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I noticed we have two competing tags, and . I was going to synonym them as horror-gaming->horror but I noticed horror-gaming has more uses than horror.

A tag of horror-gaming seems weird to me - the entire site scope is about gaming, so it seems redundant. Our other setting tags aren't e.g. [fantasy-gaming], but just [fantasy].

Should I merge into ?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes.<!--------> \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Aug 7 '13 at 12:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yep. Argh, comment length. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Aug 7 '13 at 13:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Added this synonym. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk says reinstate Monica Aug 15 '13 at 13:14
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Yes, should be the primary tag.

I suspect that gets used because while we're comfortable with fantasy as a familiar gaming genre, horror is a little more niche. There may be a sense (especially upon seeing the choice of both tags come up) that the -gaming bit helps clarify things.

But it seems unneeded to me, for the reasons brought up in your question. is fine and dandy.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think you've identified the source of the tag. [horror] isn't immediately obvious as a genre, rather than simply a emotion/event/topic of discussion, so we get (unnecessary) clarifications like [horror-gaming] to capture the genre. I think we can safely treat any question that asks about how to handle horror in game, but isn't explicitly a horror-gaming-genre question, as a horror-genre question anyway. That's where the expertise will come from after all, even if the GM isn't self-identifying the campaign as horror genre. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Aug 7 '13 at 16:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've proposed a tag wiki for horror to help with the clarification. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Aug 9 '13 at 1:10

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