I recently asked a question about repairing a stuffed animal, and after looking around the Arts & Crafts website, I saw there were other repair/creation questions regarding stuffed animals as well.

Does it make sense to create a stuffed animal tag? Or is simply having all the individual tags that make up a stuffed animal (examples, "painting", "sewing", "stuffing") enough?

I don't know what "popularity" is required for a new tag. For example, I saw that the tag only has two questions on the main site, but I'm sure it is helpful for the users who participate in this craft.

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probably isn't a great tag. It's not a matter of whether there are enough questions, it's that it doesn't focus on something that serves a tag purpose on the site. It's about how the item will be used rather than the Arts & Crafts function seeking a solution. This is similar to the tag that was discussed in the Meta post Should [toys] be removed?

Any question will be about some specific aspect, like sewing, stuffing, repairing the eyes, material selection, etc. Those are site topics and relevant tags. One could even add a tag for child-safe if that tag has been created, or safety (which currently includes it).

Tagging that an item is or will become a stuffed animal doesn't help to attract the right people to answer the technical question, or search for a solution. There's nothing wrong, though with mentioning that the item is a stuffed animal in the question's title or body because that provides context.

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    That's a good perspective. Then, following that logic, should doll-reborning be removed? Because that can also be broken down into various aspects such as vinyl painting, dying vinyl/plastic, molding for shaping etc. And I assume someone could find the questions because the asker mentioned "doll-reborning" in the body of the question.
    – Wimateeka
    Commented Aug 21, 2020 at 14:52
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    @Wimateeka, I wasn't even aware that doll reborning was a thing. :-) From the tag wiki, that sounds like a specific, defined process, with experts who focus on that, which might warrant a dedicated tag. But I'm not familiar enough with it to have an opinion. BTW, "CATaracts": excellent!
    – fixer1234
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 0:45
  • I wasn't either familiar with doll-reborning either until I was looking to see if any toy related tags existed, and that's the only one I could find. I had no idea what it was and had to look up its definition on wikipedia. Thanks for the feedback! I'll mark the question as answered :D
    – Wimateeka
    Commented Aug 24, 2020 at 11:56

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