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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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Do we need both [difficulty] and [difficulty-class]? [duplicate]

I just noticed we have two tags which are pretty similar: difficulty Use this tag when asking about the target numbers rolls are trying to achieve, in systems which call them "difficulties." (d20 ...
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What is the [dnd-miniatures] tag for, and can we give it a tag wiki / revise its usage?

We have a dnd-miniatures tag on main site which has 8 questions and no tag wiki, and I'm not sure what to add for one, nor what this tag gets used for exactly. There seems to be a D&D Miniatures ...
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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?

For consideration: The attack tag The damage tag Do we feel that these have value? Can someone be an expert in those areas? Note that there was a proposal to burninate [attack] about 4 years ago; ...
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How should we tag the editions of Rolemaster?

Here is some good info on the various editions throughout it's history. At the very least it might be helpful to get tags to distinguish between the Rolemaster Standard System or RMSS and Rolemaster ...
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How should we tag Basic D&D editions?

Holmes, Moldvay/Cook, and Mentzer D&D releases all colloquially and officially present as "Basic" D&D. We currently have: dnd-bx with 32 questions, referring to Moldvay/Cook. (Master tag to ...
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Proposing a [cheese] tag that is a category of rules exploits/fun

With this question in mind, there are others, I'd like to suggest a cheese tag as a clear identifier of people looking for fun exploits. This particular question, and the comments in response, is why ...
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Should [content-identification] and [product-identification] be unified? [duplicate]

In the support request Synonymize content-ID with Product-ID, the argument is made that content-identification and product-identification are the same and should already be synonyms (and requests that ...
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Synonymize content-ID with Product-ID

Content-ID is just a duplicate of Product-ID with a excerpt that is presumably objecting to the implicit classification of certain kinds of material as 'product'. Since Product-ID is widely used for ...
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Should we get rid of [3pp]?

Third party publishers themselves are awesome, so their existence isn't in question. Rather, I'm wondering about the 3pp tag. Ostensibly it's meant to indicate the question's referencing third party ...
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Why do we ask for the body of the question to demonstrate the tags it uses?

In a few questions I've raised in the past, it's been pointed out to me that it is not enough to just include the tags you categorize the Q into, but also call it out in the body of the Q itself. I've ...
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Should the [fumbles] and [critical-fail] tags be synonyms?

As the title asks. The two tags, fumbles and critical-fail, are both highly similar. It makes sense for them to be marked as synonyms.
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Why isn't there a tag for Fighting Fantasy?

I was going to edit this question by adding a tag for Fighting Fantasy, because I noticed that he had missed it, but then I found out that there isn't a tag for it. That seems odd, given that Fighting ...
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Are we satisfied with the Tag Wiki / Info entry for the RAW Tag?

The rules-as-written tag has been a really contentious issue here. We have highly debated questions related to the RAW tag's usage (What's it for?, Changing the approach, Keep it?, Rename it?), but ...
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What is the difference between the [fate] and [fate-core] tags?

There are three "fate" tags at the moment: fate, fate-core and fate-accelerated. FAE emphasis makes sense, but distinguishing Fate Core from "just Fate" seems redundant: If fate is supposed to be a "...
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Let's burn [books]!

For some reason we have a books tag. I propose that we burninate it. It tells you nothing about the content of the question. You can't be an expert on "RPG books". There are exactly two questions ...
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What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify?

When the question does not specify a system, but an educated guess can be made, other users often edit the tags themselves without waiting for the querent to confirm the system they are interested in. ...