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I think that we have no good tags for solar-system-evolution or asteroid-formation or asteroid-evolution. Should we?

The questions What is the YORP effect exactly? Is it just the non-central component of the Yarkovsky effect? Where have all the Vulcanoids gone? (and there are likely other examples) that ask about ...
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Is [space-travel] on topic here?

Is space-travel on topic for the site? To me it looks like a big red flag that the question actually belongs on Space Exploration, or in the more hypothetical cases Worldbuilding. Looking at the ...
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We've been using the [gravitational-waves] tag for 10 years, do we really also need [gravitational-wave-astronomy]?

We have had this tag since 2014: gravitational-waves 181 questions Waves in spacetime formed by the acceleration of massive bodies. A passing wave causes spacetime to be stretched and squashed by a ...
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Strange problem creating sunspots tag & should we have a sunspots tag?

As was noted in comments below the question Is the longitude assigned to sunspots spherical or projected? it is impossible to create a sunspots tag. Trying to do so results in the error message: ...
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Do we need a tag for merging? I struggled to find something suitable for supermassive black hole mergers in galaxy collisions

I wanted to add a tag like black-hole-merger to How do we know that supermassive black holes can gain mass by means other than merging with other supermassive black ...
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Tag usage guidelines are being copy/pasted with WIkipedia definitions insensitive to astronomical context and unhelpful when needed most

There have been several tag Wiki and Wiki excerpt edits in the last half-day that appear to be copy/pasted from Wikipedia without regard to the astronomical context of the terms. I've voted to reject ...
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Is a charged-coupled-devices tag okay? If so, what would be good usage guidance for it?

I've just added the new tag charge-coupled-devices to How often are electron-multiplying CCDs used in telescope focal planes? Will Nancy Grace Roman be the first use in a space telescope? since that's ...
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Should we update definitions and remove the 100 GHz hard limits on radio astronomy related tags?

I just noticed that some of the following tag definitions include upper limits on frequency: radio: Questions about the part of the electromagnetic spectrum between 10 MHz and 100 GHz. radio-...
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Do we need the [nomenclature] and [naming] and [terminology] tags?

The new question Is "monochromatic source" different than "monochromator" in astronomical instrumentation? included a nomenclature tag I hadn't seen before, I usually use ...
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Difference between resource and reference-request tags?

Resource Recommendations to systematically develop a foundation via Self study in Astrophysics/Astronomy? had the resource (25 questions) tag which I didn't see. Instead I just added the reference-...
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What is the best way to tag questions about Xuntian, the Chinese Survey Space Telescope?

What is the best tag for China's Xuntian, i.e. the Chinese Survey Space Telescope? It's schedule to be launched this year in the Tiangong space station orbit (but phased away from it) and the ...
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Should we add the eyepiece tag to all questions that are about eyepieces? Or instead delete it since tagging would be a hopeless, quixotic quest?

I've just asked How does eyepiece exit pupil diameter affect image clarity and viewing experience? and added the eyepiece tag. It turns out this is only the 2nd question to use this tag, the first was ...
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Do we need separate tags for [habitable-zone] and [goldilocks-zone]?

We have separate tags for habitable-zone and goldilocks-zone — does it make sense to keep both of these? Of the two, habitable-zone appears to be used more frequently, although its tag wiki entry does ...
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Is there a useful distinction between the DIY and the telescope-making tags? Should they be somehow merged?

telescope-making has 16 questions starting from 2015 diy has 3 4 questions starting from 2014. I just added one that mentions a Raspbery Pi project. Neither tag has any usage guidance! A quick check ...
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Should we delete this closed, cross-posted Spaceflight question and get rid of the Kerbal Space Program tag at the same time?

Multiple aerobraking from 2016 was closed as off-topic but the OP reposted the same question in Space SE before it could be migrated. It was very well received there and has several good answers, ...
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Should a few more users vote to accept the csst tag wiki and excerpt quickly to ensure that nobody else follows my lead and rejects them?

I just saw edits for the wiki and wiki excerpt for the newly coined csst tag that was first added to Details on the telescope(s) on the Chinese Space Station 天和 I reflexively rejected these edits ...
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Is TESS a sky-survey? Is the tag sufficiently broad for all kinds of surveys?

The sky-survey tag currently has 21 questions after I added it to Any plans for TESS after it finishes northern sky survey? For background, Wikipedia's Astronomical survey says An astronomical ...
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Do we have enough tags to "span the space" of astronomical eclipses and transits? Is something missing or needs changing?

We have solar-eclipse 143 questions Questions about the complete or partial blocking of the sun by the moon. and lunar-eclipse 60 questions Questions regarding an event where the Earth goes ...
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Should the E-ELT tag get "sent to the cornfield" and replaced by extremely-large-telescope?

When tagging What two "little observatories" run by a university in Chile and "by Germans" are near the future site of the Extremely Large Observatory? I typed "extre..." ...
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Do we need a tag [agn] or is [active-galaxy] enough?

I was a bit suprised that agn did not exist, and neither does active-galactic-nucleus, and I just created it because a search showed 72 results (as of 2021-04-15). On second thought, it is probably a ...
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Tag definitions for solar-flare and solar-storm?

The solar-storm tag has 8 questions and no usage guidance. The solar-flare tag has 32 questions and the following guidance: Questions regarding a sudden brightness increase due to the release of ...
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Should the tags stellar-classification and spectral-type be merged?

We have two tags, spectral-type and stellar-classification. The former appears to be slightly more popular, and the latter appears to have been mostly used on questions about spectral types? Do we ...
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An [ultraviolet] tag to go with our [gamma-rays], [x-ray], [visible-light], [infrared], and [radio] tags?

We have these electromagnetic tags gamma-rays 11 questions The gamma-rays tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it? x-ray 36 questions Questions regarding the second-shortest ...
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Removing the [ar] tag?

This question used to have a tag called ar. I'm assuming this was a mistake, so I edited it out of the tags. Would it be possible to remove it?
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Is it a good idea to create a much-needed tag and retag (almost) every post related to it to include this tag?

Recently, I created the tag hr-diagram as there are many questions regarding it. I went ahead and edited a few questions to include this new tag. Would it be a good idea to retag all the 82 (and ...
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Need help with a proper Sunyaev-Zeldovich-effect tag

When posting Why does the first measurements of the thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect from ALMA show a temperature decrease and not an increase at the cluster? I tried to add a Sunyaev-Zeldovich-...
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Why does SE hide the "stellar-dynamics" tag from us when we type "stella..." and leave a blank spot instead? ("stellar..." behaves differently)

When looking for the stellar-dynamics tag in the autocomplete box after stellar-astrophysics had been selected, the suggested tags concealed it from me for "stell..." and "stella...&...
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high-energy-astrophysics tag usage guideline, could this be improved?

There is a proposed edit to provide users with the following guideline when choosing the high-energy-astrophysics tag. This is the message that would pop up when someone started typing "high-ener....
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Do we need both ephemeris and ephemerides tags?

I just noticed that we we have both ephemeris (35 questions) and ephemerides (6 questions) tags. I can't see how the six questions that have ephemerides need it, and I'm guessing that ephemeris is all ...
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Should we have an observation-campaign tag and what is good usage advice for it?

I've just asked Is there a collection or list of all planned observations of 99942 Apophis during it's close pass to Earth? and added a new observation-campaign tag to it. We have many questions ...
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What do folks think about adding (time-) dispersion and time-domain tags?

For Do ASKAP and ALMA have "fast dump" interferometric modes? Can they see and perhaps report Fast Radio Bursts in real time? I've created two new tags: [tag:] and [tag:]. Before I start ...
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How to use the tags specific-tag and tagging tags here in meta? Do we need all of them?

I've tagged I think that we have no good tags for solar-system-evolution or asteroid-formation or asteroid-evolution. Should we? with tags, specific-tag and tagging because I don't know which ones to ...
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