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gamedev tag is useless

I see some questions tagged as gamedev. A similar issue was addressed on Stack Overflow Meta a while back. Recommendation: This tag is useless and should never be used, since everything on this Game ...
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The word “game” in tags is redundant.

I've noticed a few tags of the form "game-design" and "game-engine". Well, yeah. It's about games. We're on the Gamedev beta. I've gone and stripped out "game" from all of these, just to get it done ...
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Which tags are useless or blacklisted? [closed]

This question covers our list of "bad" tags, tags which don't make sense in general or in the specific context of the site. These include meta tags, tags that are redundant with the focus of the site (...
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What value does the “indie” tag provide?

As of this writing, 69 questions are tagged indie. What value does this tag provide (if any), and what guidelines should we provide in its wiki to encourage ...
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Why doesn't “trusted user” apply to tag synonyms? Is this a bug?

I'm curious of anybody knows the rationale for excluding the tag synonym suggestion feature from the set of features trusted users are allowed to perform? It seems particularly odd to me that, as a ...
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Do we need a hats tag?

So, this question was made: Why do games have hats? With the question the tag hats was made, before starting rollback wars do we really need such a tag? Would a tag like cosmetics-customization be ...
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Could we merge tags 'navigation-mesh' and 'navmesh'?

The title says it all. These two are describing the exact same thing, so I suggest we only keep one.
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Is there a fundamental difference between “hacks” and “mods?”

...as far as the scope of this site goes? hacks is on 13 questions as of now, wheras mods has ~150. Is there a fundamental difference between these two tags, as far as what we consider appropriate ...
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Split [2d-physics] into [2d] and [physics]

2d-physics? ! 2d physics!! Noctrine proposed this in a 2010 comment—some approval, no action. I think the combined tag adds no extra value. Any reasons to keep it?
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Synonymize [light] with [lighting]

lighting has 290 questions. light has 35 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt. It appears to cover the same things as lighting. Should they be synonymized?
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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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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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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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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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Are language tags useless?

Language tags are really popular on GD.SE (3 out of the top 10 tags: c++, c#, java) and yet I've found them almost always useless. Just look at the questions list on the front page and you'll find ...
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Should we clarify that game-specific tags are for mods?

We have several game-specific tags on the site, such as skyrim, world-of-warcraft and minecraft because modding questions for games are considered on-topic here. We also have mods, which serves as ...
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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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Purpose of 'location', 'position' and 'transform' tags?

These three tags represent a small number of questions (with position having the most at 74), and I'm not really sure what value they add. The purpose of tags (as far as I am aware) is to organise ...
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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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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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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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Adding the tag to the title. Yes or no?

See this question as an example. The user added OpenGL to the title, and tagged the question OpenGL. What do you think about the "tag" being in the title? I know that over at gaming SE, you shouldn'...
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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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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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Merge all the entity tags

The following tags: entity (33 questions), entity-system (316 questions), entity-component (68 questions) (total of 350 questions) are all mostly about the Entity Component System architecture. ...
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Tags are overlapping text in user profile “About Me”

I'm using tags in my user profile "About Me" and I've noticed that the tag link is overlapping the "About Me" text like in the following example: EDIT: I've noted that the same happens when you use ...
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Do we really need the 'infinite' tag?

As the title says, do we need the tag infinite? At this moment, the tag has only 15 questions, and no usage definition. The questions tagged are mostly about infinite 2d games, looping content (...
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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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Entity/Component/System Tag Cleanup

Alexandre Vaillancourt's answer to this recent meta question made me realize we have a bit of a mess of tags in the neighbourhood of entity component systems: entity-component-system - 11 questions (...
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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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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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Tag for the “Minecraft genre”?

I see a lot of questions which (implicitly or explicitly) are about making Minecraft (Infiniminer, Ace of Spades, Cube World, whatever) style games — to be more specific, let's say games where the ...
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Now that c# is the only language supported by Unity, do we need to tag Unity questions with c#?

It's been around for a while: Boo and UnityScript have been removed from Unity. Now, the obvious is that issues with Unity will be tackled in c#. Also, the new ...
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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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The tag 'units' and us

This came up while reviewing the suggested edits queue (for tags). I'd like to highlight something that has been already written here by user15805. units is ambiguous as users have asked questions ...
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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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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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Should the “design” tag encompass architecture AND game design questions?

I'm a game designer and my main area of expertise is that, game design. While i find the technical aspects of a game program interesting, I expected finding game design related questions when ...
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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 is the difference between assets and resources?

I just asked a question about resources management, but on the tagging part, I got stuck on a point: should I tag it assets or ...
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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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Can community moderators be given permission to enable software-enforced blacklisting of tags?

In the "useless tags" thread we've identified several tags that we'd like to avoid, such as design. However nothing prevents users from actually using those blacklisted tags, which creates something ...
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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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Glow is synonymous with bloom

15 questions on glow and 12 on bloom while they describe the same effect, only bloom has a tag-wiki description.
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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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The HTML canvas tag

Based on the description of the canvas tag ... A new feature of HTML5, allowing Javascript apps to have a drawing surface in the browser. ...it should be used ...
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Why is the mmorpg tag a synonym for mmo?

Just because most mmo's are rpg's it doesn't have to mean you can't have mmofps or mmorts. When I select mmo I expect to see networking related questions and when I click on mmorpg I expect to see ...
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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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Should closed questions be retagged?

Usually, untagged questions need tags. However, some untagged questions are closed and some closed questions have bad tags. Retagging would presumably bump them to the front page. (I haven't tried, ...
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Should we have separate game-maker and game-maker-studio tags for legacy users?

I’ve used both Game Maker and briefly Game Maker: Studio. Studio was a complete rewrite of the engine. It has different features, different language standards and syntax, and is considered a separate ...