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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we need the tags [diet] and [nutrition] on the Main Site?

Today I went to writing a few tag wikis as I do every once in a while. I found the diet tag and suggested an edit. dot_Sp0t had a closer look at the tag and we discussed what to do with it. Basically ...
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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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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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Do we need both [medicine] and [medical] tags?

We currently have medicine For questions about treatment methods as well as substances used to heal wounds and cure diseases. with 77 questions thus tagged. We also have medical For questions ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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Should we remove the [tag:alternate-history] tag?

I read this question about technological advancement in an alternate history. It was closed as too broad, and rightly so. It was too broad. Thanks to @MichaelKjörling for getting an accurate count ...
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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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Tagged with tag untagged

This question has been closed as a duplicate, and I therefore cannot edit the tags. Since this is tagged as untagged, this tag appears in the list of tags when people are considering what tags to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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?...
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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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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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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 ...