I would like to request that someone with higher privileges than me create some or all of the the following tags, and mark them as aliases.

  • God-Machine
  • God-Machine-Rules-Update
  • nnwod
  • nwod-GMC
  • wod-2.5
  • new new world of darkness
  • new new wod

As far as I can tell there is no commonly used acronym for it, thus my suggestion for many aliases. Informally I having seen "new new wod" quiet often in conversation. and the book itself it s called "World of Darkness: The God Machine Rules Update"

There are some questions that are appropriate only to it, and no to nwod questions. an example of use would be my question: Removing Conditions without resolution

  • \$\begingroup\$ As per the answer. Preemptively making synonyms would be an infinite job. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 12:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Shouldn't this be status-accepted? I requested one or more tags, and one tag was created. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 13:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Oxinabox That is probably more because of the synonym request, and it's better that way so people don't get confused and think we do it that way. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 13:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah right, fair enough. I have my tag, now I am happy. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 13:27

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Tag creation and synonym creation are generally done reactively, not proactively.

A new tag can be added when a need for it arises: i.e. when there's actually a question that exists or is being created that needs the tag. Whoever first creates such a tag will probably use whatever feels natural to them, which is going to be a decent candidate for the tag we should keep (or it should be an indicator as to what tag we should use).

Tag synonyms work the same way: we don't need to pre-emptively create them. We can afford to let new tags arise which should be synonyms, and only make them synonyms once they actually get created.

I've added the tag to your question, since that seems to me to be the most intuitive and concise way to tag that update.


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