I've just discovered the low-usage suggested-order tag. It has few enough questions to seem unnecessary, and its intended purpose seems too vague to be any useful as a tag. Should we keep it or destroy it?
My gut says no; it feels like a meta tag that should be cleaned up. I could see arguments for classifying it as a type 6 potentially useful tag though– Unionhawk ModDec 22, 2017 at 20:22
2I don't see how this tag would be useful. If you're searching for the order to play games in, you'd search using the series tag, not "suggested order" because the person searching doesn't care about every other series that that tag is being used for, they want results for the series they're inquiring about. The keywords would show up if you searched for those words, but there's no need to add a tag for it. That's all in addition to the fact it's a meta tag.– VemonusDec 22, 2017 at 20:33
The questions marked with this tag combined have about 100 votes, with the most popular being one about the Portal series with 94 votes at the time of this comment's posting.– bb216b3acfd8f72cbc8f899d4d6963Dec 22, 2017 at 22:22
@Unionhawk I'm surprised to see the achievements tag still around, if it was slated for removal that long ago– WriggleniteDec 22, 2017 at 22:24
2@DanmakuGrazer - it was suggested for removal but the community voted to keep it as a way to categorise, search, favourite (or hide) questions about achievements.– Robotnik ModDec 23, 2017 at 4:38
I am going to say no, this tag is not needed.
My reasoning is that the tag is basically the question itself. Let's do an experiment: If all you know about a question is that it is tagged suggested-order and series-name-here, try to guess what the body of my question could possibly contain. There's really only one answer: "What order should I play the [Series] games in?" (Or, in rare cases, "What order should I play [subset of Series games] in?") It's a meta tag which does not add anything to enrich the question in any way.
Additionally, you can't really be an "expert" on the order in which to play games. Generally speaking, there's usually just one official order for a given series anyway, and it's easy enough to look up.
I created the suggested-order tag thinking it would be a good way to categorize questions. However, after reading Mage Xy’s answer, I’m seeing why I should have used the existing tags for game-series-name.
I borrowed the tag idea from Sci-Fi and Fantasy. After seeing several similar questions on Arqade, I incorrectly assumed that the tag would also be a good fit here. In hindsight, I should have created a meta discussion before making the tag.
Go ahead and burninate the tag. In the future, I’ll use series specific tags like portal-series.