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Should tags for individual movies be encouraged

Should movies have their own individual tag?

e.g. If a movie is about inception does it really need its own tag?

This is merely a question about how specific does a tag need to be.

  • Hi. I remembered that this had been discussed already - feel free to contribute an answer to the original question if you feel that the balance on tagging is wrong here.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Mar 3, 2012 at 20:42

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Tags do not merely form part of the content of the question - it is meta information that allows the question to be found more easily.

The purpose of tags to allow someone to search for questions of a particular topic. You can have favorite tags which color the questions differently on the list, and you can have tag subscriptions - be emailed when questions about your topics of interest come up.

As a site about movies and TV, it seems reasonable to tag a question with the title of the movie or series it relates to.

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