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With Diablo 3 firing on all cylinders, players are progressing at vastly different rates. There are starting to be more and more questions about the lore from people who have finished the game. The problem is, a lot of these questions could be considered spoilers for those who have not finished. With that in mind...

Should we start catergorizing lore questions into a specific tag that can be hidden by those not wanting to see spoilers?

I have started tagging new lore questions that pop up with "diablo-3-lore" in the meantime so you all can see what I'm driving at.

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Use or ... is only another tag that will eventually be marked for burnation.

  • Does [diablo-3] [diablo-3-story] really have an advantage over [diablo-3] [story]? The former is repetitive, and if it only had [diablo-3-story] then it wouldn't be properly categorized. – Matthew Read May 23 '12 at 15:04
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    @MatthewRead It's the same conversation about meta tags that Mark linked to in the comments below. I wouldn't want to see story be a top tag any more than pc – Tharius May 23 '12 at 15:37
  • Ahh, yes right. – Matthew Read May 23 '12 at 18:25
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This is more of a comment on the story tag and the discussion under @Raven Dreamer's post.

I have already been using the story tag a few times to mark Diablo 3 questions that are unrelated to gameplay, assuming it is a valid tag (and I personally do think it is). However if its deprecated, what other options would I have to do the same? After all, Tyrael's powers or Zoltan Kulle's actions are unrelated to the actual game but are (afaik) valid questions.

Also, I have another question related to other classifications of gameplay-unrelated questions - see this one:

What does the "Balor" affix mean?

This is again nothing to do with gameplay, but can't be labeled as a story either - so how should it be tagged?

Also, my 2c - having diablo-3-story means a story tag for each game; vs just story and either diablo-3 or {actual game tag}. I strongly favor a single story tag or equivalent (lore, game-universe or w/e)

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    I think the point is that [story] is hard to use as a sorting tag (because it will give you questions about lore in every game that has decent plot), where as [game-title-story] will only give you questions on that game, making it a useful tag? – Gwen Jun 6 '12 at 7:32
  • @Gwen: Instead of a tag population explosion, maybe look at my FR request Make 'Related' links prioritize questions matching all tags – Alok Jun 6 '12 at 8:18
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We already have a tag for lore questions. It's the tag.

  • okay, thanks for letting me know, still fairly new here. – Tater596 May 22 '12 at 15:25
  • @Tater596 Also, we used to have a spoiler tag for this purpose (ignoring), and we removed it because we determined that it was not a good solution nor was it an intended use of our tagging system for various reasons. You can see the discussion here if you would like to read more about the reasoning behind this. – FAE May 22 '12 at 15:49
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    story is a crap tag, and you're ignoring previous consensus (here and here) that rejects the notion that we should have non-game specific don't-call-them-meta tags. – user3389 May 22 '12 at 16:44
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    @MarkTrapp Uh, no. You are ignoring the previous consensus that story is a valid tag. (here) I'll admit that it was much better represented before Jeff nuked it, however.(200 or so?) – Raven Dreamer May 23 '12 at 1:04
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    @RavenDreamer Besides being almost a year old (compared to the two discussions I linked being much more recent), it says nothing about story being a good tag that we should use. You even made a case that similar tags like lore should be removed. I recognize that at one point there was a fascination with the junk non-game specific tags here, but that died a long time ago. – user3389 May 23 '12 at 1:45
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    I made a point that similar tags should be combined, not removed. And I'm still not convinced that story is a junk tag. – Raven Dreamer May 23 '12 at 5:27

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