Because, you know, scrolls is a pretty important aspect of the game.


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I think a synonym is good enough. The Elder Scrolls games fall under the category of games which are often referred to by their sub-title (Skyrim, Oblivion, et cetera...), and so it is perfectly understandable what they mean.

Google trends also puts skyrim 10k searches ahead of elder scrolls skyrim or the elder scrolls skyrim.

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    Uh, well yeah - a less-restrictive search is always going have more hits than the same search but more restrictive... Commented Nov 11, 2011 at 15:34

I'm not sure a full renaming is in order, but I'll definitely put up a tag synonym between the two in the meantime.

I was originally leery about giving Skyrim this treatment, because it would necessitate renaming the rest of the elder scrolls tags.

That said, elder-scrolls-morrowind makes it in under the tag lenth (as does elder-scrolls-daggerfall), which I think are the longest names in the series, meaning that there shouldn't be an issue in doing all the rename requests you're suggesting.

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    What are we going to do with the the-elder-scrolls tag then?
    – FAE
    Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 11:54
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    @FallenAngelEyes, if we're going to append "elder-scrolls" to games in the series, then I think the series tag should be elder-scrolls-series, to be consistent with both the games and with other series tags. (As I mentioned when I asked about the series earlier, I don't feel that the series prefix is necessary, with the possible exception of Arena - should we ever get a question on it - but I can see it either way.) Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 12:50
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    @FallenAngelEyes I'd assume it would become "the-elder-scrolls-series" Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 12:50
  • @FallenAngelEyes Leave it as it is? We have plenty of series tags for other games.
    – fredley
    Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 12:50
  • @DaveDuPlantis - holy crap. Ya beat me by 10 seconds. O.o And Fredley? 10 Seconds on the other side of me. What is this, everyone sandwich on Raven Dreamer? O.o Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 12:50
  • @Raven, haha! We're just practicing for Skyrim Week. (And this is a good thing to work out in advance.) Commented Nov 3, 2011 at 13:21

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