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

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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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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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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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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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Rename the [bfr] tag

We've have the enigmatic spacex project that was tentatively called the BFR, or Big F[alcon] Rocket. Elon Musk likes to shoot from the hip and the F means something else. Unsurprisingly, they didn't ...
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Should we disallow the Exploration tag?

Should we disallow the exploration tag? I don't think it's going to be very useful, since theoretically this entire Stack Exchange site is about Space Exploration.
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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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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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Tags: space-law vs. international-law

I've started on the tagging, and I've already noticed two related tags: space-law and international-law. The few questions I've noticed could be tagged with either, as far as I can tell. Are we ...
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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 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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Tag Synonym Requests

Please collect your tag synonym requests here, to keep it all in one nice convenient spot. Basically, if you see two tags that are identical or nearly so, please let us know here so it can be fixed. ...
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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 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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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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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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Can we merge [falcon9-r] into [falcon-9]?

There's currently both a falcon-9 and a falcon9-r tag. As far as I can see, falcon-9 is the generic tag for the Falcon 9 rocket, and falcon9-r is specifically for the reusable version (and was ...
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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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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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Use of the word “Space” in a tag

So far, we have the following tags with the word space in them: space-law space-medicine space-shuttle deep-space space-station space-weather space-junk space-life space-telescope space-elevator ...
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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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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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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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What to do with overly generic tags?

We have a number of tags so far that seem overly generic, and that don't seem to add a whole lot to the questions they're used on. In particular I'm thinking of engineering, experiment, and technology....
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Should [space-law] be just [law]?

I was thinking of going through and retagging all the space-law questions to just law. Before doing so, however, I decided to ask the community - It seems like there is something I am missing. Should ...
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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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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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Rename [lunar-module] to [apollo-lunar-module]

While a viable lunar mission might be some years off still, I've noted that the existing lunar-module tag is geared towards Apollo exclusively. The Lunar Module was part of the Apollo program ...
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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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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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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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Is 'feasibility' a useful tag?

I created feasibility for Could a partial space elevator be practical and useful?, but I am wondering if such would be a useful tag. (I do not remember if I read the article/blog post about the evils ...
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What should distinguish [tag:health] and [tag:medical]?

Currently each tag only has one question (and neither tag has a wiki summary). For health the question was Would wearing heavy clothing be enough to solve the health effects of reduced gravity on ...
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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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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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What's up with the [tag:structure]?

Just saw [structure] was used the other day and had 5 entries, anyone have objections if I remove this tag and add more specific ones to the entries in question? Mainly: Why aren't rockets built ...
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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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Merge [dust] and [regolith]

It seems to me that dust and regolith are p̶e̶r̶f̶e̶c̶t̶ ̶ more or less synonyms (for the purpose of this site). I suggest we merge and synonymize. What do you think? ("Yes" answers should specify ...
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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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Synonym [accident] to [failure]

I ran across accident today. It has 23 questions and no excerpt or wiki. But we already have failure (87 questions, 1 overlap), which is already the synonym for [launch-failure], [failed-mission] and [...
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Identify-this-object tag potentially misapplied? Should it be slightly broadened in scope?

It was called to my attention in since-deleted comments below this answer that I might have mis-applied the identify-this-object tag a few times. Current definition: Questions which ask for an ...
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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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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 the tag [specfications] be spelt correctly

There are 7 questions in this tag, but it is not spelt correctly. It looks a bit illiterate at the moment. It should be spelt specifications, and probably does not need to be pluralised.
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Best use of the 'separation' and 'stage-separation' tags

separation 11 questions stage-separation 14 questions both tags: no questions at the moment The meaning of stage-separation is probably straightforward, but what ...
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Is thre a difference between the tags [sun] and [the-sun]?

What is the difference (if any) between the tags sun and the-sun? Should they be merged, or do they refer to different topics? Note that there is currently zero overlap between the two tags; no ...
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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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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 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 ...