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Please Help Clear the Tag Synonym Queue

The tag synonym approval queue is not part of the regular review queues. In fact, it's a bit hard to find. There are currently five synonym suggestions dating from 2017 (yeah, five years ago) waiting ...
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Synonymizing the werewolf and shape-shifters tag

We currently have two tags, werewolf and shapeshifters, which have a very large amount of overlap with the former more or less being a subset of the latter. There are only seven questions on the ...
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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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Should Tag Synonyms require Moderator Approval As well as a Rating of 4?

As an aside, I notice there's a tag named, "tag" which is not a synonym of, "tags." I would suggest making it a synonym via the site-feature I just got as a privilege... but I can'...
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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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Can migration be a synonym of travel?

We have a tag for travel with wiki guidance that reads: For questions about the movement of people between locations, includes migration. This tag is for questions about the movement of ...
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Restore Tactics as a separate tag from warfare

I just noticed that tactics is now a synonym of warfare instead of being a separate tag. As someone who spent 3 years involved in planning the tactics of warfare, 3+ years involved in determining the ...
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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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Scores and synonyms

I was looking through the new tags and saw money. IMO, money should be a synonym of finances, so I tried to flag it as a potential synonym. Except that I need a "5 score" in finances to make the ...
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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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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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Recommend making "city-design" a synonym of "city"

I've been working with tag wikis and just completed filling out the fields for city. Next on the list is city-design. I was going to identify city-design as a synonym of city (which puts it up for ...
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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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Recommended: "future" a synonym for "far-future"

I don't have the required 5 points in the "far-future" tag to subit this as a possible synonym. Recommendation: The future tag become a synonym of the far-future tag. Synopsis of near-future: ...
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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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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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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 different tags for [horror] and [cosmic horror]?

There are two tags horror and cosmic-horror. I was wondering if horror alone was enough. Cosmic-Horror is a bit too specific and does not appear much different from horror. Thoughts?
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Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

The point of this post is to discuss potential Tag wiki and excerpt edits Tag creation and deletion Tag blacklisting Tag synonymization and merging ... because a meta post for every proposed change ...
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Why do you need reputation to suggest a tag synonym, but not to create a wiki?

When creating a tag wiki, you do not need any reputation or experience with the tag. My interpretation is that if every user who wanted to contribute needed to be experienced, no one would suggest ...
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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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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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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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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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Should the calendar tag be renamed timekeeping?

In light of an upcoming topic challenge using the tag calendar I wondered if this tag would benefit from being renamed to timekeeping. Calendar might be a more common word, but it rather arbitrarily ...
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Do we need military-defense tag when we have warfare?

Is there any need for having two different tags, which, IMHO, relate to the same thing? I don't have the required rep in military-defense to suggest a synonym to the more general warfare.
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Tags cleaning: singular vs. plural

We have plenty of different tags, but while having a look at some of them, I realised that we have some in plural: e.g. planets, gods, cities, humans, ... in singular: e.g. dragon, alien, spaceship, ...
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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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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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Linguistic synonym of language

I guess it is pretty clear to see that these two are synonyms but I can suggest it officially. language linguistics Unless someone think there is a difference.
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"Resources" tag ambuguity

We have a resources tag used by 5 questions so far - 4 of them deal with world resources, but there's this one asking for worldbuilding resources. I think that the tag itself should be used for ...
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Commerce tag - synonym of economy?

The tag commerce is applied to 2 questions, both of which also have economy. It doesn't seem to add anything extra to these 2 questions, and I don't anticipate it being needed for future questions. I'...
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map-creation synonym of cartography

Should map-creation be a synonym of cartography? There are three questions tagged cartography and two tagged map-creation. They mean the same thing, one is just a specialized term and the other is ...
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Should questions about conlangs be tagged with "conlangs", or is "linguistics" good enough?

The first thing I did when I got the notification that the private beta was up was to look for question on conlangs (constructed languages), since that's the facet of the worldbuilding process I'm ...
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