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Tags eclipsing system tags?

This question recently had the "firearms" tag added to it: What's the expected benefit of the second pistol? I don't object, but now it shows up as the first tag, and the title (in the window ...
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Should we have tags for Ultramodern 5e and Esper Genesis?

In this question: Should I allow a PC's spells to affect a very large space vehicle? They ask about balance and how it relates to some mechanics from the 5th Edition D&D mod (addon?) ...
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Should homebrew review questions tagged as [homebrew] be re-tagged as [homebrew-review] instead?

There are a number of questions asking about whether some homebrew material is or isn't balanced. Some questions are tagged as homebrew, others are tagged as homebrew-review. According to the meta ...
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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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Am I supposed to be able to add tags to a deleted question?

So, today this question was asked: Can the Warforged Integrated Weapon Trait be Disarmed? It is currently deleted (and therefore you need 10K rep to see it). I just edited the homebrew tag onto it, ...
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Is it possible to create a tag referral?

A recently added tag was created with the UK English spelling flavour. Many US English speakers may have trouble finding or be hesitant to use this tag. Is it possible to create a tag that refers to ...
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Do we really need a [skill-points] tag?

We apparently have a skill-points tag. Is this tag providing us some benefit that the skills tag does not? Do we want to keep it?
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Should the [pathfinder] tag be renamed to [pathfinder-1e] (with the former as a synonym)?

Pretty straightforward question. Pathfinder's 2nd edition has just been released, and correspondingly there is a pathfinder-2e tag (as well as the pathfinder-2e-playtest tag for the playtest version(s)...
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Should questions with the dungeons-and-dragons tag include the worlds of Magic the Gathering?

Simply put, the dungeons-and-dragons tag is for edition-agnostic questions about Dungeons and Dragons. By default, should questions about the worlds and/or lore of Dungeons and Dragons in general ...
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Should we rename the [adnd] tag to [adnd-1e]?

Relevant recent Meta: Appropriate response to questioning which version of D&D I'm asking about The user for that meta is describing a difficulty they're facing on this site where use of the adnd ...
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Is Heroes and Dragons the same thing as D&D 5e in terms of system tagging?

This question came up and during a discussion, it came up that it wasn't exactly 5e that was being played. The game itself is Heroes and Dragons with more specific rules found here. Fundamentally, it ...
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How to handle sub-tags that lack appropriate parent tags?

So, a new user just posted a question that had the warlock tag, without any other tags. The warlock tag is defined as such, on its page: This tag is for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock ...
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What is the [psychic] tag meant for, and how distinct is it from [psionics] and [mystic]?

The psychic tag has no tag info/wiki, but the tag currently appears on 8 questions. 6 of them are about Pathfinder (all but 1 of those are about the Psychic class, as far as I can tell), and 2 are ...
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Is it acceptable to append the "dnd-5e" tag to questions that lack it but are about Adventurers League? [duplicate]

This question was missing the dnd-5e tag but is asking a question in the context of an Adventurers League game. I know we have a policy against guessing game editions but, in this case, no guess was ...
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Should we have a [food-and-drink] tag?

We have 212 questions about food within the context of rpgs, but no tag to connect them. A question was just asked where the definition of food and drink will be important to the answers. I was ...
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Do we want a [homebrew-review] tag separate from the [homebrew] tag?

The vast majority of the homebrew questions we get are asking us to review their homebrew, either directly ("Is this balanced?") or indirectly ("What LA should this race have?" or "How much should ...
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What rules/guidance do we want to give for homebrew review questions, if any?

There seemed to be a strong consensus in this question that we're not happy with how homebrew review is working on the site right now, and that the way forward is to get some additional rules around ...
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How should I tag Ki Techniques in Anima: Beyond Fantasy?

Recently, I ran into a question about the interaction of two damage modifiers that you can put on a technique. The problem is, I don't know how to tag the entire Ki system, and I don't want to go ...
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Should the synonym between [spellcasting] and [spells] be broken?

I ask this question because I have asked questions lately that play on the spellcasting mechanics of Anima: Beyond Fantasy lately, that nonetheless have almost nothing to do with a particular spell or ...
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Should the [negative-energy] and [positive-energy] tags exist?

Tags: negative-energy, positive-energy I'm really bothered by those two, they are only used in a few questions and usually either come together or only one of them is being used even if the question ...
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Should we add [sentient-magic-items] as a synonym of the [intelligent-magic-items] tag?

Right now, the intelligent-magic-items tag exists, with the tag info: For questions about intelligent or sentient magic items. (In D&D 5e, at least, these are referred to in the DMG (p. 214) ...
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Should we introduce tags for specific Metamagic options (such as Twinned Spell), and what happens to the [metamagic] tag?

As discovered by @Xirema, we have a significant number of questions about the Twinned Spell metamagic. More specifically, searching for 5e questions about "twinned spell" (...
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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 a ...
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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 (non-...
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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. For ...
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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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