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I have a few questions about a specific indie game. Does that merit a tag for the game? How big/popular does a game need to be to merit its own tag, rather than the collective [indie-rpg]?

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If it's a public game, or even a public beta game, then yes it should have a tag. If it never gets another question the tag will eventually drop off ...

I'm looking at you .

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The game is still supported and has a fanbase. Stranger things have happened…. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Jul 5 '11 at 14:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 Every game (or perhaps game line) should def. have a tag! \$\endgroup\$
    – mirv120
    Jul 5 '11 at 18:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CRoss' point is that tags on SE sites autoexpire and get deleted if they aren't used more than once. Regardless of validity and merit, if it's the only shock question then the tag will die eventually. \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Jul 5 '11 at 23:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmmm. How long does that take? Does that leave the question untagged? \$\endgroup\$
    – Standback
    Jul 6 '11 at 9:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Standback 90 days I think, and it can. Usually there are other tags on a question, and people are free to add it back. \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Jul 6 '11 at 10:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Tags used on only one question are purged after 6 months. See meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/922/… and on MSO: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48417/… \$\endgroup\$
    – yhw42
    Jul 7 '11 at 19:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ A tag wiki prevents the deletion \$\endgroup\$ Dec 16 '14 at 6:40
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Is the indie-rpg tag even useful? I would like to get rid of it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ okeefe - it is useful, particularly for games that do not get a lot of questions. Stack Exchange automagically prunes tags every 6ish months and tags that don't meet a certain quota are removed. indie keeps those questions from becoming untagged. \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Jul 21 '11 at 11:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's an excellent reason. Is there a way to selectively disable that? \$\endgroup\$
    – okeefe
    Jul 21 '11 at 12:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ not that I know of. \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Jul 21 '11 at 12:32

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