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Should we think long and hard about [sex]?

Same Answer, Different Tag My answer for this tag is basically the same as for the other tag: sex is simply part life and part of culture (even more so than torture). Every life form that reproduces ...
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Do we need the reality-check tag?

Obviously people are voting to get rid of it, and obviously people are inappropriately voting down other opinions just because they disagree, but I'll take the hit: Keep it. I use it. There is a ...
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Should we take off our [footwear]?

This feels pretty synonymous with clothing. I'd vote for merging the tag or just deleting it altogether.
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Why do we [torture] ourselves with this tag?

It is true that we've gotten a lot of torture & violence queries of late that seem to run story based, but this is no reason to eliminate the tag. If anything, we're just demonstrating that the ...
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A hard-science ultimatum

I think, to prevent hard-science going the way of science-based, we're going to have to be strict about things. Really, quite harshly strict about it - like this: If a question is not a hard-science ...
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Why did my/all answers get the hard-science tag warning banner on this question?

As I wrote in a comment to this meta question, I was the one who added the post notice to the answers, roughly six hours ago. First, we don’t use scripts. That’s extremely unfair, in my opinion, ...
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Should zero-g be renamed zero-gravity to aid the auto suggest?

We should always avoid abbreviations of important words in tags. You've just run into one major reason why: it makes it harder to find the tag. So yes, we really should change this tag to spell out "...
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Possible new 'non-reality-check' tag?

Whenever I see a "non-" tag I cringe a little, because tags are meant to indicate areas of expertise. Somebody might be an expert in planets or creature-design or magic or even in conducting reality-...
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Poisons and venom

If we want to be scientifically accurate and still useful, I would suggest to use toxin and make other two synonyms of it. If we want to be useful and not so stiff about definition (and that's what ...
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What should be done with tag darwiniv?

Agreed on the removal Not much to say there, 3rd party material (so only fan-based worlds), which is not that famous on top, so it can't be put into a well-implanted culture. Not much can live by this ...
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Should we delete answers that don't meet the requirements of the hard-science tag?

So my view on the subject. Who is/are the arbiter(s) of whether or not an answer meets the requirements of the hard-science tag? The community. Instead of taking the step of deletion, I think we ...
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Should we rename [insect] to [insects]?

Agreed -- tags that are counting nouns should generally be plural. I just renamed it.
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Do we need the [idea-based] tag on Main?

So to baseline. At its heart the Stack Network is about asking specific questions and getting specific answers. Admission: World Building is a weird beast. We are perhaps one of the sites that ...
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How realistic should a question tagged "reality-check" be?

The reality-check tag says: Unlike the science-based tag, a reality-check question does not always require a scientific explanation. Most of the time, it is used to figure out if a concept make ...
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"Alien did it" tag?

I disagree with creating a tag for this purpose. Tags should be used to categorize content. Ideally, saying "I am an expert in tag-name" should pass the laugh test. We have a few meta tags (science-...
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McGuffinite ? Tag definition and description

I think the tag as is does not prove of much use. The help center states, that: As a general rule, you should avoid creating new tags if possible, and new users are not allowed to create new tags. ...
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Do we need the [poke] tag on Meta?

The tag in question is used by a single question, posted nearly three years ago. That question is voted +6/-9 for a net -3. The tag appears to try to describe something that is rather strongly ...
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Do we need the [idea-based] tag on Main?

The tag appears to be an invitation to close the question as opinion based or too broad, and was apparently created in protest at exactly that happening. As I said on the review, I see no purpose to ...
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Do we really need an anatomically-correct tag?

As they would say on Stack Overflow: BURNINATE IT! The tag is definitely, as 2012rcampion states, an intersection of creature-design and reality-check. Furthermore, every question tagged with it ...
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Can we get Yellowstone tag?

I think yellowstone would be way too specific. volcanoes covers it pretty well. But if it's really needed to get something to represent the sheer size of the problem, then, we might consider super-...
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Is the tag [logical-consistency] workable?

I feel like logical-consistency is a duplicate of reality-check. The latter is designed to do what your tag does: ask if an idea is consistent within the laws of physics of the universe in question. ...
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Poisons and venom

I've been pedantic about the use of certain tags in the past. For instance, I've suggested that the solar-system tag should only be used for questions involving the actual Solar System, rather than ...
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Do we need the [4chan] tag on Meta?

I've removed the tag. I've also closed the question, which is asking about 4chan, not about Worldbuilding (our site). Meta is for questions about our site or about the SE software, not about where ...
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Opinions about the new Technobabble tag

I'll post the two basic yes/no answers for folks to vote on. Well, you deleted those answers (with "no" at +5/-0 and "yes" at +0/-4), so here's my take on it. Used for questions seeking plausible ...
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Are the four "alternate_X" tags synonyms?

Proposal: I propose simply burning the alternate-worldstag, applying appropriate replacement tags as necessary to the connected questions. I don't believe it brings enough context to a question ...
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A proposal to establish policy regarding the torture and execution tags

I am UNANIMOUS in offering a raspberry to anyone from Corporate who tries to lord their authority over any community whose foundation is free interchange of ideas & speech within the limitations ...
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Does [hard-science] imply [science-based] imply [reality-check]?

I partially disagree and partially agree that they imply each other, fortunately it's easy to demonstrate in this case. A reality-check asks "is this possible/feasible/plausible". A hard-science ...
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Is the use of the [Hard-Science] tag acceptable in questions with a non-hard premise?

This one is pretty straight forward, if it can be answered with hard science, maybe something like the thermo-dynamic implications of tossing a fireball, then yes answer with hard science. This ...
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Let’s clarify the hard-science tag for non-math questions

I think hard-science should need to give references for every claim, but it should not need to require links to scientific articles (which, unless open access, the vast majority of readers won't have ...
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