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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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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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should a hard-magic tag be created?

I am a fan of what I refer to as Hard Magic, similar to Magic A is Magic A in concept. Basically, magic systems where magic has very hard and set rules that must be followed. All the rules may not ...
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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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Please rename "moon" tag to "moons"

I noticed the moon tag appear today on a question about single moon. I wanted to change it to moons because some worlds have multiple moons (and we have questions about that), but I don't have enough ...
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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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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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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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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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Dealing with sense of scale in space

One issue I've seen come up a few times deals with a sense of scale in space. People's instincts on what can and cannot be done are often off by not just an order of magnitude, but an order of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is spatial trigonometry hard science?

The standard for hard-science is that we should edit out the tag if hard science is obviously not wanted. I.e. the asker doesn't want to require equations or citations in the answers. In this ...
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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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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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What all does "Near Future" cover?

Related: near-future tag In the tag description and the previously linked question it appears that near-future only covers technological advancement. Do we want to include social, political and ...
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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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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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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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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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Reality-Check and Hard-Science's descriptions; Shared or exclusive?

Brought up by this question, the Reality-Check and Hard-Science tags' descriptions aren't in implied agreement (at least, as I read them) on if they can be combined. Reality-Check reads: Asks if a ...
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Four similar tags relating to metalworking

I was writing a question about working with iron, and noticed that there seemed to be quite a lot of tags relating to the topic, some of which seemed conflicting: metals (147) metalworking (56) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are weapons questions on topic?

For example, this mine question: How and why to build FTL weapon? I think, that weapons are essential parts of every world (or story), being build, but I'd like to have some confirmations (or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's been wrong with the alternate-world tag?

I just noticed that we have an alternate-world tag. I perused the (7) questions using it and noticed that most of them really didn't have much to do with alternate worlds. They all would be perfectly ...
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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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Cryo-Tags Suggestion / Proposal (cold stuff)

I'm trying to define a QA context about especially cold ice-worlds(maybe they should be called cryo-worlds), where surface temperature range 0-100°K. I noticed there is not a tag for ice-world, nor ...
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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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Deprecation of the modern-in-medieval tag

After a dicussion in WB chat, we decided to perform a tag cleanup/restructuring on the modern-in-medieval tag. (@MonicaCellio said it was okay) It was originally added in early April 2015 but has not ...