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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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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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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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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 about the ...
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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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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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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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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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The great Minecraft tag family cleanup!

It was discussed recently that the minecraft tag family is potentially up to 6 years behind the actual reality of Minecraft naming conventions and versioning, and a lot of Minecraft tags are used ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to handle multiple games with the same exact name?

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the 2005 EA Black Box game that's imho the only Need for Speed game worth playing of the titles I've tried so far. Box art straight from Wikipedia: Need for Speed: Most ...
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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-...
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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 for Minecraft Bedrock Edition [duplicate]

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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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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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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Pocket Edition is now Bedrock. Why PE is not a synonym? When should the PE tag be used?

From Minecraft Wiki: Bedrock Edition (also known as the Bedrock Version or just Bedrock) refers to the multi-platform family of editions of Minecraft developed by Mojang AB, Xbox Game Studios, 4J ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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?
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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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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 ...
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Expand The Elder Scrolls game tags to include [the-elder-scrolls] prefix

There was a previous meta request to Rename [skyrim] → [elder-scrolls-skyrim], but that was rejected because of two concerns: The 25 character tag limit would mean some games in the series would be ...
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[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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should we add a tag warning to [game-identification]?

As this post discussed, and as a Stack Exchange Community Manager suggested, this question serves to ask the community the following: Should we add a tag warning to the game-identification tag?
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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 ...
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Rename [os-x] → [macos], like how Ask Different tags the operating system

As of September 2016, OS X has been renamed to macOS (presumably to align with Apple's other operating systems iOS and watchOS). There have now been two operating systems released under this moniker (...
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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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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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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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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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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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