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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

The strategy tag is in bad shape. It's low volume, only 24 questions (14 open, 10 closed) so this is like cleaning the base boards behind the fridge, but big or small, we clean things when we see they ...
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Should this question about flying a broom be closed for lacking a system tag?

The question Flying a broom, light activity? lacks a system tag and is currently closed as unclear. Should it remain closed, or do we have enough information to guess the system? The current ...
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The tag wiki/excerpt for [mouse-guard] should probably be updated

The tabletop RPG system Mouse Guard (based on the comics of the same name) appears to have 2 editions. The first edition of the game was published in 2008, and the second edition was released in 2015. ...
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Should we remove the [mutants-and-masterminds] tag from questions about a specific edition?

This is a follow-up from Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds. There are currently 51 questions tagged with mutants-and-masterminds. Only 9 of them don't also have a mutants-and-masterminds-...
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Fixing umbrella tag of mutants-and-masterminds

I recently noticed that mutants-and-masterminds was largely being used in conjunction with either the mutants-and-masterminds-2e or mutants-and-masterminds-3e tags, but not discussing the overarching ...
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Is this question better tagged house-rules or homebrew?

I am considering a revision to the D&D 5e mechanics of maintaining barbarian rage. I consider this to be a small change to a specific rule and thus fitting of the house-rules tag, rather than ...
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Avoid just copying text into the tag wikis

Our tag wikis are best when they have informative descriptions and excerpts. However, we have a low-grade but ongoing problem with copyrighted material being copied and pasted into our tag wikis. ...
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The [character] tag is in serious need of help, else it may need to be burninated

I found myself browsing through the character tag, and I think it needs a lot of help. I'm not sure it can be saved, but I'll outline the problems I'm seeing and maybe the community can come up with ...
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Should we make plural (or singular) synonyms for all common tags?

Some tags use the singular, for example class-feature, others use the plural, for example magic-items. I never can remember which has which, and when you manually type a tag in the search box, and end ...
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Can I add a [spellbook] tag?

At the time of this posting there are 1,406 posts (374 questions) about "spellbook" on RPG.SE. This is an area, along with copying of spells, that is a common source of questions at least ...
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Should I have removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag from this question?

This question was asked. When I read it, it seemed to be a general one, and most of the advice was system agnostic, so I removed the [pathfinder-2e] tag and added the [system-agnostic] tag. But, then ...
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What are reasons to remove (or "burninate") a tag?

I have seen multiple discussions here about if this or that tag should be removed as it has outlived its utility. I understand that the objective of tags is to help attract expertise to a certain ...
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Should the Glyph of Warding questions get a spell-specific tag?

There is a general discussion if we want spell tags or not over here: Should we be tagging individual spells?, that concluded spell specific tags should be avoided in general. Wish and Simulacrum are ...
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Should we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Recently, there were several questions posted in quick succession regarding the shape water spell in 5e. Shortly after that, a new tag was created for the spell - shape-water - and added to the ...
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Let's unload [loaded-dice]

While poking around for interesting tags to fill my favorites I noticed loaded-dice. Currently there are only two questions tagged, and in both circumstances it seems to me that dice would suffice. ...
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Is there much point in having a [tone] tag?

So, we have a tone tag that currently only has 3 questions. I feel like it doesn't really add much on top of the tags that those questions already use. It isn't a very frequently used tag and I don'...
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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 (non-...
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Should we be tagging individual spells?

I came across a question today tagged with the (partial) name of the specific spell the question contemplates. Now I like a tiny-hut as much as the next sheep, and I do believe in emergent folksonomy. ...
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At what point in development is a new system tag added?

With Paizo's announcement of Pathfinder v2 play-testing commencing, it got me thinking. When do/should we make tags for new game systems? As soon as its announced, so people have a tag to use? When ...
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Should questions include System/Setting in title if tagged with system/setting?

For example: "WFRP2e--Does Tzenntch bully Nurgle, if so, can he be reported, and to who?" Then tag the question with WFRP and religion-and-deities. My thought is that the question lead should be ...
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Should we throw [star-wars] out the airlock?

Anecdotally, I've seen a couple times that it's very easy to tag something with star-wars thinking it's a substitute for the nonexistent ffg-star-wars (see Should there be a 'Parent tag' for ...
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Should there be a 'Parent tag' for the FFG Star Wars games?

We currently have age-of-rebellion, force-and-destiny, and edge-of-the-empire tags for Star Wars. These three games use very much the same system - they use the same quirky dice, the same skill and ...
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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (and subsequent) tags

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire will soon be joined by Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, and some time thereafter a third book with an unknown title. The format will almost certainly be the same, though: ...
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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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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

Note: As of September 3rd, 2021, this policy has been removed Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. When the ...
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If a question has one tag that I've watched and another tag that I've ignored, how is it displayed?

If there is a question with multiple tags, of which I am ignoring one (should be faded) and watching another (should be made more visible), how will it be displayed for me? What if I am hiding ignored ...
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Disabilities tag?

How would you handle a disabilities tag for questions on blindness/deafness? I mean that eventually someone is going to want to create it anyway.
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When is the [sexuality] tag an appropriate tag for a question?

This question is in response to @nitsua60's comment on my old question. (I figure Meta is a better place for the discussion than comments on an old question) Background for everyone else is that the ...
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Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy [duplicate]

Note: As of September 3rd, 2021, this policy has been removed Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this policy is no longer in effect. New guidance pending. Sometimes ...
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Should we have an [ancestry] tag?

In Pathfinder 2e, races have been replaced by ancestries. Functionally, though, ancestries and races perform the same role. When editing this question about PF2e ancestry ability boosts, I ran into a ...
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Is there any way to be notified of tag synonym proposals?

As I am writing this, votes are being collected to synonym ancestry and ancestries to races, in response to this meta discussion: Should we have an [ancestry] tag? In my two years or so active here, ...
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Can we provide a good tag wiki for [mental-health]?

A bunch of questions on this site involve discussions around mental health (namely, I found this one), so I've created the tag mental-health. It's a subject that needs to be handled with care (not ...
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Do we really need distinct tags for [attack] and [attack-roll]?

attack-roll: For questions about attack rolls, a randomized event (usually performed with dice) that determines whether one character can strike another character or entity. attack: For questions ...
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Should we reject tag wiki edits that improve a tag wiki for a newly created tag that we think shouldn't exist?

Sometimes we think that a tag should not exist when we see an excerpt/wiki edit when someone tries to establish the tag for the first time. At the same time, should we reject such an edit when it ...
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How to tag Strixhaven questions?

So, the D&D 5e adventure book/campaign setting Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos is coming out December 7, and we're likely to be getting a few questions about it afterwards. It's a book about ...
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What should I do when a question does not specify the game system being used?

Occasionally, a user will post a question that includes neither a system tag nor an explicit statement of the system being played. Since we no longer have a policy of immediately closing such ...
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Differentiating between house rules, homebrew, and game design

It struck me earlier that a few questions are being labelled homebrew when the house-rules tag is more appropriate. It also strikes me that the three tags (the previous two plus game-design), whilst ...
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When you have multiple gold tag badges, how does the system decide which to use when closing as duplicate, and does it matter?

I have gold badges in dnd-5e and spells. My dnd-5e gets used the most, however, just now I voted to close as duplicate a question with both tags, and the closure message listed spells as the gold tag ...
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How to best name and describe a tag that handles drugs?

Drugs are a staple of RPGs set in a dark future (cyberpunk, shadowrun, fallout) or dark world (chronicles-of-darkness, world-of-darkness, call-of-cthulhu). Many of these games also have rules about ...
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Does the usage guidance for the [closed-questions] tag on this Meta need to be updated?

The usage guidance for closed-questions says: This tag is for posts looking to raise meta discussions about specific closed questions, as well as for questions about the concept of a closed question ...
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Is it acceptable to add the [dnd-5e] tag to questions about D&D Beyond?

Following the results of Revisit III: Don’t Guess the System policy this meta now refers to an outdated policy. The following questions were tagged with dnd-beyond, and did not mention D&D 5e ...
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Do we need the [rpg-pop-culture] tag when we have [history-of-gaming]?

The tag description for rpg-pop-culture says: For questions related to the pop culture surrounding RPGs. The pop culture may be famous events, real-life legends, well-known lore, or other pop culture ...
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Should we make the recommendation tags throw a warning or error?

A while back there was a revamp of the ask page which introduced a lot more per site customization. Of relevance here is that we can have the page react to tags: Tag-related error messages and ...
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Which questions with Aegis do lack the [Aegis] tag?

Apparently, the tag aegis is currently only used for some 19 questions about a pathfinder-1e feature. Which is confusing since there are 54 questions that use the word but not the tag I see questions ...
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Should we change the tag [arcane-focus] to [spellcasting-focus]?

We currently have 87 questions tagged arcane-focus of which 79 are cotagged with dnd-5e, the other 8 being pathfinder-1e. In D&D 5e, the general category is spellcasting focus, with arcane focus ...
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The [bloodline] tag is being used for two completely different concepts in different RPGs

bloodline is a little problematic, as it is a concept in three quite large games and neither shares anything but the name: vampire-the-masquerade has Bloodlines as "sub-Clans". For example, ...
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Tags with at least 10 questions that need usage guidance

I went through and looked for tags with no usage guidance/blank wiki excerpts having at least 10 questions on the site. Here they are: bloodline 26 questions immediate-actions 23 questions move-...
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Is it possible to search for edits with a certain content, specifically adding a tag?

In the spirit of good faith, here are my fears and weaknesses. People mistake system-specific questions for rarely-encountered systems as either system-agnostic or dnd-5e questions about once every ...
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Which tag should we use when OP thinks they are asking about a house rule but it is actually an official optional rule?

The description for house-rules states: House rules are small fan-created additions and replacements to core rules in a rules set, and this tag should be used when there are locally-created rules at ...
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Watched and ignored is not displaying for me

I have two watched tags and 85+ ignored tags. As of checking the site today (06-09-21 PT), the process of highlighting watched tags and blurring ignored tags does not appear to be functioning the way ...

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