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Just musing -- there are a measurable number of questions which, while more or less physics-related, are a much better fit for what-if.xkcd. Is it worth creating a "what-if" tag for these?

The discussion at Are outlandish XKCD style What If questions welcome here? seems to suggest at least some interest in this type of question.

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    $\begingroup$ It sounds like you're implying that such questions are arguably off-topic here ("while more or less physics-related, are a much better fit for what-if.xkcd") If that's the case, why would you want a tag for them? $\endgroup$ – Sean Sep 23 '15 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ This is a very good question to ask. I'm undecided on which answer I would support, though. $\endgroup$ – David Z Sep 23 '15 at 13:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Sean I think it's more a case of "there's a Physics.SE answer but it might be better handled in a more general sense at what-if." $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Sep 23 '15 at 14:22
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No because it would necessarily be a meta tag, which is generally discouraged.


Note also that the Help Center specifically states that,

To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
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• you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?"

so these "what-if" style questions are actually off-topic, according to current policy.

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