Flash games aren't overly common, but there doesn't seem to be much of a consensus on how to tag them. Most of them were tagged with the game's name and , but as most flash games don't have too much depth, the game's tag degrades, and it's left with just the tag. An exception is Gemcraft, which wasn't tagged with flash anyway.

How should we tag these? Just ? Just the game name? Both?

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I'd say both tags. Every game tag should be given a chance.

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    Considering our stance on tagging other games with platforms only if they're about a specific version or about the platform itself, shouldn't we technically leave the flash tag out if that particular version of the game is exclusive to being a flash game? Otherwise, we're going to have people trying to tag questions with other platform tags again when it's unnecessary.
    – FAE
    Nov 22, 2011 at 19:22
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    @FallenAngelEyes: Personally, I like the flash tag. It implies that the game is free an easily accessible, I can just go play it right now and try to figure out the answer, which I wouldn't do with say a PS3 game. Nov 23, 2011 at 3:16

You should really tag it with both, but if the Flash game is not popular or known on a wide scale, just tag with Flash. That's just my opinion, though.


The tag does look like a bastard child of an hypotetical (bad) tag, even once you remove the cruft.

The correct course of action probably is removing and adding the game tag instead... but who knows how long those will last. :-/

  • A third of those were asked by me. Nice.
    – GnomeSlice
    Nov 23, 2011 at 0:42

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