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Useless tag - [brick]

I noticed there's a brick tag... It seems redundant, given that this literally is the Bricks stackexchange. Do we really need it?
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Should we use the brands properly in tags?

Should we use more generic tags? Our tag technic assumes that all technic bricks are LEGO Technic. Our tag clone-brands assumes that all but LEGO bricks are clones and does not allow to distinguish ...
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Should we have a rendering tag?

We seem to have a variety of questions that are related to creating 3d-renders of LEGO models and parts. There is a lighting that we have on 11 questions so far, but a render tag would be more ...
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Did we mean to have motor and motors tags?

I just noticed when adding the motors tag to a question that we also have a motor tag. Is there some value to having the singular and plural of this word both be tags? This seems more confusing than ...
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Where does Python questions belong to?

You could find a lot of questions with the python tag but does it belong on this site because it also about the ev3 programmable LEGO brick or is it better on Stack Overflow because it's about ...
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Should the clone-brands tag apply to non-LEGO non-clone toy systems?

When I first saw A technology building set that is not LEGO Technic, K'NEX, or Meccano. Can you help me with the name? I thought that it should get the clone-brands tag but I refrained because ...
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Should there be a Lego Masters tag?

So, the second season of the Australian reality TV show Lego Masters has started, and apparently it's based off of similar shows that ran on British and American television under the same name. There ...
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How old is [vintage]?

I recently noticed the vintage tag. The tag wiki simply specifies, "Used for old vintage LEGO sets and pieces." How old is old enough for a set or piece to qualify as "vintage"? ...
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Is it not cleaning part of care not vice versa?

Right now care is the synonym of cleaning but is it not cleaning part caring? I mean to say care sound more like the master tag to me in this regard.
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Is it not adhesive better name for the tag rather then glue?

It might be more personal but adhesive sound like a better tag to me than glue. Also, the adhesive word is quite popularly used here. If not tag rename then at-least adhesive can be a synonym.
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How many TAG tags we need in meta?

I was searching tags for my meta question and it feels tags and tagging both are applicable but do we even need to have them separately ? Also tag-synonyms and interesting-tags can be made synonym of ...
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Part Identification vs Set Identification

While going through old question I came to this edit where set-identification tag is changed into part-identification. To me it look previous tag was more fitting but before intervening I wanted to ...
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Do we really need a [brick] tag?

While reviewing suggested edits I came across this. Nothing wrong with the tag wiki edit (though I'm skipping in the meantime) but it's for a tag called brick, with 29 uses currently. Is this tag ...
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Do we want a parts-database or parts-library tag?

I noticed that there a lot of questions that mention a "part library", but we don't have a tag like "part-database" or "parts-library" to include those. We have a set-database tag, but that doesn't ...
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Rename [manipulation] to [disassembly] (or similar)

The tag info for manipulation reads: The technique of disassembling two or more parts from one another. and all existing questions are actually about this. However the word manipulation has a ...
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How about a tag for logos?

We've had a spat of questions this week that are amazing logo-centric: Octan The LEGO Logo Font my favorite, The Coffee Chain And it isn't hard to find older questions that might be easier to ...
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Is it time to phase out the identification tag?

Let's self-evaluate, guys. We have model-identification, piece-identification, and may soon have bag-identification. I know we've asked about merging stuff into basic identification, but I personally ...
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Should we add a "bag-identification" tag?

We have at least 50 questions about bags and what set they come from nowadays. But the skills required to determine the identity of an unmarked bag are not necessarily the same as those needed for ...
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moving towards fewer tags

I heard that having tags with few posts associated with them is discouraged in StackExchange and I've scanned the LEGO Answers tags enough to spot a few anomalies: adult-lego and afol are quite ...
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Should we implement 'how-to-ask' tips for certain tags? (Updated May 2021)

Stack Exchange has a network wide feature which allows clear instructions on how to ask a question to be displayed for certain 'problem' tags. The full details about the feature can be found here. I ...
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Should we merge "Part Identification" with "Identification"?

In the interests of feeding my taxonomy OCD, I was looking at the current part-identification tag, and felt its use was a little haphazard: We have about 17 items tagged "Part Identification", ...
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Can we create a 'FLL' tag?

We all know that the FIRST lego league challenge announcement is happening soon, and we will definitely ask questions about it. I have noticed that there is no 'FLL' or 'FIRST' or'FIRST lego league' ...
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What's the difference between Building and Design?

We have a couple of tags on the main site that are semantically similar, but are generally being used in different ways: building design At the moment, questions tagged "Building" are all about ...
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Do we need a "Set-Information" tag as well as "Sets"?

Questions about specific sets seem to make sense with with the sets, while questions asking about the details that would justify a set-information tag (e.g. weight/number of bricks/etc.) seem almost ...
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Pluralize [tag:minifigure]

I think, and on SO it's a common though, that a tag should be in plural form if it can and that doesn't change sense. So let's pluralize minifigure by analogy with video-games.
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Should we merge the Sorting and Organizing tags?

At the moment we've got 3 questions that are tagged sorting, 2 of which are also tagged organization, the remaining one could be equally happy under organization I think?
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Proper usage of the 'Mindstorms' tag

The two tags rcx and nxt which both represent the two flagship Mindstorms products have all been tagged with the mindstorms tag. Perhaps we should use the Mindstorms tag to refer to general Mindstorms ...
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we need a "linux" tag

I asked Can I use the WeDo USB hub with normal Linux distributions? and tagged it with linux, which was subsequently removed along with the comment "I don't think we need a linux tag". Another user ...
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Combine Mindstorms and NXT/RCX tags

What should we do? - Keep: [tag:nxt] and [tag:rcx]; Unusable/'Reserved': [tag:mindstorms] OR - Keep: [tag:mindstorms]; Tag synonyms: [tag:...
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How will we handle Building/Technique questions?

I have posted a technique question, but i see there is some uncertainty as to how we respond to them. What will our policy be concerning these potentially open ended questions? I know of another SE ...
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piece-id, part-id, piece-name? No one's going to tag things right

Right now we have piece-id, part-id, and piece-name tags. I don't think this is a good approach. No new user is ever going to tag these right, and it's not like a question for a piece name is ...
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Tag descriptions

I just approved a bunch of tag descriptions I'm not exactly heppy with, as they all begin with "Questions about...". I'm slightly too lazy to rephrase them myself, but I thought it's better to get ...
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Rename tag minifigures -> minifigs

While minifigures may be the 'correct' term, I've never come across anyone who uses that term, instead, everyone uses minifigs, and as such the tag should be renamed. Thoughts?
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Should we have a LEGO tag?

I see lego is no longer allowed. Since this site seems to be not exclusively about LEGO, is this a good idea?
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Nomenclature of [Purchasing] tag

What is a good tag for purchasing/acquiring/procuring pieces? I have thrown out procurement since it is not likely to be the most intuitive, but none of the other two above seem to be as accurate or ...
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