Command & Conquer is a prolific video game series that of course we have questions for on this site. Now that we have a 35 character limit for tags, I think the tagging for those questions needs to be revisited.

The last time tagging was discussed, there were concerns about the 25 character tag limit. The consensus at the time was to get around this limit by having be a tag that all games in the series, then tagging specific games with the latter part of the name. For instance, a question about Command & Conquer: Red Alert would be tagged with both and .

In practice, this hasn't worked out. The tag wiki for talks exclusively about the original 1995 video game. Some questions are about that game and some are about other games in the series; it's kind of messy.

Proposal going forward

In all of these cases except maybe , keeping the old tag as a synonym makes sense.

Sadly, Stack Exchange does not allow & in tags.

Unfortunately, there are three games that exceed the 35 character limit

I'd be open to discussion about any of these, especially what to do about Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances.

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    For the longer ones, would taking out the word "and" make enough difference?
    – user11502
    Commented Jan 12, 2018 at 4:50
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    @Ash Yes, we would be under 35 characters with, for instance, command-conquer-tiberium-alliances. I'm concerned that that may lead to confusion though, since "Command & Conquer" is so firmly linked to the brand name. If someone starts typing in command-and-conquer, they won't find a tag for the game they're seeking. Commented Jan 12, 2018 at 4:52
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    Well, it should come up at "command", no?
    – user11502
    Commented Jan 12, 2018 at 4:55
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    @Ash True, it would, although for me I'd keep tying to "and" because I'm a fast typer, and then would lose it. I'd prefer the common abbreviation cnc rather than command-conquer (as used in cnc.wikia.com), but of course, that doesn't really solve the problem. I guess if we have to remove "and", we could, but I wish there was a better way. Commented Jan 12, 2018 at 4:55
  • @Ash The tag suggestion box only displays the top 6 matching tags. Tying command would show the other C&C games before showing tiberium-alliances
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Jan 22, 2018 at 21:23

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I have conquered these tags:

I removed some of the original tag synonyms like 'generals' and replaced them with ones prefixed with the common community 'cnc' abbreviation, for consistency and ease of searching.

I went with for the last tag, and added the "" synonym. This, along with the 'cnc' tag should be enough that people can still find the tag easily.

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    Thank you for taking command of the situation! Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 5:42

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