I don't have the rep needed to suggest synonyms, but (9 questions) and (6 questions) refer to the same game and I think they should be merged. It seems like most NFS games are tagged as need-for-speed-[game], so I vote for keeping as the master tag and merging the other one into it.

  • We never did settle this one...
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented May 4, 2011 at 17:28
  • @Grace Fair enough. I'm not particular about which way it goes... :) But maybe after 5 months one consistent approach can be picked? Looks like nfs-blah got more of the votes and the reasoning seems sound. If retagging/renaming all of the tags is too much, then can we at least merge two different ones that mean the same game?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented May 4, 2011 at 17:30
  • I'm fine with picking one and then doing this merge. I definitely don't think we should let this last longer than today.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented May 4, 2011 at 17:32
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    I like nfs-blah as well, NFS is a familiar acronym for me. hp makes me think there was a weird Harry Potter crossover. Commented May 4, 2011 at 17:37
  • Yeah, nfs-game-name-spelled-out seems more natural.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented May 4, 2011 at 17:39

2 Answers 2


Good catch; synonym created. I went with the majority and made the master tag as, while there should be little doubt as to what "NFS" means (in context), "HP" is a much more obscure abbreviation.

  • That said, reverting the direction is quite simple.
    – badp
    Commented May 4, 2011 at 18:10

I am not a Need for Speed player, but seems backward to me. NFS is a fairly well-recognized abbreviation. Abbreviations like "HP" and "MW" seem far more ambiguous.

To me, it seems logical to use the full part of the name that is unique to the game (e.g. "Hot Pursuit" or "Most Wanted") and abbreviate the element "Need for Speed", which is common to them all. Especially if is also going to be used.

On the other hand, might be a little more discoverable for a user just trying stuff in the tag field to see what pops up.

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