I got thinking about a tag urban-fantasy recently relating to the WoD tagging question; and I thought more thinking about Genre Tags might be worth-wild.
Now I am thinking that reviewing what Genre tags are, and what they are for is in order.
We appear to have the 3 top-level speculative fiction genre tags:
We don't have tags for any other genres I've seen
We also don't have tags for any subgenres:
- Urban Fantasy
Can we have tags like Urban-Fantasy? Or should we avoid them, The normal fanstasy tag has strong connotations for medieval European fantasy
I think our Genre tags are at their best when they system-agnostic questions like:
They also show up on Game-recommendation questions, and also decent there.
So are Genre tags good? Subgenre tags?
I wouldn't like to see every WoD/Dresden-Files etc question marked urban-fantasy any more than I would like ot see every dnd question tagged fantasy, but for things that are system agnostic, like "What kind of monsters/horrors from urban mythology can shapeshift?" it seems decent match for.
What I am looking for here is an answers along the lines of:
- "urban-fantasy is reasonable, when need shows it can/will be created"
- Or "We should not have subgenre tags, forever subdividing leads only to madness"