I tagged a game and used the PC tag to let the users know I am specifically talking about the PC version. I then read the tag properly to realize that the PC isn't used at all to tag a version of a game.

After a bit of research, I noticed that in order to specify a version, you need to create a newer version of that tag. This can end up causing a few problems like :

1 - Someone will not be able to tag their game properly because they might be the first one to talk about "minecraft - xbox version" and they cannot yet create a tag.

2 - People might ignore this tag "minecraft - xbox version" if they subscribed to simply "minecraft". They would have to subscribe to every possible version of that tag in order to see all minecraft related questions.

3 - Some people who can create tags will simply create a "minecraft - xbox version" but if it is too specific the tag will get deleted after some time leaving that question with invalid tags.

Yes you can possibly specify the version you are refering too in the title but like it has been discussed a lot of times over the past on many StackExchange sites, things that should be in tag shouldn't be in the title. I can very well live with the fact that we need to create a tag for each version of each game but it seems like a big effort compared to simply having a tag for each platforms like the "PC Version" or "Xbox Version" tags.

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  • Minecraft-console doesn't do the trick? Minecraft is in a special boat, due to the various platforms having different functionality. – Frank Jan 5 '15 at 21:14
  • It does the trick. The problem is there is minecraft console, pc, mobile, raspberry pi and who knows where else theyll release it. Simply subscribing to the minecraft tag would make it way easier. Then platform tag could make a question more specific and it could be used for every game that need the same specification without having to create another tag for them too – PhaDaPhunk Jan 5 '15 at 21:17
  • You might want to take a look at this: meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/8124/…. That's where the current tag usage come in. – Frank Jan 5 '15 at 21:21
  • @Frank I actually did read this before posting which is why my question focuses on the fact that version and games shouldnt be in the same tags at all. Also the current way to go gives a problem when you try to be specific between xbox and ps4 versions. – PhaDaPhunk Jan 5 '15 at 21:28
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    You can subscribe to minecraft* and get everything Minecraft related. – MBraedley Jan 5 '15 at 22:06
  • Yes you can. that solves one of the issue but i still think its overkill to create a tag everytime – PhaDaPhunk Jan 6 '15 at 3:41
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    @PhaDaPhunk - It's also worth noting that the auto-tag cleanup is turned off on Arqade. It means we are more vigilant with tags, but also means that questions for games don't end up in [untagged] in 6 months after being the only question for that game – Robotnik Jan 7 '15 at 7:25

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