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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ordering the questions of Wordbuilding Meta

We have a lot of questions on Meta. The problem is that many are not useful anymore. For some, the usefulness is only ephemeral and many useful questions get drowned in a sea of questions that nobody ...
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Tag for not-so realistic worlds

Parody is big part of writing and the parodies itself take place in a worlds. While we have science-based and even hard-science, I am missing some tag which would tell everyone, that I am not ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Do we need both [bone] and [skeleton]?

In going through our tags page and doing some pruning, I found two tags: bone and skeleton. Do we need both? Looking at the questions list, I can see arguments for keeping both, as there is at least ...
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Is the empire building tag constructive?

A few months ago I created the empire-building tag for my chain of medieval questions. So far, the only questions in this tag are my 3. Is this tag constructive to the site? I created it and I think ...
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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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Plants tag changes to Flora

Whenever I use the Plants tag, it automatically changes it to Flora. Is this a bug? Example: Personal Plant Survival
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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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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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Tag For Overcoming Magical Obstacles

@SerbanTanasa has been asking a series of questions recently about an adventurer named Alice overcoming various magical foes. The answers to these questions often involve creative solutions to magical ...
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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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Forgetting our [prehistory]

We have several tags about history: history, ancient-history, alternate-history, history-based (?? - that should be a synonym...), and prehistory. Most of those are fairly obvious - but prehistory ...