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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 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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If we can't burn the "reality check" tag, can we rename it?

I would propose naming the tag internal-consistency because the rules-consistency might be confusing for users. In the opposite direction of what it is now: reality-check makes them think it is "...
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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 ...
elemtilas's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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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 ...
elemtilas's user avatar
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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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According to reality check, possibility implies existence

I think a major factor in this effect is the "Open World Assumption." I find the Open World Assumption to be very popular among people developing worlds because it states that anything which is not ...
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Should we have a Rocheworld tag?

Is that a popular book? I read a lot, and I had never heard of Rocheworld, so I did a quick search and figured out it's a book about laser driven light sail propulsion to the double planet that orbits ...
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Do we need [economy] and [economics]?

After scanning the two tags, I'd say they're complete synonyms. There are 501 questions with the tag economy and 40 with the tag economics. It seems to me that economics can therefore be replaced with ...
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What is the difference between [mythical-creatures] and [fantasy-races]?

Semantically and sensically, they mean quite different things. "Creatures" (whether mythical, extant or extinct) are generally considered to be "animals" (yes, I know humans are animals). This tag ...
elemtilas's user avatar
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Fixing the resources tag

Done. Normally I'm not keen on substring aliases (typing "resources" causes the existing tags to pop up), but since this tag has already been recreated once after we fixed it, I went ahead and ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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What should be done with tag darwiniv?

I am not in favor of a tag specific to a fictional planet of a third party franchisee, and I would rather use the more generic alternate-earth, earth-like, exobiology or exolife, and merge it with one ...
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Should we think long and hard about [sex]?

As the person who asked the question I thought it might be worth putting in my two cents on the whole issue. In general, I tried to keep the question as clinical as possible and about as erotic as a ...
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