I would like to propose for a new tag on the main site: .

This tag should be used when a puzzle is not solvable by everyone, but at some degree.



  • If someone needs to know about:
    • A specific culture
    • A specific point in history or a specific historical event
    • A specific religion
    • A specific enterprise, company or organization
    • etc.
  • If someone should be:
    • Working on a particular profession
    • From a particular country
    • etc.


  • If someone needs to know about:
    • A specific movie
    • A specific non-historical event
    • etc.
  • If someone needs to be:
    • Of a different race (well, racism is not good anyway)
    • Believing to a particular religion (it's cold-hearted for some)
    • Physically different (i.e. weight, height, age, etc.)
    • etc.

Please help me to add more to this list, in the answers.

Please post one answer per person, so that I can collect different opinions about this tag.
Remember: this is tagged .

  • $\begingroup$ Also remember: On Meta, a DV means one does not agree, and UV means agree. $\endgroup$ – Mithical Jul 13 '16 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir I didn't say anything about that. Also, UV refers to Ultra-Violet, and DV refers to Domestic Violence. Use -1(downvote) and +1(upvote) instead. $\endgroup$ – EKons Jul 13 '16 at 19:17
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    $\begingroup$ I know. Just making sure, because some people take downvotes on meta as insults. And UV & DV are very commonly used here... o_o $\endgroup$ – Mithical Jul 13 '16 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ o_o huh? How were you suddenly surprised? $\endgroup$ – EKons Jul 13 '16 at 19:24
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    $\begingroup$ -1 (DV) for the opinion given below. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jul 13 '16 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ You've got 'a specific event' under both yes and no? $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jul 14 '16 at 11:20

I don't think this would be a good idea at all.


  • It's a meta-tag

  • It is complicated and not easily understood by newcomers, and will hence be mis-used all the time. (Your distinctions between when-to-use and when-not-to-use are not very intuitive or 'sharp' )

  • It is not possible to "do" anything with this tag. As you don't know which limitation is in place, there is no point in filtering all such questions out or search for them specifically. Everybody is part of some limited audience, and nobody is part of all limited audience groups!

  • The same purpose is much better achieved by posting a little disclaimer at the beginning of such a puzzle. There is no need to search/filter for a tag - you only want to comunicate this extra-bit of information.

  • $\begingroup$ I would like to propose for a new tag on the main site: limited-audience. $\endgroup$ – EKons Jul 13 '16 at 20:16
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    $\begingroup$ @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος It was understood that way. meta-tag does not refer to tags on a meta-site, but to tags which do describe a property of a post rather than its context. Read the article behind the link I've provided. Think about it. Let it sink in. Think about it again. It took me a while to become convinced that meta-tags are bad, but in the end, I became convinced. Even if I myself sometimes fall in the trap of thinking there could be good meta-tags as well.... $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jul 13 '16 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ I agree with the reasons given. It seems quite redundant since choosing many of the other tags (such as mathematics, science, computer puzzle, chess etc.) would suggest a limited audience straight away. I do also think that there'd be a lot of slippery slopes between what fits a limited audience and what does not. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jul 14 '16 at 11:22

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