Following on from my initial post, would it be possible for us to discuss tv-shows and television?
Did you know that we actually blacklist the movies tag? We explicitly ban the use of movies but we have got two television tags! Furthermore, we've already had the discussion on removing the [tag:tv-shows] tag and agreed to remove it but never actually got rid of it...
So... here's a breakdown of the two tags we're discussing:
The tag wiki for television says:
General questions about the nature, problems and impact of television.
The questions themselves look to be similar in nature to those tagged tv-shows and I'm not even sure that the "nature, problems and impact of television" is even within our scope?
The tag wiki for tv-shows says:
A segment of one-off or recurring content intended for broadcast on television. To be used on general questions about TV-shows, not for questions about a specific TV-show.
Looking through the questions, there are many instances where the tag is used in conjunction with a name tag - in these instances we'd be removing the tag anyway as per the existing tag wiki.
These tags are also misused heavily, especially on identification questions.
In many instances, the tv-shows tag could be removed entirely and replaced with another tag.
I personally think we should remove both of these tags (after editing suitable replacements into place) and then black list both tags, like we have with movies.
If the question is about a TV show or a movie but not about a particular work, it will always be in the context of something that should be covered by our other tags.
What do you think?
televisionfor the really general TV stuff that doesn't really seem to fit other production things. Maybe many things might fit
distributionbut that word somehow feels inaccurate for such general "airing" problems. But Ok, we don't have a
cinematag either and general cinema things would probably fall under
distribution, too. Oh wait, we also have
scheduling. Well, I guess that might also be a good fit for many of the things that I thought we'd need