Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are these. This is a tag.

22
votes
2answers
444 views

I want to ask a question about a game which has no tag yet, how should I tag it?

I want to ask a question about game X, but this is the first time anyone asks about X so there's no corresponding [X] tag, and my reputation is too low to create a new tag. How should I tag it?
19
votes
10answers
2k views

The Great Arqade Clean-Up of 2012

Don't just delete the tag from the question and ignore everything else. If a question also has grammatical errors, terrible title, et cetera, then fix it along with removing the tag. Let's Get This ...
27
votes
3answers
1k views

Platform Tags are Useless

So, for nearly two years now, we've had a fairly straightforward 'rule' for when to use Platform Tags (i.e. ps3, pc etc.): I think it should only be added when: It's a general question ...
22
votes
4answers
645 views

Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35

Before you go and close this as a duplicate, I'm posting this as a new feature request because a lot has changed since the last time this was requested. There are now no technical changes necessary ...
15
votes
5answers
496 views

Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform or with “multi-platform”?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. Should we also look to apply either a console or platform tag (iphone, ...
9
votes
3answers
204 views

How to tag: use acronyms or not?

I would like to ask the general approach we have to follow in tagging game names. This question already shown the problem: wow or world-of-warcraft. But there any many other examples: hl2 or half-...
8
votes
6answers
456 views

Should we allow tags for a specific class in RPG games?

Browsing the site today, I came across this question, which was unique in Diablo 3 in that it is the only question with a secondary tag for the player class. Taking guidance from this meta question, ...
64
votes
1answer
748 views

Stop removing tags that are only used once in the last 6 months

One of the problems with the tagging system that are magnified on Arqade is the automatic tag removal script that removes tags that have only been used once in the last six months. There exists a ...
7
votes
3answers
541 views

Have we not been clear enough that meta-tags are a Bad Thing™?

We have some users going around specifically adding meta-tags to questions. I cannot fathom why, honestly. I thought we were very clear on this point. But some people seem not to get it. They're ...
5
votes
1answer
178 views

When should we use genre tags?

Should every question about a game include a tag that fits it into one or more genres? Should we only use genre tags for game-rec and family questions? Should we not have any genre tags at all? I ...
38
votes
1answer
3k views

Top tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis are now prominently shown on hover and when tagging a question -- all the more reason to at least write their excerpts down! If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a game, please ...
61
votes
1answer
1k views

A personal appeal to Jeff Atwood: Recent Changes to Gaming

This meta post is being made as per David Fullerton's suggestion. Hey, Jeff, can we talk? We know you're very busy doing stuff, but I think many of us folks here on Gaming would appreciate some ...
14
votes
4answers
827 views

Cleanup 2014: It's time for burnination!

A continuation of The Great Arqade Cleanup of 2012. Call this the 2013 2014 edition if you wish. We've still got some horrible tags. I require upvotes as authorisation of removing them. This post is ...
41
votes
2answers
1k views

Pokemon tag problems (Gotta Tag 'Em All)

I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags (soul-silver heart-gold)? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria: Pokemon is all messed up. ...
34
votes
8answers
646 views

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 ...
29
votes
2answers
345 views

Allow tags to be blacklisted specifically from appearing in the HTML page title

The HTML page title feature which puts the most popular tag on the front of the question is a very useful tool. Problem is two-fold, however. It kills our game-specific SEO if we try to implement a ...
15
votes
5answers
543 views

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 [...
15
votes
5answers
4k views

Spoiler alert: [spoiler] dies

Technically, does that count as putting a tag in the title? ♪ I mean, beyond the actual literal tag in the title. Jeff consulted me to bring up this subject on Meta in advance. spoiler is, by many ...
6
votes
2answers
357 views

How to tag the Need for Speed games?

We currently have: nfsmw ×6 need-for-speed-world ×3 need-for-speed-hp ×2 need-for-speed-mw ×2 I think this makes it self evident that we should rather tag our games: nfs-most-wanted nfs-world nfs-...
10
votes
3answers
415 views

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, ...
9
votes
4answers
185 views

Tagging games with numbers as series

Do we want to be consistent with numbering in our tags? There's generally two conventions, your standard 0-9, and roman numerals (i, ii, etc), and we're already using both. It seemed harmless at first,...
7
votes
2answers
322 views

What's the deal with [legal]?

A contested tag from the "off topic" roundup is legal. Why should it be burninated or allowed to survive?
20
votes
3answers
427 views

Why are questions adding the top two tags to the 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? ...
9
votes
2answers
223 views

Reconsidering how we tag games in a series

As of late there has been a lot of discussion in chat on how games in a series should be tagged, and it is a topic which has come up in the past. However, we have never been able to reach a consensus ...
6
votes
2answers
224 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
186 views

What should be done about [Strategy] and similar tags? What conventions should we be adhering to?

Those who have been in chat for the past day or so have seen me ranting at length about how tags which are not [Game Title] are, for the most part, fundamentally not useful. As an example, take a ...
13
votes
1answer
259 views

Let's talk about [Mods]

In no small part inspired by another question, I wanted to briefly consider the role of the mods tag. We've had a couple discussions already about whether or not they're appropriate, but only one ...
4
votes
2answers
123 views

What should be our battle plan for tagging strategy and tactics?

We have a [strategy] tag on the parent site... which is unfortunately mixed between strategies to use in games, and games of the strategy genre. I looked into this because I noticed a new [tactic] tag,...
20
votes
1answer
403 views

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 "...
5
votes
5answers
146 views

[guide], [strategy], [tips], [how-to]… which do I use?

Ignoring that strategy is still being occasionally used for the genre, we have a number of tags related to classifying what a question is asking for. I'm personally unsure what the differences between ...
2
votes
1answer
151 views

Underused genre tags

So we have these tags such as first-person-shooter, rpg, and mmorpg which, at first glance, seem to be pretty well off(63, 72, and 80 usages, respectively)...until you examine how consistently they're ...
20
votes
2answers
741 views

Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Prior art: Minecraft cross-compatible edition tags, Tag synonym request: [minecraft-windows-10] -> [minecraft-pocket-edition], Tagging Minecraft for consoles As part of the official release of the ...
26
votes
2answers
429 views

Should we standardize our tag formatting regarding Arabic vs. Roman numerals?

Based on comments in this meta, the possibility of standardizing tag formats sitewide came up and I feel that it might be beneficial to the site. For instance, we have tags for the Final Fantasy ...
8
votes
4answers
366 views

Game-specific tags

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
218 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
102 views

Tag question: wow or world-of-warcraft

Which is better? wow or world-of-warcraft?
4
votes
1answer
279 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
153 views

How should we tag Prince of Persia?

The warrior-within tag was just created, and used in conjunction with the prince-of-persia tag. While the Warrior Within "subtitle" is unique to my knowledge, and fairly well-known, do we have a ...
12
votes
1answer
379 views

Rename [star-wars-old republic] → [swtor]? [duplicate]

Yesterday we renamed [star-wars-tor] to [star-wars-old-republic]. Well, it looks like it didn't work. When I search... "old republic social skills" → this question in the #2 (and #3) spot. "swtor ...
11
votes
2answers
156 views

Rename [star-wars-tor] → [star-wars-old-republic] [duplicate]

I'm playing around with Google searches, and it looks like we're at a big disadvantage due to our SWTOR tag being star-wars-tor. It seems like people will either be searching "SWTOR" or some variant ...
11
votes
1answer
303 views

Shouldn't 'starcraft-2' and 'starcraft-2-hots' be split now that “Heart of the Swarm” was released?

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (HotS) was released today, but starcraft-2-hots is still a synonym for starcraft-2. This was already discussed a year ago, but now all information are available and I ...
9
votes
2answers
202 views

Should we try to encourage at least 2 tags per question?

One thing Gaming.stackexchange has been wishy-washy in regards to tags. For instance, When should we use genre tags? In addition to that, we have tags like murder, or dwarf-fortress-fun, protoss that ...
6
votes
1answer
123 views

Tagging Minecraft for consoles

Minecraft is currently available on XBox 360 and PS3, and is coming to the XBox One and PS4 sometime in the not so distant future. Now I don't know how similar the code bases will be, but this ...
5
votes
1answer
177 views

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-...
4
votes
2answers
244 views

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-...
2
votes
2answers
183 views

What to do with reworked/remastered games?

Recently, games are being reworked because of it's a very good game or a very classic game. I just don't know how to address them. One example is "Fable Anniversary", it's 'Fable 1' or 'Fable - The ...
-7
votes
1answer
167 views

Mandatory tags for platform?

We appear to have instant consensus that a game tag (or game series tag) should be applied to all questions on specific titles. link The only added value I see in adding it is for ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

Setting priority for Twitter #hashtags from question tags

Sometimes the mechanism that posts tweets seems to be posting the least relevant tag as the Twitter #hashtag. For Example: http://twitter.com/StackGaming/status/113546504408547328 Can you answer ...
14
votes
3answers
349 views

Do we really need this “longplay” tag?

From my understanding, we typically avoid meta tags. However, I saw this longplay tag get created, which is essentially just a type of playthrough and I'm not entirely sure it's necessary. The ...
10
votes
4answers
185 views

Why was [game-recommendations] shortened to [game-rec]

Seems someone changed the [game-recommendations] tag to [game-rec] tag retroactively - i.e. not by manually going over each question. Why is that? I think [game-rec] is very bad, as it's not clear ...