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Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are these. This is a tag.

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Should identify-this-game questions be tagged with the game name when an answer is found?

Someone else knowing this game could use the other ("wrong") answers as recommendations to similar games.
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How to tag “buying”?

There are 3 questions tagged buy. I don't like this tag, and I think it should be buying, however, two of those questions refer to buying stuff inside the game, and the other buying gaming stuff (a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tagging sports games - can we get away with just a generic [sports] tag?

For example, if a question is about pro-evolution-soccer, does it also need the football or soccer tag, or can we get away with a sports tag only? It hasn't come up often, really because we only ...
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Do we use abbreviations in genre names? [Completed]

I know this has been asked about games, but what about genres? [rts] - 4 (one closed) - 0 [real-time-strategy] - 3 7 [tbs] - 0 [turn-based-strategy] - 8 [rpg] - 6 [mmorpg] - 6 Longer forms - 0 (...
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[the-elder-scrolls] vs [elder-scrolls]

Shall we include articles or not? 1x https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/the-elder-scrolls 5x https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/elder-scrolls
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What defines “retro-gaming”?

What exactly are people using to define retro-gaming when they use the tag? I ran into this question while trying to think how best to retag this question about adaptations. Looking at the layout ...
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The problem with multi-platform games

I ran into a very strange problem today. I saw a fantastic question that I wanted to know the answer to, but the question was only aimed at a particular platform, which didn't happen to be the one I ...
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How should we tag “sandbox” style games?

Initially, I was thinking particularly of games such as GTAIV, Just Cause, Prototype, Crackdown and the like, which tend to be popular because of that aspect. I was going to just tag "sandbox," but ...
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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,...
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Meta Tag: Top-7

Noticed someone added the tag top-7 to a few things. Wondering if that serves some purpose I don't know of. https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/top-7
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About fading of questions and tagging

If you think this is more related to StackExchange platform please, consider to move it. I am building my list of Interesting Tags. borderlands is one of them. I also play only PC games and therefore ...
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“Tags” vs “Labels”

The word "Tags" is all well and good for the current inhabitants of Stack Exchange Land, but in the future, when more and more users join, I think that the term may end up sounding confusing to ...
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How should sequels / game series be tagged?

If there are multiple games in a series that share a common name, how should these be tagged? Take How do I lower my weapon in Halo 3? for example. Should this be tagged: halo-3 only, as it refers ...
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“looking-for-game” tag vs. “identify-this-game” tag

I think the looking-for-game tag is excellent, but it's being used for two purposes right now. Some people are using it when they are looking for a game they remember details of but not the name of. ...
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Tagging games that have more than one title

As if the differences between abbreviated titles and full titles was not already a problem, what should we do for games that actually have multiple different titles? There are a few different cases ...
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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,...
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Should all questions be tagged with the system(s) they are valid on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions always be tagged with either a console/platform or with “multi-platform”? And what about multi-system games where the question does not specify ...
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What tag should be used for MMO questions?

What tag should be used for Massively Multiplayer Online Games? Options that come to mind: mmo Most common? Combined with rpg for games that are both. mmorpg Also common. In contrast to tagging ...
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Search by tag delay?

Not sure if it's a stackexchange thing, or just because the site is new, but I can't seem to find all the related tags for a tag. E.g. https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/team-fortress-...
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Plural or singular tags?

roguelike or roguelikes? shooter or shooters?
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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 ...
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Unlockable content tag

Which would be preferred as a tag for unlockable content and items, unlockable or unlock? I suggest unlockable for content, since unlock could then be used for "how do I unlock door x"
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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-...
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Which tag? 'nintendo-wii' or 'wii'?

I've seen a couple of questions tagged wii and some tagged nintendo-wii. Which one is preferred?
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Tag specific page not working

Page returning the question associated with a tag like https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/world-of-warcraft Are not working currently.
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Which tag is preferred: emulation or emulator?

I asked a question earlier which I tagged emulation. Another user posted a question tagged emulator. Which is the preferred, and should I go ahead and retag whichever question turns out to be using ...
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Should we use a game developer tag for questions about a specific game?

For questions about a specific game, should we use a tag for the developer of that game? For example, in a question about Team Fortress 2, should there be a [valve] tag? I'm thinking that, as this ...
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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, ...
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Tag question: wow or world-of-warcraft

Which is better? wow or world-of-warcraft?
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Tagging Suggestions

I think tagging on this site can get out of control very fast. I propose we use the method started by Math Overflow and precede game names with their acronym followed by a dot. This helps the search ...