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Make a special tag class for "game tags".

An unofficial but neigh-undisputed pattern that appeared here in gaming is tagging questions with the name of the game they are concerned with. Some questions concern more than one games while others ...
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Game-specific tags [duplicate]

I've noticed some tags in used that are very specific to the game in question. For example, there's a civilization question which had the tags (among others) "worker" and "settler", and there are ...
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3answers
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Why are the top two tags being added to a question's title?

A few of us noticed today that Gaming has started adding twice the number of tags into the title of the page (if the Question title doesn't already contain the string in question). In a word, why? ...
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Cleaning up the game promotion grants

The way the current gaming promotional grants are working is a bit problematic. I am removing all the duplicate "nomination" posts from meta for now; for the next round we'll try to come up with a ...
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5answers
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Sorting out the tagging mess

A lot of users, myself included, believe the current tagging situation is a bit messy. This has been discussed before: A personal appeal to Jeff Atwood: Recent Changes to Gaming Let's talk about [...
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2answers
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Whither [Murder]?

Where did the murder tag go? It appears to have been, well, murdered, silently, in the night, with no record of the deletion in the edits of any of the existing questions. :(
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3answers
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Why does Gaming.SE use tags differently from other SE sites?

The use of tags on Gaming.SE seems fairly apart from other sites. Dozens of the tags are meta and essentially useless for someone to follow and be an expert in. Aside from some specific cases, ...
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3answers
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What are the best practices for tagging on Gaming.SE?

I think we've kind of been dancing around this question, and I think that it's a question that really needs a definitive, solid answer that everyone agrees on. I can't find a meta post (perhaps one ...
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2answers
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Avoid tags that mean different things in different games

Well this is actually a continuation of a rant I had back in July, but the content here is a little different and more specific, so please disregard the previous thread :) Many tags currently have ...
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Tagging the Skyrim questions

We now got nearly 500 Skyrim questions in only a week, with this high number of questions it would be really useful to have some meaningful tagging on the questions. We haven't been very successful ...
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1answer
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Plot vs. Lore tags - do we need the distinction?

In asking the chat room whether the plot tag would be appropriate for this question, we briefly discussed which tag would be appropriate, plot or lore and whether or not they needed to be distinct. ...
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1answer
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Increase tag length limit to 30 characters [duplicate]

Note: As of 2017, the maximum character limit has been increased to 35. This discussion has been left in its original state for historical purposes. You don't have to go exotic and pull games like "...
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1answer
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Why does Team Fortress 2 have sub-tags?

Ok, the title might seem a little stupid because I have no idea what this kind of thing is called. For example, when I click on team-fortress-2, I see in the related tags section: tf2-spy, tf2-mann-...
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2answers
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On the coming murder of "dependent" and "meta" tagging

The winds of change, they are a'blowin. This week's meta-murder question is: Have we not been clear enough that meta-tags are a Bad Thing™? In her answer, Grace specifically calls out previous tag-...
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1answer
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Is there a listing of the recent changes made only to Gaming?

I'm curious about recent changes made to Gaming after this question was asked. Is there (or can there be? I didn't find anything through search) a meta post with a listing of recent changes (code, ...
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1answer
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How should we treat demo related questions in terms of tagging?

I came across a question about a demo that has been released. The question is entirely answerable, but this lead me to look up how many demo related tags we have. I found three matched the search ...
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1answer
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Should I tag a request by the associated console?

Last night I asked a question regarding an original Gameboy game and I included the Gameboy tag. The tag was removed by another user (who has a score about 5 times larger than my own.) I was under ...
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3answers
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How should we tag flash games?

Flash games aren't overly common, but there doesn't seem to be much of a consensus on how to tag them. Most of them were tagged with the game's name and flash, but as most flash games don't have too ...
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1answer
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Tagging overhaul?

I absolutely hate staring at the tag assassins-creed-revel due to the 25 char limit. I think its atrocious and not intuitive at all for searching purposes. What about a scheme where we split up ...