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Being an avid Minecraft player, I find myself playing on both the Java Edition and the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft. This also allows me to help out more people on a broader range.

Sometimes, even the experts get stuck, though, and I have to revert to asking on Arqade for help with a specific problem I am stuck on.

Most of my problems apply to both editions of Minecraft at once, as I build identical items on both editions. I am wondering, is it okay to use more than one of , and at once on a question?

More specifically, should the tags you choose be:

  • Only one edition, even if you are seeking answers to more than one edition.
  • Only the edition(s) you are seeking answers to, even if the answer is the same in other editions that you are not using now.
  • The editions that you are seeking answers to, as well as any editions that you know have the same answer to.
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There's no reason to include unnecessary tags, even if an answer would apply to them. You're tagging the question, not the answers. Don't use tags you're not seeking answers to.

If you want an answer for multiple editions and you are sure correct answers would apply to them all it's safe to tag the question accordingly. In that case you could tag the question with the editions you are seeking answers to.

If you're unsure (maybe there are multiple approaches to solve your issue, but they work only with certain editions or versions) you should tag the question with only one edition (and ask a different question for the other edition).

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  • What about if you’re actively seeking answers to multiple editions and know the answers will be different for sure? – ExpertCoder14 Nov 4 at 15:17
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    @ExpertCoder14 that's a perfect scenario for two (or more) separate questions. – dly Nov 4 at 15:46
  • "You are sure correct answers would apply to them all" doesn't mean being sure that the answers are the same, but that the answers must be the same, no matter what happens in either game. There are very few cases where that is true. – Wrigglenite Nov 4 at 16:26
  • I know there are only a few cases, but in Minecraft it certainly is possible, as well as in some Source Engine games, FIFA, CoD, etc. – dly Nov 5 at 7:30
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    Say you create separate questions for each edition because you're unsure about the similarities, and then they turn out to be the same answer, with no difference, in all the editions. Is it then acceptable to merge them into one master question for that issue with both tags? – ExpertCoder14 Nov 9 at 22:29
  • @ExpertCoder14 that would be possible, yes. But this only makes sense if you want to retain and collect all the answers in one post. If there's still a slight possibility of difference with an additional answer (maybe the Java edition has some fancy commands) it's better to keep them separated. – dly Nov 10 at 7:32

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