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Multiple tags for plot

While searching through questions for possible missing tags I noticed that we have five very similar tags. plot: Plot typically refers to the events and their ordering in a work of narrative fiction. ...
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Should we have an epilogue tag?

I would like to go ahead and create epilogue We have prologue and it seems reasonable to have a matched set. There does not appear to be a generic term that covers both. I discovered the problem ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

Since we only have 23 tags that have over 200 questions (but 4 that are close to that) and about 3 close to bronze-tag-possible status (100 questions), perhaps we have a "Theme" of the week, to push ...
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A tag for combat?

Do we want a tag for [combat] or [battle]? Some questions that could use the tag (in no particular order): What's Essential In A Combat Scene? How do I write an action scene? Switching perspective ...
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Do we need an 'ethnicity-religion-race' tag?

Ethnicity: an ethnic group; a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like. Search Writing|SE for the word 'ethnicity' and it returns over 100 entries. ...
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The “timelines” tag - another one with two meanings

The wiki for timelines reads: This tag should be used for timelines for an author, such as the amount of time between publishing different parts of a blog series, or for questions about timelines ...
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Documentation, api-documentation and software-documentation tags

I've stumbled on the software-documentation and api-documentation tags today, but funnily enough, there was no generic "documentation" tag that could gather all-documentation related issues. So, i've ...
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“Readers” and “audience” tags

We have two tags: readers and audience. The tag wiki for [audience] reads "Those for whom one writes". A.k.a "readers". [readers] is the more popular tag, but it has no tag wiki at all. Should we ...
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What tag should be used for questions on typography?

Typography seems to me a part of writing. Things like fonts, kerning, typographical styling (bold, italics etc.), drop caps, small caps... Do we have a tag that covers those? Or do I go ahead and ...
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Can we fix the [accessibility] tag?

I started to add the accessibility tag to a question about image scaling, but was taken aback by the tag wiki excerpt: Making technical writing easy to understand for non-technical readers. The ...
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Do we need a [profanity] tag?

In this question @Cyn used the sex tag since there was no profanity or swearing tag. I feel this tag should be reserved for the questions about sex in writing. Instead I propose we have a profanity ...
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food-writing tag

After a discussion with Monica in the comments of this question: Injecting creativity into a cookbook We have added a tag for food-writing Wiki: Use this tag for questions within the genre of ...
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Do we need both “feedback” and “criticism”?

Not all feedback is criticism, but all criticism is feedback. Do we need both, or maybe they should be merged? (6 questions currently have both tags.)
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“Constructed-language” and “conlangs” tags

For some reason we have both constructed-language and conlangs. Could they be either made synonyms or merged?
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Sorting out tags about pictures

So we've got: illustrations — 29 questions — created Dec 14 '15, first asked Nov 21 '10 Worth a thousand words Questions about using images in a work. How to find an illustrator, how to ...
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Tag proposal - Podcasting?

Update! I crossed the 150 rep mark, so I AM creating the podcast tag and adding it to my own questions. I hope a few others also choose to use it! Podcasts have some unique writing challenges, and ...
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The tag “paper”

The tag paper deals with two subjects that have nothing to do with each other: physical paper (the stuff one writes on) and academical papers. I don't think a tag that deals with two unrelated ...
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The “tools” tag and its subsidiaries

We have started discussing tools over here, and the discussion has grown to the point that I think it warrants a separate question. tools has many subsidiary tags: software, medium, writing-...
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Why is there a tag for [ellipsis]?

So we have a question asking about "ellipses." Which is the plural of ellipsis. Except it's not. The post itself is kind of a non-sequitur, because the poster used the ellipsis tag and the plural ...
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Fixing [young-adult] tag

Currently, the information on young-adult reads: This tag should be used for questions about fiction that is intended for readers approximately aged between 16 and 25. A common abbreviation is ...
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Unclear tags - let's clarify them

Since we're soon going into a contest that's all about adding questions to tags, let's make sure the tags are in fact clear. There are several tags I am unsure how to apply. Which could well be a ...
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What is the difference between [characters] and [character-development]?

After answering this question: Character is onscreen for three seconds I took a look at the tags. characters and plot I added character-development but realized I didn't know if I should delete ...
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Should we have a library tag?

I was looking at Library of Congress filing: "intended for children or young adults" and seeing if the tags were appropriate. Turns out we have no library tag. Doing a search, there are ...
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Do we need both [children] and [young-author] tags to be about young people who write?

I noticed that we have both children and young-author children has the following tag wiki excerpt, my boldface: Writing for children to read, or questions about children who write. young-author ...
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Should we have a “Ratings” tag?

I think there should be a ratings tag for if people have a question on if a certain situation in their writing would tip them over an edge into another rating (Say, from PG to PG-13, or R to X?) Sorry ...
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Why do we have a [beginner] tag?

Meta tags are not allowed, right?
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What does the tag “titles” imply?

I found myself hovering over the "Post Your Question" button after writing a question about what my book should be titled. Now, at first, I thought this surely wasn't allowed, due to it being off-...
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Do we need a tag for every genre?

I noticed a new tag today: dark-fantasy. Essentially, according to the description, it is for questions about books that mix fantasy and horror. My question is why do we need a tag for every genre ...
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Tag for “Nonlinear” or “Branching Narrative”?

This is a request for a catch-all tag for nonlinear, branching narratives, Choose Your Own Adventure® gamebooks, choice fiction (Twine), interactive fiction (text adventures), and the stochastic/...
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What's the difference between [script] and [scriptwriting]?

Some time ago Έρικ Κωνσταντόπουλος (Erik the Outgolfer) mentioned the following in the chat: I've noticed there are both script and scriptwriting, sometimes on the same question too! Both tags ...
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What's the difference between [short-story] and [short-fiction]?

I've stumbled upon the tag short-fiction, which sadly has neither a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki. Looking through the questions tagged with short-fiction I can see that most of them (10 of 18) ...
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Fiction vs Creative-Writing

We currently have two tags that describe basically the same thing: Fiction and Creative-Writing. Fiction is described as "a form of prose writing that deals with at least partly artificial or imagined ...
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Do we need [voting] and [votes] (and [down-votes] and [up-votes]) on Meta?

I was looking through the tags on Meta and found the tags voting and votes. Sadly neither of them has a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki. This makes the distinction between the two of them unclear ...
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I'd like some guidance on creating tags

I was thinking of creating a 'diversity' and 'tokenism' tag, but unsure if this is a good idea and seek feedback. How to balance respecting diversity and avoiding tokenism at the same time
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Is AP-style different from APA style and is the tag used correctly?

I've had a look through some older questions and some of the less popular tags on the main site and I stumbled upon the tag ap-style, which sadly has neither a tag wiki excerpt, nor a full tag wiki. ...
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Tag for articy:draft?

Recently I found this software called articy:draft, and I fell in love with it. It's a pretty neat software that allows you to organize your story (for a video game) in a visual way. Since Writer (or ...
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How can we improve our tech-writing tags?

We currently have several tags relevant for questions about technical writing: technical-writing api-documentation indexing examples Plus there are many other tags that apply to lots of types of ...
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Can we fix the grammar in our tag for 'time-constrain'?

I was running through the review queue, and noticed a suggestion for information about the time-constrain tag. Could we edit this tag to read 'time-constraint'? 'Constrain' is a verb; 'constraint' ...
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Should we retag to apply the Fiction tag to more questions?

On this site, the fiction tag has 700+ questions associated with it, but the overwhelming majority of questions here (currently 4800 or so) relate to fiction. While many of the non-fiction-tagged ...
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Creating the `formality` tag?

How about making this tag? Currently all my questions about the formality is tagged under the tone tag. But I think we should make a formality tag separately. What do you think?
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Meaning of “convention” tag?

What does the conventions tag mean? I assume it means writing conventions, but then it dawned on me that it might also refer to conventions about writing, kind of like Comic-Con but about writing. ...
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How did a question get asked without tags?

The SE software requires you to specify at least one tag when posting, and untagged is a special tag that you're not supposed to be able to add directly. How did this question have, as its sole tag, ...
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Are we using the criticism tag correctly?

The criticism description says it's for: Questions dealing with writing criticism, and with receiving criticism from others. The wiki adds: Questions to do with: - How to write criticism (e.g....
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Kill the “homework” tag?

I was surprised to see that we have a homework tag. There are currently 9 questions with this tag. Should we keep this tag or kill it?
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Can the “critique” tag be burninated, please?

Stack Exchange employees! The community has decided that the critique tag is a meta tag that does not describe the content of a question, and should be removed. (Here's the meta post about that.) ...
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Tag Synonym: Planning vs. Development

I see we've got a tag synonym where a development question is mapped directly to planning. I'm not sure these are the same thing - frankly, I'm not 100% certain what either tag's scope is. Do we ...
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Is [critique] a meta-tag?

Jeff Atwood has discussed meta tags, which he (via Aaronut at Cooking.SE) defines as follows: Meta-tags [are tags which] do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other aspect ...
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Should we only use American English for tags?

We have the tags dialog and dialogue. Probably we have or get other tags which show the subtleties between British and American English. Even so I am in favour (<- see!) of the British variant, the ...
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[grammar] tag poorly geared for on-topic questions

Consider the grammar tag. Two of its most obvious functions are off-topic at Writers.SE: Questions about correct grammar are migrated to English.SE. Requests for grammar-proofing as a critique are ...
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Vaguely defined tags

We've got a few tags which seem to me to be vague and poorly defined. They're natural phrases to use when describing a question in our field, but I don't think they're useful for tagging, ...