There are two tags for questions about the TES Construction Kit, namely tes-construction-set and (the presumed master tag) the-elder-scrolls-construction-Set.
The first tag has zero questions, and the second an impressive three.

I'm not sure whether we need these at all, since questions about modding tend to be off-topic, but that matter has been addressed before.

All three aforementioned Construction Set questions are ..questionable in their on-topicness: one is about the direct in-game impact of a change made in the editor, one about a self-made patch to resolve compatibility between two mods, and one about being unable to open a native .esp file in the Creation Kit.

For questions regarding the modding of Fallout 3, Fallout: New vegas, and Fallout 4, the general tag mods is used.

Assuming tags for specific editors of specific games is convenient, we might need to add Creation Kit for Skyrim and Fallout 4, and G.E.C.K. for Fallout 3 and fallout: New Vegas.

  • I believe you mean construction-set rather than construction-kit. And FWIW, the questions you are referring to were recently modified to update the tag from tes-construction-set to the-elder-scrolls-construction-set within the last day Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 0:10
  • @Wondercricket You're right about both things: I changed my post, and remember seeing the three posts having been edited (I didn't check to see what was edited). That was done for this very reason?
    – Joachim
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 0:16
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    Ever since the tag char increase, a lot of users have been doing generally tag clean up. If I remembered correctly, unused tags will eventually go away anyways. As far as keeping the tag as a whole and the on-topicness, I’ll leave the discussions to those who are more mod-savy :) Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 0:22

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The tag [tes-construction-set] will be automatically removed

Here is what happened:

  1. All three questions were tagged with
    • This was probably created before the tag name limit was increased from 25 characters to 35 characters
  2. Noticing that every other game in the series is tagged with the prefix the-elder-scrolls, I went ahead and changed the questions to instead be tagged with
    • A mod has to get involved to create tag synonyms because the synonym creation process is fundamentally flawed), and that didn't happen here
  3. Now no more questions were tagged with

The system automatically deletes tags with no questions after about 24 hours. So that will resolve itself automatically.

Whether or not questions should be tagged specifically for The Elder Scrolls Construction Set is a different matter best served in another discussion. If the decision were made to remove it, then when there are no questions tagged with , that too will be deleted after about 24 hours.

  • Thanks. I knew this - the automatic removal - was the case for questions, but didn't know it worked the same for tags. A lack of research on my part. I guess this question is superfluous, then, and I shall remove it.
    – Joachim
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 9:33

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