta tags I found the 4chan tag which belongs to this question: Is there any section of ...
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Do we need the [poke] tag on Meta?

I want to discuss the usage of the poke tag on Meta, as I think it is unnecessary. While looking through some older questions here on Meta I found this question: Accept Answer Thursday The ...
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Should we be adding [science-based] to questions?

I noticed that in the question Dermott's Law and Major Moons, revision 4 (edit made by diamond moderator JDługosz) adds science-based to the question. Originally the question was tagged only moons. ...
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Does the low tolerance for opinion-based questions make the tag reality-check unnecessary?

It seems that no matter what you're asking about, if we can't have an opinion based answer, then it must be based around some sort of reality check. Does the low tolerance for opinion-based questions ...
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Should this question have the hard-science tag?

I've been looking at the question What brain resources are needed per limb? The OP originally included the hard-science tag, but there's since been some disagreement about its use. Someone removed the ...
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Poisons and venom

So it seems that poison and venom both have their own tags, though the poisons tag is widely more popular, even regarding situations where where a venom tag would be more appropriate. In biological ...
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Specialized tags for weapons

I just got this old question in my review queue for suggested edits, where Secespitus wanted to add bows andweapons to the tag list. I agree that weapons is a good addition to the question, but when ...
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Can we burn the zombie-whales tag?

While conducting a review of the suggested edits queue, I noticed a user had made a change to the wiki for zombie-whales. This piqued my interest, as I had never seen this tag before, so I dug into ...
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The Chimera tag

So someone edited the chimera tag recently and I noticed that it said it was a human animal hybrid. This is not what a chimera is. A chimera is a mix of, if I remember right, 3 creatures each with ...
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Popping the “Generalist” Badge

I was taking a look at the list of badges today and there's a few that no one in WB have managed to collect as yet. So I took a look at the requirements for the "Generalist" badge where the wording ...
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Tag synonym proposal: morals -> ethics

We currently have a tag ethics on the main site, described as: For questions that deal with whether something is right or wrong regarding certain norms. However, we have no tag for the morals of a ...
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Let's break down reality-check

Disclaimer: This is not a tag edit proposal. I've been wondering for some time if there was a common denominator in reality check answering. I've already asked a question about the type of answers ...
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The End of “Life” as We Know It

The "Life" tag has had a long journey. In October 2014, the tag was first discussed in meta. We decided it was too ambiguous to consolidate with biology, because it can be used outside of that tag. ...
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Do we want the anthropology tag?

It has no wiki, and I just wrote up this for it: For questions about the development of civilized society and culture. Relevant tags may include culture, society, biology, humans, and prehistoric-...
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(Xeno)biology cleanup

According to its tag wiki, xenobiology is a form of biology that is not familiar to science and is not found in Earthly life the wiki and its contrast with the following imply that it is about ...
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Should tag “parastitic” be changed to “parasite”?

"parastitic" is not a word. So it shouldn't be a tag parastitic. I assume this should have been "parasitic"... but, honestly, that's a pretty weird word both to read and to pronounce, at least for me. ...
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Hard-science tag, possible approach, changing how to ask these particular types of questions

Wished to write this a long time ago, and the last drop was this question As a time traveler, how would I see quantum randomness change history? really, you are serious this was a hard science ...
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Consolidate tags “vehicles” and “transportation”?

"Vehicles" is a tag without definition. When I tried to fill it in, I found that the description I wanted to use was basically already used by "transportation". So I looked at the questions. The ...
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Let's talk about big space rocks

There are currently no tag wikis for meteor and asteroids, but several questions have those tags. Additionally, comets, meteorites, and meteoroids are related phenomena with their own definitions, but ...
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Are these lines in the magic tag wiki necessary?

An excerpt from the magic tag wiki includes the following: Usually it is a power that normal people don't have, and is wielded instead by a special caste (wizards, sorcerers, witches, mages, etc.) ...
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Tags: global-warming undefined… consolidate or leave separate?

These tags are defined: climate seasons This one is not: global-warming Should the tag have its definition filled in? Or should it be made a synonym of one of the other two tags? I believe it should ...
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Should tags biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and life be consolidated?

biology biochemistry life anatomy The Life tag does not currently have any wiki entry. Same with Anatomy. Should these perhaps be consolidated with "biology"? When I was looking at what to ...