Helmar
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Why is our best content being ignored?
12 votes

Setting aside what's best content, let's look at the questions you describe. These questions are complex; they can't be answered with a simple Wikipedia search, because they require a detailed ...

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Should questions asking about availability of a specific book be on-topic?
11 votes

No Generally SE is a not a good fit for recommendations. Pure shopping questions are even worse. The applicability of the answer for future readers is very doubtful. So let's not do that. I fully ...

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Is [poetry] too broad / how should we use the tag?
6 votes

Following the guideline from Meta.SE on burninating, I'd say keep it. Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? Yes, poetry is a clearly defined ...

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When should I create tags?
6 votes

Evaluate on a case by case basis for authors, books and book series. Without the ability to look into the future—which I would use for other stuff—we cannot predict what will be a major book series ...

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What are the recommended literary term tags?
5 votes

Just quoting Robert Cartaino here: There's no need to anticipate problems or create a catch-all "what tags do we need" thread in this format. It is better to let things evolve organically, then if ...

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Should we be tagging questions with the names of specific books?
4 votes

Let the taxonomy evolve! I know I repeat myself a lot here on meta, but I stand by the approach of letting the taxonomy evolve. Let's not make problems where there are none. So let's look first if ...

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When should I use an author tag?
4 votes

Yes, let's have author tags. We have five tags per question, even if every question is tagged with both and some books have several authors there is still enough room, so let's not artificially ...

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How big a role should quotes play in answers?
2 votes

Private beta is the wild west. FGITW applies double at least. Having said that, low quality questions beget low quality answers. I'm picking this, because I'm half of the ~100% quote posters. That ...

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Do we need an [authors] tag? (And if so, can [writers] be a synonym?)
1 votes

I'd say use behind-the-scenes it fits everything that's (properly) tagged with authors and writers. Retag all the fitting questions to that and expand that tag wiki accordingly. I'm opposed to ...

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Translations, and books with different titles with respect to tags
-2 votes

Synonyms on case-by-case basis Literature.SE has the operating language English. Therefore the tags should be English wherever possible. I'd also discourage from establishing a catch-all method to ...

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Tag wiki format for author tags
-3 votes

We don't need to write author wikis—or excerpts! There is very little gain by writing those excerpts. Unless there are dozens John Smiths writing stuff it's not necessary. A good taxonomy doesn't need ...

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