# Real tag adjustment

Revised
$^\color{red}\wedge$   Proposal to consolidate and under the more-aptly named and to redescribe in order to avert my suggesting a new tag.

These two tags now mostly overlap, and doesn't naturally imply well-known.
$^\color{red}\wedge$

Current description of $~\rlap{\,\raise-12mu{_\color{red}\wedge}}$ (would be moved to , which has no description yet):

A tag used to specify a real-world puzzle, that is well known, and usually unsolved.
This tag is most generally used when posting a real-world puzzle/mystery. It is almost always an unsolved mystery, and there is usually a very low expectation of the community actually finding an answer.

The main line could be changed to something like: A real-world puzzle that is well known for being or having been unsolved.
$^\color{red}\wedge$
Now uniquely under :

$\kern19em$ (keep in as it is not well known)
Computations of an old woman       (unsolved)   $^\color{red}\wedge$
A good puzzle is a double-edged sword   (solved?!)

The 2 million, er, 20 dollar problem

Now under both:

Proposed (re)description of or of yet another new tag, perhaps :

A real-world puzzle from practical experience.
This tag is for puzzles that have actually been encountered and solved $\llap{\color{red}{ \raise8mu\underline{\phantom{\small and~solved}}} \, }$ in the course of coincidental activity.

Computations of an old woman
$^\color{red}\wedge$
Euclid's orchard
Halve time with two timers
Odd hours with two timers
Day and night of the two timers

Interesting puzzles that arise in the wild have consequential solutions. A broad understanding of puzzles includes this aspect. An enhanced sensitivity toward this could bring us unusual examples beyond imagination alone.

• The description of real-world practical puzzles can be improved, of course. Already not so enthusiastic about the term coincidental – humn Apr 10 '16 at 19:54
• I think the description for real should be used for unsolved-mysteries instead, but the "computations of an old woman" question should not be retagged because it is not a well-known mystery. – f'' Apr 11 '16 at 2:14
• Revised slightly, hopefully in a way that reflects @f'' 's comment – humn Apr 11 '16 at 9:38

The tag was revised a month and a half ago as shown and was given a description around the same time. Hurray!

I'll check for comments here before adding to the puzzles suggested in the question, along with one or two others that have surfaced, in a day or two.

A tag used to specify a real -world puzzle, that is well known, and usually unsolved which usually do not have a solution at the time of posting. This can include widely-known puzzles that have remained unsolved for some time.

This tag is most generally used when posting a real-world puzzle/mystery, and as such, the ability of the poster to provide additional details may be limited. It is almost always an can represent a widely-known unsolved mystery, and for which there is usually a very often a low expectation of the community actually finding an answer.