I wouldn't trust Wikipedia when common sense is at stake. It should be also noted that competitive-gaming tag has 3 questions and esports has only 1. It's not a good enough number to judge which is more popular among users, though.
When you're not familiar with terminology, you're going to try and describe something with words understandable by largest ...
I don't believe we should make it a synonym for league-of-legends as the game play is vastly different for TFT than for any other game mode in League of Legends. It is essentially a different game, it just so happens to be playable through the league client. Given that we have precedent for this in other games such as Fortnite, GTA V, TF2, et cetera, I would ...
Personally, I don't think it's a good idea to outright change the tag to metal-gear-online-3 from what has come to be known as the more common title: mgs-5-online.
However, I would definitely see benefit to adding a synonym tag. That way, we get the benefits of the more common name, combined with the official name of the game.
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 ...
Even though it's strange, technically speaking, Dota 2's name is just that: plain old "Dota 2." Despite its lineage, the proper name of the game is not intended to be an abbreviation for "Defense of the Ancients 2." Valve solely refers to the game as "Dota 2," and you won't find a single reference to "Defense of the Ancients 2" or even "DotA 2" in any sort ...
I think we'll be fine sticking with nintendo-switch without the synonym - typing 'switch' into the tag field will already bring up the nintendo-switch tag and now that the switch tag is uncreated, only 300+ rep users can bring it back unintentionally.
As for the 'switch' vs 'nintendo-switch' discussion, again I believe we should stick with nintendo-switch, ...
tl;dr: No, keep ps3, et. al.
As with any tag, I strongly advise using the most recognized term or optionally terms that Google recognizes as synonymous. A while back we committed a cardinal sin, ignoring SEO, by renaming swtor to star-wars-tor (which nobody would ever search for), then to star-wars-old-republic (just as bad), then finally back to swtor ...
The tag [tes-construction-set] will be automatically removed
Here is what happened:
All three questions were tagged with tes-construction-set
This was probably created before the tag name limit was increased from 25 characters to 35 characters
Noticing that every other game in the series is tagged with the prefix the-elder-scrolls, I went ahead and ...
esports makes the most sense as the primary tag.
esports is the term used by tournaments such as DreamHack and MLG. Wikipedia also has a page on Esports, and redirects Competitive Gaming to the esports page. The top Google result for Competitive Gaming turns up the Wikipedia esports page as well.
Those screenshots are poorly cropped. :P
Right above the place where you suggest synonyms in the top screenshot, it says:
Users with more than 2500 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag ...
I personally think that we should rename them to be starcraft-zerg, starcraft-protoss, and starcraft-terran. The reason being is that all other tags that have subcategories in them, such as Minecraft, TF2, and Skyrim all follow this naming convention, so we should continue this convention to be consistent.
I don't think we need to change it to use ...
Metal Gear Solid may not be the official name of the series, but it's definitely how most people refer to it. The series may have started on the NES, but it was MGS on the PS1 that launched it into the hugely successful series seen today.
With that said, Metal Gear is the official name of the series, so I'd suggest instead of renaming the metal-gear-solid-...
You can suggest a synonym for Kerbal Space Program (you have enough reputation to do so, and you have a 5+ answer score for the tag). However, I believe the ksp has to actually exist before it will allow you to suggest it. At the moment, it currently does not.
After you suggest the synonym, it has to be voted on. Four votes will get the synonym created.
Okay so I've gone ahead and done the following:
Renamed dune2 to dune-2 for consistency with other tags
Created synonyms for:
dune2 -> dune-2
dune-the-building-of-a-dynasty -> dune-2
dune-the-battle-for-arrakis -> dune-2
dune-2-the-building-of-a-dynasty -> dune-2
dune-2-the-battle-for-arrakis -> dune-2
This should avoid any confusion in the future, and ...
I've gone ahead and made the main tag armagetron-advanced, as that is the current official project name. As I mentioned in the comments above, the other names were chosen for specific releases to avoid trademark issues according to Wikipedia.
I've also added retrocycles and armacycles-advanced as synonyms, and added a basic wiki to the tag. Hopefully this ...
Given the lack of a community agreement to do so (as evinced by both tags still being present), I think we can consider this declined.
This answer is here to stop Community from ever bumping this question again. Upvote it please.
Better late than never
I've actually expanded the main tag to professor-layton-the-last-specter thanks to the increased tag size limit from a few years ago. The end result:
professor-layton-the-spectres-call → professor-layton-the-last-specter