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Let's save our tags!

As noted here, tags with only one question are harvested after about six months, leading to questions ending up untagged and hard to find. I've come across a few of these recently and added them back,...
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Do we really need a rules tag?

Since I'm not a Magic player, I have that tag ignored. When I called up the site I was met with a huge wall of greyed out questions. It seems a whole bunch of Magic questions where re-tagged with "...
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Rename [priority] to [mtg-priority] and [stack] to [mtg-stack]

Some Magic: the Gathering mechanics have their own tags: Do specific mechanics in MTG need their own tags? They all start with mtg-, so can one of the ♦ moderators rename priority to mtg-...
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What is the meaning of [designer-board-games]?

We have a tag called designer-board-games, and I'm not sure what it means. There is no tag wiki and it is currently tagged on a question about game design, and question about physical vs computer ...
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Tags (and wikis) needed!

There are currently 89 30 untagged questions floating around. That's crazy! These questions need tags, useful tags, tags that'll help folks find them. And those tags need wikis. Because if they don'...
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Copied tag wikis

I've seen a couple tag wikis added recently that apparently were copied verbatim from BoardGameGeek: catacombs and viticulture. I rejected them as suggested edits, using the canned "copied content" ...
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Meta tags 'R Us! [closed]

Background info on what meta tags are is on the StackExchange Blog. The Story so far: We've had a meta tag problem for a while. Perhaps since the origin of the site. Over the last few months I've ...
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Should we keep [specific-card]?

Do we really have have a need for specific-card? It seems like an extremely broad tag that could apply to most questions on the site involving cards. Currently it appears to only be applied to one ...
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Should we keep [combat]?

The tag combat currently has 8 questions, which are used for the following: 5: Magic: The Gathering 1: Munchkin 1: Dungeon! 1: Recommendation request for games with a certain combat mechanic (closed) ...
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Deck-Building tag too broad

The tag deck-building applies to two very different things: The act of deciding which cards will go into a TCG/CCG/LCG deck to be played (IE MtG, YuGiOh, Android: Netrunner) A genre of game in which ...
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How to tag unlisted games

I looked around but wasn't able to find anything. I have questions about rules for unlisted games. What tags should I use for games that are not listed under the existing tags? I found this untagged ...
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What generic (?) tag to use for games that have no tag?

I would like to post a question about makruk, for which there is currently no tag. After looking through the available tags, there seems to be a problem for users with less than 150 reps who want to ...
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Should we have tags for various parts of Magic?

It looks like several people have started creating tags for various mechanics in Magic (protection, bestow) and retagging existing questions with them. On Arqade, these types of tags have been ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

In the past, we've had a number of tags that have been limited by the site's 25 character tag limit. Thanks to that limit being increased to 35 characters, we can now fix a number of these tags. Mods ...
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What are the actual use cases for tags?

We've had a lot of discussion about tag usage recently. I think a lot of these have been... unproductive. It's not clear to me that we're all working from the same understanding of what tags are ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

I have a question about the game of Spoons. (Unless the comments indicate otherwise, I'll assume that readers know what this game is.) I'm wondering what tag I should use for this question, or if I ...
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Single tag wiki - Multiple games

Recently I encountered a tag wiki that was edited to have information about two different games from two different publishers and the edit was approved. There is currently an edit suggestion that is ...
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Can we get rid of the recommendations tag?

We've previously decided to ban recommendation questions and then really banned them and then decided again to remove the tag, but recommendations is still there! To finish the job, perhaps we could: ...
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Why have the tag [timeline-cheapass-games] instead of renaming it [timeline]?

Does anyone know a reason why we should have timeline-cheapass-games instead of changing it to timeline? I see one question and it already has a wiki but not sure why the publisher should be in that ...
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The [game-theory] tag is consistently misused. How do we resolve this?

The game-theory tag is a bit messed up at the moment. Game theory is a well-established field of study of strategic decision making by living beings. It is deeply involved in how people resolve ...
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Are game category tags (party-game, team-game, etc) worth keeping?

We have a number of tags that are for categories of games, such as "trick-taking-games". In looking at them, it looks like they mostly exist for the following reasons: 19: As a supplementary tag to a ...
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Two Headed Giant has two tags that need merging

We have mtg-two-headed-giant (x1 question) and two-headed-giant (x16 questions). These tags both refer to the same two-on-two MTG format and we should merge them. Is there a particular way around we ...
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What is appropriate use of the “beginner” tag?

User BBz removed the beginner tag from 8 questions yesterday, including 3 of mine. I don't agree with at least some of these tag removals, but on the other hand the definition of the tag isn't all ...
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Should we have a trivia tag?

Inspired by this question: Which games have ever been rated #1 on Boardgamegeek.com's Geek Rating? The Sports.SE has a trivia tag with the following description: For questions generally ...
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Use tag warning to improve Magic: The Gathering questions

Many times we see even veteran users asking Magic: The Gathering questions which can be instantly answered by the Gatherer rulings under the card. User @acccumulation suggested to make users more ...
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How should “Chupacabra: Survive the Night” be tagged?

We just got this question about the game Chupacabra: Survive the Night. The obvious tag for the game (chupacabra-survive-the-night) is just a bit too long (28 characters). Should we just remove the "...
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How should we be tagging questions about custom Magic cards?

We recently reached agreement that questions about custom cards were OK: Are well-defined theoretical or custom Magic questions on-topic? And we've received a few questions on the topic: How could ...
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I think you guys should turn off the script that deletes single-use tags

I don't really use this site much, but I happened to have a gander through your untagged tag, and wow are there a lot of questions there! It looks like the script that deletes single-use tags has been ...
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Why are there two different tags for gin-rummy

Wouldn't it be better to have a tag called gin-rummy instead of the two tags gin and rummy being used today? Or is there a difference between the tags gin and rummy so that there should be added a ...
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Avoiding ambiguity with Netrunner tags

Following the re-release of Netrunner under the Android franchise, I expect to see more questions about it. There are two tags for the two editions (netrunner and android-netrunner), but is it worth ...
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Merge teaching and learning?

learning has 11 questions and the following wiki excerpt: How to gain skill in a particular game, or teach others how to learn a game teaching has 9 questions and no wiki. What is the difference ...
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Bidding tags for bridge questions

Quite a few questions recently (this is an example) ask about the merits of a specific bridge bid, but don't specify what system is being played. The problem is that bidding is nowhere near universal ...
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Request for tag synonym [the-struggle-for-catan] → [struggle-for-catan]

In 2011, The Struggle for Catan was released as a spinoff game in the Catan series. In 2016, the game was re-released as simply Struggle for Catan. You can see the different versions here on ...
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Do we need all these number-of-player tags?

We currently have: multi-player, two-players, extra-players, and player-number. These tags have 6-11 questions per at present. Two of them have no wikis, and the wiki for multi-player says "more ...
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Request for tags

Since I am new to the site, I don't have enough rep to create tags. I have a question that could really use the tags "redemption" "artifacts" and "fortresses" and even possibly "rules-clarification". ...
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How should we tag the Warhammer Conquest LCG?

This question is about the Warhammer 40K LCG, but we don't currently have a tag for that, and I wasn't sure how we wanted the tag to look. Should it just be warhammer-40k-conquest or do people have ...
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How 'bout a quick review of our MTG tags?

We have a lot of MTG questions, so categorizing them is probably important. I was looking at our MTG tags today. Currently, it looks like we have: General: magic-the-gathering mtg -> synonym for ...
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Synonymize [magic-the-gathering-arena] into [mtg-arena]

We have currently two tags about Magic: The Gathering Arena: mtg-arena, 8 questions magic-the-gathering-arena, 9 questions Obviously, these tags are duplicates; can somebody with ♦ powers ...
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Let's clean up these very-specific Go tags

I just came across computer-go, having already noted a not-overly-populated computer. Should computer-go be eliminated, with those questions being tagged with both computer and go? If not, aren't we ...
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XenoShyft Tags (Onslaught, Dreadmire and minor expansions)

I'd like to ask questions about the games XenoShyft Onslaught and XenoShyft Dreadmire, but the tags don't exist. Could someone create them or should I use a more "generic" tag, such as [deck-building]...
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Tags: Specific Criteria Tags

When asking questions looking for something in a game meeting certain criteria such as cards that have a specific effect how should they be tagged. The reason I am asking is because of a related ...
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We should remove the [recommendations] tag

The first off-topic close reason is Questions asking for game recommendations are off-topic. but we still have the recommendations tag. I know that the tag description says that these kind of ...
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What is the current consent on version-specific tags?

This question from 2012 asked about adding specific version tags to warhammer-40k, such as warhammer-40k-8e. The accepted answer uses an example from StackOverflow, where it was brought up that the "...
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Should Elder Sign: Omens (iPad app) be tagged differently Elder Sign (board game)?

Elder Sign is a board game. Elder Sign: Omens is an iOS app based on the board game, but with some distinct differences. I would argue that the differences are significant enough that the two games ...
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Rename [star-wars-imperial-assaul], it's missing a T

star-wars-imperial-assaul is missing a T. I've created a star-wars-imperial-assault tag and added the same tag wiki and excerpt to it. Could the former be merged into it? I don't want to spam up the ...
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Are chess questions on-topic here?

In conclusion, it seems, chess is technically on-topic but typically not asked. My question is from a slightly different angle: if there's a SE for it, why is it on-topic at all? Should all posts ...
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Add a new “retag” tag for new users to request their question be retagged

Last week I asked a question about Phase 10 Twist for which there was no tag. As someone with low rep, I had no way to formally request that my question be retagged without adding something to the ...
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What do we do about questions that had their game tag purged and now it's not clear what game they are about?

I recently came across Should you ever deploy your blank at a position other than an edge in Epigo?, which seems like a decent question. However, it lacks a game tag. As best I can tell, it had one at ...
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One crayon-rail-games tag to rule them all?

Currently we have two questions tagged empire-builder and one about the Eurorails family of games that doesn't have a game tag at all. We could of course create a "eurorails" tag, but that question ...
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How should I tag betrayal at the house on the hill?

Betrayal at the house on the hill has a ludicrously long title. Too long to be a complete tag on this site (>25 characters). Currently I'm tagging my question as BatHotH...which is less than perfect. ...