Although SE in general considers tags to be equal, we have some tags (like ) that are usually only valid when paired with another tag for a particular game or series.

However, the code for suggesting related links doesn't take this into account. For example, say I am viewing a question on a particular Diablo 3 achievement (tagged and ). The 'Related' widget may be suggesting questions from other games, such as Mass Effect or Skyrim, when it should prioritise other Diablo 3 achievement questions instead.

This may be kind of a unique feature request based on Arqade's domain, but I think it'd work better if 'Related' sidebar links gave more importance to having other tags in common.

We should also consider not allowing questions to be tagged with only (no idea if there are such posts or how to search for them)

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    Hmm, I'm also not aware of a way to easily search for posts with a single tag. And I agree that questions are more likely to be related the more tags they share (assuming tagging is working as intended, cough) here and elsewhere. Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 18:51
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    So a question tagged c and strings has questions tagged both c and strings show up in its related question list instead of strings and java? Sounds like a good idea! Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 18:57
  • @RavenDreamer: Yes, and thanks for clarifying the question to make it more generic. My 2nd point is a bit different though, just want to point out to readers - it is not related to point 1
    – Alok
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 22:51


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