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Questions tagged [lumping-and-splitting]

For questions about whether multiple series should have the same tag (lumping) or different tags (splitting), e.g. FMA vs. FMA Brotherhood and Fate/stay night vs. Fate/zero.

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Should we have a Boruto tag?

Today I saw this suggested edit in the queue adding the boruto tag. I get the association because of the new Boruto: Naruto Next Generation anime but i thought naruto-gaiden was for the stuff after ...
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Scope discussion: Splitting anime-style game questions from anime/manga

While we don't get many of them we do have a couple of popular questions and tags where there is a bit of overlap between the game continuity and related anime and manga spin-offs. One popular and ...
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Policy Suggestion: Applying series continuity and franchise tags globally on this site

As an long overdue conclusion to our experiment with series and franchise tags, I would like to suggest a new blanket policy on how use franchise tags and apply series continuity with series tags. ...
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A certain multivariate experiment: Testing changes to series tags based on story continuity

The meta is written in order to better explain the intent behind the changes to site tags in regards to series continuity as noted in this meta. This experiment is being done in an attempt to access ...
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Policy Review: Tagging - separate continuities

As part of solidifying & simplifying our rules, let's look at tagging next. The fact that our tagging is confusing has been brought up a few times in the past, and our current approach to ...
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Why do FMA and FMA brotherhood not have different tags?

I have started FMA brotherhood recently and I want to follow its question. But then A&M have only one tag for it is fullmetal-alchemist, covering FMA manga, FMA anime and FMA brotherhood. But as ...
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Should separate tags be created for spin-offs?

I created a question about Fairy Tail Zero, thus tagged it appropriately and additionally tried to edit the fairy-tail-zero tag, adding some information. But as I was adding the information, all I ...
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Should we merge the dragon-ball and dragon-ball-gt tags?

Looking at Should we have separate tags for the Dragon Ball series?, it would seem that there was an overall consensus about the dragon-ball tag being the canonical tag for all of the dragonball ...
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Should we have separate tags for each major Final Fantasy game?

Seeing as we seem to be accepting Final Fantasy tagged plot-based questions, and the fact that each game is in its own self contained universe - should we change the existing final-fantasy tag into ...
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Should we have separate tags for “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Rebuild of Evangelion”?

From watching just the first movie, I would say no. But the stories are too different, and they go such separate ways that, at the end of the third movie, I am watching something completely inedit. ...
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Should we keep the pokemon-special tag?

Since January 16, 2013 the pokemon-special tag was used only twice and both times the question was also tagged with the pokemon tag. So it made me wonder what the point was of keeping this tag around. ...
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Are the Dragonball tags inconsistent?

As they are now, the Dragonball tags are dragon-ball == dragonball-z dragon-ball-gt DB being a synonym for DBZ feels rather inconsistent because DB and DBZ are completely different parts of the DB ...
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Should the Fate series become one tag?

To be honest, I don't watch the whole Fate series so I don't really know how to deal with this, but watching Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero, it seems like these are two separate series set in the same ...
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Does “Fam, the Silver Wing” need a separate tag from Last Exile?

Ginyoku no Fam ("Fam, the Silver Wing") is the sequel to Last Exile. Is the former (fam-the-silver-wing) sufficiently different from the latter (last-exile) as to warrant a separate tag? My sense is ...
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Should Railgun and Index become two separate tags?

Sometimes I get confused about this, should I tag my question with toaru-majutsu-no-index or toaru-kagaku-no-railgun? And I ended up using both tags for my question. Based on the question about How ...
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Tags for the Toaru-verse (no, the other one)

Do we want separate tags for Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku (The Princess and the Pilot) and Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta (The Pilot's Love Song)? I haven't seen/read Tsuioku, but it seems like we might ...
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Should multiple continuities have individual tags? [duplicate]

Some anime and manga series have multiple continuities, such as Fullmetal Alchemist (the manga and Brotherhood follow the same story while the original was only partly based on the manga) and ...
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Should we have separate tags for the Dragon Ball series?

It was pointed out in comments at Rename tag "Naruto" to "Naruto-Shippuuden" that we have separate tags for dragonball-z and dragonball-gt, and we'll probably end up with a ...
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Should minimalistic tags and synonyms be used for anime with different series?

For example fullmetal alchemist, code geass and numerous other animes have different series, should we minimize the tags and just use the standard one and use synonyms or should tags exist for each of ...