Many of the 15 questions (of which two are closed) tagged are actually about or .

In relation to the former, I feel that product placement is the preferable tag because of its specific relationship to Movies & TV. Advertising is a huge world that includes many things, most of which do not relate to our topic.

Here are the questions that currently have the advertising tag (ignoring the closed questions) and what I propose be done to them:

These should be only. They are currently either tagged both and or only:

These are actually about and should have the tag replaced:

This is just a general question about Big Bang Theory and I don't really think it needs an additional tag:

Should just be tagged ... this question is not about advertising at all... and, yes, I get that you shouldn't correct tags based on answers but the premise of the question is flawed and rules/laws that relate to advertising do not relate to entertainment TV:

These are questions about commercials, not necessarily about films or TV shows (though some are tangentially related). Commercials seem to be on-topic here and (or advertisement?) could certainly be an option to separate these questions... or just ... though this goes against the concept of not having "movie" or "TV" tags because that's what the site is about.

This last group is the one I feel needs the most discussion but thoughts regarding all of the above are welcome.

  • Nice proposal and reasoning. However, how does a commercial tag go "against the concept of not having "movie" or "TV" tags"? Afterall, if commercials are on-topic, then I guess a commercial is just a specific "genre" of movies/TV-shows. While not saying I'm completely in favour of it, I don't see a commercial tag conflicting with the policy of movie and tv tags being useless, seems a completely unrelated problem. And it's not that even 1% of the questions here would have that tag, let alone half of 'em.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Apr 1, 2015 at 19:53
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    @NapoleonWilson You are probably right... I'm just trying to be cautious. Personally, I don't mind the idea of tagging questions about commercials as such but I don't necessarily want to encourage questions about them, even if they are on-topic.
    – Catija
    Apr 1, 2015 at 19:55

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I like this idea a lot and it would clean up the advertising/marketing tags - I wouldn't worry about the translation tag as I think that's one of the ones that will end up being retired at some point. Just going through the questions you've linked in your post - in order:

  • First five regarding - I agree, we should remove from these

  • Next three regarding - I agree - is probably the right tag

  • The TBBT question - it's not actually about advertising, since the Cheesecake factory have no arrangement with the studio. Just the tag should be sufficient

  • The reality TV question - I agree, just tag it

Regarding the last three - I agree with not having a tag, these are actually (according to the scope, anyway) on topic and if we actually get genuine questions on the topic we would probably need to revisit how these are tagged - since during the life of the site to date there hasn't been a genuine question that needed a specific tag we don't need to have one right now.

The "are movie stars forbidden" question is a question. I'm not even sure it should be tagged . It's about characters so is good but it's not about . I'd go with .

The second question regarding comedians in cars probably needs a tag (maybe since is too long). The existing tags should be removed.

The identification question should only have the relevant identification tag against it.

  • The comedians in cars question isn't actually about the show, though... is it? It's just about ads that happen to be run with the show? I don't know anything about it, so I'm not sure what the deal is.
    – Catija
    Apr 8, 2015 at 5:27
  • I don't know, I had a quick look and it looks like the ads were written by Jerry Seinfeld for the show.
    – user5603
    Apr 8, 2015 at 7:42

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