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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 ...
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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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Is “science-based” a meta- or otherwise-problematic tag?

science-based is the most popular tag on this site. Its tag wiki tells us a lot about the requirements on answers to science-based questions, but not a lot about the questions. (Except that these ...
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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 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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Is there a way to remove this bug related to the hard-science tag?

This question was created with the hard-science tag, but I was asked to change it to science-based. I agreed with the change, and so it was made - But the "This question asks for hard science..." ...
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Interstellar-planets tag created and meant to be a synonym of rogue-planets

After this question: Long lasting life on interstellar planets?, I’ve proposed interstellar-planets as a tag synonym for rogue-planets.
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Rename tag “santa” to “santa-claus”

We currently have a tag santa on the main site. I'm simply proposing that it be renamed to santa-claus.
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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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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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Is the tag [logical-consistency] workable?

I made the tag logical-consistency the other day, and set its description to be For questions about the stability of a concept inside a specific context The goal for this was to make a tag that ...
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Can we get Yellowstone tag?

Worldbuilding has been doing rounds around Yellowstone: The geographical, and geopolitical consecuences of the eruption has been asked. How to defuse and how to trigger it has been asked too. I don'...
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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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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. ...
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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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Tag for cubeworld questions

With the recent duplicate question concerning a cubeworld, I realize that there are quite a few on cubes and other shapes with similar questions such as what the gravity would be like. And these ...
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Does my answer fit the hard-science tag?

I'm currently having a dispute with JDługosz whether my answer to a question tagged hard-science actually meets the hard-science tag requirements. I'd be interested in what others here think about it....
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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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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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Identifying incorrectly tagged [hard-science] questions

One of the more confusing things about this site is the hard-science tag. Looking through the meta site, there aren't a lot of clear policies surrounding the tag. One particular problem I have is ...
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Example of science-fiction not science-based

Science-based FTL drive I think this is an example of where we want to use science-fiction rather than science-based. We know that real FTL is impossible, and the scientificly sound Alcubierre Drive ...
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Can we rename the 'cqc' tag?

While conducting a normal review on the Suggested Edits queue, I noticed a user had created a tag labeled "cqc". Confused, I checked the edit, and noticed that the edit was for the tag wiki entry, ...
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Tags intelligence and sapients

How are the tags for intelligence and sapience different? Should this be clarified or merged?