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There's irony to be found here.

  • [co-op] - 6 questions about cooperative multiplayer gameplay.
  • [cooperative-mode] - 4 questions about cooperative multiplayer gameplay.

We also had a short-lived [coop-mode], but that was converted to the latter.

I can't find much reason to keep these tags, and any variants thereof, separate. They're always going to be equally applicable in referencing to the cooperative aspects of a game; whether the coop is present as a separate mode or is the default seems largely irrelevant, if not needlessly complex, as far as tagging is concerned.

Can we think of a good reason to have separate tags for now and in the future? If not, can we agree on a single tag to use?

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    I like Co-op and only Co-op personally. – LessPop_MoreFizz Sep 8 '10 at 19:55
  • Would [coop] sound weird? – badp Sep 8 '10 at 19:58
  • @LessPop Feel free to propose that as an answer. – Grace Note Sep 8 '10 at 20:03
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    I vote we call it [multiplayerwhere2playersplayingacampaigntogetherandnotagainstotherplayers] – tzenes Sep 8 '10 at 20:04
  • @badp Personally speaking, I can quickly parse out when a sentence is talking about chicken houses versus mutual cahoots, so I don't think it sounds weird. I suggest making that an answer if you want to suggest that as our unified tag. – Grace Note Sep 8 '10 at 20:04
  • @Grace, I'm just afraid it may read as "coup". I'm not the greatest English pronouncer ever. – badp Sep 8 '10 at 20:28
  • @Badp that's a brilliant idea, let's use coup and then use it as a honey pot for malcontents! – tzenes Sep 9 '10 at 2:11
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[Co-op] seems like the best choice here. In general, I prefer a shorter tag when a longer one doesn't convey any additional information, the - improves readability, and extending it to cooperative mode, or adding the word 'mode' in general adds nothing to the tag.

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  • That about sums up my thoughts. – Kevin Yap Sep 8 '10 at 23:24
  • +1 ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` – juan Sep 9 '10 at 0:56
  • Enough games use Co-op that it seems fine, what's more there is no collision with another abbreviation. – tzenes Sep 9 '10 at 2:11
  • Vote up the synonym here. – sequentiallee Sep 9 '10 at 3:30
  • @Call: ding – badp Sep 9 '10 at 9:51
  • Co-op it is! I have performed a merge with the provided synonym. – Grace Note Sep 9 '10 at 14:25

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