Currently there are three tags called and

I think having these current tag names is like tagging things and instead of and

So I think that the and should be renamed to and

Or, at least a tag synonym.

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    The appropriate Meta Tag is discussion "The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus." Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 16:49
  • Is there actually a need to relate tags like "zerg" back to the game that they are from? What is the advantage of "starcraft-zerg" over "zerg"?
    – chobok
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 6:29
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    What if another game has zergs? Then what? Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 1:33
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    @JoethePerson if another game had Zerg, it would almost certainly be copying SCII. "Terran" I can see having problems with as Terran is more broadly used.
    – Nick122
    Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 21:17

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I personally think that we should rename them to be , , and . The reason being is that all other tags that have subcategories in them, such as Minecraft, TF2, and Skyrim all follow this naming convention, so we should continue this convention to be consistent.

I don't think we need to change it to use StarCraft II in the tag name, or have separate tags for StarCraft II terran, protoss, and zerg, because the the units are from the StarCraft universe and the renaming of the tag is to eliminate any ambiguity that may exist by showing explicitly that these tags are sub-categories within StarCraft.


There seems to be a (new) problem with the current , and tags. These tags are being used to categorise both and questions.

I found questions with the following combinations:

What I propose is:

  • ...There seems to be no issue here. This is exactly how these tags should be used.
    – Frank
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 22:16
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    @frank - Are we to assume that someone with expertise in Starcraft's Zerg is the same as having expertise in Starcraft 2's Zerg? Also, most in not all of the classes in Team Fortress 2 are also in the original Team Fortress, but these tags are prefixed with tf2.
    – user101016
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 8:27

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