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“Modifier” tag?

I noticed we have quite a few questions about architecting systems that can add/remove temporary buffs/debuffs/localized exceptions to rules layered on top of the normal behaviour of a game actor. ...
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How should we handle tags appearing in one question only?

The "New" tab in the Tags section contains tags so specific each one of them appear in one question only since their creation. This looks like a sign they aren't significant - or even pointless - and ...
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List of hex grid questions missing the 'hexagon' tag

I'm aware of this question in Meta: Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?, and as a hex grid nut I think the 'hexagon' tag is a special case. Having said that, ...
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Are the tags “concept” and “conceptual” useful here?

Recently, I noticed the tag conceptual applied to a question. I was surprised to discover that other questions have this tag applied, because it seems like a meta-tag. The handful of questions in the ...
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Should we have a [warcraft3] tag for modding and the like?

It took me some time to gather the information I needed for a certain problem, and so I thought that I would post that here. To be more specific: the information pertains to editing Warcraft 3 maps. ...
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Should we remap the “legal” tag?

Continuing the trend of law-related meta questions... is there anything we can do to the legal tag to provide better guidance as to its use and the kinds of law-related questions that are acceptable ...
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Do we need a fullscreen tag?

I just noticed that fullscreen exists. I don't think it's a harmful tag, but not a very useful (not too used either, 10 questions as of writing) one either. Should we keep it around?
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Adding a tag for CocosSharp?

So I started to dig into game developing and I was wondering why there is no tag for CocosSharp (cocossharp) available, already? Cocos2d has a variety of tags for ...
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Suggestion for New Tag: unity-2017

I tried to add a new tag: unity-2017.2 the other day with my question What is the size limit to the Unity 2017.2 Tilemap? It was later removed by a moderator, but I still think we need a new tag, ...
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Reflecting on the Reflection Tag

I was answering & editing a question involving (one kind of) reflection recently and noticed our reflection tag currently has no tag guidance and a mix of three very different meanings: ...
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Is Unity's scene manager such a thing that it deserve its own tag?

I see we have the tag scenemanager. 100% of the occurrences are used with unity. Is it so special that it should have a tag of its own, or is it considered meta and should be made a synonym of Unity ...
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Should we remove the 'inventory' tag?

Should the inventory tag be removed? Are there people who are experts at inventories? As of writing this, there are 29 questions that use the tag, with only two of them closed, so there doesn't seem ...
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Made a mistake with the replication tag

I was following up on an earlier thread, removing & replacing the update tag on questions, when I came across a question about "updating" positions of players to one another in an MMO. "That's ...
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Is [mathematics] a meta tag?

This is possibly in direct conflict of a previous question of mine: Should [formula] be a synonym of [mathematics]? After looking around I found several tags that could be synonyms for mathematics. ...
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Whither the Update tag?

I noticed today we have a tag for update with no usage guidance yet. It's not very popular (only 64 questions), and seems to be used for a mix of topics: How to use the game update loop pattern ...
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Is it a good idea to add tags for engines with low popularity?

Whilst it would make people more aware of the game engine, would it really be of much use to do this? It could be considered as extra clutter, for example, if I added a tag referring to an engine that ...
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Should we blacklist [experience]?

I'm guessing the experience tag was once meant for what is now user-experience, based on this question User-Experience tag. Now the few questions that use it, are using it as meta. Typically, ...
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Should [formula] be a synonym of [mathematics]?

Bringing this here, since I don't have permissions to suggest synonyms. The formula tag currently has only 34 questions, and no tag info. The current explanation for mathematics includes "formulae." ...
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What is so special about unity-networking that it deserves its own tag?

There is the unity-networking tag. Is it so special that it needs its own tag? The excerpt reads: Unity 5.1 introduced a new framework to handle client+server networking, also known as UNet. ...
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Is the tag [techniques] useful?

Yes, we have a tag techniques. It has no tag description and no tag usage and it is used on a very broad range of topics (as broad as 15 questions can be). Is it a meta-tag that can be used for ...
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Do we need the tag [middleware]?

We've recently decided to get rid of the engine tag, along with api, framework, ...
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How can we improve the game-design tag to reduce improper use?

The game-design tag receives a lot of mis-tagged questions, and seems to have a high number of closed/on-hold questions. While I'm of the opinion that there's a larger issue of Game Design as a ...
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Should we update the “voxels” tag information?

Currently the voxels tag's description is this: VOlumetric piXEL (volumetric picture element). An approach to world construction that uses small, uniform volumetric elements as opposed to the ...
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Would we benefit from separate [unity-2d] and [unity-3d] tags?

As part of my editing recently, I've been removing a lot of tags from titles. One of the consistent patterns I see coming up regularly are for people to say they're using "Unity 2D" or "Unity 3D". ...
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Do we need a “blog” tag?

I noticed we have a blog tag. As it is, it has limited use, and no usage guideline1. I could only see two reasons why such a tag would be used: In regards to questions asking for help in finding or ...
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We've blacklisted [engine], should we do the same for the other similar tags?

This is a follow up of a previous question about doing something with the tags API and SDK, which made me realize they were not ...
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Should we make [unreal-editor] a synonym of [unreal] tag?

Last year, we've discussed if it would be a good idea to remove the tags unity-editor and inspector (the latter mainly referring ...
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Should we alias programming to “programming-theory” or “software-engineering?” Or…?

Per the recent discussions at What's the point of the tag [programming]? the consensus on the programming tag is that we'll keep it, but heavily re-scope it to try and focus more on theoretical ...
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Should we have an Internationalization tag?

We already have a localization tag, however Localization and Internationalization are distinctly different endeavors. I think this question about the differences sums it up well. In short ...
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Why is there no [boo] tag?

There are a couple of questions relating to Boo, and they're tagged with scripting. Can we re-tag them with boo, or the tag has been removed for a reason not written here and should not be re-...
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Can we merge [gles] with [opengl-es]?

The tag gles only has one question and it's actually about opengl-es can we make gles a synonym of opengl-es and merge them?
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What's the point of the tag [programming]?

On the main site we have the tag programming, which has this description Computer programming (often shortened to programming or coding) is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, ...
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Is “IAP” a synonym of “microtransactions?”

We've had microtransactions for some time now. We've recently created iap. Are these tags the same (and thus, should iap be a synonym of microtransactions)? Note that the excerpt for ...
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There is a tag for 'chess', should there be a tag for 'pong', 'breakout' and 'pac-man'?

I asked a while ago a question about whether we needed the tag for chess, and the community felt that, yes, we needed the tag. Tags being there to help users find ...
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How should we use the engine tag?

A question came up in the review queue, where the user had used the engine tag. My immediate thoughts were to ask why they were using the engine tag, as they had not mentioned anything pertaining to ...
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Could we rename the tags 'api' and 'sdk' to 'api-development' and 'sdk-development'?

The current excerpt of api is: Application Programming Interface - the specification of the methods, classes, structures etc of software libraries and how they are to be used when developing ...
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Can we improve the [gamification] tag?

I noticed a question that uses the gamification tag, and out of interest, I clicked on the tag to look at the other questions. Here they are, in full: What is the line between a serious game and an ...
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Do we need a [blender] tag?

It's obsolete and it makes people think modelling related questions should go here. There's already a separate Blender SE for that. In my opinion this tag should be separated into blender-engine and ...
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Do we really need a “free” tag?

As in the title, do we really need a free tag? What is the utility thereof?
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Can we please burn the “environment” tag?

My arguments for burning environment with fire are: No description of the tag. It has been used only 6 times since 2013. In those 6 questions, they have been used with a wide approach, meaning either ...
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What's the point of the [class] tag?

I noticed that someone had proposed an edit that added the class tag to a question. The tag has no description and it looks like it's used for when the question relates to the generic programming ...
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What's the rationale to have questions tagged [c++11] also be tagged with [c++]?

Based on one of my other questions, the tag info about c++11 suggests to tag c++11 tagged question with c++ too. Please tag ...
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Is it time to merge the tag [c++11] into [c++]?

It's 2017 now, and there has been 2 new versions of the standard released since then, c++14 and c++17. Should we merge c++11 into c++?
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The tag 'forces' is quite specific, what should we do with it?

The tag forces seems to be very specific. It has at the moment 14 questions and no tag definition. Is it too specific? Could/should we do something about it?
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Can we clarify the 'career' tag?

Having a brief look through the career tag, it is clear that there is some severe usage issues. With 61 tagged questions, I count only 19 that have not been closed. It appears to have been over 2 ...
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Should we delete or clarify the 'scale' tag?

The tag info for the scale tag reads as follows: Scale in relation to: Size - the physical size that an object in inside the gameworld. Project scale - the amount of work and/or ambition ...
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Should we do something with tags 'resizing-window' and 'multiple-windows'?

I was astonished to see that this question/revision did not have a tag related to the concept of window. While trying to edit the tags to add one, I realized that all the tags that were related to '...
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Should we do something with tags 'fsm' and 'state'?

We have these two tags: state: 120 questions, one synonym (states), a description "Generally used in correlation with a state machine." fsm: 49 questions, a description "Finite State Machines model ...
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Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?

It came to my attention that there is a tag for ✅ rectangle, no description, 76 questions ✅ circle, with description, but no usage guideline, 52 questions ✅ triangles, with description, but no usage ...
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Can we merge tags 'rectangle' and 'rectangles'?

We have both of these tags: rectangles and rectangle. Could we merge rectangles into rectangle?