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Tag Synonym Request: [PS1] -> [Playstation-1] ; [PS2] -> [Playstation-2] ; [PS3] -> [Playstation-3]

I just got done editing this question from a generic "Playstation" tag to the correct "Playstation-3" platform tag. It did, however, make me curious as to whether the playstation tag itself was being conformed to in a sensible manner.

Results were mixed. You have questions like this which tags both Playstation and ps3, even though Playstation Plus is a feature exclusive to PS3s (I thought?), it is tagged with Playstation.

Personally, I don't think there needs to be a "Playstation" tag, nor a "Nintendo" tag for that matter. Because of the way consoles and the game industry work, it can reasonably be assured that each parent company will support only its latest generations, so that having a tag for the "playstation brand" is little better than simply having a tag of "sony".

I propose that we kill any ambiguity and rename the playstation tag to a playstation-1 tag, and remove the tag entirely from questions like these which have the tag in addition to a playstation-3 tag.


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PlayStation is the name of a console. Said console had two successors, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.

Now, it's incorrect to tag PS3 games with the tag, but that doesn't mean the tag shouldn't exist.

  • And is there a reason to not Extra clarify that playstation refers specifically to the first playstation, and not all platforms that share its name? Jun 24, 2011 at 2:19
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    @Raven namely because nobody calls the first console "Playstation 1". It's either "PlayStation", "PSOne", or "PSX" (see also my answer on the ancillary question)
    – user3389
    Jun 24, 2011 at 4:00
  • @Mark - your ancillary question has made me realize that perhaps it should be a PSX tag, and the "playstation" tag be avoided in its entirety (except as a synonym). Jun 24, 2011 at 4:06

I think the tags should be , , , and .

The tag should be blocked as it is too generic.

  • As I commented on Powerlord's answer, "playstation-1" isn't a real thing: nobody calls it the "PlayStation 1".
    – user3389
    Sep 20, 2011 at 19:35

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