Previously, we were told to create separate questions
There was a community wiki during the time we were testing the increase to 35 characters, but it clearly says that now you should raise a separate meta question for future requests.
These tags were raised as examples and have now been changed as a result of this meta post. If you want a particular tag lengthened, please raise it as a separate meta question so the community can vote on it.
I had interpreted this as meaning separate for each group of related tags, that way they could be independently voted on. Some renames have been fairly uncontroversial, others require some discussion, and some are such a mess because the game names are so convoluted. If we lumped them all into a single community wiki, that would make it more difficult to handle the latter two cases.
That said, if mods want to switch back to a community wiki or whatever, I'm okay with that. They should just let us know.
The root cause of so many meta posts is that we need tag synonyms
...and only mods can make them in a timely fashion.
The tag synonym suggestion process does not work at all. To get it approved on this site, you must have:
- 2500 rep (500 more than than that required to unilaterally edit questions and answers)
- 5 upvotes on answers (not questions) in the tag you want to synonymize
- The cooperation of three other people with the same privileges, all of whom must be aware that there is a suggested synonym in the queue (because the site won't notify you).
Suffice it to say, this doesn't work, especially on Arqade since the tags that are in most need of synonyms have only a handful of questions that almost never have 5 answer upvotes for a single user, much less four. Even on Stack Overflow, the average length of synonym creation was a year and a half! In fact, virtually every synonym ever created on SE sites was created by a mod.*
Thus, the only way to get a synonym in a timely fashion, or at all, is to get a mod's attention via a meta question and have them cut through the red tape.
Now if the mods want to have a community wiki or a chat room or whatever instead of individual meta topics, that's cool, we'll start following that. But the ideal solution would be for Stack Exchange to improve the tag synonymization process so that they don't need to get mods involved every time.
* Someone with more familiarity on how to use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer should run the queries on Arqade to see how many tag synonyms were created by mods and how many, if any, were created through the tag synonym suggestion process.