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Following on from my initial post, would it be possible for us to discuss and ?

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 says:

General questions about the nature, problems and impact of television.

The questions themselves look to be similar in nature to those tagged and I'm not even sure that the "nature, problems and impact of television" is even within our scope?

The tag wiki for 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 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 .

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?

  • "in these instances we'd be removing the tag anyway as per the existing tag wiki" - Not necessarily, though. It could still be a question about the general TV-production-related problems of the specific work. But interesting question in general. – Napoleon Wilson Apr 13 '15 at 12:22
  • The tag wiki clearly states not for questions about a specific TV-show? Well, tag wiki's is a future discussion anyway, they're open for change. – user5603 Apr 13 '15 at 12:27
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    Yes, please kill off these ridiculous tags. It's in our community's title, for Pete's sake. – Walt Apr 13 '15 at 17:28
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    I'm not sure though, if we still want television for the really general TV stuff that doesn't really seem to fit other production things. Maybe many things might fit distribution but that word somehow feels inaccurate for such general "airing" problems. But Ok, we don't have a cinema tag 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 television for. – Napoleon Wilson Apr 13 '15 at 22:56
  • That's the point - we don't have a movie tag and we manage without that by using our other tags - I'm not saying that no additional tags might be created as a result of removing these two, but if they are they'll be for a very specific area that isn't already covered by our other tags – user5603 Apr 14 '15 at 8:06
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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 .

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.

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