One obvious thing to point out is that every question tagged heart-gold is also tagged soul-silver. There really isn't much in the way of questions about one and not the other, so those two should be combined into a single tag.
Following the 35 character tag limit increase and this meta discussion, We should use pokemon-heart-gold-soul-silver, with ...
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 fallout-iv synonym would be unnecessary in my opinion.
For games with different numbering systems such as saints-row-2, saints-row-the-third, and saints-row-iv, ...
The game's official site is at http://www.keeptalkinggame.com/, so I suggest keep-talking-game. The 'game' part may seem redundant, but it's useful for search engines because there's a Pink Floyd song called Keep Talking
I suggest simcity-classic for the 1989 release. It's been SimCity Classic for a long, long time now, (at least as far as I can remember into internet history...) and I doubt anybody familiar enough with the series to be playing the original is going to read a SimCity 2013 question and get confused.
Since we're likely to get a large number of questions ...
FTL: Advanced Edition does not seem to be a DLC or expansion - it's just a big content update to the base game so you should update existing questions and answers instead of adding new ones. I don't think there's a need for a new tag for it.
I think using sw as the prefix works best.
For example, SWTOR is commonly used to refer to the Star Wars: The Old Republic game.
Keeping that in mind, we can do the following:
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 more popular at the moment.
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 completely separate version. There might be some overlap, but it's not worth muddying the main game tag with questions that don't apply to it.
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 breaks now, I'll blame you!
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-commands:
Average_Score | Score_Sum | Post_Count | Reputation_Bucket
2.188 | 116 | 53 | over 400
2 | 4 | 2 |...
"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 like Left 4 Dead which (as of writing) only has two games, but look at series like:
The Legend of Zelda -> legend-of-zelda-series
Pokemon -> pokemon-...
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 Skyrim, Special Edition?
Both of these answers indicate that the story content is exactly the same. Graphics are improved and PC mods may need to be recompiled ...
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 after all, and we are a gaming Q&A resource, so questions which pertain to gameplay in the context of performing a Longplay (or otherwise) are on topic for ...
Actually if you look about it this way you'll see the policy is consistent:
game tag + auxiliary tags
(always!) (when helpful)
[skyrim] + [pc]
[minecraft] + [feed-the-beast]
In the first question, the tag wasn't helpful, so it was removed. In the second, it was helpful, so it gets to stay.
Why keep the minecraft tag? There is no ...
In general, we tend to only tag for the title of the game in question. There's a host of reasons for this, both historical and practical that aren't worth getting into too deeply - (the short version is that it's a combination of the tag limit, the fact that natural tag-death is Not A Thing at Arqade as it is on other SE sites, and that generic tags like ...
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 some new content (more seashells, the chamber dungeons) and the "physics" are different enough that some new strategies are present (most notable, you can now ...
I propose that Falskaar-related questions be tagged with both skyrim and skyrim-falskaar, similar to the tagging scheme of Skyrim DLC questions. Falskaar is a DLC-level content mod, and one of the biggest, if not, the biggest new lands mod for Skyrim.
falskaar should then be made a synonym of skyrim-falskaar.
starcraft-2 should continue to be used for all Starcraft 2 multiplayer questions. Now that the expansion is out it's what the majority of folks are playing, and all tournaments will be Legacy of the Void - you're not going to see vanilla or HOTS SC2 tournaments anymore. More importantly, though, the new SC2 meta is the Legacy of the Void meta. If someone is ...
In my opinion, there are only two cases that steam should be present:
If the question is about Steam itself, such as Search steam store by full audio language
The question is about a Steam-specific issue with a game, such as When do Steam Workshop mods download/sync? (which is a Skyrim question)
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 with it, e.t.-extra-terrestrial has 3, and gaming-history has 17, so it'll be a while before tag badges for those tags become available.
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 point to the former.
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 tag?
Yes, this functionality exists in the form of tag warnings. That link gives an example of how they look like:
and the answer indicates the process for ...
First off, as a note, the AnswerSwarm contest that we're running includes this in its rules:
These Leagues and Achievements take place within the starcraft-2 tag. Only questions tagged starcraft-2 and answers to those questions that were posted during the contest count.
This was created based on the current logic that we are not creating a secondary tag ...