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Right now we're using both for writing puzzles by hand and for computer generation. It'd be good to distinguish, but I'm unsure how.

Some ideas:

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My suggestion:

  • covers all types of puzzle creation. ("puzzle" is somewhat redundant on this site.)

  • covers automated methods. Questions with both and are for generating puzzles algorithmically.

  • could be used (if necessary) to indicate the old-fashioned method.

A key point to remember is that:

Tags are a "folksonomy" not a hierarchy.

In other words, design your tags to be easily-used tools and not a comprehensive taxonomy. Tags should be organic and bottom-up, rather than top-down and mechanical.

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  • $\begingroup$ Doesn't this sort of make "manual" and "algorithm" meta-tags, since they're describing (and only useful in combination with) "creation"? (Also I'm really glad you're on the site! :)) $\endgroup$
    – WendiKidd
    May 16 '14 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ @WendiKidd: Not necessarily. I think was thinking they would be useful on the solutions side: "Is there an automated way to solve a Sudoku problem?" manual probably is the default for most question, so I doubt it will be useful. $\endgroup$ May 16 '14 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ Ahh. I was thinking more for creating puzzles, not solving them. Hmm, I need to think about this more. $\endgroup$
    – WendiKidd
    May 16 '14 at 19:41
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I say introduce for computer generation, and for hand-writing puzzles. We can keep for questions that don't fall in either.

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