The Tag was added today, and it struck me as a bit of an odd choice in tagging. Is there any reason to use instead of, say, (retagging the Babel Fish and Pet Fish questions in the process)?

  • Ask @OrigamiRobot – Nick T Jun 15 '11 at 3:17
  • In all honesty, I created the fish-activities tag as a joke. I do however think it is separate from fishing in the same way a rectangle is separate from a square. Fish-activities include fishing but fish-activities doesn't have to mean fishing. I don't think the Babel fish question has anything to do with fishing. As a whole, I would call this tag slightly less useful than the murder tag. – user9983 Jun 16 '11 at 20:24
  • @OrigamiRobot - Murder is a memetic meta tag. I'm in favor of, well, murdering it, also. – Raven Dreamer Jun 16 '11 at 20:36

I don't think we even need a tag for fishing, fishes, or fish activities at all. Fishes and related activity in games is generally consistent of four concepts:

  • Resource farming (fishing)
  • Minigame or Subquest (fishing)
  • A creature in the game (fishes)
  • The point of some part of the game, if not the entire game (fishes or fishing)

It's about as meaningful as a tag as, well, a tag for "grappling hooks" would be. It's the kind of concept that you run into a fair enough amount but it doesn't really justify a tag beyond what we already have to classify those things in general (in order: , /, or possibly an [enemies] tag, and the game name).

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    Fishing is a video-game genre, but of course is not so popular as other genres. I we need a tag fishing I would use it for that type of games and use farming and other tag, as you suggest, for other purposes. – Drake Jun 15 '11 at 13:43
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    @Drake Fishing is about the same as its own genre as farming is its own genre - there are farming games, after all. I don't think it's a significant enough division from other recreational games to require its own separate tag. – Grace Note Jun 15 '11 at 14:02
  • So should we just purge the tag? – Raven Dreamer Jul 8 '11 at 20:23
  • @Raven Go ahead. There's nothing to purge it into, so it's going to have to be a manual job. – Grace Note Jul 8 '11 at 20:24

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