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burninate new-gm tag

It's not a meta-tag… It's possible to use new-gm alone on a question. Consider the hypothetical question, "How do I start GMing?" Assuming it was asked in a way that wasn't too broad, it would need ...
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Destroy [wworld-building]

You've already done it! Tags not associated with any question are automatically destroyed at 03:00 UTC every day. (source) By removing the tag from all questions, you've lined it up for ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

We Need To Bring This To A Conclusion I did not have a specific solution to propose during the last RAW debate and I said "sure, let's give it another try." But this has failed. The tag is still ...
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Burninate [players]. The tag, I mean

We don't need it. I will agree with what was stated in the answers of the Worth of "GM" and "players" tags question. My opinion on tags is simple: if I go into the tag query, I ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

I agree with retiring the [rules-as-written] tag. Rules as written questions and answers on the site are fine and we as a community affirm they will always be welcome, but the tag sucks at its own job ...
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I think we should burninate [campaign-settings]

It should stay. For one, I fail to see any problem mentioned. Messing with tags should be restricted to when there is a problem affecting their use. For another, it helps signal the question is ...
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Burninate [draconic-bloodline]?

status-completed: the draconic-bloodline tag has been merged (but not synonymed) with sorcerer. Draconic Bloodline is like a subclass of sorcerer in Pathfinder and D&D 5e. Having a tag for this ...
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Let's burn [books]!

There are 73 questions currently tagged with it, and the majority seem to be correctly using the tag. It doesn't appear to be causing problems, which is one reason to burninate a tag. Would the site ...
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Do we need the [trying-new-systems] tag?

Destroy it As it currently is, that tag seems to have two uses: shopping questions and trying a particular new system. The former is off-topic and the latter is better covered by the specific system ...
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Should we get rid of [3pp]?

I noticed 3pp when it was first created and was quite dubious about it then,1 but didn't go out of my way to interact with it, preferring to let the community's folksonomy process chew on it a bit. ...
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It's [time] to remove a tag, but are there some good replacements we can make first?

I don't see any reason for burnination — burnination is for tags that are causing problems, and there's no apparent problem the time tag is causing. The time tag might need splitting, but it needs to ...
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Let's unload [loaded-dice]

It doesn't seem to be a tag that has much utility or community support, either of which I think is enough reason to clean up a tag. I'd be happy to see it made a synonym pointing to dice.
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Should we throw [star-wars] out the airlock?

No, we don't need to jettison that tag. It's a setting and a topic people ask about; there's no reason to get rid of it. I could very reasonably go ask a fate-accelerated star-wars stunts question ...
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Burninate Mimic tag? Do specific monsters need specific tags?

I don't think it's useful, and usefulness is the alpha and omega of whether a tag should exist. Yes, we have other tags that are more specific than monsters, but that doesn't logically mean that all ...
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Should we burninate [attack] and [damage]?

I'm not keen on burninating attack — it's being used in Fate questions (also this question) as a tag for one of the four actions, alongside create-advantage, overcome and defense.
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Should we burninate the [shape-water] tag?

Tag isn't necessary, but don't need to burninate at this point. There is nothing special about shape water which merits one, so we shouldn't have one for the reasons already given in that meta. ...
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The [character] tag is in serious need of help, else it may need to be burninated

I recommend some retagging and then 🔥BURNINATION🔥 I thought about this for a couple days, and I've decided to recommend burninating the character tag. I think that between the tags player-characters,...
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Make [specialabilities] not special

I agree. The tag should be removed. Of the 4 questions it is attached to (one of which is closed), 3 would be better categorized by monsters and the fourth apparently tries to apply it to spell ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

Don't rush to judgment Because of its importance, I think discussion on this topic should continue beyond the current April 5 deadline to at least April 26. So far as I'm aware—and the moderators can ...
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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

I vote burninate. In my group, we have an in-joke: in response to any vague player questions, the DM says "roll Tactics". The joke was born when a player dedicated a huge amount of skill ...
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Tag Burninate Suggestion: [adventure]

It's generic, yes, but that seems to be part of the (tiny, withered) core of its usefulness, so I'm not sure it merits complete removal. If we keep it though, I think it need some overdue pruning and ...
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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

Burn it. Tactics and strategy are meaningfully different, but we aren't using the tag for questions about strategy. Most questions about strategy, such as "How do I effectively showcase the ...
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Should we burninate [3rd-party]?

With very much the same reasons as had been in the 3PP case and most notably but one cannot be an expert on "third party publishers". – doppelgreener♦ So I vote to unleash the Imperial ...
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Is there much point in having a [tone] tag?

No, the tag isn't preeminently super useful or high traffic, no that doesn't mean we should get rid of it. Somebody with a good amount of rep thought the tag fit their question better than existing ...
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Should the [pixie] tag be synonymised with the [monsters] tag?

The pixie tag is fine as-is. No action needs to be taken. We do have race tags: see elf, dwarf, tiefling, etc. It's fine to also have a pixie tag. It should not be a synonym of monster because it is ...
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It's [time] to remove a tag, but are there some good replacements we can make first?

Don't fix what isn't broken. That's as true in car maintenance as it is with tags.
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Let's unload [loaded-dice]

I'd prefer to keep it. It's a specific topic that people can have interest in and expertise in, and it's useful for searching for anyone who wants to learn about loaded dice. It ticks all the boxes. ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

A modest proposal: link this Answer to the FAQ or [help] One of the best treatments of what that RPG-centric topic covers that I've read, in terms of how to understand that term and apply it. I am ...
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Time to retire the [rules-as-written] tag?

The rules-as-written tag is used by people to mean three disjoint things: "I know this is crazy, don't tell me that; I want a legalistic loophole type exploit of the rules" (for example, ...
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[strategy]: burninate or fix?

Several of the answers at the question What do strategy vs tactics mean in tabletop RPG combat? [closed] talk about the classic distinction between military strategy (broad policy choices that ...
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