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Tag deletion possible?

If I make a new tag, then the question is deleted, does the tag disappear? Or does the tag wonder around cyberspace?
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Should we do anything about the folklore tag?

As you may have noticed, Mythology.SE has recently been renamed Mythology & Folklore. This does render our existing folklore a meta-tag, though. Does anyone have any thoughts on what to do about ...
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Should we modify our Christianity tag?

This question Any examples of dying and resurrecting gods that exist only in heaven, not earth? got me thinking that possibly we might consider altering the "christianity" tag to something like: ...
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When using the comparative tag, should we include the two mythologies we are comparing?

I've noticed some questions that only have the comparative tag without any mythologies - Odin's Counterpart Are there any other mythologicals that got a replacement metal arm, other than Nuada, ...
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Can we replace the gods tag?

Right now the current description for the gods tag is: For questions about beings with superhuman powers, closely tied to a specific property and worshipped by ancient people. Let's ignore the ...
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What's the number next to the tag?

There is a number next to a tag. What does it represent? I can't make any sense of the numbers.
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What tag to use for questions about the Beowulf epic, or about the Kalevala?

What tag should we use for questions about the Beowulf epic, or about the Kalevala? There appear to be no such questions yet, but I hope somebody will try to ask good ones soon. Suggestions from ...
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Are we becoming too Greek?

This is the resurrection of an earlier (now deleted) answer of mine, which, as per the recommendation of durron597, has become a new question. I took a look the other day at our tags. Here are our ...
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Should we stop tagging by country?

This is related to Tag rename: [australian] -> [australian-aboriginal] or [australian-aborigines], which I saw just before I posted this. Currently, we have a number of tags that focus on the ...
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Which tag to use for Biblical tales?

Which tag we should use for Biblical stories? My initial idea was to use bible (because of simplicity) tag for myths described in the Bible. However it was changed to abrahamic-religions instead. In ...
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Tagging deities and other figures [duplicate]

I see we have a zeus tag, which has been used in a couple questions. There are twelve main gods and goddesses in Greek mythology, along with a host of other beings (titans, centaurs, sirens, Cyclopes,...
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What are the differences between the "comparative" and "cross-mythology" tags?

I was looking through the tags and considering some edits (not yet suggested), when I noticed that two tags, cross-mythology and comparative, looked very similar. They both seem to be about elements ...
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Create the Tag Wikis!

In order to have a well worked out beta we need to understand the tags that we use. So, we need people to start creating the wikis for the tags. This will allow new users to better understand what to ...
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Is age of mythology tag needed? [duplicate]

In the question asked here the user decided to create a tag age of mythology. This tag refers to the popular game that includes mythology. Should we maintain this tag? Keep in mind that doing so will ...
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Should we allow tags for external media?

This question is tagged greek along with age-of-mythology. Now considering that Age of Mythology is a game and it is referred to within the question, should we allow such tags? Same questions can be ...
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What sort of separation should we have for derived religion questions?

For example, christianity ultimately is an offshoot of judaism. Some stories are exactly the same, the ones in the Old Testament, unlike this question, where there is a lot of cultural overlap but the ...
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What tags should we avoid?

We're already having several conversations about what our tagging protocol should be: What tags should become synonyms? Should we have several tags for the Maya, Inca and Aztec mythologies? What ...
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Should we have tags for specific elements in a culture?

For example: This question uses the tag thor along with the tags norse and deity. Another question uses valhalla & folkvangr along with norse So the concern is, doesn't the mentioned tags such ...
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Should we have separate tags for the Maya, Inca and Aztec mythologies?

We have separate tags for the Roman and Greek mythologies, despite the fact that these mythologies are very closely intertwined - often even the same stories, only the actors having different names. ...
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What should our tagging protocol be for mythologies/religions?

For tagging, we seem to have so far had the protocol to be that we use the region if there is one and otherwise use the name of the religion. Should that be the standard protocol that we set up for ...
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"Greek" and "Ancient Greek" tags

So, a deluge of questions about Greek mythology have sprung up, which is great. The majority of these (30 at time of writing) are tagged with greek. A couple (2 at time of writing) are tagged ancient-...
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Teutonic vs Norse Tag

As the title says, should we have a teutonic tag or a norse tag, or perhaps teutonic as a synonym for norse? Personally, I feel teutonic is the better choice but I'm aware that not many people will ...
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