So we have a discussion about enchantment, and one of the sources of confusion is the assumption that conjuration and necromancy refer to the D&D spell schools of those names. Meanwhile, necromancy has tag info that focuses on raising the dead—which does not cover the entirety of the D&D school of Necromancy—and conjuration has no tag info at all, but is tagged on questions about summoning a creature or object, which is what the word means.
Notably, this means that things that fall in these D&D schools—say, curses, or healing, or teleportation—shouldn’t actually get these tags, but rather curses or healing or teleportation.
(On the other hand, we also have divination and illusion—the latter of which is also defined as a type of spell rather than a reference to a D&D spell school—, but those seem, to me, to be less confusing, less likely to be assumed to refer to the spell schools, and in any event those D&D schools lack “surprising” effects.)
Does this mean we should rename conjuration and necromancy, to be clearer that they refer to a specific sort of effect that is a sub-set of what falls under those D&D spell schools? Say, summoning (which already exists anyway, and is on way more questions than conjuration) and undead-animation or something. Or should we just rely on the tag info to clarify, and appropriate moderation to correct mistakes where they occur?
These seem far less dire than enchantment to me, but there was enough discussion of them in the other question that I thought the issue should be raised. Particularly conjuration, where summoning and teleportation (and healing, at least in some editions of D&D) already exist and are much bigger, and it’s unclear what questions should be tagged conjuration instead of one of those. “Conjuration” is not necessarily the first term most people think of for these effects, except perhaps coming from a D&D background. “Necromancy,” on the other hand, probably is the first word most think of when it comes to animating the undead (even if the word’s origin is as a form of divination performed with dead animals).