As I brought up in the comments of this question, it would be great if it were possible to somehow have a specified tag always be listed first on a post, or if certain special tags (in RPG.SE's case, system tags) always appeared first when applied to any post.

As SevenSidedDie pointed out in a comment there, adding any tag to a post that's more popular than the system tag:

demotes the system from the first tag spot, thus removing it from the page title and some Google searches.

This is obviously not ideal, hence my suggestion.

Please add a checkbox to the Tag Info page for moderators to mark a tag as "special", so that it is always sorted to be first on a post. (I imagine such a feature would be useful network-wide, but especially on RPG.SE.)

This would work like the four special tags on meta: all special tags are sorted by popularity first, then all normal tags are sorted by popularity.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I revised it a bit to make it more a request than a question, and added a bit about how (I imagine) the feature could work. How does that look? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Sep 15 '18 at 23:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Looks good! Thanks for the help. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Sep 16 '18 at 5:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is a feature I’d love to see, as it would be super effective at RPG.se. I’m dubious SE would implement it, but here’s hoping! \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Sep 16 '18 at 7:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie I could see it being useful on the main SE, where the language the question would benefit from being first, but for less common languages might be pushed behind language-agnostic tags. \$\endgroup\$ – Oblivious Sage Sep 16 '18 at 15:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ I will note that Meta sites seem to already have a similar feature, as the "must choose at least one" tags like feature-request and discussion always appear first. That doesn't necessarily make it any easier or more likely to happen on the normal sites, but it seems to at least be possible. \$\endgroup\$ – Kamil Drakari Sep 17 '18 at 21:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ Related feature request (and maybe good to roll together if implementing): Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and "more meaningful"? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jan 26 '19 at 17:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Related 2011 meta from the Arqade, with a (disappointing) reply by Jeff Atwood: Make a special tag class for “game tags”. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Jun 22 '19 at 7:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've added the [status-review] tag, per this MSE post: Community and Moderator guidelines for escalating issues via new response process (March 2020) \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Mar 16 at 20:36

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