I think we should burninate . It seems to be overloaded and doesn't actually say or do much.

From what I can tell, it gets used in the following situations:

I think instead we should be using:

  • Lore tag when it's about in-world lore
  • A tag for the specific setting or expansion or mechanic, as and when it seems appropriate based on our judgement
  • Optionally just the game tag itself when we're asking about its setting
  • Publishing questions can still be tagged as publishing or IP
  • gets burninated

If I'm missing something and we should keep it, please do speak your mind in response.


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It should stay.

For one, I fail to see any problem mentioned. Messing with tags should be restricted to when there is a problem affecting their use.

For another, it helps signal the question is about the setting. Many people tag their general questions with the setting they’re in out of completeness.

Third, “lore” is a super non obvious tag and not something I’d come up with when asking my first Greyhawk question or whatever.

Fourth, as a devotee of campaign settings and not caring much about rules lawyering, it is a tag that tells me “you are probably going to be interested in this question.” I personally consider myself a "campaign setting expert" as I enjoy and have delved into the history and lore of Greyhawk, FR, Golarion, Eberron, etc.

Fifth, many smaller settings have less recognizable setting names and we don’t get many questions on them leading to disappearing tags for settings other than D&D settings.

It’s like every single other roll up tag. ‘Spells’ instead of just each individual spell. ‘Monsters.’ ‘Npcs.’ The tag conveys taxonomic value whether a D&D spell and an arms magica spell have anything to do with each other or not.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I’m not a super fan of how the tag is applied sometimes, but I do think the category of “a question about a campaign setting” is one we need a tag for. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 17:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ Additionally for those less well known campaign settings it provides a tag for those that cannot create a more specific one yet \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin Mod
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 5:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ At a disputed 9 vs a unanimous 18 over a week later, I'll accept this. :) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 15, 2018 at 11:38

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