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The problem with the [gurps-dungeon-fantasy-rpg] tag wording

Today I saw a Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game question (or rather, question spanning both GURPS and DFRPG), and decided to add the latter tag to it, started typing dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying..., ...
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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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Are Tag Criteria Prescriptive or Descriptive?

Which of the following is true: Tag criteria are prescriptive; one reads the criteria of a tag and checks whether they apply to the question; tag criteria change through meta discussions and/or wiki ...
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What Exactly Are the Classification Criteria for the [rules-as-written] Tag?

I seem to have been pulled in an edit war (or at least skirmish) on my question, and would like to understand the basic principles which may or may not be broken by it. My question is interested in ...
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Should the [grab] tag be merged with the [grapple] tag?

I just noticed that the grab tag existed recently because I saw it added to a Pathfinder question. It seems very similar in scope to the grapple tag. The grapple tag info/wiki says: For questions ...
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Burninate Mimic tag? Do specific monsters need specific tags?

This particular monster gets a tag, but does that mean every monster gets one? And then do we need to worry about editions/RPGs having different uses? When do we allow system wide monster/spell/...
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What qualifies as guessing on a system?

Two questions in quick succession, Do Hexblade warlocks choose their spells from the Hexblade spell list or the warlock spell list? and What’s the right calculation for the Homunculus’s hit points ...
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How is the [system-agnostic] tag supposed to be used?

Coming off my discussion about this meta I have realized that I have no idea how the system-agnostic tag is supposed to be used correctly. Or, I thought I did but that not everyone agrees. Or maybe ...
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Should this question about player attendance be system agnostic?

This question is asking about an issue that seems like it is pretty clear of system mechanics. However, it started as being tagged with dnd-5e and it is clear that is the game being played. I ...
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What is the [keywords] tag meant to be used for?

There is a keywords tag. It's applied to 11 questions; all but (the most recent) one of them have the dnd-4e tag as well. Unfortunately, the tag has no tag info/wiki. Does it refer to a particular ...
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Should the [wfrp-4] tag be renamed to [wfrp-4e]?

Pretty straightforward stuff. We generally use the -[#]e tag suffix to denote different editions (presumably because that's how those editions of those games are ...
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Does the [immediate-reaction] tag describe something substantially different from the [reactions] tag?

The immediate-reaction tag currently has no tag info, but there are seven D&D 4e questions with the tag. reactions is currently used on 92 questions, all but one of which are apparently for D&...
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How to tag 3rd-party/homebrew content that is published?

A recent question asking about a homebrew/3rd-party class has been asked, and neither the 3rd-party or homebrew tags fit (based on their tag descriptions). It feels weird to me not to have a tag, as ...
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Can we color system tags to emphasize that they're different and “more meaningful”?

So, this is kind of an "asking about a problem I don't have" feature, but I wanted to float it out there. As an answerer of unfrequented systems, I've noticed that many questions follow what's come to ...
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You can help new users identify their D&D edition!

As most of our established users have learned, we have a strict tagging policy requiring the asker to specify the game system when asking a question in most cases. In games with substantial changes ...
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For general 'universe' questions, should we keep a generic 'universe' tag or tag all the various systems available for the game? [duplicate]

This question was spurred by an edit to this question: How can I avoid plot pitfalls that are common to the Star Trek franchise? which consisted solely in adding the star-trek-fasa tag. While I see ...
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Question on the tagging policy on World of Darkness questions

Two points in the following topic left me a bit confused and I'd like a clarification: Start retagging the WoD questions! (aka "Editors: the Retaggening") First, there's world-of-...
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We should clarify that the [world-of-darkness] tag is only for the “old”/“classic” line

I think the description of the world-of-darkness tag tries to hint at that but it's a bit vague. I'm a long time fan of the series, so to me "World of Darkness" tends to encompass all its incarnations,...
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What should the [bloodline] tag be used for?

The tag bloodline currently has no excerpt. This tag is currently used mostly to talk about the Bloodline Arcana in Pathfinder, but it is used in at least one other question about Vampire the Dark ...
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Tags for big party and small parties?

We have quite a few questions about running a large party (How do I run a game for a larger group?, Balancing undead encounters against large party with a cleric, How do I scale an encounter to a ...
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I think we should burninate [campaign-settings]

I think we should burninate campaign-settings. 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 am asking about a (...
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Is there a way to hide “ignored” tags completely?

So I've been trying to ignore the dnd-5e tag, but on the homepage - and really on any question search page - it just grays out the questions rather than leaving them out entirely. Considering the ...
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Should the [astral] tag be renamed to [astral-plane]?

This seems like a pretty straightforward suggestion. The astral tag is currently used on just 5 questions, four of them about D&D 5e and one about 3.5e. In addition, all 5 questions are ...
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Should the [breath] tag be renamed to [breathing]?

The usage guidance for the breath tag currently says: For questions related to to the act of breathing or holding your breath. However, any time I see the tag, it takes me a second (or takes me ...
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Does using the Rules as Written tag restrict answers to only using RAW?

It has come up several times in the last couple days that people have told posters not to add or to remove rules-as-written to/from their answers because it would force answerers to only use RAW. ...
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Why was the 'taint' tag deleted from this question?

The question in question: Is it true that that "more taint-absorbing items = less protection against taint"? A moderate rep user created a tag that, as far as I can tell, accurately ...
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What is the [conflicts] tag meant for?

The conflicts tag seems to be getting used for a number of different questions. It primarily seems to be used to refer to situations in Fate/Fate Core, but is also tagged on a few questions about ...
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Is it reasonable to add missing system tags when the system is certain? [duplicate]

As per What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?, editors should not guess the missing system tag (e.g. dnd-3.5e) without asking the ...
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Do we need a [disadvantage] tag?

When I was writing my question, I tried to find disadvantage which does not exist, but then remembered that I might should use advantage instead. Disadvantage is part of advantage/disadvantage ...
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Merge [ranged-attacks-in-close-combat] with [ranged-attacks]

Can we merge ranged-attacks-in-close-combat to ranged-attacks ? At this moment we only have one question for it.
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Make it possible for certain tags (like game tags) to always appear first

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, ...
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Should questions about Critical Role 3rd party material be tagged Homebrew?

There have been several questions recently that have churned up confusion with regards to homebrew and Critical Role 3PP content. Most recently, this one. Specifically this comment: Should Blood ...
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How can we improve the description of the [npc] tag?

The current npc tag description says: A character in an RPG whose decisions and actions are handled by the game-master or a designated assistant. An initialism that stands for "non-player character....
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Tags for basic moves in Dungeon World

I've just created a hack-and-slash tag and added it to a bunch of questions. I know generally we don't create tags for specific spells, class features etc, but in this case I feel it is warranted. ...
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Is [Wall] a good tag?

The wall tag is relatively small, but it is currently split between two types of questions. There are 10 questions that use the wall tag in reference to a wall of X spell from D&D or Pathfinder, ...
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Blacklist bare [#-edition] tags

D&D editions sometimes colloquially go by their edition number alone, and people sometimes enter just the edition for a tag. We've had to burninate the 5e tag a few times. I'd like the following ...
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Syn 5e to dnd-5e? [duplicate]

We have a 5e tag again, that's distinct from dnd-5e. Should we synonymize it or just wait for it to be cleaned up again? (pretty sure I've removed this tag to let it die before...)
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Do we need a [jungle] tag?

The jungle was created recently and used in a now closed question and for this question Are there published rules for navigating and travelling through jungles?. I removed it from the latter question ...
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Are [absent-players] and [attendance] different enough to warrant separate tags?

My question is pretty straightforward. Currently, we have two different tags: absent-players and attendance. The intended uses of these two tags are pretty self-evident; absent-players is for ...
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Is the Magic Initiate tag too specific?

On this question (Can Players Teach Each Other The Magic Initiate Feat Or Other Feats?) the tag magic-initiate has been created, referring to the Magic Initiate feat from D&D 5e. Does this tag ...
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The [readied-action] and [triggered-actions] tags

There is a readied-action tag (101 questions tagged, 43 asked this year) with the following guidance: An action "held" to react to an anticipated circumstance. There is also a triggered-actions ...
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What is the [teamwork] tag meant to be used for, and how is it different from [helping] or [party]?

The teamwork tag has no usage guidance or tag wiki, but it's currently being used on 11 questions about a variety of systems: 4 of them are tagged as being about Fate Core 1 is tagged for Fate and ...
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The [story] tag should be merged with the [plot] tag

This issue of the confusion between the story and plot tags has been brought up twice in the past (years ago): How should the “story” and “plot” tags be used?, in November 2011 (eventually closed as ...
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Is [absent-players] a useful tag?

While answering another question here in meta, I noticed we actually have a absent-players tag. It had few questions tagged as it, though (and one tagged as missing-players, which should be a synonym ...
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Burninate [players]. The tag, I mean

I've browsed through the players questions and found these ones: Questions about issues with problem-players Questions about social aspects of role-playing games or group-dynamics Question about ...
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What's the difference between the [damage-resistance], [spell-resistance], and [resistance] tags?

Related meta: Merge [resistance] into [damage-resistance]? There seem to be three closely related tags on RPG.SE at the moment: damage-resistance, spell-resistance, and resistance. However, at the ...
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Inconsistency around the [antimagic-field] tag

There is an antimagic-field tag that I've recently seen edited into a couple dozen questions. I searched and noticed that there are 300+ results for posts including "antimagic" and all but a handful ...
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Make 'shadowrun-5e' a synonym of 'shadowrun-sr5'

The shadowrun-5e has only two questions, and appears to be synonymous with shadowrun-sr5. It should be made a synonym of the much more popular tag shadowrun-sr5.
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Should [alternate-class-feature] be merged with [class-feature]?

My question/suggestion is pretty straightforward. The alternate-class-feature tag seems to be very narrow and rarely used, and it has no tag info so it's not clear how it's different from the existing ...
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Is the 'weapon' tag a synonym of the 'weapons' tag?

The weapon tag is not currently a synonym of the weapons tag. The tag synonym guidelines state that If you know of common, alternate spellings or phrasings for [a] tag, add them here so we can ...