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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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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 [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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Is a tips tag worthwhile?

I saw and removed a tips tag, and I believe it should be removed as it is a meta tag. Meta tags are officially discouraged on SE sites. Is this a meta tag? Do we have other meta tags in the wild? ...
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Should we have a death tag?

Death seems to be a pretty common topic on this site. Some example topics: Characters dealing with death: Character motivations facing death? Writing character deaths: What makes a good death ...
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“Technique” tag

I think the "technique" tag deserves some attention and polishing; it can be a useful tag, but it's also difficult to pin down to a clear definition. For example, here's a couple of questions which ...
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Do we need three tags about voices?

We currently have three tags about voices: voice, passive-voice, and voice-choice. Here are the definitions: voice: "This tag should be used for questions about the usage of a literary voice in your ...
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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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Tag Challenge! June 10 to June 23: Formatting, Poetry, Ending - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: formatting started the challenge at 308 poetry started at 151 ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we introduce a rhetoric tag?

I think a rhetoric tag is warranted, based on some of the posts I've seen on creating tags. It is an important discipline within the study of writing. It is much more precise than the current ...
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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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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 Challenge! June 24 to July 7: Self-Publishing, Planning, Constructed-Language - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: self-publishing started at 257 questions planning started at ...
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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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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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[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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Creating a new tag?

In the comments for this question, John Smithers and justkt asked me to create a Scrivener tag and write up the tag info. I am fairly new to Stack Exchange and have not a clue how to go about this. ...
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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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Moderator re-tag requests: [characters] and [character-naming]

characters should excised in favor of character; I'd be in favor of cutting the plural tag out completely. I think character-naming should be synonymed to naming.