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Questions tagged [tags]

Questions regarding the tags used on Space.SE, and what kind of questions they should be used on.

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Defining requirements for hypothetical-invention questions

The idea of a hypothetical-invention tag seems to be gaining mild acceptance: https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1167/58 If we're going to have this tag, we should probably first establish what ...
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Would a “Speculation” tag be useful?

There are many questions on the site of the form of "could this work". These questions generally propose a solution to some real or imagined problem and ask if the solution would work. Would it be ...
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You say tomato, I say tomato, you say Ultima Thule, I say 2014-MU69. How to deal with dual names and tags?

I created 2014-mu69 a year and a half ago but they've since nick-named the asteroid Ultima Thule and people use that a lot. It currently has 8 questions and no doubt in the next week it will get more,...
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Two SpaceX Dragon tags, is clarification needed?

In the question What is SpaceX's parachute problem that NASA is concerned about in the NASA ASAP report? I needed a Dragon capsule tag. There are two to choose from: dragon and dragon-v2 Do we need ...
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Role of country tags

The russia and china tags are used on 63 questions and 20 questions respectively. I've asked two questions that seem to be about the US space program and government positions, so I've created united-...
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How did my question become untagged?

I just received a notification of a suggested edit https://space.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/16868 which would change my question from the untagged tag to an actual tag. I'm just curious ...
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Synonym [astronauts] and [astronaut]

astronauts is the more used of the two. astronaut has only 5 questions.
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Does the astro-biology tag apply to all life in space, ever?

@Conelisinspace shouldn't the astrobiology tag be for non terrestrial native life forms? I don't think it applies to tardigrades any more than it does to to mold, plants, mice, or people on the ...
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Can we have a [pollution] tag?

I asked a question about jettisoned rocket parts residing in the ocean, and tagged it with waste, but this tag was removed in an edit, presumably because most other instances of this tag relate waste ...
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What is the [shuttle-shuttle] tag for?

Title pretty much says it all. What is the [shuttle-shuttle] tag for? How is it different from space-shuttle?
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Ice, [ice], baby?

I submitted an excerpt for ice, but I realized that not all the existing questions were about extra-terrestrial ice (e.g. 1, 2). Trying to shove rocket ice into that mix introduces double meanings, ...
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When are questions regarding Python on topic here?

I only realized we have a python tag the other day when someone added the tag to several questions containing Python code, and then someone else disputed the validity of the tag. But now we have 17 ...
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What should be our standard for creating speculative craft/mission tags?

So today I came across falcon-super-heavy. There's one question, and it links to an article that talks about it in theoretical terms Musk was asked whether SpaceX can increase the Falcon Heavy’s ...
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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

After the test flight of the Falcon Heavy, we've gotten a flood of questions related to its wonderfully quirky payload. Before the launch, this payload was known as 'the Roadster', and we created a ...
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Easiest way to get a list of tags for which I've bee the first user? Algorithmically if possible!

I have created >several tags without sufficient documentation. As far as I know there's no easy way for me to get a list of tags by creator (a mod here may have told me that, I can't remember where or ...
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Biology shouldn't be aliased to Life?

We have a Biology tag which is aliased to "Life" However, I am not sure this is appropriate for all the biological experiments done in space (the description of Life aka Biology is closest to ...
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Merge supply-mission and resupply-mission

The tags supply-mission and resupply-missions are the same thing and they should be synonyms. I don't have the rep to suggest the synonym so hoping some can do it for me.
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Should we have separate tags for the Soyuz launcher and the Soyuz spacecraft?

Right now, the soyuz tag refers specifically to "questions regarding the Soyuz manned spacecraft"; it doesn't include questions about the Soyuz launcher. Should we create separate tags for the Soyuz ...
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Should we have an [up-goer-five] tag?

A recent question included the following line: Note that this question was translated into English by my father, who is the one typing it. I'm eight years old and I don't use SE unsupervised. ...
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What is the best tag for a question about working at NASA?

This question asks if NASA has an 'on base' department store the way the Army and Air force do. Unless this question is going to be marked off-topic, it seems we might need some better tags for it. ...
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What is the difference between [crewed-spaceflight] and [crewed-missions]?

I noticed that we have two tags that appear to be very closely related: crewed-spaceflight (171 questions) and crewed-missions (23 questions). The question overlap between them is minimal; only four ...
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I don't understand why - by design - “ion-thruster” tag remains hidden when I start typing “ion…”

I wanted to see if there was an ion-thruster or ion-propulsion tag when I was writing this question. When I started typing ...
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Do all tags have associated tag badges?

I tried to look at my progress towards a space-shuttle tag badge but there does not seem to be one for that. Are they manually created? Or am I missing something?
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Should we have a composite materials tag?

There are a number of questions related to composite materials: https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=%22composite+materials%22+is%3Aquestion https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=composites+-%...
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Confusion in creating a tag

I recently attempted to create a new tag and a corresponding description for it. Not every step was clear to me and, whilst I think I simply did it wrong, I'd like to check the process before I ...
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Can we get a tag for the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation?

I just edited the tags of this question. I'm surprised we don't have a tag for the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation. Shouldn't we have one?
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Should we merge launch-site and launchpad tags?

launch-site tag's description: Questions on launch complexes, spaceports or other locales for the launch of spacecraft. launchpad tag's description: Questions regarding structures used to aid ...
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Should Fuel and Propellant be merged?

I'm trying to decide if there is any meaningful difference between fuel and propellants. They both seem to cover the same thing, namely the fuel of a spacecraft. I suppose fuel is slightly more ...
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Blacklisting and nuking [technology] tag?

Related (I'll be glad if it's considered a dupe, but the other Q did not specifically ask for blacklisting): Do we need the {technology} tag? Counted 47 questions with the tag: https://space....
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Clarify celestial-mechanics tag

The celestial-mechanics tag implies that planetary orbital mechanics are on-topic for space.SE. I would like to edit the description of the tag to clarify that it is intended for spacecraft only. ...
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Please burninate (and blacklist) the “rocket-science” tag

For a site supposedly wholly and unabashedly devoted to rocket science, this tag is kinda superfluous.
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Can 'crewed mission' be suggested as the usual tag instead of 'manned mission'?

We all know why... Three cheers for female astronauts! Or cosmonauts! Or taikonauts, or whatever.
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We have two tags for the Quest Joint Airlock

quest and quest-joint-airlock both refer to the Quest Joint Airlock. How should we handle these synonyms?
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Should [aircraft] be a synonym of [aerobot]?

I don't have enough rep in aerobot to propose this synonym officially, so I'm going to ask this question here. Isn't aircraft, as it is currently used, a synonym of aerobot? Here is the single ...
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Should 'solar-power' be renamed 'photo-voltaic cell'?

The tag 'Solar Power' is used as a synonym for 'photo-voltaic' cell/array at present. This term used is not unacceptable. It may be misleading to a nouveau who comes to SEx.SE, perhaps, to seek a ...
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Adding a hyphen to [tag:remotesensing]

It seems that "remote sensing" is two separate words, so the remotesensing tag should have a hyphen (i.e., be remote-sensing). (I do not think this justifies having a synonym.) I am tagging this ...
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Do we need the tag [ noaa-prime]?

Do we need the tag noaa-prime ( it has only one question ) ? but we still have some related tags artificial-satellite . I think noaa-prime can be deleted and the question must be retagged or can ...
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Can we make orbit abbreviations synonyms for the orbits?

https://space.stackexchange.com/tags/geosynchronous/synonyms does not have any synonyms. If we look at What is the maximum mass of a satellite that can be placed in GEO? we see a question riddled ...
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Should [probe] be made a synonym with [space-probes]?

I noticed when asking a question involving space probes that two tags came up in the autocomplete thingy: probe and space-probes. Is there any reason that space-probes shouldn't be a synonym of probe? ...
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Is the [dust] tag really necessary?

It seems to me that all the possible posts that might use the [dust] tag will not necessarily be related to each other. Some will be FOD issues (a much more interesting tag, imo), some will be space ...
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Should we use [eva] or [extra-vehicular-activity]?

I just noticed we currently have an eva tag and an extra-vehicular-activity tag. The eva tag has the advantage of being nice and short, while the extra-vehicular-activity tag has the advantage of ...
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Should we delete the [deep-space] tag?

I was looking at the deep-space tag and found that it doesn't have a definition. Wikipedia does not help in this case. It offers as definition: Empty regions of the universe in outer space ...
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Can we lose the [satellites] tag in favour of [artificial-satellites] and [natural-satellites]?

The satellites tag seems to be both ambiguous and pointless in light of the existence of its two sub-tags in artificial-satellites and natural-satellites. Therefore, it might be a good idea to make ...
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Should tags have “Question” in the opening sentence of the description?

I notice that most of our tags descriptions begin 'Questions about', 'Questions regarding', 'Questions pertaining to', etc. This seems rather redundant as all tags are on questions. A look at https:/...
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Is [failed-missions] an interesting tag?

I just asked this question and I took the liberty of adding two tags. One is failed-missions. Can this be interesting for filtering and for discussing causes and details about failed missions? With ...
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Do we need the {technology} tag?

I just noticed we have a technology tag. It's excerpt states this: Questions relating to the use of technology to further space exploration. I'm wondering what the community's opinion is on this ...
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Can we make the [space-sickness] and [motion-sickness] tags synonyms?

We have two tags, space-sickness and motion-sickness on the main site, in the context of Space Exploration both describing same range of symptoms known as space adaptation syndrome a.k.a. space motion ...
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Can we ban the satellites tag?

This site is fundamentally about space, exploration, and satellites. As a result, most of the questions could be tagged with the satellites tag. I think it should be banned entirely from the site. In ...
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What should we do about [zero-gravity]?

I'm wondering what we should do with zero-gravity - as we all know, zero gravity does not exist - the correct term is microgravity, which we already have a tag for. Furthermore, all the zero-gravity ...
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Do we need both “scope” and “off-topic” tags on meta?

I've noticed we have both scope and off-topic tagged questions in meta.space.se. Do we really need both of them? I prefer the scope tag, and I think we could make ...