In the latest Meta discussion that I can find, consensus was reached to use the following tagging structure for the various flavors of Terraria:

<- ,
<- ,

However, today, there are zero questions tagged . We most certainly have had (and still do have) questions about the console-specific ports, and I'm positive that there have been plenty of questions that have used the console-specific tag in the past. On top of that, the wiki excerpt for the base tag specifically denotes that tag is for the PC version only, due to the existence of the console- and mobile-specific tags.

This came up when I noticed that the original version of this question was tagged with the PC-specific tag, and when I went to reassign it to the console tag, it didn't even show up in the autocomplete list because it has zero questions tagged with it. Since I didn't want to re-use a tag that had been deprecated intentionally for one reason or another, I added an tag as a stopgap until I could figure out what was going on.

Did some bulk retagging operation happen that I missed? What happened to all of the existing questions tagged ? If something's changed, what's our current policy on tagging Terraria questions?

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    Terraria Console has some things specific to it (at least a boss) Don't know why it would've been mass-retagged or anything.
    – Arperum
    Jul 15, 2014 at 19:24
  • I can only find two questions that had the tag removed, both coincidental. There are a bunch of other console questions that are (and always have been) tagged with a specific console. Jul 17, 2014 at 17:00
  • Hmm, thanks for the research. I'd be pretty shocked if the tag had only ever been used twice before, but I can't rule it out. I've seen at least a handful of console-specific questions float by before, but I can't recall this far after the fact whether that was before or after the new tagging guidelines were decided upon.
    – Cloudy
    Jul 17, 2014 at 21:13
  • At the very least, it sounds like some time spent sifting through the main tag's questions to look for incorrectly-tagged questions may be called for.
    – Cloudy
    Jul 17, 2014 at 21:14
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    I think Terraria iOS has unique features, but control scheme aside, weren't the features from the console versions brought over to Terria in 1.2 or something?
    – Ben Brocka
    Jul 21, 2014 at 13:28
  • @BenBrocka not from what I can tell. I just started playing so have been browsing the wiki and other spots, and there are still console only enemies and such.
    – LLF
    Jul 21, 2014 at 17:25
  • @BenBrocka Not all of them. A lot of the console features did arrive in 1.2, but there is still a boss and a whole tier of materials that is console only.
    – SaintWacko
    Jul 22, 2014 at 14:54
  • Huh, sounds like it should still exist then.
    – Ben Brocka
    Jul 23, 2014 at 13:10

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Since no obvious explanations have surfaced, I've finally trawled the questions list to pick out the most obvious console-specific questions and retagged them to . Additional sets of eyeballs probably wouldn't go amiss in case I missed some questions.

The tag wiki was also empty, so I submitted an update for that as well.

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