9 votes
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Is [space-travel] on topic here?

You're right, just about every one of those is off topic (ok, some may be borderline), and many of them are already closed. I don't really see much of an on-topic use for this tag anyway, so it really ...
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5 votes
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Strange problem creating sunspots tag & should we have a sunspots tag?

I've recreated the tag but if you want to keep it around for more than six months, find another question to add it to or give it a tag wiki. Or, if you decide that you don't want it, just remove it ...
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3 votes
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Removing the [ar] tag?

Zero question tags are removed automatically.
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3 votes

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?

Voting on the question is currently +3/-0 and there's an affirmative comment with two upvotes as well. If there are no further objections, I'll go ahead and start adding the eyepiece tag to the ...
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3 votes
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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?

It's been done, thanks! https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/tags/csst/info Questions regarding the CSST, aka the Chinese Space Station Telescope or Xuntian.
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3 votes
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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?

Manually retagging more than 4-5 questions in a big batch is discouraged because unfortunately it clutters the active questions feed. But if you want to slowly work them in over time, I don't see ...
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3 votes
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Difference between resource and reference-request tags?

I was the OP of the question that uhoh mentioned in the question and I just used the "resource" tag to search for questions similar to mine. The presence of two similar tags of the same ...
3 votes
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Is TESS a sky-survey? Is the tag sufficiently broad for all kinds of surveys?

I think sky-survey is totally fine. Among astronomers, these are normally just called "surveys" because the "sky" part is implied by context and the background of ...
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3 votes

Should we update definitions and remove the 100 GHz hard limits on radio astronomy related tags?

Absorption by the atmosphere increases from 100GHz to 1Thz, which can be partially avoided by putting telescopes at high, dry places. But any line is going to be arbitrary. I don't see any real ...
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2 votes
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Should we update definitions and remove the 100 GHz hard limits on radio astronomy related tags?

update: I checked and discovered that following this answer there's been an unmentioned edit to the two tags with frequency specifications, so I'm mentioning it now. Should we update definitions ...
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Is a charged-coupled-devices tag okay? If so, what would be good usage guidance for it?

The only problem with the tag as-is is that it doesn't appear when you search for "CCD" :-) Also, would a future "CMOS" tag be appropriate, or would an all-encompassing "...
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2 votes

Is a charged-coupled-devices tag okay? If so, what would be good usage guidance for it?

+3/-0 votes on the question so far and no negative comments; it seems like the tag is okay.
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1 vote

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

Be careful about the creation of new tags without user demand. We had a discussion about this a couple of years ago on Space Exploration: How is our tagging situation? What can we do to improve it? In ...
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1 vote
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I think that we have no good tags for solar-system-evolution or asteroid-formation or asteroid-evolution. Should we?

With +4/-0 votes on my question and no comments or answers to the contrary, I've gone ahead and created the solar-system-evolution tag. I've added 14 questions so far, and about once a week I'll add ...
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1 vote
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Do we need separate tags for [habitable-zone] and [goldilocks-zone]?

Based on a quick Google search, they do appear to be completely synonymous. I think we should prefer habitable-zone as the main tag and make goldilocks-zone a synonym, because "habitable" is ...
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