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Currently, we have two separate tags for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one for the original edition () and another for the Special Edition (). I was initially planning on making this a post to ask how should we tag the Special Edition, but have found out that this has already been discussed back in 2016: 'Skyrim Special Edition' question handling.

The consensus in that meta post is to use one tag for both game editions. In line with that, I am requesting that be synonymized and merged into .

EDIT: I've looked at all the questions currently tagged . It seems that the questions either already mention that they are about the Special Edition, or are about an issue that is also in the original edition*. It should now be fine to merge the tags.


* Relevant meta post: Questions where OP has mentioned he/she is using a specific platform: how to answer, how to tag and when to close as exact duplicate?

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    Skyrim Special Edition has some differences from the original edition. Notably, Special edition allows the use of mods and Skyrim Workshop content on console. If the questions aren't related to these features then they could likely be merged, but some questions have distinct properties that require tagging the correct version of Skyrim being played – PausePause Nov 24 '20 at 19:30
  • @PausePause Yes there are differences, but the consensus at the previous meta post is that the differences are too minor that they don't justify having two separate tags. This is also consistent with how questions about "Special Editions" for other games are handled. The edition can be mentioned in the question body anyway so no need for a separate tag just to include that information. Also, we don't have separate tags for PC Skyrim, and Skyrim for the different consoles even if they have significant differences on mods that can be used and on usage of console commands. – galacticninja Nov 25 '20 at 11:04

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