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Should I create a new tag?

Before you create that new tag, stop and consider the following: Note: The example questions used here are intentionally basic and should not be taken as a guideline for what is appropriate to ask on ...
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Is CSS a better tag for the Chinese Space Station Tiangong ("Heavenly Palace")?

The current tags follow the names of the relevant Wikipedia articles: tiangong-1 refers to the first station, the single-module Tiangong-1. tiangong-2 refers to the second station, Tiangong-2, ...
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What does the "status-completed" tag mean on "discussion" questions? How does it compare to/contrast with an answer being accepted?

I only use the status-completed tag on a discussion if there is some mod action required, and really only on tag questions pretty much. All it means is that the mod action has been completed. It doesn'...
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Should lop-g, deep-space-gateway and gateway be synonymized? If so, to what?

I propose merging and synonymizing lop-g and deep-space-gateway into lunar-gateway, and merging (but not synonymizing) gateway into lunar-gateway.
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Difference between [law], [regulatory] and [international-politics] tags? The last two have no use guidance, what might that be?

My opinion: law and regulatory should be made synonyms. What's the difference? But international-politics is a very different matter because now we're having to deal with treaties. Except when we're ...
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Is the single-use attitude-indicator tag necessary? Should it just be synonymized with instrument?

I've been involved in asking and answering some of these questions. In my opinion, it is too specific and infrequent to merit its own tag.
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What is the prediction tag for? Do we need it?

Tags that are overly broad and ill-defined aren't helpful. I would remove it.
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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?

I would like to point of that over half, 47, of the 82 astrodynamics questions are already tagged orbital-mechanics, and looking at the rest, most of them can be too. I'm in favour of making ...
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Get rid of the old ADCS tag and either merge with attitude-control or attitude-determination-and-control?

(Copying user39728_i_said_user_39728_i_'s comment to an answer to allow votes.) ADCS would help those who search for it, but it seems very specific, so probably helpful only to very few. I actually ...
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Hot topics? Cool questions? thermal, thermal-control, heat, heat-flow, cooling, sub-cooled, liquid-cooled tags; is there room for some consolidation?

Seems like thermal should be merged and synonymized with heat, and cooling should be merged and synonymized with thermal-control. I'm less certain on the others. More than a few users found them ...
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Please help me to understand how tags end up visible when you start typing a different but related term in the tagging window of a question post

Synonyms can be made without a tag by that name existing. Please do not create tags just for the purpose of them becoming synonyms.
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ECEF and ECI tags, do we need them? Frames seems to be the standard

So this was originally a really short yes, and I realize now that was unclear. I had intended it to be a "yes" to uhoh's last question about retagging. After Pearson's comment, I've changed ...
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How is our tagging situation? What can we do to improve it?

Because the title question leads with "How is our tagging situation?" I'm going to start by addressing number 3. If you'd like to skip the detailed breakdown, feel free to jump down to the ...
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Merge [dust] and [regolith]

I disagree. Definition of regolith: Regolith (/ˈrɛɡəlɪθ/)1 is a layer of loose, heterogeneous superficial deposits covering solid rock. It includes dust, soil, broken rock, and other related ...
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Do we need a smallsat tag, or might we just include small satellites within the cubesat tag's usage guidance?

I recently removed the poorly conceived tag small from a question because I wasn't sure if they meant for it to refer to smallsats or small rockets, but it did cross my mind that it might be useful to ...
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We have the "record" tag, would a tag for "firsts" or "how many" question be helpful to make these answers grouped and easy to find?

I am in favor of a firsts tag. The records tag should mean the greatest or smallest of a number (i.e. different from ...
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Is breakthrough-starshot the best tag, and should the project-starshot tag now be a synonym for it?

I agree. Merge and synonymize project-starshot into breakthrough-starshot.
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Hot topics? Cool questions? thermal, thermal-control, heat, heat-flow, cooling, sub-cooled, liquid-cooled tags; is there room for some consolidation?

Ugh, it's a mess. Looks like there are a few basic topics covered by these: rocket engine cooling propellant densification via "sub-cooling" steady-state spacecraft and habitat thermal ...
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How to determine on which questions the falcon9-r and falcon-9 tags do and don't belong?

Given that the falcon-9r tag description says "variant of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with reusable first and second stages" I suggest we remove it ...
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How to determine on which questions the falcon9-r and falcon-9 tags do and don't belong?

There's nothing wrong with a question having falcon-9 and falcon9-r tags, even if it's only about falcon9-r. Falcon 9R is just a special configuration of Falcon 9, so the falcon-9 tag still ...
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Do we need both equipment and ground-equipment tags?

I think merging and synonymizing ground-equipment into equipment is a good idea.
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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?

First, my own question: if we combine the tags, do searches for the term "astrodynamics" suddenly return fewer results? If so, that would be bad, because so many textbooks have ...
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"Can I offer you a hydrolysis tag?" It's delicious and essential to future spaceflight, but can we maintain such a tag?

Some context fore related tags. There is currently no electrolysis tag, which currently has considerably more questions than hydrolysis in general. We already have the tags hydrogen, oxygen and water, ...
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Should we clean up and separate 'attitude' and 'attitude-determination-and-control' questions, or just further merge these last two tags?

I upvoted this, but now that I've had time to think about it, I'm not entirely sure it's necessary. The tag attitude is not inappropriate on those questions, and the tag attitude-determination-and-...
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Should there be an "Explorer Program" tag or just add separate tags for each one as it becomes necessary? (they each seem so different!)

Here's a quick inventory of the current tagging status of multi-mission space programs: Manned Mercury: "project-mercury" Gemini: "project-gemini" Apollo: "apollo-program&...
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Best tag name for Al-Amal (Hope) or Emirates Mars Mission (EMM)?

That tag name makes sense to me. Maybe "uae-hope" could be a synonym.
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Should I create a new tag?

The flipside here is called burnination, where the community removes tags. It's worth reading what the overall methodology is, but you should pay attention that tags must be clear We recently ...
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