I created the what-am-i tag on yesterday (Jul 25, 2018), for the following reasons:
Searching for "what am i" closed:no score:0.. (post containing "what am i" which are neither closed nor have a negative score) gives me 1029 results, so this is clearly an important kind of riddle.
It aids searching for people who
- are checking for duplicate riddles before asking (I think this is very important)
- might particularly enjoy, or even specialise in, What-Am-I riddles (sometimes easier than other kinds in my experience)
There are not any good tags for What-Am-I riddles, most only fit into the riddle tag, and so end up with only one very general tag.
I wanted to see how the new tag would be received, so I proposed edits on the tag guidance and wiki, and waited to see what would happen. Both edits got one accept first, and then one reject from Glorfindel with the comment
I'm not sure we need a separate tag for this. The guidance was accepted in the end, but then the tag was edited out of my question by Alconja. This meant that the tag wiki was orphaned, causing the system to reject the pending edit.
I really want to learn here, so I posted this question to find out:
Is this tag a bad idea, and if so, why?
When should puzzle-specific tags be created?