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I am struggling with a title much in the same was as I am with the tags for this concept. I recently asked a questions about forming wire. I had thought about adding to the question but decided against it since I was not actually asking about costumes or the armour specifically but one part of the process in it's fabrication.... making/forming wire.

At the time of this question the only tags on the one linked above were and . I have a strong need to add a more specific tag for what I was asking in the Main question.

Do we need a tag where the wiki would be "For making materials for use in other crafting projects". Something like which is too long.... This would be a meta tag that would work will with wire. However I could see this overused and ultimately useless

I could be wrong about what I am asking for but I think my question needs another tag.

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    Seems like it could do with "technique", for now. – user24 May 5 '16 at 1:32
  • @CreationEdge I feel silly now. That should have occurred to me already. – Matt May 5 '16 at 1:33
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I don't think such a tag should be necessary. If a material is a prerequisite for a craft, then it's part of the craft. The craft tag alone should be sufficient.

However, if you're also asking about a specific material you're using within your craft, then include that.

In your example, I would suggest (unless there's another name for that craft) plus , which you've already used. You're asking specifically about wire in the context of armor making.

Another example would be + if you were asking how to combine pieces of styrofoam into the size you need for a cosplay design. In this case, people that make cosplay designs are most likely to have the experience to know the best way to accomplish this task for your purpose, and not just in a general way. Likewise, it'll help others with the same question more easily reach the answers.

  • Yeah I should just leave it. technique fills the gap I was looking for. I am not going to add armour-making as that is not really what the question is asking. But something to come out of this is costume-design which could be cool.... That makes me wonder about clothing-design though.... which seems odd at first glance. – Matt May 5 '16 at 1:49
  • @Matt I think we'd need some experts to help decide on those tags. apparel, fashion-design, or ??? I don't know how to name them. – user24 May 5 '16 at 1:59

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