Assessing if tags are useful
A while ago Secespitus created a useful list of questions to consider when creating tags:
- Ask yourself how many questions you have about this topic: is this probably the only one or is this a topic you want to ask about more regularly?
- Look through the existing questions: how many already use the word or similar words and might profit from the tag?
- Look through the existing tags: is one of them already encompassing what you are trying to convey?
- Look through Meta: have there been similar requests or precedent cases where something similar has been created/denied?
- Think about the sites scope: do you think that a lot of people will profit from these tags when they are asking questions about the specific topic of the site you are on?
- Think about the tag's scope: is it well-defined and obvious to users coming to the site?
For each of the tags you are creating it might be worth going through this list.
- You have said that you will be blocking the tag so unlikely that you will ask more questions on it. However others likely will. - +0
- Many questions already exist where this tag could be used. - +1
- It doesn't look like we have a tag that covers the questions you are looking at with this tag. - +1
- The closest we have is this meta so you are fine here. - +1
- You have already address this in your question. There is a clear benefit here. - +1
- The scope of the question is clear, but I think it could use some refinement. - +0
In summary you have 4 point in favour a tag and none against so it seems a tag for these question would be useful. However, I think we can improve the tag with a little thought.
I would prefer the main tag to be sexual-assault with rape as a synonym, to reduce the impact of triggers. Also to include some relevant trigger warning guidance in the tag wiki. This would catch a broader set of questions but also improve it's usage.
- Again, you are unlikely to be asking questions on this topic, but others will. - +0
- You've already found a few, and there's likely to be more if you widen your search terms. - +1
- Existing tags, combat horror pain don't quite cover the same niche as your proposed tag. - +1
- I couldn't find anything similar on meta. - +1
- Both as a trigger warning and a sorting method for those writing scenes like this, I believe this tag is useful. - +1
- The scope is fairly well defined and relatively self-evident. - +1
This tag has 5 points for an none against. With a good tag except and wiki I don't see any reason not to go ahead with the creation of this tag.
- You won't use it, and based on the question you have added it to I'm not sure other will either. - -1
- There are a handful of existing questions on this topic. - +1
- Here is your real problem. I don't see what this tag adds that is not covered by the tags erotica for the genre and sex for scene depictions. - -1
- We have this meta about creating the erotica and sex tags. - -1
- I don't see much benefit to the site for this tag. Writers already have the tags mentioned above, and anyone else trying to use it to search would find what they are looking for to be extremely off-topic here. - -1
- I don't see this as well defined. You have used it on question containing the word 'porn' but are about both sexual and violence. For mean this tag is unclear is its purpose. - -1
Overall I see 5 points against, and only 1 in favour of this tag. Perhaps it would have a better chance as a synonym of erotica. But I don't think this tag adds much value and should probably not be added.