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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?
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Tag planets too restrictive?

The planets tag carefully states that it is for proper IAU planets only, yet the suggested topics apply just as well to other related bodies. I suppose the same question about tectonics and ...
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What's the difference between 'reality-check' and 'science-based' or even 'hard-science'?

Deciding if something's realistic is strongly related to science, isn't it? What's the essential difference between these tags? When they don't come with each other?
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Do we really need a Centaur tag?

I recently discovered that we have a centaur tag. I propose that we get rid of it. Reason 1: I don't think it makes sense to have creature specific tags. If we have one such specific tag, then there ...
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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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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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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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It's back, the [Life] tag

The Life tag was discussed and destroyed before: Rename [life] to [lifestyle] Blacklist the [life] tag However it's come back. Do we still want it gone? Shall we blacklist it or synonym it or what? ...
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Tag Question: Physiology

How is physiology different from biology should they be synonyms? Physiology: For questions regarding the functioning and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and ...
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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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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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Viability of a "dungeon" tag

I just posted this question on the main site. While I was looking over the tags, I noticed that none of them really fit my question. I've selected three tags that are related, but don't really capture ...
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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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Is the use of the [Hard-Science] tag acceptable in questions with a non-hard premise?

Questions based on FTL travel or infinite forces can't sensibly be given answers that match the requirements for a hard science answer. Instead they've got to be answered with refutations of the ...
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What kinds of questions can I use the "algorithms" tag on?

A while back, I came across the algorithms tag, and thought it was kind of cool. Only one question uses it so far (as of the writing of this question), but there's the potential for development, which ...
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Help defining the sapience tag

I just created a new tag of sapience. I noted a number of questions that asked about the evolution of sapient level creatures and felt that it would be nice to be able to tag these sort of questions ...
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What is the difference between a science-based question and a science-fiction question?

So we have a tag called science-based and a tag called science-fiction. My question is, how does one determine which tag to use, since they both weakly imply each other as far as the world itself is ...
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Proposal to change name of 'discussion' tag to 'opinion'

Stack Exchange just isn't set up for discussions. The format doesn't support them. I raised this point in an answer here How do we share our worlds with one another In view of Michael Kjörling's ...
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Hard Science not-so-hard: wiping out humanity

The question How to wipe out humanity within a week? is marked with a hard-science. But, IMO neither the question, nor any of the answer really live up to the exigence. Or am I being too strict? ...
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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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"Alien did it" tag?

I've been noticing more and more questions along the lines "aliens did [this silly complex magic thing], what would happen?". Could we please create a tag for them? It should encompass all posts of ...
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Is the "races" tag appropriately named, or should it be renamed?

I just came across the races tag, which I hadn't noticed before. Based on the tag wiki it would have been almost perfect for my question How can I make humans NOT WANT to investigate how a ...
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near-future tag

I added a near-future tag with my last question: Low-tech inertial dampener options I feel like this is a very common time-period to write stories on and definitely deserves a tag. However, I had a ...
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Can we spellcheck our tags?

Today, I came across software-recomendation. No, I did not spell that wrong: the tag's creator did. 11 questions and apparently nobody's noticed yet: it should be software-recommendations. Can we ...
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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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Do we need a "post-apocalyptic" tag?

I looked through Restoring the world after a global apocalypse a few minutes ago, and noticed the apocalypse tag. It suits the question, but the question itself isn't so much about the apocalypse as ...
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What tag should I use for questions about alien conditions?

The Methane-world tech questions left me wondering what tag it ought to have. planets is about the planet itself, but what about a tag for alien (unearthly) conditions? Is an existing tag suitable, ...
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Should we make "exoplanets" and "planets" synonyms?

I just removed the exoplanets tag from this question, which clearly just needed the planets tag. The exoplanets tag is still used on this question, which involves arriving in another planetary system, ...
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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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Should modern-in-medieval tag be made more generic?

I just added the modern-in-medieval tag to How would a person with modern knowledge of chemistry and medicine fare in Ancient times? However, the question clearly states that he is interested in ...
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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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Forgetting our [prehistory]

We have several tags about history: history, ancient-history, alternate-history, history-based (?? - that should be a synonym...), and prehistory. Most of those are fairly obvious - but prehistory ...
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Should Science-Based henceforth actually be science based?

The science-based tag has seen a lot of misuse recently, since apparently 28% of our questions are science-based. Since we have killed off its erstwhile companion tag fantasy-based, I believe it now ...
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Can I get some help burning fantasy-based?

We have consensus on burning fantasy-based! Now we need to actually go through and remove it... Except that there are 80 questions using it as I write, and that is a whole lot of work. The reason ...
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Should we keep the "sci-fi" tag?

I notice that many of my questions on Worldbuilding meta are along these lines, but hey, everyone else seems to have already asked the good questions. Okay. To the point at hand. I've seen the sci-fi ...
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Should "diplomacy" and "interspecies-diplomacy" tags be synonyms?

I find it really strange that we used interspecies-diplomacy 7 times but diplomacy only once. I think someone should suggest interspecies-diplomacy as a synonym to diplomacy. Or maybe we should ...
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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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Modifying the "science-fantasy" tag

I recently edited a question which had the science-fantasy (I left the tag alone). I recalled having seen that tag before, so I went back and looked at the questions with the tag. The tag excerpt and ...
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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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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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Why use the phrase 'ftl'?

I see we have a new tag, called no-ftl. This stands for "no faster-than-light [travel]", and indicates that nothing in the universe in question can travel faster than light. The tag is based off of ...
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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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Do we need [space-construct] and [space-station]?

So I had fun with space-questions, and learned we have a space-construct and space-station. It occurs to me that every spacestation is a space-construct. I can't immediatly immagine a spacestation ...
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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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Do we need [tag:scientific-development]?

We have technology and technological-development. The later being used to ask question about how technology develops within your fictive world. This seems to exclude scientific research that doesn't ...
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Do we need both [society] and [culture]?

I've recently asked a question about society, and found myself confused about the necessity of having tags for both society and culture. Is there a need for both, or should they be merged/synonimized?...