This is precisely the same situation we had for SimCity so I suppose we could go a similar route:
new game: the-stanley-parable ← the-stanley-parable-2013
old game: the-stanley-parable-2011
The fact that the original game was a mod is an implementation detail; it's basically irrelevant for us. A question tagged the-stanley-parable-mod sounds like a ...
Edited to add: My last sentence in the original answer below is really the most important aspect and I wanted to elaborate.
grand-theft-auto-5 and gta-online are DIFFERENT GAMES, and should be tagged accordingly.
Even the president of Rockstar North says so in an interview with CVG.
He explained: "It'll be GTA Online; it's not part of GTA 5. Obviously ...
It isn't an area of our expertise, and it doesn't usefully categorise anything. The exception is that it seems to categorise external USB storage (sticks, drives), but that's not a useful category of expertise here – if it's actually a meaningful tag on a question, that's probably a sign that the question belongs on SuperUser or elsewhere.
usb doesn't ...
This answer reached 5 votes with no downvotes, so I went ahead and edited all questions with the tag. Out of the 8 questions, 7 were specifically about the Wii U edition (and not general MC questions) so I added wii-u as well.
According to the Minecraft Wiki article on console version history, Minecraft Wii U edition is up to date with ...
As one who has played all 3 versions, I (Batophobia) can verify that each one is different.
I suggest changing the questions about the mod to the-stanley-parable-mod and leaving the questions about the full game as the-stanley-parable. As for the demo, it can probably remain under the full game tag and maybe add the demo tag to it.
(This self-answer moved ...
This is very similar to DCShannon's answer, but after thinking it over, I believe the most useful tags would be in the style of touhou-eosd, with a touhou-6 alias. This style would be used for every game that uses the naming standard I've shown in the question body. For games where the subtitle would fit within the tag's limit, the full subtitle should be ...
The simcity tag should be a synonym for simcity-2013. That way, if they come out with a new title that they also want to call SimCity, we could just change the synonym.
sonic-the-hedgehog-2006 and tomb-raider-2013 are other examples of games where the tag name differs from the official name. Not to mention simcity-classic, which was named SimCity when ...
The following merges/renames have been completed:
Merged/renamed without synonyms:
Please don't create a new tag; the case you're describing is exactly the use case for the faq tag. "FAQ" is something of a misnomer (which is part of why the official SE FAQ was renamed to "help"), but it IS meant to be used for essential knowledge that new users need to be a successful contributor to this site.
You should add the faq tag to any posts you ...
I deleted the gameboy-color tag from your question, rather than retagging. Platform tags are only for questions specifically about the platform. Do not add them to questions that are about games that happen to be on that platform.
Removing the tag from all questions effectively deletes it after a day or two.
See also the answer to "How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags?":
Tags not associated with any question are pruned every 24 hours on the backend.
Tag counts shown on the tags tab and in the tags autocomplete are also calculated once daily.
The best way is to post on meta as it allows people to point out alternative spellings or even that the tag has no typo (doesn't seem to be the case here). Moderators read meta (or at least I assume they do) so they will see it soon enough, and take appropriate action.
If the tag only has one or two questions and you have sufficient reputation, you can ...
I do not think altering the old tag name is a good idea as it's far too much work. as i stated in my comment it's not as simple as altering the tag name in one place, not unless oneone is a Stack Exchange Employee and has access to the database but even then we don't know how tags are created. to change a tag name it's more or less editing every question ...
To address the point of when tags should be created: Tags only exist when they are attached to questions.
They are automatically purged from the system if they have no questions, which may be the case after a question using a singular tag is deleted (or edited to no longer contain the tag).
On the point about the Touhou games, at the moment, there are less ...
This tag was created as ff13-lightning-returns. However, now that the character limit was increased to 35, I don't see any reason why we shouldn't rename this.
We could use either final-fantasy-13-lightning-returns or lightning-returns-final-fantasy-13.
I've never played these games. But, based on your info and comments, it sounds like the most important part is "touhou", the next most important part is the subtitle, which can be expressed as an acronym, and then finally the number may also be useful.
So, for you specific example, I would think
would be best.
That will be found if any of ...
I just went through every single question including "Nintendo Network ID" or "NNID" and changed tag (and sometimes the body/title, if necessary).
I am not able to suggest to synonym nnid because I have not yet enough score in nintendo-network-id, but I still think this should be added.
I've created tags with the correct spelling and merged them with the old tags as synonyms, so that they will be correct from now on, along with being corrected on any existing questions, for all versions of Rollercoaster Tycoon.