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Should we standardize our tag formatting regarding Arabic vs. Roman numerals?

Since synonyms for tags exist, I'd rather have the official spelling in the tag, such as final-fantasy-x or fallout-4, but with an alias such as final-fantasy-10 for games that use Roman numerals. A ...
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Prey-2017 or just Prey?

May I suggest in this case that we have prey (for the new one) and prey-2006 (for the old one)? The old one still doesn't have any questions, so we should reserve the shorter tag for the game that is ...
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Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35

This is now at 35 - as of 8-8-2017, tags can be up to 35 characters long everywhere. Big thanks to everyone who jumped in here to help make this site a test subject for this change - if anything ...
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How do we want to handle tagging for questions related to WoW Classic?

world-of-warcraft-classic would be the appropriate tag, given the circumstances. The base game has diverged significantly since the September 2006 version, and it will be easier to treat it as ...
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Should we add [minecraft] to the tag blacklist?

I'm in favor of this. If we clean up without addressing the underlying source of these tags then Arqade members & moderators will have to continually retag these posts. It'd be a lot easier to ...
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What is it with massive downvoting of [minecraft-commands]?

My thought about it was that it could be the same old "new users never read how-to-ask" issue. To prove my point I've tried some SQL-fu on Data, here are my results. Last 1000 questions for minecraft-...
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'Skyrim Special Edition' question handling

As of this writing, we have two questions about original Skyrim vs. Skyrim: Special Edition: Are there any differences between Skyrim & Skyrim: Special Edition? Are there any different quests in ...
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Do we need the [left-4-dead-series] tag?

"Series" style tags are meant for questions that are relevant to many (or all) games in a particular series, rather than a single game. This might not seem to make much sense for something ...
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Do we really need this "longplay" tag?

Expanding my comments & thoughts into an answer: From the sounds of the discussions playing out here, I don't think we have anything against 'Longplaying' games. Longplaying is a form of gameplay ...
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How should we tag Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2?

I'm leaning towards tony-hawks-pro-skater-1-2 with tony-hawks-pro-skater-2020 as a synonym. The name is awkward but I think that's the best we can do, short of the tag system changing.
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How should the Link’s Awakening remake be tagged?

zelda-links-awakening-2019 makes the most sense to me. HD isn't really accurate, since it's a full blown remake, not just a remaster or textures upgrades. A new tag is definitely needed, since there's ...
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Possibility to add a popup to when you try to create a question with a particular tag?

I wonder, would there be a way to popup a notice when you create a question with a 'dangerous' tag? Something that would relay the current tag description, that describes what is a pass or not in that ...
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Rename [aaaaaa] → [a-reckless-disregard-for-gravity]

I support this proposal. It would also prevent confusion with the (pseudo-)sequals AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome and AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)
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Should we add [minecraft] to the tag blacklist?

I already had that in mind when planning the tag cleanup, apparently I just forgot to actually write it down. So: Yes! Also, minecraft-console should be blacklisted for the same reason. I just ...
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Should we add a tag warning to [game-identification]?

Yes, we should add a warning to the game-identification tag. It is one of the most commonly seen questions that fail to meet the requirements defined in the tag. Piggy-backing off the original post's ...
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Shouldn't [hogwarts-legacy] be renamed to [harry-potter-hogwarts-legacy] and/or a synonym be created?

We title our tags based on the game's official name. The official name of the game is "Hogwarts Legacy", without the Harry Potter specification, so we don't mention Harry Potter in the title ...
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When does a tag badge become trackable?

Tag badges actually become trackable once there are at least 100 questions tagged with a given tag, rather than 20, as you can see in the answer here. Right now, atari-2600 has 9 questions tagged ...
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How to tag “Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+”?

Since the official name is Afterbirth+, I believe you were correct in naming the tag boi-afterbirth+. If it becomes an issue, we could always make a tag synonym with boi-afterbirth-plus, but it should ...
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Delete "Paragon" tag

Just because a game gets shut down, it doesn't mean we need to delete all existence of it from the site. It could still be helpful to someone watching a video of the game or something. It doesn't hurt ...
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Why do we have so many Minecraft tags?

There are 3 types of tags beyond the base Minecraft tag here: Core parts of minecraft: things like Redstone, Commands, Resource pack. These are usually quite complicated and a game in themselves to ...
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Should we add [minecraft] to the tag blacklist?

The blacklist for ^minecraft(-console)?$ is now in place. Since there is no way to dynamically specify a wildcard (so that we could pull a dynamic list of all existing examples of minecraft-* tags to ...
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Do we want tags for specific heroes or roles in Overwatch?

I personally believe that, until Overwatch heroes get more depth in terms of gameplay, specific hero tags are completely unneeded for now. In TF2, needing class tags were obvious. Besides the basic ...
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Increase tag length limit to 32 or 35

Actioned These tags were raised as examples and have now been changed as a result of this meta post. If you want a particular tag lengthened, please raise it as a separate meta question so the ...
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Should we merge the overwatch and overwatch-2 tags?

I believe the tags should stay separate. Despite Overwatch being unavailable in place of Overwatch 2, questions for the original game are still largely unique. Heroes, maps, balance, and more, are ...
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Should we merge [minecraft-wii-u] with [minecraft-console]?

status-completed! 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 ...
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How should we abbreviate this tag "Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child"?

After some brief research, the game appears to be based off of the comic book series Kiss: Psycho Circus. Since that title is the overarching series, it'd be the most easily identifiable part of the ...
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Tagging convention for Touhou

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 ...
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Rename [simcity] tag to [simcity-5] or [simcity-2013]

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 ...
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On Meta, [mods] is an alias to [moderators], but there are also discussions about game mods

Sure, sounds reasonable. To disambiguate the topic area, I've retagged those questions with game-modifications and added the synonyms game-mods and modding too, for good measure. This way the tag is ...
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The great Minecraft tag family cleanup!

The following merges/renames have been completed: Merged/renamed without synonyms: minecraft→minecraft-java-edition minecraft-console→minecraft-legacy-console minecraft-windows-10→minecraft-bedrock-...
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