Is a legacy tag that should be deleted, or is there a reason it still exists?


Remove the build order tag, merging those questions tagged with it into starcraft-2 if they aren't already. There's no point in requiring people to favorite multiple tags for SC2 information.


I think it could be allowed to stay. It's a little general, but build orders are a big part of SC2 strategy, and I can see people using this tag, searching for it, favoriting it, etc.

On the down side, it is a little generic, and I don't think tags like , , or in general are a good idea. I especially don't think we should have a tag.

But as I said, build orders are rather key to SC2, and we have a lot of SC2 content so it's probably okay to have some sub-tags, like how Diablo 3 has , etc.

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    we already have [terran],[zerg] and [protoss], why can't build order questions simply be tagged with the race you're playing? – Robotnik Mod Apr 13 '14 at 14:18
  • This answer seems to be in contrast to LessPop_MoreFizz's answer here. Or is this one of the exceptions? If so, why? – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Apr 14 '14 at 19:02
  • @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft I think that @LessPopMoreFizz is mainly speaking against truly generic tags, like strategy. I think Starcraft 2 is one of the exceptions to this rule, due to its popularity here, and the distinct nature of its races. I would argue that build orders are as fundamental as races, and so this tag is useful and warranted. But I could go either way. – Wikwocket Apr 15 '14 at 6:43
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    We also have [tf2-sniper], [tf2-heavy] etc for team fortress character strategies, and I imagine games like LoL or WoW probably have similar character based subtags, although I've never played either. I think the race tags should be split into [sc1-] & [sc2-], because at the moment they're used for both sc1 and 2 – Robotnik Mod Apr 16 '14 at 4:20
  • @Robotnik I'm not sure zerg should become sc2-zerg. If anyone wants to find Starcraft 2 Zerg content, they can search using both starcraft-2 and zerg. But that is a separate issue. – Wikwocket Apr 17 '14 at 15:03

I do not see it adding any real value to the questions. Especially in its current form.

If it does not get removed (burning it would be my vote), maybe it should be changed to just [build-order] so it can be used with more than just starcraft 2 (other RTS games and MOBAs for example)

As-is it is used in 26 questions. There are 155 questions mentioning build order.

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    -1 for making it more generic. – LessPop_MoreFizz Apr 11 '14 at 2:42
  • We don't do generic tags well – Robotnik Mod Apr 11 '14 at 5:50
  • Not to mention I haven't seen a Moba that uses build-orders... – Lyrion Apr 11 '14 at 6:58
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    @lyrion LoL and DOTA use build orders all the time for things like item purchasing/crafting items & skill point allocation. – Colin D Apr 11 '14 at 12:08
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    @ColinD I see those as "builds", build orders I see as creating minions and buildings, not as crafting items and class levels tho. – Lyrion Apr 14 '14 at 8:54

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