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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

We have recently seen some issues around site users being unclear on how to use the rules-as-written tag and some unpleasantness broke out on the topic. Sadly, this has been happening for more than ...
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The [rules-as-written] tag - still useful or is it junk? [duplicate]

A brief history of the [rules-as-written] tag (though all the discussion is ~2 years old): What, exactly, is the RAW tag for? (A good summary of what the tag's for and other meta Q's related to it) ...
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A low-intervention approach [rules-as-written]: back to tagging basics

Sometime during the weeks of wrangling over the rules-as-written tag it occurred to me that, I am pretty sure, we've fallen into a fundamental error that may be the cause of all the problems: Tags ...
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Is there a tag for "Official rules problems"?

I recently posted this question. I was looking specifically for an official source, which I expressed by using the rules-as-written tag. However, it was quickly removed with the following reasoning: [...
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3answers
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Is the [mechanics] tag useful or a problem?

The mechanics tag seems to get applied reflexively by askers to all sorts of questions that are unrelated apart from asking for clarifications. It does have a tag wiki and a few (7 as of now) ...
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"Backstory" vs. "background" — what is the difference?

There are only two questions tagged with backstory so far, both are closed. Is this tag useful, do we really need it? We have background and backstory at the moment, I guess they do intersect. For me, ...
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What should the “rules” tag include?

It's true that many questions about RPGs will be questions about rules. How should we use the rules tag? Prompted by this rules question. The “rules” tag was added ...
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Should the Rules As Written tag be renamed?

(As requested on my answer to a broader question about the rules-as-written tag here, I'm (re-)posting this as a new question.) The tag has its current name for a good reason: For people who hang out ...
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Time to burninate the [mechanics] tag

The original discussion of the mechanics tag had many votes against it and no votes for it. Unless there are new arguments to keep it, we should burninate the tag now. We have 161 questions tagged ...
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Should Enchantment be blacklisted as a tag name, or synonymized with another tag?

The discussion on the enchantment tag is overwhelmingly in favor of doing something, in agreement that the status quo is unfavorable. The creation of a mind-control tag, and moving most existing ...