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Is [dungeons-and-dragons] tag OK for questions without particular D&D edition in mind?

Here's the question How to stop players from making the game X-rated tagged dungeons-and-dragons. As far as I know, dungeons-and-dragons tag is supposed to be used for questions about Dungeons and ...
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What to do when encountering a non-system tag that describes a system?

This discussion is inspired by Magus Spell Scars. The question doesn't clearly state which system it uses in the text, which is normally a case of Don't guess the system. But the author tagged the ...
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“Magus” is a bad tag - let's fix it!

the tag magus is described as "Pathfinder class that blends martial prowess with spell casting, from the book Ultimate Magic.", yet that is very very system centric. The term magus/maga is also used ...
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Do we need the [social] tag anymore?

We have a social tag, which is actually one of our top tags. That said, it's entirely an umbrella tag for our tags describing specific kinds of questions that have to do with social dynamics. We ...
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Is [spell-components] description correct?

spell-components Physical items that are required for use in the casting of certain types of spells. By the description, it seems the tag refers to only spell material components, and excludes ...
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Make [specialabilities] not special

This tag has (only) 4 questions and is only recently created (early March). specialabilities seems useless and should be removed. Can we burninate this tag?
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Burnination of D&D 4e power type tags

We have some old 4e tags that should probably be cleaned up: utility-powers (burninated) daily-powers (burninated) encounter-powers (burninated) sustained-powers (preserved at doppelgreener's request)...
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Do we need the [trying-new-systems] tag?

I stumbled upon the tag trying-new-systems. Sadly it has neither a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki, and I can't find any discussions about the tag to learn something about the reasoning behind ...
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When is the Houserule tag appropriate?

Based on this question I have an unclear understanding of when and how to use the Houserule and Homebrew tags. Homebrew tag has some clearer guidance: For questions about homebrewing new rules ...
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Break [Enchantment] cast

About implementing decisions made about enchantment, per New enchantment tag, not sure about this (A: Yes, it’s an issue and needs to go away.), Should charmed be synonymized with mind-control? (A: No....
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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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Conjuration spirited away

So per the discussion about conjuration and necromancy, conjuration has been mostly removed from questions. It was removed from each of the following, and replaced with summoning: Does a dagger ...
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Should charmed be synonymized with mind-control?

The discussion on the enchantment tag has sided pretty strongly with the idea that it should be replaced with another tag—namely mind-control and/or charmed. The mind-control tag does not yet exist, ...
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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 ...
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About conjuration and necromancy, then

So we have a discussion about enchantment, and one of the sources of confusion is the assumption that conjuration and necromancy refer to the D&D spell schools of those names. Meanwhile, ...
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Can we make [pbta] a synonym for [powered-by-the-apocalypse]?

In many places online, people refer to all games derived from Apocalypse World as "PbtA", short for "Powered by the Apocalypse". Could we make pbta a synonym for our powered-by-the-apocalypse tag?
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New enchantment tag, not sure about this

So the enchantment tag was created today, and assigned to five questions. We already have conjuration (Conjuration spirited away), divination, illusion, and necromancy tags, so it’s not without ...
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The [multiple-systems] tag has been burninated

I've just burninated multiple-systems. I'm leaving this post for record-keeping. It had the following tag wiki excerpt (and no full tag wiki): For questions that involve multiple rules systems at ...
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Crowdsourcing how to tag old and new Delta Green questions

There's a new tag, new-delta-green. Since what's new is relative to now and now keeps changing, that's obviously not a good long-term tag. I'm having a hard time deciding on a replacement though. So ...
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Is the DMsGuild considered Homebrew and if so, should we always use the homebrew tag in parallel?

Based on this question, and the use of the DMs guild tag it made me wonder if the DMsGuild tag is an equivalent to Homebrew or if it should get both tags (one to identify it from DMsGuild and the ...
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Is there a general usage guideline for tagging between editions of the same system where editions are very similar?

To start with the simple case: with DnD, we tag by edition like dnd-5e, dnd-3.5e, pathfinder etc. It's an understandable practice, as rules and content vary wildly by edition. A question regarding a ...
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Is there a way to decrease the amount of questions submitted without a system tag?

Quite often we get questions on here with no system listed. Often they are by new users. This seems like a fault with the workflow of the site and something that should be able to be corrected. And, ...
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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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Why can't [magic] sit with a more specific tag?

So, we have a magic tag. It's a fine tag, and there's nothing majorly wrong with it. Part of its usage advice in the tag wiki, though, says: Questions that merit more specific tags should not ...
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Add [feat] as a synonym for [feats]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [feat] but the tag [feats] already exist. Did you meant to use [feats]? Or something to that ...
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Burninate [draconic-bloodline]?

What the draconic-bloodline is about? Is it relevant? Should we burninate it? If not, can we do a tag wiki on it?
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Tag rename: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

There was a tag that was forgotten in the longer names update: marvel-heroic for the Margared Weis Productions: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying. It should get its own tag updated/aliased to something more ...
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Merge [resistance] into [damage-resistance]?

Should we merge (and make synonyms) the resistance and damage-resistance?
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Do we really need all of these closure-related tags?

We have a LOT of tags that are basically about closure. Can we synonymize some of those? close-reasons, closed-questions, vote-to-close, and closing-questions can't all be sufficiently independent, ...
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Has how we want to use our “pan-edition” D&D tag changed?

For questions that are scoped across any and all editions of D&D we have the tag dungeons-and-dragons for that (among its uses). Twice in three days I've noticed questions about monsters across D&...
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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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Make [spell] a synonym of [spells]

several times i get this warning when tagging questions, you seem to be attempting to create the tag [spell] but the tag ...
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What's required to create a tag synonym?

I just created hoard-of-the-dragon-queen and think it would be a very good idea to add a synonym hotdq, considering how common that abbreviation is. However, when I go to suggest it, I'm told I need 5 ...
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Can we brainstorm a tag description/wiki template for specific published adventure tags?

Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags? suggests that we might start tagging some of our published-adventures questions with adventure-specific tags. isle-of-dread or keep-...
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Is it irresponsible to bump numerous questions by adding tags?

Following the highly supported answer here: Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags? I feel like adding specific tags to questions about specific adventures is a good idea. ...
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Why do we use [Published-Adventures] instead of more specific tags?

One criteria i've seen for whether a tag is worth having is whether someone could be an expert in that topic. I find it difficult to believe someone could be an expert in all [published-adventures] ...
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What's [paragon-tier] all about?

We have a tag for paragon-tier with seven questions. It's got no usage guidance nor wiki, and I don't know the system at all. Can someone describe it and edit the tag guidance? Is it related to/...
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Use of the rolemaster and rolemaster-rm2 tags

Looking at questions tagged rolemaster-rm2, they are all also tagged with the rolemaster tag. This doesn't feel right to me. I'm a little confused as to what the rolemaster tag represents. Is it a ...
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Should questions about the 2017 version of Paranoia be tagged differently than older versions?

The 2017 version of Paranoia is a pretty big departure from older versions. Instead of a single d20, perversity points, and communists, we have a pool of d6s, XP points, and terrorists. In other words,...
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Unsyn game-rec and game-systems

The tag game-systems is apparently a synonym for game-recommendations. I think that this should be changed is self-evident. Please fix this.
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Should we create a “Tormenta” tag?

Tormenta RPG is a very popular game on Brazil, with many expansions, there's two main systems, one based on 3.5 D&D and other based on Pathfinder, many brazilian players speak english and search ...
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When will Starfinder become an available tag?

Starfinder is now released but I notice there is still no tag for it. I cannot make one yet, but are there plans for someone else to?
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What's the difference between [narration] and [narrative-techniques], should they be synonyms?

We have a narration tag and a narrative-techniques, as I was about to use one of them for a question in mind, I found their descriptions as: narrative-techniques Methods for describing how ...
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Where do our example tags come from?

So, we have two kinds of example tags, from what I can see. The first is when you ask a new question, before tags are entered, three are provided as suggestions. For example, today it says (for me) "...
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Should we rename [besm] to [big-eyes-small-mouth]?

We currently have besm. Should we rename it to big-eyes-small-mouth, and keep the old as a synonym? It's under 25 characters, so it's not impacted by the extension in tag length.
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Should we rename/synonymise [larp-mes-camarilla] -> [minds-eye-society]?

We have a larp-mes-camarilla tag for a LARP organisation devoted to Mind's Eye Theatre (minds-eye-theatre), a World of Darkness LARP game & ruleset. However, the tag's own wiki suggests this name ...
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Could we have a separate close reason for missing system tag?

A lot of the times we close a question for being unclear, it's because it's missing a system tag. I would guess that's the case for over half of our closed-as-unclear questions. With this in mind, ...
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Crystals tag: keep it?

A new tag has just been created: crystals. Shall we keep it? What is this tag about?
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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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Should we add a [rules-as-written] tag warning, and what should it say?

I’ve recently discovered Stack Exchange has a feature called tag warnings which cautions a person with further information about how a tag should be used. Tag warnings look like this: This example ...

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