This ONLY applies to New World of Darkness, a game system that DOES have a core rulebook, with splat books for playing different types of characters.
The focus of this discussion is on tagging which Core set of rules, a concept that does not apply to the Old World of Darkness, and if the splat lines under those core rules should be tagged with the edition in question.
In this thread the retagging of all the World of Darkness questions, and the tags used is discussed.
One thing about the suggestions and the tags implemented in them that bothered me was the, in my opinion, noisy expansion of tags for the splats of the second edition of New World of Darkness.
In that thread it is suggested that there be both second edition tags for New World of Darkness itself, and for the splat books there in. For example, there would be both [vampire-the-requiem] and [vampire-the-requiem-2e] (along with an interim [blood-and-smoke]) tags to distinguish between editions.
It is my contention that, while I do not fully agree with the creation of umbrella New World of Darkness second edition tags, they can add value to the question. I also contest that adding second edition tags for the splats, however only serves to add noise.
The edition of the game has already been indicated by the use of the appropriate nWoD version tag.
Further, as the difference between the editions is minimal, the vast majority of questions are suitable for either edition. While the person asking the question may indicate the edition of the core rules they are using in their game, it is of little benefit to anyone to indicate this twice.
I therefore suggest we limit the creation of nWoD tags to the following:
- [new-world-of-darkness-1e] (synonym new-world-of-darkness)
- [nwod-god-machine] (interim)
- one (and only one) for each of the creature splats, with no version distinction
I really feel it is not understood what is being suggested here. WoD questions are already tagged with what edition of the rules is in question. There is no need to also tag it with the edition of the creature splat that is in question as that is inexorably tied to the rules edition.