Throughout the Skyrim promotion, there have been a few instances of people not "getting" how tagging works in Stack Exchange, and have been adding the Skyrim tag to their question in a shoehorned manner. Things like:
- How do I do X? (Skyrim)
- Skyrim - How do I do X?
- [Skyrim] How do I so X?
I've been manually removing these as they come up, as tags in titles are just noise unless added conversationally (i.e. something like "How do I do X in Skyrim?").
However, the removal of it on one question kept getting rolled back. I left a comment explaining why it's not necessary or wanted, and got the following response:
It may show up in the page title after you load it, but from the question title alone (which is more attention grabbing than the tags) it's not always obvious what the question is pertaining too. So, in order to make sifting through a list of questions easier, I'm appending the main "tag" to the question.
Given the dispute, I flagged it for moderator attention, and it was declined with the reason that flags should only be used on things that require moderator intervention.
So I initially took that to mean I'm supposed to keep editing them out and deal with the dispute on my own, so I went through and edited them all out of the user's questions.
But I realized afterwards that it could also mean "no, we want tags in titles, like the user's been doing."
So which is it? Are moderators not willing to resolve edit disputes, or are shoehorned tags in titles considered to be acceptable, despite network-wide consensus (cf. 1, 2, 3) indicating the contrary?