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This is a follow-up from Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds. There are currently 51 questions tagged with . Only 9 of them don't also have a or tag. Since is already implied for the two versions we have tags for (there's only a handful of identified 1E questions), it feels odd, inefficient I guess, to have it there so often when it really adds nothing to the classification of the questions. So, I asked advice on how to clean them up, and upon getting a suggestion of doing 5 each day (to avoid hogging the front page, I did so, only to find that I'd skipped a step of asking whether the group wants this change.

I'm not naïve enough to think that Mutants and Masterminds is much of a big deal here, so on one hand, this change doesn't do much to improve the site. On the other hand, it's also so small that this isn't much disruption. We've already split out tags for and , but some like don't really encourage people not to put on the umbrella tag.

FWIW, each edition has been different enough that answers for one seldom help much with the others, except perhaps passing on historical answers (2E had many more questions answered for it by Steve Kenson, the game designer, where they declined to provide those explanations in 3E).

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    \$\begingroup\$ "I'm not naïve enough to think that Mutants and Masterminds is much of a big deal here" Smaller systems are important and should be handled with the same level of care, nay, greater care, than popular systems. Echoing doppel's comment from your last post, we want to be careful not to smuggle in our assumptions about what is best for popular systems to our discussions about smaller systems. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 25 at 17:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ In contrast to some, I believe that we should even cater more to the smaller systems than just the latest big system. \$\endgroup\$
    – Trish
    Apr 26 at 14:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Trish: I have gotten a lot of mileage from compiling official errata answers for planet-mercenary from the developer. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26 at 15:34

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Keep it so I can follow just one tag

I'm given to think the editions aren't a million miles apart from each other.

Unlike and / etc, there isn't an overarching franchise to worry about.

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    \$\begingroup\$ oh, there's also a benefit: it can put M&M to the front of the crawler-sort. \$\endgroup\$
    – Trish
    Apr 26 at 20:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm going to give this a little more time to see if there's discussion, but I may just go with this. :-P Still feels excessive to me, but I can go with it. Next question, does it make sense to "fix" this on past and future questions? \$\endgroup\$ Apr 27 at 16:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ You're the person who has shown the most interest in this. I'm going to start adding mutants-and-masterminds to the ones that only have an edition tag. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 at 18:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SeanDuggan only as your come across them \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 at 19:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah. Fair enough. :-D \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 at 20:50
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If we don't know the edition, keep the tag.

It's easy. we know the system, but not the edition - then we need to keep the system until such a time we can get a system added. See also where we did exactly that here

If the edition is relevant: Vote to Close in addition.

If it is lore questions, keep the tag.

If you are asking lore, then the tag is perfectly appropriate.

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    \$\begingroup\$ If we don't know the edition and it's an edition dependent question then it should be closed for "needs details". \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26 at 14:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ That is a different problem though \$\endgroup\$
    – Trish
    Apr 26 at 14:52

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