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Why are system tags treated different from other tags? [duplicate]

I may be misunderstanding the rules of the site here, but I somehow assimilated the ruling that it is not neccesary to state the system and edition in the question, if it is provided as a tag -- to ...
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Could a "young player" tag be relevant?

Questions like this one, which seems to have been asked by a very young person, would (in my opinion) be better answered by taking this into account (assuming it is indeed a group of ~13yo). Having a ...
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Does [chameleon] blend in?

The chameleon tag was just created for the D&D 3.5e prestige class, chameleon. Our guidance on when to create tags for individual classes is fairly vague (by necessity), and I think this one might ...
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This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": okay, but we did anyway. Now what?

The tag snippet for new-gm reads: For questions specifically about problems inherent to becoming or tutoring a game master (GM). This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": see the ...
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Reality check: I think [reality-check] is a meta tag. Should we burn it?

I think the reality-check tag is a meta tag. In The Death of Meta Tags, we see: The reason meta-tags are a problem is that they do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other ...
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Three tag RPGs: we need a better system for tagging "one page three score" RPGs

This question discusses a one page, three score RPG called Space Junk Cyberpunk: How often do I need to sing Happy Birthday to myself to survive Space Junk Cyberpunk? Right now the question has three ...
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Should the new (2nd) edition of The One Ring be tagged separately from the first edition?

The first edition of The One Ring was released in 2011 (by Cubicle 7). However, Free League Publishing recently released a new (2nd) edition of the game: Now in its second edition, The One Ring™ ...
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Tag-sorting: [dnd-5e] vs. [dnd-next-playtest]

There's (at the moment of this writing) about 29 questions that mention "DND next", are tagged dnd-5e and not tagged dnd-next-playtest. Some of these questions need to be retagged for sure, ...
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Please rename [arianhrod2e] to [arianhrod-2e]

A question today created the arianhrod2e tag, which is for Arianhrod 2nd edition. It's missing our conventional dash before the “-2e”, but now that this tag exists I can't create the corrected tag ...
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Do we need a new tag for the "D20-test" terminology?

The new playtest material introduced the new terminology "D20 test", which encompasses attack rolls, saving throws and ability checks. This question asks for all rolls that do not fall under ...
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Should there be a separate tag for One D&D?

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced the playtest material for its next iteration of D&D, codenamed One D&D. Later that day, they released the first Unearthed Arcana document with part of ...
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Prioritize relevance over prevalence when suggesting tags

I noticed something annoying when writing a question with the edition-comparison tag: the suggested tags box prioritizes prevalence over relevance. If I type "edition" into the tag box, here ...
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When is a tag on a question counted for badges?

The SE system tracks a tally of how many questions you answered for a given tag, and at certain thresholds, awards badges (bronze, silver, gold) for that tag, that at least for gold status come with ...
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Can we clarify the distinction between [damage-resistance] and [resistance] and then clean up the [resistance] tag?

Back in 2018, V2Blast asked about the tags damage-resistance, resistance, and spell-resistance, and a good reason for keeping them separate was provided. So I've no issues with keeping the tags ...
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Should we have a Monsters of the Multiverse tag?

The recent release of the D&D 5e Monsters of the Multiverse has changed the stat blocks of around 200 creatures, and for PCs eliminated the concept of subraces, revised many racial traits, and ...
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Is the [quintessence] tag quintessential?

I found that the quintessence tag exists. For convenience, here is the tag excerpt: In Mage: the Ascension, quintessence is the substance that makes a thing "real" or "actual." ...
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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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[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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let's fix the [arcane-archer] tag!

The arcane-archer tag has a quite wrong tag description at the time of this post: The Arcane Archer is a fighter subclass in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (published in Xanathar's Guide to ...
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An asker seems to have been misled about the system they were using. Should we do anything about it?

There is a curious case that resulted in bunch of questions that are tagged with one system, while the OP was confused about workings of a different system - and some of these tags were applied by OP ...
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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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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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