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Multiverse 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 multiverse. Multiverse For questions pertaining to or about the existence ...
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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 ...
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Topic Challenge: Space-Colonization

I propose a fortnight-long space-colonization topic challenge, which will begin today, August 10th, and finish on August 24th. Most sci-fi stories feature humans in space. However, manned missions ...
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Should we take off our [footwear]?

A short time ago, a blatantly off-topic question got posted on main and swiftly deleted, and I was curious to see that it had been (incorrectly) tagged footwear. I didn't know we had such a tag. It ...
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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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Do we need the [idea-based] tag on Main?

I was just going through the "Suggested Edit" review queue and saw a tag wiki edit suggestion there for a tag that was recently created, which read as: This tag is used by questions that requires ...
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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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Why are all tags un-capitalised?

This seems self-explanatory but I noticed when looking through the questions, that all of the tags don't have capitals at the beginning. I don't mean to sound pedantic but shouldn't they have capital ...
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Should we rename [insect] to [insects]?

On the Main Site we have a tag named insect. Normally tags should be plural, not singular. See Tags cleaning: singular vs. plural for more information. The tag wiki excerpt even says: For ...
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Mutually-exclusive goals and how to discover them

I have to admit, I've been here a month now and I still have absolutely no clue what most of y'all's goals are in patrolling posts. My first question was closed for being too open-ended and ...
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Are there technology tags?

To be more specific are there tags for: medieval technology magic-enhanced medieval technology modern technology magic-enhanced modern technology futuristic technology magic-enhanced futuristic ...
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Should we migrate our conlang questions?

The Conlang stack has just hit the private beta and to celebrate that I wanted to bring up the discussion if we should migrate our conlang content to that arguably more suited stack and have a quick ...
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Topic challenge: alien geometry

I propose an alien-geometry topic challenge. Its often hard to tweak the mathematics of a world (for example, you can't really make 2+2=5 in a reasonable way), but one way you can is by tweaking the ...
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Tag questions that want science to pick up the pieces

A lot of people seem to be asking questions about what would happen if the laws of science suddenly reasserted themselves after some absurd thing happens. Three recent questions I found right off the ...
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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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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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Could redefining Reality-Check and the assumed proof standard be useful?

Having asked and read through a number of questions and the replies to them, including but not limited to Does [hard-science] imply [science-based] imply [reality-check]?, Do we need the reality-check ...
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Where does Reality-Check actually fit in the burden of proof framework?

I'm relatively new here so this is possibly ground that's been covered but I can't find it. My reading, and rereading, of Reality-Check is that this tag denotes a question concerning the internal ...
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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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Tags to identify flexibility of questions

Due to the nature of WorldBuilding, the details of a specific world are changeable and therefore subject to discussion and improvement. This can lead to debates on whether a certain technology is ...
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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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New tag request : Character development!

I want to request a new tag for WB: Character development. Why do I think this tag would be a good addition? Introverted people with a lack of social skills have a hard time developing characters ...
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Replace “create tags” with “suggest new tag”

In the light of a recent discussion about the usefulness of sub-tags for the "weapons"-tag and a short discussion with Monica Cellio in the comments of my answer I would like to discuss the future of ...
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Please make tags and meta tags visually different on meta and main

Now there is no visual distinction between bug and bug when used in comments, even if proper markup is applied ( [tag:bug] and [meta-tag:bug]). Even worse with ...
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Do our tags need tags?

I recently noticed that we have a hard-science tag on meta for meta questions about the hard-science tag on the main site. It's a nice idea; it can be used to organize the many meta discussions we've ...
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Organize tidal-locking Qs with a tag?

It seems to me that there are a number of questions dealing with tidally locked planets or moons, and as the fresh dup question suggests, these are not easily discoverable. But I like to point out ...
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Should there be (alternate) countries tags?

Example question: Getting rid of democracy OP in this question specifically asks about how to get United Kingdom out of current democracy. When reading this question, I got thought: Having country ...
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Would a 'Handwavium' tag be a bad idea?

We have magic which is well used, and Handwavium is basically a technology/physics equivalent... We have many questions that involve this physics-bending stuff, so I think there's a market for it. It ...
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How responsibly shall I use my powers?

I was looking through the meta questions, and saw a few on tags. This inspired me to participate in tag cleanup. As I was editing away, I realized that as a 20k user, I have near-unlimited powers to ...
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How bout adding a “Broad” or “General” tag?

There are some questions that need to be pretty broad. They fit the site, they follow the rules, but their implications inherently make them too "broad" because answering a bit of it will lead into a ...
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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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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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How can regular users enact larger changes to tags?

There are many tags that seem synonymizable such as spy and espionage (espionage means "the practice of spying") anthropology and society (discussion here) vehicles and transporation (discussion here)...
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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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Is this wiki rejection justified?

A recent wiki of mine (10k link here) was rejected, but I am still quite unconvinced with the rejection reasons. hollow-earth The wiki read An old conspiracy theory postulates that the Earth is ...
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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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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 tag for how to kill impossible to kill character

I have noticed a number of questions appearing on the World Building stack exchange revolving around how to kill/stop a character with some set of powers that makes them unstoppable. Here are a few ...
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Has anyone asked on meta.stackexchange.com about ways to automate hard-science tag?

When someone puts hard-science tag on a question, currently a moderator has to manually add the message explaining the requirements for answers. Has anyone ever asked on meta.stackexchange.com about ...
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Do we want geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere tags?

Simplified, Earth's systems can be broken up into four "spheres" that constantly exchange matter and energy with one another: The atmosphere, which includes all gasses around the planet The ...
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How can I remove the “hard science” notifice from my question?

I have a question that I had initially tagged hard-science. I then changed my mind (before any answers came in) and changed the tag to science-based. However, there is still the warning box: "This ...
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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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Series/Films-related tags

It was already discussed that questions related to series, films, etc. are accepted. However, tags that are related to series are far more too specific for us. They are often related to one single ...
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What shall we do with the history tags?

So I was sifting through tags today and what I will refer to as the history section seems like a mess to me...ok maybe that is too harsh, but I still think we can make it better. :) We have: history ...
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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 ...