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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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What is accepted as a good tag wiki?

Your understanding appears to mesh quite well with mine. The tag wiki should explain, ideally within 2-3 sentences at most, which questions should use the tag. It should not need any external ...
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Modifying the Evolution tag wiki

Good additions, I think. It seems to me that most of the "how did X evolve" questions aren't even really interested in evolutionary science per se. As you say, we're given a fanciful ...
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6 votes

Burning underused tags?

Burnination is the remedy for widely-used tags that we don't want. It's an alternative to editing it out of all the questions. So that's not what we're looking for here; if there are one or two uses ...
6 votes

Are the four "alternate_X" tags synonyms?

Proposal:  Change the alternate-reality tag to reflect the parallel-universe/multiverse context. I was tempted to bundle alternate-reality in as a synonym with the alternate-earth and alternate-...
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Should the Science-Based tag demand (similar to Hard-Science) that all world rules adhere to real-life science?

OPINION: If we define "science based" as adhering to "all world rules adhere to real-life science" then we're basically creating a (near vs actual) synonym for the Hard Science tag....
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Hard-science tag, possible approach, changing how to ask these particular types of questions

One of the problems which I think new users using the tag face is that they don't necessarily know much about it. Stack Exchange can be a bit complicated to understand when you first join, and a tag ...
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4 votes

Should we use Wikipedia (and other external sources) in tag wikis?

The same guidelines for using other people's work that apply to posts (questions and answers) also apply to tag wikis: quote only what's relevant, don't quote excessively, and cite and link the source....
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Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

Blacklist life The tag has had a long, long journey, and at every step of the way, we've decided we don't want it. Deletion hasn't worked, nor has writing an inclusive wiki. It seems a blacklist is ...
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4 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

Synonymize society and anthropology Anthropology means "the study of human society" and therefore applies to most society questions. If there are outliers, they can be tagged as necessary, ...
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4 votes

Modifying the Evolution tag wiki

Evolution is not a black box where anything can happen The problem with this is evolutionary biology isn't nearly as much of a black box as your question seems to suppose it is. We may not know all ...
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3 votes

Are the four "alternate_X" tags synonyms?

Proposal: as suggested in a comment, change the alternate-reality excerpt to say For questions in which reality is different than it is in real life. This may range from small, environmental ...
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2 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Tag Edits

Synonymize vehicles and transportation See Consolidate tags "vehicles" and "transportation"? for prior discussion. Nearly all transportation occurs in vehicles, and if it doesn't, ...
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Should we use Wikipedia (and other external sources) in tag wikis?

Linking to an external site can help confirm that we are talking about the same thing. For example, if we had a Gutenberg tag, we might mean the man, the printing press, the bible, or the site with ...
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Can we please standardize the phrasing for the tag wikis?

This sounds like a good idea. However, I think there's little actual standardizing to be done, and far more formalizing of the standard that we already have. Looking at the top few tags, the excerpts ...
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Can we please standardize the phrasing for the tag wikis?

Just a few suggestions based on other SE sites, how they handle this, and what I've found. I've gone to some of the larger ones to see how they do it, and some smaller ones to get a more rounded view. ...
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2 votes
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Are these lines in the magic tag wiki necessary?

I agree, the first sentence isn't really needed. However it does include the word "usually" and it is true that most fantasy scenarios usually involve a special caste of magic using individuals. So I'...
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1 vote

Please review the updated tag wikis for internal-consistency, science-fiction, science-based, and hard-science

Headers for hard-science tag should be automatically added, and flagged for removal if needed That was not part of the top-voted answer of the debate, nor its main topic. Since it's a very specific ...
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Urban fantasy tag?

I hear what you're saying; it feels very much like every genre ought to have a tag. However, all of the questions cited are excellent junctions of magic + modern-age. Having these questions tagged ...
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1 vote

near-future tag

For questions concerning the immediate future, where technology is assumed to have advanced slightly while still recognizable to modern humans. Any extra input greatly appreciated!
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near-future tag

For questions relating to the near future of humanity, featuring cultural or technological advancements that could plausibly occur within the next few decades. I still think it's missing something, ...
1 vote

Burning underused tags?

Yes and no - as Monica says, it's possible to have tags that look useless - only 1 or 2 questions, no tag wiki - but could actually add a lot of value to categorisation of questions. You're over 2k ...
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