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Questions tagged [tags]

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Can the review queues respect ignored tags?

While still playing through Bioshock Infinite, I have the tag ignored to avoid any spoilers. While going through the review queue, I came upon a question asking, Why did X happen during the ending? ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What happened to the [terraria-console] tag?

In the latest Meta discussion that I can find, consensus was reached to use the following tagging structure for the various flavors of Terraria: terraria <- terraria-pc ✓ terraria-console <-...
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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 ...
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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?
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes tag

We have at least one question about Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes but it's too long for the tag keep-talking-and-nobody-explodes or even keep-talking-nobody-explodes. Any ideas? I'm leaning ...
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I'm going to kill the trivia tag. Any objections?

The trivia tag is stupid. It adds no value to the questions it is on. It is a meta tag, describing the question moreso than the information in the question, which is frowned upon. Questions that are ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Rename [aaaaaa] → [a-reckless-disregard-for-gravity]

I would like to propose renaming the tag for AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity. (Yes, that is the game's official title) aaaaaa → a-reckless-disregard-for-gravity (32) ...
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Rename the [legend-of-heroes-tits] tag

I'm not sure but i think that the tag legend-of-heroes-tits should have something else in it instead of 'tits' or am i just being overly sensitive? The game name is Legend of Heroes: Trails in the ...
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Why is the FTL tag “ftl-faster-than-light”?

This tag format is pretty much unprecedented. Why are we using it? Is Google failing in adding two and two together here? I understand that this TLA is pretty unfortunate given that FTL more commonly ...
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New Star Wars Battlefront tag problem

What should be done about tagging for the new Star Wars Battlefront? It has the exact same name as the original Star Wars Battlefront. Should the original be retagged as star-wars-battlefront-1 or ...
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How do we handle Simcity (1989) and Simcity (2013)?

So we've already discussed how to handle this scenario in the general case. Now for what concerns this specific situation, what should we do? simcity-classic vs simcity It seems that the owners of ...
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Prey-2017 or just Prey?

Our first Prey question has been posted! But is it Prey or Prey? Based off reading the question, and current events, it's likely Prey (the new one). However, what if someone wants to tag the ...
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How should we use the Beta tag?

I asked two questions about Diablo 3 yesterday. One user, in the comments, felt I should throw beta on them since Diablo 3 is still in beta. I'd considered it when writing the questions, but wasn't ...
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Privileges: Create Tags page still says tags get deleted after 6 months

I'm aware that Arqade has disabled the automatic-tag-cleanup-after-6-months script (see Stop removing tags that are only used once in the last 6 months), but the Privileges Create Tags sub-page still ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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'Skyrim Special Edition' question handling

As the Skyrim remaster is out today, we need to determine how to tag it. According to this discussion, it should get a new tag if it's a rework with new mechanics, but it shouldn't get a new tag if ...
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How to tag “Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+”?

I just found this question asking about new DLC of Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which is called Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. The old DLC was tagged as boi-afterbirth so I tagged this one as boi-...
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Is there any way to combat the minicraft problem?

You probably thought this question was about minecraft. It's not, it's about minicraft. Nearly every minicraft question has, or has had minecraft answers, and the author has to add a disclaimer. Is ...
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Should we merge [minecraft-wii-u] with [minecraft-console]?

Instead of having a different Minecraft tag for each gaming console, we previously merged them into minecraft-console. I've just come across minecraft-wii-u. Should this also be merged into minecraft-...
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Cleaning up the [star-wars] tag aka burning it with fire

This tag is a mess. We've got games tagged star-wars-empire-at-war with other Empire At War games not tagged with that tag, merely with star-wars. We have Knights of the Old Republic tagged with star-...
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Frag the “lag” tag

The lag tag (on 30 questions) seems awful. In common parlance "lag" is a catch-all term for poor performance; attributable to myriad things. Many of the questions it's on have a network bent, but ...
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Rename [vampire-bloodlines] and [vampire-redemption] following the tag limit increase

Since tag length limit has been increased to 35 characters, I suggest to rename vampire-bloodlines to vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines (33 characters). The other tag, vampire-redemption, could ...
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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 ...
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How do we tag Terraria versions?

Terraria is out for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Android and iOS devices. As far as I can tell, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions have little to no difference as seems to be with Android and iOS versions. (...
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Tagging convention for Touhou

The four existing Touhou tags use three different naming conventions: touhou-eosd identifies the game through the subtitle, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. touhou-7 uses the game's number, but ignores ...
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Synonym request: [esports] -> [competitive-gaming]

We have a competitive-gaming, and we have a esports. These are basically the same, and should be synonymized, but the question is, what direction should they be synonymized in? Should competitive-...
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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 ...
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Using game sub-tags but not using the game tag

This issue came up recently after I retagged a pair (1, 2) of questions to add the dwarf-fortress tag. Both of the questions only had the dwarf-fortress-adventure tag. A while later the changes were ...
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What should we tag the Steam Summer Sale Monster Game?

So we're getting questions now on the Steam Summer Sale incremental game. Right now questions are getting tagged with steam. Is that how we want to tag it? Or should we go with something else? ...
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How should questions about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare be tagged?

I've tagged this question about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: What are the requirements to get supply drops? - with advanced-warfare, similiar to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series tags [modern-...
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Tagging for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn

There is currently a tag for Final Fantasy 14 (which I'll refer to as 1.0). That game has since been shut down and superceded by Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (referred to as ARR), which is ...
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What is the screenshot tag for?

I asked a question about how to take a screenshot in Hearthstone. I tagged that question with screenshot, but kalina made a revision removing it. Given kalina's rep I am going to defer to her ...
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404: Reasons for keeping [online] not found

So I've recently discovered that we have an online tag. From a cursory look at the questions in that tag: It's ambiguous - It's not used for one particular game or service. Not to mention most '...
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Can we get a red FAQ tag?

Web Applications launched before us as a beta, and they had a red faq tag. Cooking launched after us as a beta, and they got a red faq tag. In fact, Web Masters launched alongside us as a beta, and ...
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Should total conversion mods and expansions carry the parent tag?

This discussion stemmed from the minecraft-feed-the-beast tag. I'm subscribed to minecraft and like answering questions on the tag; however the "Feed the Beast" mod changes the game to such an extent ...