Some background: I recently created this question: Are all events one-shot?... At the time, the tag didn't exist and I didn't have the reputation to create it, so I tagged it under and flagged to get help from the Mods (thanks Joe W!) who created the BaBG tag and removed the BaHoH from the Q.

We're having a discussion on whether both tags should be kept.

The thing is... while they are different individual games, there are a lot more gamers familiar with Betrayal at the House on the Hill and they could potentially provide with insights.

As ikegami puts it:

In this case, the answer is the same for both games, so you could mention that in your answer, so we could dual-tag, so we would help more people.

Should we use both tags?

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  • FYI, flags are only seen by moderators. Retagging doesn't require a mod, though, just 150 reputation. So while mods can of course add tags too, a comment on your question asking for a tag is generally all you need. Plenty of 150-rep users are going to see new questions. – Cascabel Feb 16 '18 at 16:28
  • Yup. Thanks for your comment @Cascabel. I'm aware of that. This post is more about consensus on handling double tags. – Roflo Feb 16 '18 at 17:05
  • Okay. I said that primarily because you said "flagged to get help from the Mods (thanks Joe W!)" and the mods didn't actually do anything - Joe W isn't a mod. – Cascabel Feb 16 '18 at 17:07
  • @Cascabel ... oh, the flag was because I couldn't create a new tag. – Roflo Feb 16 '18 at 17:08
  • Yes, I understand why you flagged. I'm just saying that you don't actually have to flag for that purpose, because you don't need a mod. (And clarifying that Joe W did not see your flag.) And indeed, a user with sufficient reputation helped you long before a mod saw the flag. You can still flag if you like, we'll obviously help too, but it's often easier and quicker to just let the community help. – Cascabel Feb 16 '18 at 17:16
  • fyi I just retaged the question because I saw in it that the game you where talking about was different and you couldn't create the tag. – Joe W Feb 17 '18 at 17:43

Just because two games are similar doesn't mean that they should both be tagged on a question where the answer could apply to both of them. In my opinion having multiple game tags on a single question can lead to confusion that the games are all expansion/addons and not really help future readers by having both present.

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