Back in 2018, V2Blast asked about the tags damage-resistance, resistance, and spell-resistance, and a good reason for keeping them separate was provided. So I've no issues with keeping the tags separate. However, I think a small clean up may be in order.
resistance For questions primarily pertaining to creatures, player characters, and NPCs being less susceptible to one or more particular effects or damage types in an RPG.
damage-resistance Damage resistance represents various mechanics that usually relate to an ability to shrug off or ignore damage of certain types and amounts in various RPG systems. It may be possible to bypass resistance by some means.
Therefore, I propose the following:
- Remove resistance to damage types from the scope of the resistance description.
- Add a line to the effect of "For questions about resistance to a damage type, use the damage-resistance tag" to the resistance description.
- Replace resistance with damage-resistance on the eleven or so questions I found that were about resistance to a damage type.
Maybe I'm missing something here, and I would of course be willing to defer judgment on non-D&D 5e questions to others, but I think these steps will help to make the distinction between these tags more clear, and keep the resistance from being muddled by questions that are just about damage type resistance.