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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 that goes ...
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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?
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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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Clarifying tags within blatantly off-topic questions

A new user recently suggested a few edits that came up via the review queue. These edits were all to improve the choice of tags, often replacing a generic tag with several tags that more accurately ...
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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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Sizing up the 'size' tag

Similar to the context of "The tag 'units' and us", I came across the tag size, through processing a review queue1. Ultimately, I initially meant to use this tag, but a bit of investigation ...
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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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What to call a physically-based-rendering tag?

In discussing Unity tags recently, I noticed that we don't yet have a tag for physically based rendering. This is getting to be a popular feature in games/engines, showing up in Q&A here (34 ...
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Can we merge “unity and ”unity5?"

I previously asked for clearer instruction in regards to when to use the tags unity or unity5. From the feedback and answer, it appears there is no clear good reason to use one over the other. Should ...
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When to use tags Unity versus Unity5?

Note that, since we have merged these two tags, this question and answer does not have any real value. I am keeping it for the point of record, but a moderator may feel completely free to remove it, ...
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Do we need a new [entity-component-system] tag?

I often see questions with both entity-system and entity-component tags (or entity-system and component-based). To make it a bit clearer, should these questions be tagged with a new entity-component-...
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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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Should terrain-rendering be a synonym for procedural-generation?

Right now the descriptions suggest terrain-rendering is just a subset of procedural-generation. Is it special enough to warrant its own tag?
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Do we really need the tag 'chess'?

Chess is a specific classic board game. And we have a tag for it: chess. It has only 11 questions. What should we do with it?
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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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Do we really need both of the tags glfw AND glfw3?

There is a tag for glfw which has 40 questions and a description, and a tag for glfw3, which has 15 questions and no description. Since the first question with ...
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Should we merge the 'code-structure' and 'code-design' tags into the 'architecture' tag?

If we consider the description of architecture: How code is structured. [...] And the description of code-structure: Refers to ways of organizing code, so it can be easier to work with. And ...
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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 the “artifacts” tag worthwhile?

A description and wiki was added to artifacts recently. The tag has nine questions as of this writing. Is this tag actually useful? Can one become an expert in artifacts, or should the tag go the way ...
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How can we improve the tutorial tag definition?

I saw a new user asking for paper2d tutorials & getting down voted. There were no comments indicating the reason for down voting, so it being a new user & all, I commented that asking for ...
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I have a specific question about [specific-question]

specific-question has no description and ironically isn't very specific. The 6 questions using the tag don't have any similarities. Also, if your question isn't specific, then it is off-topic or too ...
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How should we handle the 'inspector' tag and 'unity-*' tags?

The inspector tag mainly seems to exist to refer to the Unity inspector. There are fourteen questions with the tag as of this writing. As a tag, "inspector" alone is far too broad (not only Unity has ...
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How to handle seemingly irrelevant language tags?

In the C++ tag and I've seen several questions about various APIs and tools that don't have a single line of C++, ask a question that would specifically apply to C++, or ask for their question to be ...
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Is the 'pre-processing' tag useful?

pre-processing has a single question of this writing. Is this tag useful?
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Is the 'languages' tag useful?

languages has 40 questions as of this writing. Is this tag useful?
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Rename tag [gameplay3d] to [gameplay3d-engine]

I have created the tag gameplay3d yesterday, but I realized shortly after that I should have named it gameplay3d-engine to reflect a bit more what it is and improve users who search stuff based on the ...
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Is “actions” a worthwhile tag?

actions has 14 questions as of this writing. A quick survey of the first few suggest that the tag is being used when people are asking about some kind of cause-and-effect system, e.g., I would like to ...
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Suggestion to rename the tag 'delta' to 'delta-time'

I'd like to suggest we rename the tag delta to delta-time. Other than being a Greek letter, and being associated with the concept of 'triangle' (and a load of other things), the term delta is often ...
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Is Game-Design tag being misused or was there something that auto applied it?

Being a game designer, I've been looking in the game-design tag to see if there are any questions I can help with. Most of them seem to have nothing to do with the ...
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Merge [lag] and [latency]

The tags lag and latency seem to be about the same thing - network latency. Some of the questions even use the terms interchangeably, for example tagging using one but using the other in the question ...
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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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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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The tag 'game' is still around

Not much of a question here. More of a pleasant reminder that tags should actually say something about the question. I saw this game on the front page today, and it has far too many instances on the ...
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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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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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Remove buffers tag?

Looking at the buffers tag from what I can see there are only 5 questions: 4 are on the subject of OpenGL while the other is DirectX. To me buffers is ambiguous and doesn't bring anything to a ...
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Synonymize [xna] and [xna-4.0]

xna × 2796 xna-4.0 × 657 These tags mean the same. I think we can assume, that user is using the latest and last version of XNA (4.0). So when looking for xna tags, user expects to see 4.0 tags also....
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Useless Augmented Tag

Two new tags have been recently created. augmented-realityaugmented Should augmented be removed or made a synonym of augmented-reality?
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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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Synonymize [ui] with [gui]

gui has 199 questions and a little wiki info. ui has 20 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt. It appears to cover the same things. Should they be synonymized?
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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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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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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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Should we change the “kismet” tag to “udk-kismet?”

I have noticed that the kismet has started to become more popular. It is a component of the free UDK engine, so wouldn't it be better as something such as udk-kismet? Or is it better if a component ...
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Should we blacklist the 'compilation' tag?

In my answer to this related question about synonyms for various flavors of tags referring to compiling and compilation I theorized such tags were actually relatively useless for the site. I've done ...