For example:
This question uses the tag along with the tags and .

Another question uses & along with

So the concern is, doesn't the mentioned tags such as and already fall within ? Should we allow tags for distinct elements which already fall under the main cultural tag?

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I think to a point yes we should, it encourages organisation and increases search engine hits, but where would the line be drawn? How would we define what element is important enough to get its own tag?

For example 'The Trojan War' would be a useful and popular tag, but perhaps 'Ajax's madness' would not.

  • So you're suggesting that such tags can be allowed for popular and repeating elements of a culture? Apr 29, 2015 at 19:57
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    @EroSɘnnin Yes, though I am not sure where the line would be drawn.
    – Piper
    Apr 29, 2015 at 20:00

IMHO it is not very meaningful to separate tags like or . With named contents like these, you can easily just do a search for "thor" or "valhalla" and get effectively the same thing.

On the other hand, I think it would be useful to have tags for generic elements. For instance, or or for a question on Valhalla. If someone wants to look up questions on a heavenly afterlife location, manual searches are not likely to be very productive - there's too many such places to search, and there's you can't search for an afterlife location if you don't know its name.

Basically I think tags should be beneficial for searching related questions, without being redundant with the basic search function.


I think early in a site, more tags is better. It's easy to create tag synonyms, but hard to remove them. Later, we can synonym the stuff that needs to get synonymed, if we decide we have too many small tags and want to put them under the same umbrella.

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