# Should we make a "Maximum" or "Absolute" tag?

I am thinking specifically of questions like these two 2048 puzzles, this chess puzzle, and this Sudoku puzzle. They are all asking for an absolute, a single absolute case. I do believe we should have a tag for such questions. My question for meta is: what should we call this tag?

My suggestions are:

1. These problems are asking for either a minimum or maximum number of solutions/pieces/moves, etc.
2. This is perhaps slightly more general, and could apply better to questions such as this question about river-crossing puzzles.

Edit: I think this discussion is far less relevant than the one over here.

I think is a bad name for this tag, since it's also the name of a solving technique.

I really don't see what this tag is supposed to convey. Tags are supposed to indicate what the question is about — most tag names should be valid filler in “this question is about ____”.

Why would anyone subscribe to the tag (or whatever you want to call it? Why would anyone ignore that tag? Why would it be useful for searches (“I want a single absolute case” wouldn't be a good reason, since this case could be mentioned as part of a thread that isn't focused on that absolute case)?

Read the death of meta tags. Although your proposal isn't exactly a “meta tag”, it shares the same problems. It isn't useful to classify questions.

• I guess it is similar to those meta-tags, but not entirely. In the respect that it has to be able to stand on its own, how are the "solutions" or "tips" tags valid? May 21 '14 at 15:25
• @Xynariz tips is a horrible tag, it's completely meaningless. I've submitted edits to remove it. solutions is not necessarily bad — it means that the question is about solving as opposed to setting a puzzle. May 21 '14 at 19:05
• That's fine, but why did you leave the comment on this unrelated question? Are you claiming that tips is a bad tag? If so, I won't disagree with you - I approved your edits. But, by definition, solutions is also a meta tag (it can't stand alone on a question). I suppose we could have required tags (enforced by software ideally, us far less ideally) that every question have Solutions, Puzzle-Creation, or something.... May 21 '14 at 19:52
• @Xynariz I hadn't noticed the tips tag before. You seemed to be using its existence as an argument — well, it shouldn't exist. solutions is more ambiguous: it can't stand on its own, but it does categorize the topic of the question (whereas tips only categorizes the formulation of the question, and very subjectively at that). May 21 '14 at 19:54
• Ah, now I see why you talked about tips. (I wasn't thinking.) I used tips as an example of existing tags describing types of problems. In my opinion, if one should exist, many should. As I mentioned in the last comment, I think such tags should either be required or non-existent. Does that make more sense? May 21 '14 at 19:57
• @Xynariz tips doesn't describe a type of problem. I think solutions requires a discussion of its own. May 21 '14 at 20:08