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I created a tag called game-show. I think this is sufficient for tagging any TV shows classified as "game shows". We haven't really had many questions of that genre, I don't think every game show needs its own tag.


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I don't see any reason why we can't go with x-men-cinematic-universe. It parallels very nicely with the marvel-cinematic-universe, and until Fox decides to name it officially, we have no better option. (If/when they do, we can always just rename the tag). The name is clear and obvious enough that people will recognize it, and both the X-Men Movies Wikia and ...


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In this case, p'tit is an abbrev of petit. It seems weird to replace the apostrophe with a space, because that suggests they are two words. As such, I would suggest going with ptit-quinquin. The same would apply to the title of the related English show: Li'l Quinquin. Here I would suggest lil-quinquin.


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While we're at the task of cleaning up the identify tags (as much as possible) it might be worth also trying to improve identify-this-actor. It's not nearly the crisis that identify-this-movie is, but as you mentioned, there's no harm in improving the tag guidance. In particular, bad actor-ID questions tend to be of the form "here's a screen cap, who is ...


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The question you ACTUALLY are asking is: "Should all the movies/films/videos/shows of a given franchise be tagged with the associated franchise tag, regardless of question scope?" To that question, and ultimately to the question asked in the OP, I say "YES!", for the reasons of (1) consistency, (2) search-ability and (3) because they are related, ...


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There are a few issues - While "Marvel Cinematic Universe" is the official term for this collection of Marvel film and television properties, it is not the case that "Harry Potter Universe" is an official term. The more generally accepted term would be "Potterverse" but, even then, my understanding is that it's a fan-created term, not an official one. ...


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Your request has been fulfilled and the tag has been renamed and synonymized. Thank you for bringing this to notice.


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Make star-trek-the-next-generation the master, and make star-trek-tng a synonym. The official name of the series is Star Trek: The Next Generation. The tag was created as star-trek-next-generation because the character limit for tags was capped at 25. Now that we can use 35 characters, it makes sense to expand to the full name. Using the full name is good ...


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This changed at some point and is not in preferences; now the way to hide tags rather than just gray them out is a box on the right side of the homepage: If you click the Hide questions in your ignored tags button, they will be hidden now:


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Now first of all, you can't create a tag if there isn't a question about the movie yet, neither should you. Tags are only created when asking a question by just adding it to the question. But when asking a question about a movie, then yeah, indeed you should. It is long-standing, accepted and applied policy on this site to tag each and every question with ...


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No, it wouldn't! First of all, while I don't have as narrow a view about tagging as SE seems to have and don't value the "meta tag" term they coined as much as other people, this tag would clearly be a "meta tag". It doesn't say anything about the question asked and merely says "it could contain spoilers". But you know what, that's what the whole site ...


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I think it should be enhanced a bit to something like: Don't forget to include the following in your question: The original language of the film (English, French, Spanish, etc.) The country of origin The approximate year or a concise range of years of release. Remember: you can edit your own questions to add any additional details ...


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I think that this tag is useless. No one is going to look for all of the questions about all characters in all movies or TV shows. Most questions with this tag are about a specific character in a specific film... Which means that the film tag should be more than sufficient. There's no need to further point out "hey, this question is just about one ...


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No, there shouldn't. Documentary is less of a medium than rather a genre or style. Documentaries can very well be either movies or TV-shows, which are the media that we separate ID questions into. So in this case the working procedure is to tag the question with an appropriate ID tag (identify-this-movie or identify-this-tv-show), depending what it is. And ...


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We don't get many questions like that, and if I recall correctly they have been closed in the past by people that have a greater sensitivity for trivia than me. I don't see any reason why we wouldn't have such a tag.


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Personally, I think it makes for bad policy to have the tags be inconsistent. Giving out the tag to the first film version that gets a question is arbitrary and tends to bias towards newer versions of the films. I feel this can end up being confusing... because it confused me when I started looking into this situation. If we want to say: The older (or ...


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status-completed - Tags blu-ray and dvd have been removed accordingly. blu-ray Not sure we need a tag for a specific HD format, however, the point is moot as pretty much every question with this tag is mistagged and should probably have some kind of "high definition" replacement. The consensus on this one would probably result in the dvd tag being nuked ...


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Merging those two is very good idea, they've always been a thorn in my eye. They seem to be synonyms for all intents and purposes. One could argue that cinematography is more about the action of filming and operating cameras, while camera is more specifically about the actual technological things. But I agree with iandotkelly's comment that "we're not a ...


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Tags are designed as a means to categorize groups of related questions based on a typical users' interests. Tags are not really intended to enumerate every possible detail about a question. It is hard to imagine there is a large audience who are categorically interested in questions "just about season 3". I would suggest that making tags this granular ...


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I don't think that this tag, character, is useless. "Nearly every question is about some character". It's good word choice: "near" ...it`s not the same than all. I've made questions about characters myself and I like them: one question with over 5 votes on Hodor, from Game of Thrones, and others less popular questions on Gilfoyle, from Silicon Valley, and ...


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The tag wiki excerpt is formally called User Guidance and that is what is should be. In the case of a film or a series, it should give enough information for a user to be able to discern tags for different works with similar titles. It should at least have the full name of the work year of release the name of the producer in the case of TV series the name ...


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This has finally reached the whole network and the new maximum tag length is 35 characters.


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I have updated these two questions with memories-of-murder. If plural one doesn't get used, it will die automatically.


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TL;DR: This would cause more problems than it would solve, especially when dealing with new users, so no, we shouldn't do this. Napoleon Wilson has already pointed out in the comments that we can already search for all versions of a film by using wildcards, so you're trying to solve a problem that doesn't really exist. But in addition, I can see three ...


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I can see your point to a degree - people might resort to movie-mistake, and ignore plot-explanation when they are asking a question about an inconsistency rather than a production error. However production mistakes are a legitimate interest of people - they are listed in IMDB. Options include: Making it a synonym of plot-explanation - as said above, I ...


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I have added tv and movie to the tags blacklist.


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I agree with @ChristianRau that it is odd to have cgi as a synonym of production (along with animals? and budget). I've not really thought about this much but apparently Special Effects are carried out on-set and Visual Effects are in post production. This is taken from the following article: What's the difference between Special Effects and Visual ...


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A lot of the tags you've listed as meta tags are very close to genres IMO. I think the key is to ask, would someone view the tag page for this? Many people are interested in animation, black & white films, silent films or short films. So I think tags of different "mediums" are perfectly valid. Same goes for 'vampires' and 'zombies' - people are fans of ...


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I don't think it's time for a significant change in the way we use tags here. Now first of all, your tag category based approach for cleaner tagging is in general a very good idea. However, I don't agree with some of the categorization you make and with many of the tags you propose for removal, as well as the philosophy this is based on. But let's have a ...


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Based on your three options, I think my preferred solution is #2... Genre tags should only be used to mark questions about the genre in general, not about any specific film, or ID question. I don't know if there are any questions at this point that fit this use but I don't think uses 1 or 2 are appropriate. For example, the hypothetical question: In ...


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