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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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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 ...
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Why were my tag edits rejected?

Yesterday I edited some tags. They were all rejected. In my opinion, they were improvements to the current tags. The tags I edited were either empty or just one liners: "Questions relating to so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tags: humans, health

I just put in a tag wiki edit request for humans because the current questions are all human physiology. I then saw a question tagged health that is also about human physiology. I am wondering which ...
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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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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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