The word can be used in combination with other words, such as nuclear power, nuclear fusion, nuclear weapons, nuclear radiation, or nuclear physics, but doesn't make much sense on its own.

Should it be renamed or split up?

Some people conflate all nuclear issues, even being opposed to nuclear fusion reactors because it has the word "nuclear" in it, and I'd rather skeptics SE did not inadvertently legitimize such sloppy thinking.

2 Answers 2


Let's nuke it! "nuclear" is an adjective and therefore probably not a prime choice as a tag :-)

No need to split it since there are only a few questions :-)

are way more than enough to cover the examples you make, in my opinion.

  • Only two questions?
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 21:50
  • @AndrewGrimm skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/nuclear
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 20:51
  • I'm getting 23 questions.
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Jan 22, 2012 at 7:10
  • @AndrewGrimm using the link above, I get 2!?
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 8:04
  • I've uploaded a screenshot into a pseudo-answer.
    – Golden Cuy
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 9:29
  • I'm also getting 23 questions there
    – Mad Scientist Mod
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 11:02
  • @AndrewGrimm thanks - confirmed 23
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 11:49
  • I've retagged the 23 nuclear questions. So now there's no questions tagged just nuclear.
    – Sam I Am
    Commented Jan 29, 2012 at 18:33

This is a pseudo-answer, but only because you can't upload pictures to comments:

Screenshot of the nuclear tag with 23 questions

The only reason I can think I'm getting 23 questions, and Sklivvz is only getting 2, is if he's hiding questions that are on his ignored tag list. I don't think that'd be the case, as a diamond mod can't afford to hide questions.

Edit: turns out he was looking at unanswered questions only.


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