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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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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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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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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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Should we add [minecraft] to the tag blacklist?

Last month, we completed a big tag cleanup of the Minecraft tag family. A big part of this cleanup was the removal of minecraft in favor of version specific tags like minecraft-java-edition and ...
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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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Allow tags to be blocked from appearing in the HTML page title

The most popular tag on a question is placed at the front of the HTML page title, which is very useful. However, there's a two-fold problem with this: It kills our game-specific SEO if we try to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
Fabian Röling's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Comic Sans Seraphim's user avatar
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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 ...
Invader Skoodge's user avatar
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Move the "hide ignored tags" option to the main page

On this site, whenever a new prominent game comes out, the main page is spammed with questions tagged with that game. Occasionally new users complain about this, because they don't know how to hide ...
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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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Let's clean up the Streetpass Mii Plaza minigame tags

6 years ago (wow!) I asked whether we should synonymise the Streetpass Mii Plaza names. The reason? The games were localised differently in the US, with each minigame gaining a completely different ...
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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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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

To confirm my suspicion, I've just counted the average score over the last 100 questions tagged with minecraft-commands. And I came up with -0.87 It seems the downvotes are given regardless of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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On Meta, [mods] is an alias to [moderators], but there are also discussions about game mods

I found four questions that use the moderators tag while discussing game mods, as in the mods tag on main. Presumably, these questions used a mods tag, before it was aliased to moderators. Do "...
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Rename [simcity] tag to [simcity-5] or [simcity-2013]

A few years back, Arqade decided that simcity-classic would to refer to Simcity (1989), while simcity would refer to Sim City (2013). However, the tag name simcity doesn't give the impression it would ...
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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 do we want to handle tagging for questions related to WoW Classic?

WoW Classic released legally on August 26, 2019. For the most part, it is the game as it was in version 1.12.1 (September 2006). At this point in time, it is unclear if it will remain that way, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rename [ac*] tags to [assassins-creed*]

Since the character limit for tags was increased to 35 a few months ago, there are a few Assassin’s Creed tags which haven’t been renamed yet. ac-brotherhood -> assassins-creed-brotherhood ac-...
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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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Should kingdom-hearts-3d be renamed?

Now that Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally released, it is only a matter of time before questions for kingdom-hearts-3 start showing up. There is currently the tag with a few questions under kingdom-hearts-...
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Add a 'new tags' review queue

David has kindly granted the request to Stop removing tags that are only used once in the last 6 months. In his answer he mentioned that we should: Get familiar with http://gaming.stackexchange.com/...
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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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