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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 ...
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What is the use of having multiple tags for compilation?

I am not an expert in SE politics. I do find it quaint that we have three tags for what appears at first glance as the same exact thing? What's the point in that? The tags I'm talking about are: ...
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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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Can we merge the 'three.js' and 'threejs' tags?

I guess these two tags are the same and one of them should be removed (preferably threejs): three.js threejs
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Let parallaxscrolling be dashy

Oh yes, I am going to meta-post about a one-punctuation-character-difference, because this is about dashes and I love dashes. parallaxscrolling has 34 questions — parallax-scrolling none. All ...
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Remove version-specific xna tags

XNA will never get past version 4, and version 3.1 should be unused (though xna-3.1 has 3 questions this year, 5 total, somehow), I am of the opinion that xna and xna-4.0 should be merged. But I ...
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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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How do I change one tag to another (a slightly different one)?

I've accidentally created a new tag (or so it seems): vertex-buffer while posting a question. Then in another question I needed a tag about index buffer so I tried <...
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How about the tag "Bitmap"?

I mean they are a part of graphics, but if there is png, there should also be Bitmap.
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Rename Xbox tag to Xbox Original to avoid confusion?

I think we should change the xbox tag to xbox-original to avoid confusion between what used to be called the xbox one and what ...
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Why is my recent "retag" privilege not available?

At 500 reputation, one earns the privilege of retagging. It is allegedly an alternative to editing a post (which requires edit approval), yet I have never seen this retagging option. The "Retag" ...
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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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Shouldn't [audio] and [sound] be merged together?

I'm talking about sound and audio here. sound has the following description: Audio (heard) output of a game. audio has this: The audio component of a game, representing what the player will ...
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Sides of tags show through error message

I accidentally clicked downvote on a question and observed this: This bug is unique to GameDev, due to having triangles on the side of tags here:
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Tag suggestion: Reverse-Engineering

I often see questions where a user is interested not in copying a game as a whole but in pulling apart a particular game mechanic in order to better understand how it works and apply this to their own ...
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Are the "game-mechanics" and "game-design" tags redundant?

Anything about game-mechanics which is on-topic is by definition game-design. I could not think of a counterexample, so I've proposed a synonym. Supporting evidence: gameplay is already synonymous ...
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Generated vs Generation (vs Procedural-Generation and Content-Generation)

Prompted by this question over on main, there seems to be a lot of redundancy/confusion around these tags. I feel like both 'Generated' and 'Generation' are probably bad tags as neither suggests ...
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Should there be a difference between 'state' tags and 'fsm' tags?

Are there any questions that could pertain specifically to a state that are not inherent in an overall fsm (finite state machine)? It seems like any 'state' tag falls under the fsm umbrella because ...
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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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How do we encourage people to NOT put tags in their titles?

I do rather a lot of editing (I'm not sure how much, but I don't have my copy editor badge yet). By and large the main thing I notice and edit is people putting tags in their titles. On Stack Exchange,...
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Gameplay tag synonym for game-design

I've just gained the privilege edit synonyms (yipeeh!), this gave me an excuse to browse around the synonyms database to see what was going on in there. Turns out, I'm very surprised that gameplay is ...
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Are the entity-system and component-based tags describing the same thing?

We have these two tags: entity-system and component-based. I am under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that an entity system is exactly the same thing as a component-based system, and that they are ...
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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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Can we get a cocos2d-x tag?

This port is growing by the days and a lot people unsure about it just uses cocos2d and cocos2d-iphone, whose implementation in essentially different. I would create it but I'm still working my way ...
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tags: security vs. anti-cheat

I've added security to two questions tagged anti-cheat, then I realized there is no clear question which addresses "anti-cheat" without being also more in general related to "security". I'd like us ...
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Edit tags command not found next to tag list in questions

On Stack Overflow, there is an "edit tags" button or somesuch that will appear when you mouse-over the area to the right of the tag list on a question. It allows you to edit the tags of a question ...
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MMONOOB tag request

Can we start using a tag called "MMONOOB" or something less direct to indicate that a post is asking "HOW DO I WRITE MY UBER SWEET MMO, NO I HAVEN'T DONE ANY WORK YET, HELP ME?". Then I could just add ...
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The tag and-engine should be andengine, as it is on SO

I recently created a question with the tag and-engine. This should not have a hyphen (there is no space, or hyphen in AndEngine) and should be andengine, as it is on SO.
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Can't retag a question though have sufficient rep point

I am trying to retag this question but it says I don't have enough privilege to do so. Retag question requires 500 rep point and mine is higher then that. What could be the issue?
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Need for software-design tag?

There was a question on Game Development where the tag didn't really fit the bill, but a "suitable" tag doesn't really exist. Software Design/Modelling method and tool for games? The question is ...
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Why do Ignored Tags just highlight out, rather than disappearing like on SO?

Obviously there are some questions I can't answer, nor am I that interested in them (e.g. facebook). I tried adding them to the ignored tags list, but they just ...
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Is there any way to disable frequent-tag highlighting?

Apparently I have been frequently visiting questions that have an 'ai' tag. Now questions with an 'ai' tag appear highlighted in yellow. Is there any way to disable this? I tried going to 'set tag ...
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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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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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Genre specific tags

Now I have tag privileges again, I've been trying to do my bit to help organise some questions. However, I did see a couple with very vague tags such as 'game-design'. Obviously this is fine, but it ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Required tags (discussion, bug, etc.) duplicated?

For some reason, when I try to add any of the discussion, bug, or status-bydesign tags to my questions here on meta, that tag is listed in the suggestions list twice. Then, once I choose one of them, ...
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