This is the question that prompted mine:
There have been several attempts to retag it, some of which have reversed earlier retagging, so I thought it might be best to confirm our policy here in a more general sense.
The question is currently tagged this way:
That doesn't seem right to me. badp's answer to how we tag games in a series, the leading answer to that question, touches both sides of this situation, but does not address it directly:
- we should not use two tags for a question about a single game, and
- we should use only the series tag for a question about the series as a whole.
This is a question about some of the games in a series. I believe it should be tagged in one of two ways:
- With only the series tag: this would imply that it covers multiple games in the series, and the question itself will specify which ones. This would be my preference.
- With only the games to which it applies. It doesn't scale very well, and could cause confusion as to when the -series tags are to be used, but I'll concede it makes sense for questions about two games.
Does it make sense to tag questions like this with the -series tag, even though they do not apply to the entire series? (I'd also like to remove windowed-mode, but there have been enough revisions already; I'd rather just do one more and get a consensus on the general case, or spell it out here if we have had a consensus and it just wasn't clear to me.)
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(Warning: there is some cleanup to be done on these questions. The -series tag has been used on quite a few game-specific questions that aren't part of the issue here. I'll try and spread those out a bit.)