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Creating an [authorship] tag?

Yesterday, @verbose created a new tag authorship for the question What is the evidence that Jonathan Swift wrote "The Grand Mystery"? and @CDR added it to the old question What evidence do ...
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Is the [writing-process] tag worth it?

The tag writing-process is for questions about the writing process of a particular author or a particular piece of literature. It currently has 5 extant questions but also 23 closed/deleted questions ...
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Which language tag should we use for troubadour poetry?

On Literature.SE we have language tags for non-English literarture. However, I'm not sure about the language tag we should use for troubadour literature. According to Wikipedia, troubadour poetry is ...
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Do we want tags for literary movements and periods?

The recent question What's wrong with the "beat literature" tag? has turned into a broader discussion that touches on general policy, i.e. whether we should have tags for literary movements ...
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What's wrong with the "beat literature" tag?

There have been several questions about beat literature recently which weren't tied to the work of individual authors like Kerouac or Ginsberg. The tags they were given - poetry and history of ...
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Just added the art-history tag - worthwhile?

The title should be fairly clear. I asked a question connected with the history and/or appreciation of art and it struck me that this was a topic that overlaps literature with a reasonable frequency - ...
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Should we tag according to language, or according to the type of literature that the authors identify with?

Andrey Kurkov writes in Russian, but identifies his books as Ukrainian literature. He strongly feels that it's reductionist to only identify books originally written in the Ukrainian language as ...
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How do I tag questions properly?

How do I tag questions properly? I see that all questions here have tags, but I do not understand the reason behind the tags. What are the tagging rules? People keep editing the tags on my questions. ...
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Should the [character-analysis] tag be used to ask about physical traits?

A chat discussion about this Wuthering Heights question raised the question of the scope of the character-analysis tag. The tag wiki excerpt says: Questions relating to the analysis of characters in ...
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Replace [narrator] tag with [point-of-view]?

We currently have a tag narrator that as of today has 21 questions associated with it. The tag wiki excerpt says: Questions related to the concept of "narrator" in literature, i.e. the &...
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How do we deal with tags in composite works such as the Bible?

A recent question from Tsundoku about the Bhagavad Geeta led me to think about how we tag works whose component parts themselves can be regarded as independent works. The Bhagavad Geeta is a small ...
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Proposal: rename [story-identification] to [identification-request]

One of the top tags on this site is story-identification, with over 400 questions to date. Such questions are on-topic here: a literature site is the most likely to have well-read people with the ...
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Synonymise tags such as french-literature and portuguese-literature with tags such as francophone-literature, lusophone-literature etc?

The highest-voted answer to the question Do we need such broad tags on questions about specific works? (+13, -3) proposed that we use tags such as russian-literature for literary works written in ...
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Suggestion: a popular culture/pop cul tag be added

I visited the Reading Room for the first time today and tossed in my two cents about the fate of manga, comics, and manhua. It then occurred to me that there is no popular-culture but there should be. ...
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Should we have an [unreliable-narrator] tag?

So, I recently asked a question about whether a specific character could be considered an "unreliable narrator." I did notice that we now have a number of questions about this. That being ...
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Should we get rid of specific genre tags for good?

About a month back, I've decided to dedicate more time into Literature SE, and have contributed to editing (and still editing) many of the tag excerpt wikis. I've learned a lot about community ...
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Can we call the [scansion] tag [metre]/[meter] instead?

We have a tag scansion, with a synonym meter: For questions about determining and representing the meter of a poem, a practice called scansion. Can we change the master tag name to meter, and have ...
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Should tags for genres and other literary terms consistently be in singular form?

After noticing the tag sonnets on a question about Shakespeare's sonnet 90, I was not sure whether it referred to Shakespeare's sonnets (in which case sonnets-shakespeare would be recommended) or the ...
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Can we merge [story-identification] and [book-identification]?

story-identification is our main tag for locating stories. However, book-identification has been recently created and has two questions in it. Can we delete or otherwise merge the second tag?
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Tags for both [publishing] and [publication]?

We have the following two tags which, at least from their names, seem pretty similar: publishing, 12 questions Questions about current or historical practices in publishing. publication, 11 ...
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Should we tag song lyrics questions by composer or artist?

We've got a substantial amount of song-lyrics questions. So far, a lot of them are tagged with the artist (e.g. rolling-stones, radiohead), and a few with the composer (e.g. leonard-cohen). It's ...
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Can we become an exception to the 5-tag limit?

Stack Exchange doesn't allow a single question to have more than 5 tags. Here on Literature, this can be a problem and mean we need to remove tags which 'should' really be on the question. For ...
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New tag for musicals? Or use author + title tags?

For questions about theatrical musicals, should a musicals/musical tag be created? Or should the work just be tagged using its title and author? For example, should a question about the musical ...
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Scope of 'style' and 'language' tags: retag 'language' question?

We currently have both a style tag and a language tag. The language tag currently has one question, namely about whether the language used by a 15-year old character intentionally represents the ...
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Would the tag [the-taming-of-the-shrew] also cover questions about The Taming of a Shrew?

We currently have a tag the-taming-of-the-shrew for the Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew. However, there is also a play called The Taming of a Shrew (note the different article!), whose ...
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Rename [hitchhikers-guide-galaxy] to [the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy]

The tag character limit was recently lifted to 35 characters. With that room now available, I'd like to suggest that we rename hitchhikers-guide-galaxy (24 characters) to the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-...
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Why was a user able to post a question with just the 'untagged' tag?

Today on Literature, a user was able to post a question with the untagged tag by itself. If you look at the first revision of this question, you can see it: And they did this on purpose. From ...
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Expand scope of tag 'the-art-of-war'

We currently have a tag the-art-of-war with the following tag wiki excerpt: For questions about The Art of War, the book by Sun Tzu. Use in conjunction with [sun-tzu]. While Sun Zi's The Art of ...
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How should we tag questions about physical books?

We have several questions about physical books: How to travel with paperback books without damaging them? How do I straighten out a paperback book's cover that is bent? How can I check that used ...
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Can Literature be an exception for the SE rule that removes single-use tags?

Part of the general network-wide SE code involves automatically removing single-use tags from the system. If a tag has no tag wiki and has only been used on a single question, it automatically ...
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How should we tag questions about song lyrics?

Currently, we have a number of song-lyrics questions. Currently, all of them are tagged with [song-lyrics] and the name of the artist who wrote the song. Should we also include a tag for the specific ...
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Should we remove the meaning and symbolism tags?

I've been thinking about symbolism and meaning, and I've come to the conclusion that they aren't worth having around. I wrote an answer on a meta question about a different proposal arguing such, and ...
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Are comic identifications on topic?

Are comic-identification questions on-topic? (I asked one, and created a tag for it - should it be tagged story-identification?) When tagging comics, should we have a tag for the writer and a tag for ...
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Tag for Old English literature

There is no tag for English literature or Old English literature. If the former will not be added because it would fit most questions on this site, I'd propose the latter be added, as a tag limited in ...
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Do we want a [plot-explanation] tag?

We already have meaning and symbolism tags, for questions about the meaning or symbolic significance of specific passages or objects in works of literature. After seeing the recent question What ...
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Should title tags only be used for questions explicitly about a specific work?

Sorry for all the questions about tagging lately. This question will hopefully be simpler to answer. The story-identification question Looking for a poem about the (fictionalized) writing of The ...
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What is the purpose of the myths tag?

What is the point of the myths tag? We have tags like poetry, short-stories, song-lyrics, and oral-tradition, where the tag conveys something about the medium, e.g. a song lyric is meant to be sung. ...
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Do we need a children's literature tag?

The site currently has a childrens-literature tag. I'm not quite sure what its purpose is. Do we need this tag, and what should it be used for?
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How should we tag questions about English-language literature?

After a lot of different questions about the issue of tags based on languages and/or countries, we eventually came to the conclusion that tags such as russian-literature are useful even on questions ...
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Do we want anthology tags?

Our next topic challenge will be the anthology The SEA is Ours. It's an anthology, meaning it's a collection of short stories. Should we have a The SEA is Ours tag?
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Do we want to tag questions by the titles of books (part 2)?

Early in the beta, community member Beastly Gerbil started a meta conversation titled Should we be tagging questions with the names of specific books?. So far, we generally have been tagging questions ...
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Can we increase the maximum tag length?

Is there any way we can increase the maximum tag length to something bigger than 25 characters? Right now, our site tags questions by book titles. Unfortunately, many book titles are longer than ...
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Do we want [graphic-novel] as a separate tag, or should it be made a synonym of [comics]?

Yesterday, I proposed to synonymise graphic-novel and comics (just like that, without consulting anyone). Afterwards, it's been pointed out to me that collecting the two may not be the best idea, ...
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How should we tag Scandinavian/Nordic questions?

It's already established that we're using language-based tags for questions about e.g. french-literature, russian-literature, german-literature, and so on. How should we apply this to questions about ...
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Should tags on a question include the presumed answer?

This question raised an issue that was already raised on several other child metas (see Judaism): Should tagging make the question easy to find, or the answers easy to find? For example, a ...
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What should the [setting] tag be used for?

We have a tag setting with 7 questions so far: one, two, three asking about whether places in a story can be connected to real locations; one asking about when a particular story was set; one asking ...
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What should the symbolism tag be used for?

In a recent meta post about the symbolism tag, Rand makes the point that way the tag is currently being used is very broad: ... but we've been using symbolism in a very broad way. Our questions ...
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Is it worth changing [song-lyrics] to [lyrics]?

This site currently has a song-lyrics tag with about ten questions. However, it seems to me that the "song" part of "song lyrics" is redundant; the word lyrics implies that the question is about a ...
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About the [allegory] and [symbolism] tags

I just noticed that we have an allegory tag (2 questions) as well as the symbolism tag (75 questions). Do we need both of these tags, and if so, what's the difference between them and how do we make ...
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Is [german-literature] about literature in German or from Germany?

Is german-literature about literature in German or from Germany? The tag american-literature seems to suggest that german-literature should be about literature from Germany. However, I think it is ...
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