There are currently 6 questions tagged solutions. Is this tag useful?
The first requirement for a tag to be useful is for the community to agree on its meaning. I think I see what solutions means: it's used on questions about solving puzzles, as opposed to designing puzzles and other activities. solving may be a better name for that. Is my intuited meaning consensual? If not, what should it mean?
The second consideration is whether the tag is useful. solutions scores 1/2 on the meta tag checklist: it's reasonably objective (assuming the meaning above), but it doesn't really stand alone on a question. Another test for tags is the usage triptych:
- Might someone subscribe to it? I guess so, if you're interested in solving puzzles but not setting them.
- Might someone ignore it? I guess so, if you're interested in designing puzzles but not in solving them.
- Is it useful in searches? Maybe a little.
A tag is only useful if it's consistently applied, however, and I can see this being problematic. We have a lot more than 6 questions about solving puzzles, most of them do not have the tag. And there's a lot of overlap between designing and solving activities — a lot of questions are about analyzing a puzzle and relevant to both solving and setting.
So should we have this tag? If so, what are its usage rules?