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When should a question with the `hard-science` tag be on one of the Science SE sites?

The hard-science tag is very vague on when it should be used. Yes, there's a wiki on the main site here that says how to use it on this site, but what 'markers,' if you will, suggest whether a ...
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Should we burn the Tactics tag?

The tactics tag has 140 questions and is defined as: Summary For questions about short term actions, often in a military context. Consider also [military]. Wiki Empty A quick review of questions ...
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Should we have a [role] tag?

There are a lot of questions asking after a potential role for a certain creature or device. Since other tags will narrow down potential use (which is nevertheless usually beneficial to prevent ...
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Allow internal-consistency tags with science-fiction, science-based, or hard-science tags

The internal-consistency tag currently reads: For questions that ask if a given concept is consistent, or being used consistently, in the context of the referenced world rules. Answers should say yes ...
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Restore space-exploration as a separate tag from space-travel

I have been working on a story for some time similar to Andy Weir’s Hail Mary Pass that involves deep space observation in search of a probe target and as very often happens I have to use three of my ...
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Restore the aerodynamics tag as distinct from flight

The overlap between aerodynamics and flight is far too small to link these categories as synonyms. Only a small subset of things which fly (in fictional worlds) rely on a subset of aerodynamic ...
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Regarding tags related to nuclear phenomena

I noticed that we have both the strong-force and weak-force tags, both of which I feel should be absorbed by the nuclear tag. I also noticed we have both the radioactivity and radiation tags. In this ...
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Regarding the tag info for the 'aliens' tag

The tag info for the aliens tag states: For questions about a different and uncharacteristic species or object that has come to the world from another world. NOT for questions about extraterrestrials ...
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Should the hard-science tag be retired?

It is evident that many of the people who use it either don't read the guidance, or are very confused about the scientific accuracy of a lot of popular media. I suspect they think they know what "...
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Should we burn the video-games tag?

A recent question asking for advice about what the boss in their video game should be tagged their question video-games. The tag has no summary and no wiki. The first question tagged with the tag was ...
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Should the Xenobiology tag automatically imply science-based or hard-science?

In a comment to a recent question, @Nosajimiki made a good point. The OP had not tagged the question hard-science or science-based, so I chastised other respondents for taking a hard-line Real World ...
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Is an edit to the three Science tag wikis warranted?

A recent question posited a fantastic condition then used the science-based tag. In essense, the author wanted a science-based solution to a problem that wasn't science-based in the first place. We've ...
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The Rules and the Worldbuilding Resources Tag

Background A recent question asked about designing the biological sexes of alien creatures. Not surprising in our world today, the OP's original question used the word "gender," even going ...
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Should the Worldbuilding-Process tag be discontinued?

Relevant test question on Main: Magic Systems: Advice for developing opposing forces The roll-over text for the Worldbuilding-Process tag reads: For questions about the process of creating a new ...
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Please review the updated tag wikis for internal-consistency, science-fiction, science-based, and hard-science

The tag wikis for the following tags have been updated based on the results of If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it? internal-consistency science-fiction science-...
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Does using the tags [science-based] and [time-travel] in tandem make any sense?

IMHO, time travel (into the past) is fantasy. It is proven to be nigh-impossible, affects causality, there are dozens of resources discussing the vagarities and impossibilities of time-traveling to ...
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If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it?

Conclusion: The tag wikis have been updated and the new reality-check tag made a synonym of science-based. Users can conveniently find links to the modified tags here: Please review the updated tag ...
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Should the Feudalism and Neo-feudalism have separate tags?

I was considering adding the neo-feudalism tag but thought to ask here first. They are distinct concepts but I predict it is nuanced and specialized enough that blindly making the tag will see ...
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Four similar tags relating to metalworking

I was writing a question about working with iron, and noticed that there seemed to be quite a lot of tags relating to the topic, some of which seemed conflicting: metals (147) metalworking (56) ...
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Are the Science-Fiction and Hard-Science tags mutually exclusive?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
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I think we lack "necromancy" tag

I was suprised that there is yet no necromancy tag on WorldBuilding. Please, consider creating it on WorldBuilding, as users can be seeking questions specifically about necromancy for their ...
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Should the Science-Based tag demand (similar to Hard-Science) that all world rules adhere to real-life science?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
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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 [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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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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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?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
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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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What is reality check suppose to be?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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