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Can we have a standardized system for determining how specific tags can be?

I have been on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange for slightly over a year and I have realized that many very specific and rarely used tags exist. On the other hand, certain topics only have very broad tags ...
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My [neural-network] suggests to burninate this tag

While looking for tags appropriate for my new question I came across neural-network tag. Currently, it only have a single question (closed as off-topic) and no description. On said question, it doesn'...
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Should we think long and hard about [sex]?

(pun in title intended) There is a question posted about intimate relationship between members of different species: What would be the most comfortable position for mermaids and humans to engage in ...
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What should be done with tag darwiniv?

Today I noticed that there are some questions using the tag darwiniv 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 ...
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Creating a specific tag for questions set in a “real world” or “real world”-esque setting

A lot of stories are set in worlds that are like reality unless noted. These are settings in which the geopolitical situation is virtually identical to the modern world (minus the presence of a few ...
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A proposal to establish policy regarding the torture and execution tags

Although most questions tagged torture and execution are unquestionably well within the scope of Worldbuilding, some were or might have been inappropriate causing a discussion about the validity of ...
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Modifying the Evolution tag wiki

I believe I've finally figured out why I dislike "How can X evolve?" questions and what to do about it. I believe the proposal would help with the questions tremendously — at least if anyone ...
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What's up with the [worldbuilding-process] tag?

It seems like worldbuilding-process is just tacked on questions that it doesn't belong on. Some of these are just poor questions entirely, but many seem to be good worldbuilding questions about ...
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Should [beer] be moved to [alcoholic-beverages]?

Today, I was surprised that Worldbuilding Stack Exchange has a tag called [beer], yet there were no tags called [wine], [alcohol], or [alcoholic-beverages]. In addition, there were many questions ...
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Should [fairy] exist? It's such a vague concept

Question has been technically answered. Fairy is now a redirect for Fantasy-Races. Should fairy exist? It's currently used in 7 questions so far... 1 because I added it in forgetting that I don't put ...
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Should the [tag:execution] tag be removed?

While reviewing Most painful way to kill somebody with 10 bullets? I looked up the torture and execution tags. Their definitions aren't great in context of worldbuilding, and I think that's ...
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Why do we [torture] ourselves with this tag?

I don't see how torture can be used for world building. The tag text says: For questions about the application of mental or physical suffering, usually without the intent to kill. I'm trying to ...
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Should [medical] and [medicine] be merged?

medical has 89 questions as of now and the following short and long descriptions: For questions about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury. This tag describes questions ...
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Revisiting the “science” tag

The science tag is for: Questions about science and the perception of science in a fictional world. Use [science-based] for questions on how to explain fictional things based on real-world science. ...
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We have the “dragons” tag, so do we really need “dragon-anatomy” too?

The description of the "dragons" tag is quite general, and it would certainly seem to include questions about their anatomy: "For questions involving dragons - generally large, reptilian, flying ...
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should the name reality check change to plausibility check or possibility check?

i just think the name reality check misguiding/misleading, or not a good name for a tag that supposed to be asking a concept is possible or plausible for a fictional world building, base on the answer ...
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Why we don't have a high fantasy tag?

We have tags for different fantasy genres: low-fantasy, urban-fantasy, and well as magic for general fantasy questions, but what always struck me as odd is that we don't have a tag for high fantasy. ...
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Symbiosis tag please?

At the root of every ecology is a biome filled with co-dependant organisms. Things which just evolved together over time - frogs hiding in trees, Egrets riding on oxen, ramoras riding on sharks, cows ...
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What is reality check suppose to be?

I don't know much about the tags or rules in Meta, since I usually just briefly lurk, so I'd appreciate it if someone can fix the tags to be more appropriate and I apologize if I've broken any rules ...
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Should there be a 'husbandry' tag?

I recently asked this question about how many people would be required to care for a particular menagerie. It's tagged farming and zoology, which could be worse, but neither tag quite fits the topic, ...
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Should there be a 'tails' tag for questions specific to tails (humanoid or otherwise)?

Wings and tails are common sci-fi/fantasy topics, especially for humanoids. A recent top new question without a 'tails' tag made me realize I'd subscribe or watch such a tag if it existed. I checked ...
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Defining an “Earliest-Time” tag

From time to time we encounter questions of the form: What is the earliest time X could be discovered or built? Examples include: What is the earliest time a pulsejet could be built? How early ...
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Can acoustics be a synonym for audio?

With two recent questions: How quiet can a static, non-propulsive pulsejet be? What frequency range would be ideal for audible communication on a planet with a thick atmosphere? I found myself ...
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Is spatial trigonometry hard science?

The standard for hard-science is that we should edit out the tag if hard science is obviously not wanted. I.e. the asker doesn't want to require equations or citations in the answers. In this ...
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Why no tag for tags on mechanical constructions?

I personally have written quite a few questions concerning mechanical mechanisms. My trouble is I believe engineering to be too broad and mechanics being ambiguous. Is there anything I can do in this ...
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Does [hard-science] imply [science-based] imply [reality-check]?

We currently have 83 questions tagged both reality-check and science-based, and another one question tagged both reality-check and hard-science. The tag wikis excerpts for the tags say, respectively: ...
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What is the difference between [mythical-creatures] and [fantasy-races]?

Okay, we have two tags: mythical-creatures For questions about creatures that are not found on Earth. These can be anything from dragons to Pegasus to your own made-up creature. They just need to not ...
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Fixing the resources tag

I looked this up and it turns out that, back in 2014, there was a tag for resources and people wanted resources of a world to be separate from resources for building a world. So they turned it into ...
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Can we have a MacGyver tag or category?

The great strength of this community is its wide-ranging expertise on diverse subjects. Questions that involve an individual are routinely put on hold as too story based but where else can we go for ...
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Should we have the science-fiction tag?

I just noticed the science-fiction tag. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/science-fiction This tag feels meaningless to me, it should possibly be a synonym to science-based ...
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Recommend making “city-design” a synonym of “city”

I've been working with tag wikis and just completed filling out the fields for city. Next on the list is city-design. I was going to identify city-design as a synonym of city (which puts it up for ...
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A hard-science ultimatum

Back when an issue with the science-based tag came up, Monica Cellio made a suggestion: Re the addendum, would [hard-science] better convey what you're after? The rationale behind the question ...
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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 merge 'water vessel design' and 'shipbuilding'?

The phrase 'water-vessel-design' (water-vessel-design) is really wordy; something like 'ship-design' would be a little better. However, we do have the tag shipbuilding (shipbuilding), which is An ...
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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 ...