I would like to request community feedback on the animation tag usage guidance. I’ve noticed that this tag is being used as a meta tag; that is, it is applied to questions that are not about animation, where it just happens that the movie or TV show being asked about is animated. This goes against the general SE policy that meta tags are explicitly discouraged, as explained by Jeff Atwood, SE co-founder, in the Stack Overflow Blog: The Death of Meta Tags.
Movies or shows that consist entirely of either hand drawn or computer drawn/generated content.
For questions about the animation process used in movies and TV shows. Do not use this tag if your question is not about animation, even if the movie or TV show you're asking about is animated. Animation is a method by which still images are manipulated to create the illusion of movement. This can be done using a variety of techniques, including traditional animation, stop-motion animation, and computer animation.
However, after this edit was approved, I noticed that the tag was also being used for questions about animated movies or TV shows in general, sometimes as the sole tag, and the above usage guidance would not apply to those questions, since they don't have a specific movie or TV show tag. So I’ve suggested another edit to also cover that usage (the part that I’ve changed is bolded):
For questions about the animation process used in movies and TV shows, or animated movies or TV shows in general. Otherwise, don't use this tag, even if the movie or TV show you're asking about is animated. […]
However, this edit was rejected by a community moderator as it “does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the content are unnecessary or make the post more confusing.”
I would appreciate the community's input on this matter. What should our tag usage guidance for the animation tag be? (Please note the above-mentioned SE policy on meta tags for the tag usage guidance.)