I just saw this question, which is a kind of plot-hole question, if you want. The question, being about "Hunt for Red October", has the tags submarine and cold-war (which the movie's story is about in general), though it is not really a question about the movie's overall story, one of those topics or movies about those topics in general (it is somehow related to submarine technology, but this is no Q&A site about applied nuclear physics, and it's more of a plot-hole question really). So I think those tags are not really fitting here and such behaviour could lead to a tag explosion of the question (though I know it's limited to 5, but even worse, which to pick from a large variety) or maybe the site?.

So is this appropriate for this question? Is it only appropriate if the question really has a connection to these topics? Or is it not really fitting at all to intoduce such "content theme" tags, as there are movies about everything but often the question is not about space travels in general, but about "Star Wars" or maybe Science Fiction in general (genre tags are a good idea, of course)?

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The submarine and cold-war tags make no sense. I have removed them.

Please keep it limited to movie name and genre for now.

Additional tags include, analysis, movie-identification, ending.


Content themes are a good thing to have. When there are 200 Star Wars questions on the site, it'll be nice to have some tagged and others tagged and whatnot.

But only use such tags to describe the question, not to describe the movie. That Hunt for Red October question isn't about the Cold War, and it's only marginally about submarines; the question is mostly about the plot. So these tags didn't belong.

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