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Fiction vs Creative-Writing

Not all creative writing is fiction as generally understood, but a tag as broad as "all creative writing, whether narrative, scripts, poetry, essays, humor, etc" seems to me to be too broad to be ...
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Do we need three tags about voices?

I agree they should be merged, with only voice remaining. We can also edit the wiki to incorporate all 3 current guidances. For example: This tag should be used for questions about the usage of a ...
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Why is there a tag for [ellipsis]?

That is oddly specific. I don't think we need the tag at all -- neither as a tag nor as a synonym. It's been used on six questions since being created in 2015, all of which would be fine with just ...
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Why are there two tags about the "show" and "tell" advice?

You're right: these tags are identical, and we don't need both of them. I've made show-dont-tell a synonym of showing-telling, and the two questions with the show-dont-tell tag have been automatically ...
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What is the difference between [characters] and [character-development]?

Sometimes a question can be about other aspects of the character than character-development. For example, my own Writing diversity is about having a diverse cast of characters. It's not about how the ...
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What's the difference between [script] and [scriptwriting]?

Agreed, there's no substative difference between the tags. Let's make scriptwriting a synonym of script and set up a tag wiki. How about something like: Writing for plays, films, comics, radio, or ...
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Documentation, api-documentation and software-documentation tags

There are other types of documentation, like assembly instructions, directions for using equipment, and so on. My thought when I created software-documentation was that doc for software might have ...
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Sorting out tags about pictures

I whole-heartedly support artwork and graphics. I am also in favour of merging everything else into them, since that avoids the "noise" that retagging makes. plotting is an exception: while its ...
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Sorting out tags about pictures

I created artwork Drawings, paintings, photographs, and other art meant to illustrate writing. Use this tag for questions about the actual art used in novels, comics, or other written or ...
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POV and Grammatical Person tags

Not necessarily, since imho the PoV tag covers a larger set of questions. People may ask of the difference on using a third person, omniscent narrator, rather than a third person unreliable one. ...
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What's the difference between [script] and [scriptwriting]?

The substantive difference I see is that "scriptwriting" is actually more restrictive than "script". In film, what a person writes is called a "spec script", what the director uses is called a "...
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I don't understand tag synonyms

status-bydesign It is already working as intended. Yes, it's weird and confusing, but that's still how it is. If you want to change this behaviour you have to take it to main meta. Look at the last ...
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Can kindle be a synonym of amazon?

No, there is a use case for both I don't see a significant benefit in synonymizing these tags. Yes, kindle is mostly a subset of amazon but not entirely. I can see cases where people want to ...
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Do we need a mythology/folklore tag?

Mythology should exist without synonyms From your research I think these questions need better tagging. Those 26 questions should definitely have the mythology tag. It is relevant are useful. However ...
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Documentation, api-documentation and software-documentation tags

I don't see a reason to have both the overarching tag, and the specific tags. To me it makes sense to either have software-documentation and api-documentation or to have documentation. My reasoning is:...
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