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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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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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Should we delete answers that don't meet the requirements of the hard-science tag?

Around the beginning of August, Stack Exchange created a custom post notice for Worldbuilding. Basically, moderators manually add the notice to all questions tagged hard-science, and then may add it ...
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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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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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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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should a hard-magic tag be created?

I am a fan of what I refer to as Hard Magic, similar to Magic A is Magic A in concept. Basically, magic systems where magic has very hard and set rules that must be followed. All the rules may not ...
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Making the military tag its own thing

I am in the process of fleshing out a question about the way that the military is organized and interacts with governmental structures in a part of my conworld. Now there is a warfare tag ...
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So let's talk about burning the fantasy-based tag

But first... required reading, a question asked two days into private beta. We have come a long way since then and I think that we need to have a serious talk about what fantasy-based really means. ...
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Should zero-g be renamed zero-gravity to aid the auto suggest?

If I tag something gravity then while typing it zero-g will not be suggested. However, if we instead had a zero-gravity tag then while typing the word "gravity", both tags would be suggested. Since ...
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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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Do we really need an anatomically-correct tag?

The anatomically-correct tag was recently created, which I noticed when all the questions in that series were edited to add it. Do we need this tag? The questions also have the appropriate other ...
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How realistic should a question tagged “reality-check” be?

This also, by the way, extends to questions with the science-based tag. I just posted an answer to Is a spherical core and magnetic field possible in Cube world, the (as of now) most recent of the ...
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Should we rename [spaceflight] to [space-travel]?

While looking at my own answer to Space flight vs space ships?, and specifically the bullet list at the top, Spaceflight is about the process Spaceships is about the technology ...I was ...
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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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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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McGuffinite ? Tag definition and description

Someone added a tag for mcguffinite that states it to be "the reason". The linked page invented the term to refer to the substance being sought after, with the reason implied as coveting or requiring ...
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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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According to reality check, possibility implies existence

Before I go on with this post, the assertion in the title is actually logically sound and consistent, which I find beautiful. Now, more seriously, this is something I have noticed in most reality-...
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Tag synonym request: birds -> avian

We currently have the general avian, which for a long time has been described (in terms of the tag wiki excerpt) as For questions about birds and birdlike creatures. After a recent edit by yours ...
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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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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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flesh-humans meta tag?

I just noticed the flesh-humans. This is (in my opinion) a redundant meta-tag and is being used to indicate that humans are in fact human. As far as I am aware, if humans deviate from being entirely ...
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What is the difference between [superheroes] and [super-powers], and is [superheroes] as proposed reasonable?

We have the super-powers tag from before, which is explained thus: For questions about the development and usage of powers and abilities beyond what is "normal" for a specific species. We also ...
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Dealing with the science tag

I've been keeping my eye on the science tag for the last couple of months. It has something of an odd history; at first, it was applied to questions about how a society treats, thinks of, and carries ...
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Popping balloons (Burnination request)

I propose that we Burninate the balloon-whales tag. As of the current posting, there is 1 question using that tag. I think balloon-whales is too specific a tag for WB. A combination of flight + ...
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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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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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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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Why did my/all answers get the hard-science tag warning banner on this question?

In reference to Create gold or lead from other substances, all but the most recent few answers have been tagged with the hard-science warning. You all know it: This question asks for hard science. ...
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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 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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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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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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Possible new 'non-reality-check' tag?

My question is kind of related to this one, in terms of people sometimes answering with this couldn't happen answers. In writing some questions for the WorldBuilding.SE, sometimes I am looking for ...
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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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Let’s clarify the hard-science tag for non-math questions

See also this earlier post. An answer that keeps reality in mind and links to various definitions (typically in wikipedia) for terms used and concepts introduced is the very exemplar of science-based....
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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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Should we split the solar-system tag into solar-system and planetary-systems?

We currently have the solar-system tag, with the tag wiki excerpt For questions regarding a star and the area comprising its gravitational dominance. While they are not part of its technical ...
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Rename [life] to [lifestyle]

In a recent question of mine which asked about the mechanics of life, I was about to use life until I saw the tag wiki exerpt, which reads: Questions tagged with life should be about life in ...
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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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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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Defining the boundaries of the “hard-science” tag

Difficulty As per a suggestion by Monica Cellio and a sort of consensus on the issue, the hard-science tag is ready for use. In fact, I decided to use test it out: How can a Type II civilization ...
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Blacklist the [life] tag

So, based on prior discussion, we've removed all of the life questions. Based on that discussion, I changed the tag wiki to say: The community has decided that this tag is too ambiguous. Use the ...
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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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Tag synonym proposal: writing-systems -> language

Two tags are relevant here, language and written-material. Full tag wiki excerpts: language: For questions about the written or spoken language of a world. written-material: For questions about ...
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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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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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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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Space flight vs space ships?

There are tags for spaceflight and spaceships. Many questions are tagged with both. I think this is confusing; people might use one or the other and questions don’t show up as a uniform category. ...