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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 we add a NSFW tag?

Worldbuilding sometimes gets questions about somewhat adult topics. So far, we've had questions about inbreeding, zoophilia, and possibly others that are harder to search for. Even now, I'm currently ...
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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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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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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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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 really need to ask about creating tags?

I don't think we need to ask about creating tags all the time. It has been said several times: tags are one way to add categorization to questions, which should be used when they have value. Part of ...
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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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Rename [life] to [lifestyle]

In a recent question of mine which asked about the mechanics of life, I was about to use life until I saw the tag wiki exerpt, which reads: Questions tagged with life should be about life in ...
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Putting Tags in order on the main site

The point of this post is to put some order in the tags of the main site. Suggestions can be done here instead of spreading on multiples questions. You can suggest to create synonym, merging tags, or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 a micro-gravity tag separate from Zero-G?

In a recent question (Fire in Zero-G) it was accurately pointed out that micro-G and zero-G are not the same thing (and rightly so). Is it worth having these tags separately?, or can they be synonyms?...
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A tag for speculative questions

I was re-tagging questions and it occurred to me to make a speculative tag for all those questions that are "what if"s and the like. Alarms went off in my head about what that encourages, considering ...
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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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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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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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Do we want era tags?

I'm editing tag wikis and two new ones have appeared (one in just the last few minutes). western byzantium As used in their questions, these appear to be "era" tags. They would have been more ...
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What does the "design" tag even mean? Do we want it?

There are currently eight questions tagged "design". Asteroid as a generation ship Foundation Component of New World Ensuring consistency in a world Can you simply scale up animals? Ship design that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What tags need renaming?

In Can we spellcheck our tags?, ArtOfCode brought up the fact that we had (note the past tense; Michael Kjörling took care of it) a software-recomendations tag when we really needed a software-...
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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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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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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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"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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Change [tag:life] to [tag:biology]?

There are currently two questions tagged life. Would it make sense to retag them as biology instead? More generally, should life be a synonym of biology?
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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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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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should the name reality check change to plausibility check or possibility check?

i just think the name reality check misguiding/misleading, or not a good name for a tag that supposed to be asking a concept is possible or plausible for a fictional world building, base on the answer ...
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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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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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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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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 ...