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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Cartography synonym of map-making

I have just proposed cartography as a synonym of map-making, can the community look at this and see what they think? I think cartography and map-making should be made synonyms because they are ...
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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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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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Do we need a tag for Earth-like worlds?

So we have a lot of variables when we are talking about fantasy worlds. To avoid the OP having to define too much when asking a question and where it is appropriate I'd like to suggest we create/...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Renaming the "magic" tag to "magic-based"

After reading this and several other meta posts, it seems that one of the most important distinctions to be made on this SE is the distinction between questions which should be answered with as hard, ...
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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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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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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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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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Lack of tags and mobile site problems

Why can't I crate new tags on Mobile? And why isn't there a tag about pyrokinetics in over twenty thousand question. And I noticed lack of tags before that to. Like There isn't any tag about mobile ...
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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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How to prevent suggestions on reality check?

The tag reality-check states: Asks if a given concept is realistic in a given context. Answers should say yes or no, with supporting info. However I seem to be getting suggestions on alternatives ...
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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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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 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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Do we need the [fortress] tag?

The recently-created fortress tag is applied to only one question so far. However, it seems it me to be fairly meta: all I can tell from this tag is that there is somehow a fortress involved in the ...
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Move the robot... with tags?

Hovering over certain tags moves the robot up when the browser is narrow: (At the width I'm at, it's only the second, third, and fourth tags on questions that trigger this on the Home pages, and the ...
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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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We have the "dragons" tag, so do we really need "dragon-anatomy" too?

The description of the "dragons" tag is quite general, and it would certainly seem to include questions about their anatomy: "For questions involving dragons - generally large, reptilian, flying ...
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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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Creating a specific tag for questions set in a "real world" or "real world"-esque setting

A lot of stories are set in worlds that are like reality unless noted. These are settings in which the geopolitical situation is virtually identical to the modern world (minus the presence of a few ...
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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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(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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Should Tag Synonyms require Moderator Approval As well as a Rating of 4?

As an aside, I notice there's a tag named, "tag" which is not a synonym of, "tags." I would suggest making it a synonym via the site-feature I just got as a privilege... but I can'...
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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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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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Why no tag for tags on mechanical constructions?

I personally have written quite a few questions concerning mechanical mechanisms. My trouble is I believe engineering to be too broad and mechanics being ambiguous. Is there anything I can do in this ...
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Proposed tag: survey-question

This site has struggled for a very long time over raw idea generation. There can be no best answer for raw idea generation. The OP is asking for the proverbial spaghetti to be thrown against the wall ...