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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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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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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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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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Merge tags delta-iv and delta4

There is a tag delta-iv (1 question) and a tag delta4 (9 questions). I believe they should be merged with one as a synonym. I personally think delta-iv is better than delta4
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Would a “space-governance” new tag be of interest?

With the growing number of private space activities, both for commercial and for non-profit (educational/scientific/hobbies/...), it is legitimate to ask questions on whether a regulatory framework ...
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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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artemiss mission and artemis program tags, do we need both? If so, how to know which one to use?

There are tags for artemis-mission (13) and artemis-program (8) and currently on both tags the message reads: There is no usage guidance for this tag … yet! I chose one for Demonstrative examples of ...
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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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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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Should I create a new tag?

There's a bunch of words in my question that don't have tags yet. Can I just add them all?
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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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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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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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How is our tagging situation? What can we do to improve it?

Should I create a new tag? is certainly required reading for everyone. That being said: What else can we do to improve our "tag hygiene"? What are good strategies to check the tagging of ...
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Should the "shenzhou-11" tag be generalized to "shenzhou"?

Shenzhou is China's crewed spacecraft, derived from the Russian Soyuz. It does not yet have its own tag, but there are currently 19 questions containing "shenzhou". Shenzhou 11 was a ...
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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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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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How did we end up with a hypothetical tag? Should we keep it, or not?

Lo and behold, we have a hypothetical tag! I spotted it on this hypothetical question but it's on three questions total. Hypothetical questions can sometimes be asked here if the answer can be based ...
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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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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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What's the difference between the [astrodynamics] and [orbital-mechanics] tags? Do we need both? Will question authors always know which to use?

astrodynamics 82 questions: The study of satellite orbits and space flight dynamics. orbital-mechanics 1,527 questions: Orbital mechanics or astrodynamics is the application of ballistics and ...
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Ambigous tag, "modeling"

A low-power tag on the site is modeling, with a mere 12 questions. I see at least four different usages: 3D modeling Model rockets Orbital mechanics. Modeling of other phases of space-flight, such as ...
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"manufacturing" as a synonym for tag "manufacture"

Could we either rename or make a synonym manufacturing for the existing tag manufacture? Apparently I haven't asked/answered enough questions specifically with that tag to even suggest a tag synonym.
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Tag name for MMU, SAFER, and similar?

What would be a good tag name for devices that help propel a spacewalking astronaut? Such devices include the MMU, SAFER, and the canned gas that Ed White used during his spacewalk. I have a pending ...
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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 [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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ECEF and ECI tags, do we need them? Frames seems to be the standard

I was adding tags to Satellite tracking telescope integrated program in Matlab and included the frames tag with 24 questions. Then I noticed there also existed eci with 5 questions, and ecef with 2 ...
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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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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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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 Contingency have its own tag?

I am opening this question on suggestion by called2voyage here. There currently exists an emergency tag, but no contingency tag. Emergencies and Contingencies are quite different. From what I ...
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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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What do you think about a weekly new tag report bot?

I moderate other communities outside of Stack Exchange, and in most other cases I have put on my app developer hat to make some helpful bots. I haven't done that yet for Space Exploration, but I'm ...
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Why are there so few badge tagged tag-badge questions on meta?

Only on one occasion, it seems, someone has had any confusion about how tag badges work. Does that mean this feature is strikingly crystal clear compared to other aspects of the site, which generates ...
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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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Do we count monkeys as crew?

We use the tag crewed-spaceflight instead of manned because the latter might be interpreted as gender-specific. Do we also include the pre-Mercury flights that included monkeys and other primates as "...
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Difference between [law], [regulatory] and [international-politics] tags? The last two have no use guidance, what might that be?

law 117 questions: Relating to treaties, laws, ownership and disputes during the exploration of space. For non-space exploration related law questions, see our sister site Law Stack Exchange. ...
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Should lop-g, deep-space-gateway and gateway be synonymized? If so, to what?

We have lop-g with 5 questions deep-space-gateway with 18 questions gateway with 2 questions Which may all want to refer to the Lunar Gateway: The Lunar Gateway, or simply Gateway, is a planned ...
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Is the [radio] tag necessary?

There are 18 questions tagged radio. I am proposing deleting it, as it is largely redundant and confused with other tags. 10 are also tagged radio-communication. 2 more are tagged radio-astronomy or ...
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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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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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Synonym [eva] and [spacewalk]

[space-walk] is already a synonym but spacewalk has 32 questions
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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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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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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. ...