My Reason: people interested in paper crafts should find these questions under 1 umbrella. It will be helpful for users to find "what all is there, and what all can be done" w.r.t (in this case) paper.

The tag word is paper-crafts.

Someone suggested removing paper tag from my question. I thought paper-crafts might be a better tag and non ambiguous also.

I think this paper-craft tag involves word paper, so a special paper tag won't be necessary in these questions.

I suggest instead of paper tag with these questions, we can have a paper-craft tag.

Also I suggest the paper-craft tag to be the parent tag attached to every question dealing with any kind of paper crafts.

Should there be a generic paper-crafts tag to cover all paper crafts like origami, kirigami, papercutting?

Clarification : I am not suggesting in any way that all other tags be removed. All I am suggesting is that along with the tag origami, there should be a paper-craft tag also for the same question.

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    Do you mean in addition or instead of? Also, Paper craft is two words, so the tag would need to be paper-crafts. – Catija Apr 30 '16 at 0:59
  • Are you suggesting removing the tags in favour of the more specific ones or including a parent tag in those questions to group them together? My answer would be different depending which you meant. – Matt Apr 30 '16 at 1:03
  • Your edit doesn't answer my question. – Catija Apr 30 '16 at 1:13
  • @Catija I think he means it to be in addition to based on Also I suggest the paper-craft tag to be the parent tag attached to every question dealing with any kind of paper crafts. – Matt Apr 30 '16 at 1:14
  • @Matt There's no such thing as a "parent tag". All tags are the same. Remember that questions are limited to five tags, so going too crazy with making non-realized "parent tags" can lead to issues with consistency. – Catija Apr 30 '16 at 1:17
  • @Matt no, I was thinking instead of . Because word paper-craft includes paper. Paper tag can be used in addition of this tag for the questions about choosing paper, as catija said. Call me she. – Aquarius_Girl Apr 30 '16 at 1:17
  • @Catija by parent tag, I meant a tag which always be there for all paper crafts questions. Like there is c++ tag on so. – Aquarius_Girl Apr 30 '16 at 1:19
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    On WW we have a tag for [power-tools] and it is commonly associated with something like a [table-saw]. but there are general [power-tool] questions that are not specific to [table-saw]s. Could that be the case here? – Matt Apr 30 '16 at 1:50

I think there is a type of craft called paper crafting, which encompasses many types of paper-based crafts. It's also called paper modelling. Models can be extremely complex and detailed, form abstract shapes (such as fractals!), or be more stylized (and even kid-friendly).

So, I think should be refer to that specific type of art.

Here are a couple examples.

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As far as the scenarios mentioned in the OP, I think that the existing and work pretty well. The specific example is for papercutting, not paper crafts in general, and about finding the correct tool.

It's important to realize that refers to a specific type of paper craft, and not the act of cutting paper itself. So, it already encompasses everything necessary for that question! This will be more clear as tag wikis get up and running.

  • So, can you suggest a better parent tag which will encompass all paper crafts? – Aquarius_Girl Apr 30 '16 at 2:13
  • @TheIndependentAquarius To be honest, not at this moment. I'll think about it more, and may delete or update this answer based on what I come up with. I don't think one is really necessary, even though other fields such as painting may already have such a term. – user24 Apr 30 '16 at 2:17
  • @TheIndependentAquarius Perhaps you could provide a case where an all-encompassing tag would be useful? In this case, paper-based art have pretty distinct subtypes, even "kids crafts". When would a user need to see all of these types, which vary wildy in skillsets, all in one go? – user24 Apr 30 '16 at 2:29
  • My only reason for a parent tag for all similar crafts is that it will be helpful for users to know "what all is there, and what all can be done" w.r.t (in this case) paper. – Aquarius_Girl Apr 30 '16 at 9:46

That looks like a meta tag to me. It's basically a tag that is so generic that it adds little to no value to the question. The type of paper craft is useful, such as origami, because if I'm specifically interested in origami, I don't have to wade through less relevant questions to get to it.

In a similar vein, tags like would have little value because watercolor isn't oil, etc. I think we want to avoid lumping similar arts and crafts together on the basis of a superficial similarity.

  • I agree that tags like painting generally won't be specific enough to be helpful. – user24 May 1 '16 at 23:53

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