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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

Starman is in the Roadster, so therefore the correct tag should be Roadster. I think Starman should be a synonym of Roadster. According to Space-Track, the name is "TESLA ROADSTER/FALCON 9H", so it ...
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Should the `artemis` tag be renamed to or a synonym of `artemis-1`?

I renamed artemis to artemis-1, and I made artemis a synonym of artemis-program so people won't recreate the artemis tag.
called2voyage's user avatar
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Written for kids

I think it's a mistake to try to make a separate rule/styleset as "for kids" demarcated by only a tag, even if that's for 13-18 year olds rather than people younger than the site's rules ...
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When are questions regarding Python on topic here?

Here's the thing about Python. It is an extremely popular choice for this type of thing because it has a bunch of great libraries, so I'm not sure we can avoid questions involving Python. As much as ...
called2voyage's user avatar
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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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Would a “space-governance” new tag be of interest?

Also see answers to Should I create a new tag? Above all else, do no harm! Before adding a new tag, we should perhaps do a little house cleaning, because if a new tag is simply created out of thin ...
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"upgrade" the new [rad750] tag to something like [radiation-hardening] or "downgrade" it to the cornfield, or combine with [shielding], or...?

Yeah, I think get rid of rad-750 and tag the question with radiation-hardening.
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Is it Starman or is it the Roadster?

I concur with @PearsonArtPhoto's answer: Jonathan McDowell has tweeted the Satellite Catalog. I noticed this in a retweet by the Air Force Space Command itself! Therefore it's probably OK, this one ...
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How did we end up with a hypothetical tag? Should we keep it, or not?

This has been discussed extensively before, see Would a “Speculation” tag be useful?, and the linked questions and discussions. The preferred tag, in the cases where the question is on topic is ...
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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 multiple Artemis missions in the Artemis program. It looks like, if anything, we should have artemis-1, artemis-2, etc. Probably, best to just merge artemis-mission into artemis-program ...
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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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When are questions regarding Python on topic here?

When the question is about Python itself (a generic question on how to implement something, or about a programming error) it might be worth moving to Stack Overflow. On the other hand, if it's like "I ...
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What's up with the [tag:structure]?

The first four use structure in a different way than the last. For the first four, I think the design tag would work well, or the more specific engine-design. For the last one, it is talking about ...
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Tags on the Spacex fairing catchers

Mods can intervene to do tag maintenance. There's only two questions on this tag, and both are about Mr. Steven (now Ms. Tree) specifically. I can see how renaming it fairing-recovery-vessel would ...
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Is there any point to the "travel" tag?

I'm not going to say either way just yet, but I'll explore things to consider. Most of the questions that have the tag at the moment should not have it. So if we keep the tag and assume it's for "...
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What do you think about a weekly new tag report bot?

Users with 2,000 or more reputation already have such a report; it's in the moderation tools (near the bottom of the page). Thanks to @uhoh, this is how it looks like right now:
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Should we have an [up-goer-five] tag?

While I like the idea, I think you have the wrong five. There's a subreddit called "Explain Like I'm Five" exactly for this kind of thing. My only concern is that it would be a meta tag, which are a ...
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Should we have separate tags for the Soyuz launcher and the Soyuz spacecraft?

Suggestion #1: Create a soyuz-spacecraft tag and a soyuz-launcher tag. Merge and synonymize soyuz into soyuz-spacecraft. Retag some questions as soyuz-launcher as necessary. I think soyuz should be ...
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What should be our standard for creating speculative craft/mission tags?

Summary: Speculative concepts should require a large number of net positive scored questions prior to meriting a tag. Sometimes we have a problem that it's not clear where the line is. In this case, ...
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Would a "Speculation" tag be useful?

Summary: Questions asking about an alternative solution to a problem in space exploration are on topic, but should be tagged with design-alternative. Another alternative tag suggested by Tristan: ...
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Rename the [bfr] tag

It looks like the names have become official, as they are referenced on the SpaceX website: This first private lunar passenger flight, featuring a fly-by of the Moon as part of a weeklong mission, ...
called2voyage's user avatar
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"manufacturing" as a synonym for tag "manufacture"

I merged manufacture into manufacturing and created a synonym.
called2voyage's user avatar
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Merge tags delta-iv and delta4

Rename delta4 to delta-iv. Make delta4 and delta-4 synonyms. Rename delta4-heavy to delta-iv-heavy. Make delta4-heavy and delta-4-heavy synonyms.
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Tagging questions on Space Shuttle Columbia and STS-107

New suggestion: Rename columbia to shuttle-columbia, to allow space for a columbia-csm if needed. Make ov-102 a synonym of shuttle-columbia. Merge sts-107 into shuttle-columbia without synonymizing,...
called2voyage's user avatar
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Should the 3 tags exist

It looks like it was created by mistake. I removed it.
called2voyage's user avatar
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How did my question become untagged?

Tags which are only used once and have no tag wiki are automatically deleted after six months. I have a script which regularly checks untagged questions across the network and this edit was made 6.5 ...
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Would a "Speculation" tag be useful?

Setting the name "speculation" aside (which I've expressed my opinion of in the comments of JCRM's answer), my main issue with this idea is that it is too broad. "Could this work" applies to too many ...
called2voyage's user avatar
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Do we count monkeys as crew?

"Crew" implies a certain level of operational capability that most animals are unlikely to possess, or to at least be able to express meaningfully in the context of spaceflight. I suppose it might be ...
called2voyage's user avatar
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Merge tags delta-iv and delta4

Both representations have widespread usage, but the Roman numerals are how it is represented on the official ULA webpage for it. The only major issue is the delta4-heavy tag already exists and would ...
called2voyage's user avatar
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Why are there so few badge tagged tag-badge questions on meta?

Or is this a somewhat "invisible" feature that few discover? Hard to prove that, but my suspicion is yes. It is not mentioned in the tour, and in normal perusal of the site you're not ...
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