Currently, we have the .

I feel like it's a silly and wouldn't typically warrant a constructive answer. It invites too much speculation and theorycrafting.

So do we really want this to continue? If we do, we should set some guidelines what would make a constructive question.

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Questions on anime physics are, in my opinion, fine. For instance, asking how in-universe mechanics work can generate some perfectly valid questions. It's typically impossible to tell a priori whether a question like this will be answerable with in-universe information, or if the only possible answers will be speculative. I occasionally see questions like this on Scifi, which we tend to use as a role-model site, and they can generate good answers. (They can also generate low-quality speculative answers, but those typically get downvoted and replaced by better answers.)

However, I don't see much use for the tag . I'm not sure who benefits from it. My feeling is that the users who will understand these sorts of things best are the users who are especially familiar with the series; there are no experts in as far as I can tell. I also don't see it being terribly useful for searching or for classification purposes.

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    I don't think anime physics remain the same between canons, so I don't think there can be an [anime-physics] expert. So I agree: Kill the tag, keep the concept.
    – Cattua
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 1:42
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    @Eric While there are certain aspects of anime physics which are common among different canons (see e.g. cs.utah.edu/~duongsaa/more_htm/jk_100animeRules.htm), in my opinion those are already covered by tropes.
    – Logan M
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 1:44

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