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See non-featured questions for a tag

When I search for questions with a given tag by entering, for instance: [gurps] into the search bar, or by clicking a tag like gurps, I invariably end up on a page telling me there are no featured ...
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Why are some questions tagged with [untagged]?

You can see them here: untagged
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“By the Book” Tag

One of the things DragonsFoot does which seems fairly useful is mark questions where a "by the book" response is wanted - that is one which excludes house rules, "spirit of the game" explanations and ...
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Should we rename the “roleplaying” tag?

I recently went through the questions tagged roleplaying and cleaned out a few instances where the tag seemed to have been placed simply because the question was about RPGs. In one or two cases, it ...
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Terminology - Does AD&D (adnd tag) specifically refer to AD&D 1st Edition?

Is it safe to assume all references to AD&D (and the adnd tag) are references to the 1st edition (1e) version of the game?
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What's the process for merging tags?

I was just on the main site and saw a tag: dungeons-and-dragons-4e It seems to me that it is practically identical to: dnd-4.0 I think the tags should be merged - with the vastly more popular dnd-4....
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Need tag abbreviation expansion/synonyms for SEO purposes

As previously discussed in: Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0] we have a significant SEO problem stemming from our use of (semi-) standard abbreviations for RPG names in tags. This is exacerbated by ...
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What's the right procedure to promote a proposed synonym?

Users with a total answer score of 5 or more, can vote for tag synonyms. Where's the right place to let people know that there's a new synonym up for a vote?
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How do we resolve the problem of tags with multiple meanings?

This is the opposite problem of Too many tags for d&d. The specific issue which prompts it is the [history] tag, which is currently being used to tag both questions about the history of RPGs and ...
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Is the dnd-essentials tag really appropriate/necessary?

Wizards of the Coast has stated that D&D Essentials is to be treated as just another set of rulebooks for 4.0 - not a new or at all separate system of rules. As such, is the D&D-Essentials ...
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Proposed tag synonyms for [dnd4.0]

dnd4e, dnd 4.0, 4e should all be expanded to "Dungeons and Dragons 4e" The tag wiki could include instructions on how to search the community wiki for hints, links to the compendium, and the rules ...
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How to write Tag Wikis

I find many of our tag wikis to be recursive, to say the least, especially for the more difficult ones. What should a tag wiki include to be as useful as possible?
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What was the final verdict on spoilers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we worry about spoilers? This is a continuation/consoldation of Should we worry about spoilers?, which has 2 answer tied for the highest voted spot. They can be summed ...
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What does the tab becmi cover?

What does the tab becmi cover? Is this any different from all the other D&D tags we have, can it be folded, synonymed, gotten rid of?
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Figuring out tags

What is the difference between new-players (5 uses), new-gm(3 uses), newb-advice (1 use) and beginner (1 use)?
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[dnd] tag not useful, synonym for Fantasy RPG?

Followup to: Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]? Looking at the questions tagged dnd, almost all of the questions either concern generic fantasy RPGs in general or are ...
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why does the site say an existing tag can't be created with this low a reputation?

for my first question i tried tagging it nwod (for new world of darkness) and changeling. The system tutut-ed at me saying that ...
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Should there be a tag for closed questions?

I was thinking it might be good to have a way to pull up a list of closed questions. I'm assuming mods can do this, but it might be good even for newcomers, kind of like that "breadcrumb" thing ...
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Should the D&D Essentials tag be changed?

There were questions tagged "dd-essentials." We had determined that D&D should be abbreviated "dnd", and also I think it's worth saying it's D&D 4.0 Essentials since there well may be a D&...
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What do I do if a tag needs correction?

This question was a response to a tag with a spelling mistake. I have enough rep to create tags, but I don't see an option to edit them yet. I can think of several ways I could handle this: Post it ...
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Do we need two Dread tags?

In response to the comment on this question. Do we need two Dread tags?
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Did you spot a redundant tag? Possible tag synonym? Post it here. [closed]

Instead of generating a bunch of questions about how specific tags may or may not be the same, lets have them all in one place. One pair (or triplet, etc) of redundant tags per answer. This is just ...
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What is the difference between fighting and combat?

Is there a reason to keep two seperate tags for fighting and combat? Or should we consolidate?
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Investigation, clue or something else?

We have tags for clues and investigation and a smattering of other posts that may be related. Is it possible to come up with a consoldiated tag that brings these together that serves a purpose?
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What are the meta tags?

Everyone should read The death of Meta Tags. In order to consoldiate some questions and try to look at it holisitically I thought one question is appropriate. Please one possible meta tag per answer. ...
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What are tags for?

I think we've been kind of dancing around this question a lot, lately, and I'm not seeing a definitive answer in the FAQ. If I click on Tags at the top, I get "A tag is a keyword or label that ...
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Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]?

Did C. Ross have to manually re-tag all [dd] questions to [dnd]? If so, points to him, but it also means we need to hurry up and settle on tag syntax, sub-tagging, and removal of erroneous tag, else ...
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How do we handle ambiguous tag names?

I noticed that the tag for Original D&D is "odd." Will people realize that this is for OD&D? Will there be confusion with odd/strange? I think this another point in favor of retagging the D&...
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Should we use prefixed tags?

We have a few tags that are effectively sub-tags, using a prefix and another word. [sr4.shadowrun], [sr4.matrix], and [sr4.technomancer] appear to use that model. I think [dd-oriental-adventures] is ...
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4e class tags — good idea or confusing?

So we've got [barbarian] and [shaman] tags. There has been some degree of tag war about them. Are they useful?
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What should the “rules” tag include?

It's true that many questions about RPGs will be questions about rules. How should we use the rules tag? Prompted by this rules question. The “rules” tag was added ...
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I lack the necessary rep to create tags - should I suggest the tags here or wait until the tags are 'organically' created?

I tried to tag my question as "advice, genre, zombies, post-apocalypse" but my rep is too low to create new tags. The genre zombies and post-apocalyspe do not exist. edit: Genre might be too vague ...
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Where to discuss questions of the “What does [tag] mean?” format?

I know there are a lot of questions right now about "does this tag make sense," and that's not what I'm asking about - those clearly belong here. But when it comes to "What does [tag] mean?" it seems ...
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Carnage Amongst The Tribes/Amongst the Stars Tagging?

This is sort of an anal question, but is there a better tag for Carnage Amongst the Tribes/Stars than [catt]? [carnage-amongst-the-tribes] is too long. I updated my answer to the release date question ...
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How should we tag questions about time constraints?

I came across the question, How many encounters can you squeeze into a 3 hour slot?, while removing the old-school tag. Its only tags were old-school and convention. Neither of those really seem to ...
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What is the difference between the campaign-development tag and the world-building tag?

I am unable to articulate the difference between these tags. Looking at the questions did not help. Should they be merged or setup as synonyms? If so, which one should we keep? Questions tagged ...
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Are the “games” and “roleplaying” tags redundant?

Given the nature of this site?
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GUMSHOE or GUMSHOE-system?

Should the tag be [gumshoe] or [gumshoe-system]? I suggest that the latter is redundant.
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What is the PnP tag for?

What is the [PnP] tag for?
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What is the old-school tag supposed to cover

I'm getting on the old side and I have no idea what makes this tag different from the "odd" tag. Is it supposed to represent a certain style of game? if so, does it really need a tag? This seems a ...
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Use of Acronym tags

I think we should discourage acronym tags like "tftfv". I assume it means Tales froma Floating Vagabond, but I'm not sure.
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tag for collection questions ?

We are in the process of opening a lot of questions to collect pre-made ideas, artifacts, spells and so on. Would it make sense to have a common agreed tag for this kind of questions (such as "common" ...
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Should we have different tags for new World of Darkness and old WoD?

Right now there are two questions (553 and 686) on the site about new World of Darkness (typically abbreviated NWoD), and I'm writing up one related to old World of Darkness (OWoD). Should we ...
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World of Darkness tag synonyms

Right now there are two questions (553 and 686) on the site about World of Darkness. 553 is tagged with both [wod] and [world-of-darkness], 686 with [world-of-darkness]. Which is the preferable parent ...
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Can we lobby stackexchange to support “&” as a valid tag character?

It feels to me like over half of the questions on the site are tagged [dd*]. Yes, it works acceptably, and is probably the best solution for now. It also looks unreadable and silly.
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Convention for sub-tags within a game system

I saw a tag name format which I thought was interesting: ...
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Is the “system-agnostic” tag really necessary?

Looking over the questions that have been tagged as system-agnostic I have to question what value the tag really has. The questions all are phrased so no system in ...
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Too many tags for d&d

Assuming that, for example, I'm not interested in D&D at the moment it looks like I might have to filter out over 5 tags to hide D&D questions. Don't You think it's a bit too much? Who has ...
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What about different attitudes towards rpg?

There's gamism, simulation and story-telling. Lots of questions have different answers depending on what people want from the game. eg. A question about mapping - in dungeon-crawls it's essential ...
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How should we use the indie tag?

Cause you know, it's such a tricky term. E.g.: there's a question about a good intro indie game. The question's about experimental games, but some people are recommending non-experimental games from ...