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Today I got the "create tag synonyms" privilege, and now I'm confused about what to do in this case...

There are two TrackMania-related tags in gaming site:

The first tag is broad, and can be thought as a tag for the entire series. So, maybe it would be better to rename it to trackmania-series, just like other games. Or make trackmania a synonym for trackmania-series.

However, the second tag is incorrect. Although there existed a TrackMania Nations game, the questions are actually asking about TrackMania Nations Forever game. And, in fact, those questions also apply to TrackMania United Forever. So, in my opinion, the correct would be to retag those questions as trackmania-forever.

I know this is confusing (and my question here isn't as clear as I would like), but I wanted opinions about what to do in this case.

In my opinion we should change those tags into:

  • trackmania-series - for all TrackMania games
  • trackmania-forever - for TrackMania Nations Forever and TrackMania United Forever
  • Maybe trackmania as a synonym for trackmania-series.
  • Maybe trackmania-nations-forever and trackmania-united-forever as synonyms for trackmania-forever.

What do you think?

And, considering new TrackMania games will be released "soon", I expect more questions in this site, and I believe it would be better/easier to clean up tags before there are too many questions.


Information about TrackMania games

TrackMania series have many games. Let me try to summarize them:

  • TrackMania, TrackMania Original, TrackMania Sunrise, TrackMania Sunrise Extreme
    • These are 4 old games.
  • TrackMania Nations (freeware), TrackMania United
    • These are old versions that have been superseded by newer games
  • TrackMania Nations Forever (freeware), TrackMania United Forever
    • These are updated versions of the former games. For previous United owners, the update to Forever version is free.
    • These are the latest versions available for PC, also available on Steam, and also actively played.
    • These versions run on the same engine, share the same files, and people from either game can play together. I can safely say they can be group-called as TrackMania Forever.
  • TrackMania DS, TrackMania Wii
    • Console/handheld versions.

So, basically, only the 4 games listed in bold are "current", all 6 other games are old and can be ignored for now. In near future, TrackMania 2 will be released (as well as ShootMania and QuestMania in a later date, forming what is called Mania-Planet).

(heck! I just noticed this answer explained everything better than me)

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Well spotted. I've retagged all questions to , given that the only questions you can ask about the paid version that do not apply to the free version that I can think of relate to the extra environments... perhaps there's some ground to cover there, but we have no such questions so far.

Nevermind we can't use a tag such as , as it's longer than 25.

  • And what should be done to old "trackmania" and "trackmania-nations" tags? They still show up in the tag list. – Denilson Sá Maia Aug 16 '11 at 18:13
  • @Denilson They should disappear momentarily – badp Aug 16 '11 at 18:16

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