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Recently, there were several questions posted in quick succession regarding the shape water spell in 5e. Shortly after that, a new tag was created for the spell - - and added to the questions. Subsequently, the tag was added to older questions as well.

Given the previous meta on tagging individual spells and the decision NOT to do it, should we burninate?

Or is there a good reason that this spell is different and needs it?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I love the smell of burnination in the morning ... it smells like ... Victory! \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Nov 18 '19 at 13:32
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Nope

There is nothing special about shape water which merits one, so we shouldn't have one for the reasons already given in that meta.

However, we can save our precious diamond mods the effort and just make it a synonym. This is already done for and so we can just do it with this one too.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The only thing is that it needs people with answer scores of 5+ in the tag shape-water to suggest and vote for the synonym. I'd suggest, rather, just removing the tag from these couple questions and letting the various cleanup processes deal with the tag. \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Nov 15 '19 at 22:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @nitsua60 Really? I thought the score requirement applies to the mother tag, ie. [spells]. \$\endgroup\$ – Someone_Evil Nov 15 '19 at 22:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ Oh, I wonder--I might be reading that wrong. Only one way to find out. To science! \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Nov 15 '19 at 22:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hope I didn't mess up your science, but I was certainly able to suggest [shape-water] as a synonym of [spells]. (It's here) \$\endgroup\$ – Someone_Evil Nov 15 '19 at 22:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ No, I think that sciences it =) \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Nov 15 '19 at 22:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ For the record: the tag synonym has now been approved. \$\endgroup\$ – Someone_Evil Nov 15 '19 at 22:27

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