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I found the tag (11 questions currently) on Terraforming — when and where — current estimates? where it was added by a new user assuming it belongs on questions about predicting future technology.

I removed it from that question.

Most of the rest of the uses are about predicting positions of objects in their orbits, but it's also found on Predictive simulation of gait on Mars?

Hmm... Is using (102 questions) here instead better? Yes, so I've made that change as well.

Surely all of these uses shouldn't come from one tag.

Questions:

  1. What is the prediction tag for? Should it be just for predicting positions of objects in their orbits, or should the definition be broader?
  2. Do we need it at all? (1,455 questions) is our most frequent tag. and (108 questions) are things we do with orbits, but if we want to support the prediction tag it would have to be added to more orbital-mechanics questions to actually be useful for what it's supposed to represent.
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Tags that are overly broad and ill-defined aren't helpful. I would remove it.

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    $\begingroup$ I think so too. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Aug 18 at 10:26
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh I'm going to answer you here rather than the other thread that's not related. Mods can't delete tags, so the best course of action here is for people to manually remove it from each question. Then it will be automatically deleted by the system. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage Mod
    Aug 26 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage okay got it, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Aug 26 at 15:18

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