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When should a question with the `hard-science` tag be on one of the Science SE sites?

The hard-science tag is very vague on when it should be used. Yes, there's a wiki on the main site here that says how to use it on this site, but what 'markers,' if you will, suggest whether a ...
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Should we do something about some lesser used and practially synonymous tags?

There's a lot of very little used tags with no tag wiki that are used on practically identical questions. I think we should make a lot of them synonymous considering there's no reason i can see for ...
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Should the Xenobiology tag automatically imply science-based or hard-science?

In a comment to a recent question, @Nosajimiki made a good point. The OP had not tagged the question hard-science or science-based, so I chastised other respondents for taking a hard-line Real World ...
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Is an edit to the three Science tag wikis warranted?

A recent question posited a fantastic condition then used the science-based tag. In essense, the author wanted a science-based solution to a problem that wasn't science-based in the first place. We've ...
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Please review the updated tag wikis for internal-consistency, science-fiction, science-based, and hard-science

The tag wikis for the following tags have been updated based on the results of If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it? internal-consistency science-fiction science-...
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Should the Science-Based tag demand (similar to Hard-Science) that all world rules adhere to real-life science?

A July 2022 renovation of the reality-check tag and others has changed the context of this question. It is now obsolete. Please see the following question and the link under "Conclusion." If ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Urban fantasy tag?

I just created an 'urban fantasy' tag. I figure this is a very common genre, and as such is deserving of a unique tag. I think the genre is pretty well known. However, I'm really bad at short & ...
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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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Burning underused tags?

If you look around the tags section, you will see we have many useless or repetitive tags. Many of these only have 1 question. I suggest we begin to burn some of these as it is foolish to have a ...
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Should we use Wikipedia (and other external sources) in tag wikis?

I've been editing some of the tags on the main site, and I noticed that a few (two out of the top twenty most-used tags) have links to Wikipedia, and one quoted directly from a Wikipedia article! In ...
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Can we please standardize the phrasing for the tag wikis?

There has been a tremendous uptick in tag wiki edits lately, thanks to the work of a few dedicated users. I've reached the review limit of 20 over both of the past two 24-hour cycles, and I've begun ...
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What is accepted as a good tag wiki?

So I recently rejected a tag-wiki edit, but others approved it. I personally thought (from reading the this page, and gentle comments from Robert Cartino on my own edits), that a tag wiki excerpt ...
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Tag Wiki Edits not Showing

I recently made an edit to the "fantasy-based" tab. The edit shows up in the history of the tag wiki. But if I visit the tag wiki page it doesn't show anything there. Robert Cartaino approved the tag ...
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