Relevant recent Meta: Appropriate response to questioning which version of D&D I'm asking about
The user for that meta is describing a difficulty they're facing on this site where use of the adnd tag is netting wrongful comments and close votes to the effect of "please specify which system you're using" despite the fact that, by the intended use of the adnd tag, it is meant to refer to a very specific version of Dungeons and Dragons, and is not an umbrella tag for all D&D.
However, given that we already use adnd-2e, dnd-3e, dnd-3.5e, dnd-4e, and dnd-5e, which makes the edition being used quite explicit, I would like to argue that leaving adnd as-is is going to continue inviting these kinds of wrongful responses to users who create questions for that edition, because the tag's name seems ambiguous and "at-a-glance" does not indicate that it's intended for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons' First Edition.
Disclaimer: I am definitely one of the people who got tripped up by this kind of mistake, and wrongfully left a comment + close vote on at least one such question. Yes, I am Boo Boo the Fool. Yes, I retracted my comment + close vote once I realized my error.
So as a result, I would like to propose that we do the following to try to end this issue:
- Make adnd-1e the proper, official tag for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition questions
- Make adnd an umbrella term intended to describe AD&D editions 1 or 2.
- Switch the descriptions in the tag wiki to reflect this new use
- Switch the historical use of these tags in existing questions
Does the rest of the community agree with this change? If not, what are good reasons that we should prefer to keep the tags the way they currently are?