With the rampancy of MTG threads on the board & cards, should there not be tags to differentiate between the several formats? MTG-Standard, MTG-Modern, MTG-Commander, MTG-Multiplayer, etc (There is actually one for [MTG-Modern], but none for the rest).

Seems like a lot of tags to add, and some questions simply don't need to distinguish between formats- most card clarification question for example. However there are some sticker questions where the answer would change wildly based on format.

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The tags , , and all already exist, along with and for limited formats, and , , , and for more niche formats. The tag may also fit in this list, depending on how you look at it.

Other tags can be added if and when someone asks questions that need them. If someone created the tag, for example, and added it to questions that are specifically about that format, I'm sure they would not see many objections.

  • One downside of mtg-standard is that standard rotates, so the questions are less likely to be relevant.
    – JonTheMon
    Commented Jun 6, 2019 at 21:38
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    There's no rule prohibiting questions from becoming irrelevant. And that's not a reason not to have a tag like that. We already have questions about standard as a format as a whole, and about standard decks in particular.
    – murgatroid99 Mod
    Commented Jun 6, 2019 at 22:38
  • Also keep in mind that tags are generally not about explaining the context of the question. If it's important that you're talking about standard, the question itself should note that. Tags are more for organization (searching, browsing, statistics, etc). So the question isn't if the answer would change wildly based on format, it's whether it's useful to be able to look at that particular slice of questions.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jun 6, 2019 at 23:34

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