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Should we keep [combat]?

This tag doesn't sound like it is one that will have any experts in it as combat is different in many games. I would recommend removing this tag.
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Why have the tag [timeline-cheapass-games] instead of renaming it [timeline]?

There's another game called Timeline that's more widely known (nearly 1000 reviews on BoardGameGeek, sold at mass-market stores) that's not by Cheapass Games. I can't find a BoardGameGeek page for ...
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Are chess questions on-topic here?

It has always been the philosophy of the StackExchange network that determining whether a topic is on topic should be done on a purely per-site basis, without considering whether the topic is on topic ...
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Should we keep [specific-card]?

No, the tag specific-card should not exist. The purpose of a tag is to label a category or topic that someone would either search for or watch. This tag does not do any of that, so it should be ...
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What is the meaning of [designer-board-games]?

I think we should get rid of the tag. It refers to the distinction between mass-market board games (Monopoly, Clue, etc) and less widely published/sold board games. Think of things that might ...
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Should we keep [specific-card]?

No, specific-card should be removed. The tag "specific card" divides all questions on the site into two categories: questions about a specific card, and questions not about a specific card. Neither ...
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Deck-Building tag too broad

There are currently 78 open questions tagged with deck-building. Of those, approximately 70 are questions about the processes, strategies, card choices, rules, etc. involved in building a deck. This ...
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Should we have a trivia tag?

We should allow trivia questions, but not introduce a tag for it. I borrowed justification from The Death of Meta Tags, by Jeff Atwood. The trivia tag is a meta tag. It describes a particular "kind" ...
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Can't find the game "Wild Cards", so can't fill out the tag wiki

That question is essentially asking for us to identify a game, where all we have to go on is the name they think they remember and some of the rules. So, it should be tagged with identify-this-game. ...
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Are game category tags (party-game, team-game, etc) worth keeping?

My vote is to Delete them all. I've always favored using game tags are our main form of tagging and don't have much use for tags which encompass more than one game. Exceptions are certain tags which ...
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What generic (?) tag to use for games that have no tag?

What you ended up doing was probably your best course of action: Write your question and add the closest possible tag you can find. Leave a comment to your question asking for someone to add the ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

Tags that don't need much discussion This is a community wiki answer and can be modified by anyone If a tag or tag group needs more discussion, it can be brought up in a separate answer. agricola-...
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M:tG Unglued/Unhinged tag?

I don't think a tag is the right way to show this. Would someone ever want to look for all questions about Un-cards? It's possible, sure, but it doesn't seem like a common enough and useful enough ...
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Should we have a tag specifically for Friday Night Magic?

Friday Night Magic (FNM) is just an event on Fridays (whodathunk?) that local game stores hold for playing magic. Generally they are a recognized format like Standard, Modern or Commander, and if the ...
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How should we be tagging questions about custom Magic cards?

We already have a number of tags about some aspect of Magic: The Gathering such as mtg-online, mtg-cube, mtg-drafting, mtg-commander (most of these are related to Magic formats). Given that, I'd ...
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Two Headed Giant has two tags that need merging

Given all the other MTG tags are namedspaced into mtg-something, we should keep mtg-two-headed-giant as the primary tag and make two-headed-giant a synonym. (And drop the synonym if an independent non-...
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Why are there two different tags for gin-rummy

We don't actually have two tags for Gin Rummy, we have just one: gin is the tag for Gin Rummy, because it's sometimes known as simply “Gin”. rummy is the tag for normal (non-Gin) Rummy. It seems ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

Go ahead, ask the question. Don't worry about the tags. We've got a fair number of people who will edit your post later and fix up the tag. We prefer any question about a specific game be tagged ...
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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?

Ideally, we find some way to figure out what the missing information is and edit it - into the question, not just the tag. Pretty much the same thing we'd do to any post we discover to be missing ...
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Single tag wiki - Multiple games

In general, a tag should not refer to two separate games, especially if those games are completely unrelated. So, an edit that makes a single tag refer to two different games is incorrect, and if such ...
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Use tag warning to improve Magic: The Gathering questions

Disclaimer, I'm the person who asked the question that led to this meta suggestion. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand it's clearly not my finest moment, especially since it's not the ...
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New Tag Wiki - approval critera

Yes, we should approve that. Sure, the information is minimal. If you think we should have more, revise the tag wiki and add it. However, "minimal information" is a whole lot better than "no tag wiki ...
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Should our magic-the-gathering tag have subcategories?

We do have a fair number of more specific tags already, of the form "mtg-something" - go here and search for "mtg" to see things like mtg-commander, mtg-drafting, and so on. Generally, we could add ...
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M:tG Unglued/Unhinged tag?

I agree with David Z (and a commenter on that answer) that mtg-joke-cards is an appropriate tag. Currently we have about five questions that could use the tag (four that mention Unhinged or Unglued by ...
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New Tag Wiki - approval critera

What you're looking at there is the tag wiki excerpt. This is the description that shows up when you are adding tags to a question. It should be short, and its primary purpose is to indicate how the ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

Arkham Horror/Eldritch Horror tags Previously, there was a meta discussion asking What naming convention should be used for tags about Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror expansions?. The result was ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

Summary: assorted games renamed to full names (from this answer) Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror prefixes added to all expansion tags (from this answer) mtg-thg renamed to mtg-two-headed-giant (...
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Deck-Building tag too broad

I think a simple move would be to separate the tags. In other words, it would separate them into deck-builder and deck-building. However, those names might be a bit too similar, especially when you ...
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MTG Format Tags?

The tags mtg-modern, mtg-commander, and mtg-multiplayer all already exist, along with mtg-drafting and mtg-cube for limited formats, and mtg-two-headed-giant, mtg-frontier, mtg-tiny-leaders, and mtg-...
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Synonymize [magic-the-gathering-arena] into [mtg-arena]

I have set up the requested synonym. mtg-arena is now the canonical tag for this topic.
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