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A tag for combat?

My personal list for the usefulness of new tags from I'd like some guidance on creating tags: Ask yourself how many questions you have about this topic: is this probably the only one or is this a ...
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Do we really need a monsters tag?

Add a wiki and keep the tag Not being a popular tag should not be ground for deletion. The three question that use it are clearly related and no other tag would aptly describe how or why they are ...
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Habits tags - do we need them all?

habits and breaking-bad-writing-habits should be merged. The latter is a subset of the former. Neither has many questions (17 and 10) and they just aren't distinct enough to warrant the need for ...
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How can we improve our tech-writing tags?

I'm a TechComm SE refugee, so I don't know how much my opinion counts on what Writing SE should do, but yes I think that would be helpful. The first thing I did after joining Writing SE was favorite ...
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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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There should be a "subversion" tag

Subversion would be a rhetorical device. We just introduced a rhetoric tag; will that suffice for your question?
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Tag for "Nonlinear" or "Branching Narrative"?

branching-narrative would be a good tag and we should create it The reasons are already stated in the question, I just want to point out a few things. A branching storyline doesn't necessarily mean ...
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What does the tag "titles" imply?

seems to say that you can indeed ask questions about what your work should be called. Or maybe not? Am I missing something? You're missing What topics can I ask about here? and What types of ...
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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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Ending the tag challenge

I for one just want to thank you and those involved in the effort. It is hard to measure the effects of these things but they absolutely are a positive for this community.
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Comedy and humor

Although it's barely used (of the 11 questions tagged comedy, only 6 questions appear to be about the genre), I think it makes sense to have separate tags for the genre and for the use of humor. We ...
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Do we need a tag for every genre?

I don't think we need tags that are that specific. While some of us write in a specific genre (I write speculative fiction, for instance - that's fantasy, sci-fi, and anything in between), most ...
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Do we need both [children] and [young-author] tags to be about young people who write?

I agree there's a bit of an overlap. I'd go with your solution: ...rename the children tag to, say, childrens-stories, restrict it to questions about writings for children to read, and fold the ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

I strongly agree. I'll add my two cents to what Galastel already said. The contest made us write more question than usual on less-hot tags, and we do have a lot of those. Promoting tag diversity ...
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New tag: "New Weird" or "Weird Fiction"?

Niche tags are fine. If the tag would help people interested in that specific genre find questions about it, it's worth considering even if we currently only have a handful of questions about it. On ...
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Should we have a death tag?

Yes we should add the tag. Using Secespitus' excellent tag creation question for this situation. 1. Ask yourself how many questions you have about this topic: is this probably the only one or is this ...
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I'd like some guidance on creating tags

Here is a little general list I use to gauge the usefulness of a tag: 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 ...
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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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Can we fix the grammar in our tag for 'time-constrain'?

This turned out to be the tip of a larger iceberg. We had two messages tagged "time-constrain" (sic). We had a bunch of questions tagged "time", which were divided between questions about managing ...
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food-writing tag

We shouldn't be afraid to make changes as the need arises. Sometimes, the need for a tag crops up. Often, it's a single question that gets things started, but as long as we can see a reasonable ...
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Can we fix the [accessibility] tag?

In other stacks that I visit (User Experience, Super User, and Stack Overflow), accessibility is also the one that I search specifically when I have questions about how to make things that interact ...
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"Readers" and "audience" tags

The wiki excerpt for readers says: "Issues that specifically target readers, marketing to particular sets of readers". Whoever wrote that didn't seem to mean beta-readers, for which there's a ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

A "weekly tag challenge" would help us build up the diversity of our site along with keeping the good content going. Sounds like a great idea! We should be mindful of "contest fatigue". I think ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

It's a good idea. I have joined a community as a beginner in writing, and surely have less experience. But I really want to increase my participation by even answering some of the questions of the ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

My suggestion for how it would work -- keeping it low key, more of an "inspiration" than a "contest" - a single Featured Meta Post. Title: Tag of the Week - "name of tag" Body: Keep ...
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Should we have an appendix tag?

Yes we should add the tag. Using Secespitus' excellent tag creation question for this situation. 1. Ask yourself how many questions you have about this topic: is this probably the only one or is this ...
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On the tags [viewpoint] and [grammatical-person]

I would like to see us keep/create one tag for all of these and create a synonym or two to make them easy to find. I am very open to which tag name is primary and how many synonyms there are. I ...
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Ending the tag challenge

I think you're right that there's burnout and it's time to take a break. Especially given that it's summer for most of the world's population. Let's officially end the challenge and restart it at a ...
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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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Why do we have a [beginner] tag?

Agreed, I'll delete the tag later this evening. Unless anyone has a good reason why not?
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