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Making the [connections-puzzle] tag more relevant?

I've been curating the connections-puzzle tag recently, predominantly to remove instances of it that have been used with connect-wall puzzles, since this isn't the intended usage (mainly on my own ...
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What could we do about [cryptography]?

The cryptography tag has a clear tag wiki excerpt: A puzzle concerning techniques for secure communication in the presence of (hostile) third parties. Do NOT use this for simple "crack the code&...
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No computers tag: reconciling the excerpt and wiki

The first sentence of the no-computers tag summary/excerpt (that most people see) means something very different from the first line of the description/wiki. I have heard the description is the ...
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Should I create the 'Master-Theorem' puzzle tag?

There is a type of puzzle that has been created called 'theorems', which are puzzles that give a seeming nondescript image and a cryptic note, leaving you to find the phrase that is the answer (for a ...
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Let's better define the [enigmatic-puzzle] tag

As of posting the enigmatic-puzzle tag has this minimal usage guidance: Puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the puzzler must deduce what ...
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Should/can we get more than 5 tags for questions?

Currently, everywhere on the SE network, communities are limited to 5 tags per question: However, puzzles can meet many different tag criteria and as such, 5 doesn't always seem right. For example, I'...
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What should we do with old [open-ended] puzzles?

Open-ended puzzles are off-topic The above-linked question ended: With that being said, I hereby propose that we lock the "good" open-ended puzzles for their historical significance and ...
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Should we rename [solvability]?

We have a tag solvability, with excerpt: A question about how a puzzle can be solved. However, "solvability" seems to imply that you'd be asking about whether a puzzle can be solved. New ...
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Tag I can't find: "insider" puzzle

I just finished checking all Puzzling site tags. I recall a tag that meant that the puzzle involved knowledge about the site itself, and maybe a user, but I didn't see it. Was it deleted? Did I not ...
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What to do about [mystery] and [situation]?

I've been doing some tag wiki/excerpt edits recently. While doing so I realized that I really don't know the difference between mystery and situation. Neither do the tag excerpts. situation: A puzzle ...
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Should math sub-tag excerpts state that [mathematics] should also be used?

We have quite a few sub-tags of mathematics: geometry arithmetic probability combinatorics etc. etc. Now, these tags are useful. They allow filtering based on the specific type of mathematics ...
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Is there a public discussion somewhere where some users decided that the tag Riley-riddle should be created?

There have been some meta post where users discuss whether or not a new tag should be made for riddles that go like this. The result was that it wasn't necessary. Recently, before I knew about the ...
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Now that they've become so popular, should we reconsider creating a specific category and tag for "prefix-infix-suffix" word puzzles?

UPDATE by Jeremy Dover This question seems to have hit the point of inertia with no significant objection, other than the practicality of retagging several hundred old posts. I have gone ahead and ...
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Tag synonym of [number-theory]

I have proposed diophantine as a synonym of number-theory. Here is the link to it. Please vote for it.
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Should limerick be a separate tag from poetry?

I was looking through the different tags and noticed that although the old haiku tag had been made a synonym of poetry, limerick is still its own tag. I wanted to ask if there is a reason for this ...
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Should we have a specific tag for "What is an XYZ Word/Phrase/Number etc." puzzles? [duplicate]

There is a multitude of "What is an XYZ item™" questions on Puzzling.SE, and although there are some bad ones, most of them are interesting. However, they do not have a tag to be easily searched (...
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Possibility of adding a Morse code tag?

In both my own puzzles, and in other people's puzzles, I have noticed a lot of Morse code. Obviously, going overboard with this or other common puzzle-making devices can detract from how fun the ...
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Minesweeper problems

It looks like the minesweeper tag has so many non-puzzle questions. What shall I do with them? Also, is this question fit for the "puzzling"site?
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I can't use Imgur, I have to use Scratch instead

Instead of Imgur mazes, I have to create Scratch mazes because I can't access Imgur. However, can I still use imgur-maze in it or may I suggest another tag? EDIT: I tried:
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Is "grid-deduction" needed here?

Is "grid-deduction" needed here?
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What's the difference between the tags [arithmetic] and [calculation-puzzle]?

I was seeking into tags until I found these tags: calculation-puzzle which states "A puzzle that involves numerical calculations, such as multiplication and addition." arithmetic which states: "...
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When does a (grid) puzzle genre have its own tag?

So I just realized there is a tag for nonogram. More browsing, there are tags minesweeper, mastermind, slitherlink, and other genres of grid puzzles (a.k.a grid-deduction) as well. Hmm.. There is ...
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Change 'graph-theory' tag name

We have a graph-theory tag which covers puzzles involving graphs, for example: Step into the Octagram but calling it 'graph-theory' is a bit prententious for a site called 'Puzzling'. May I ...
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Generalist Countdown: ZERO!

We have liftoff! Thank you for your participation! -- A Generalist, 2020-02-18 Since we are a relatively young site in the Stack Exchange network, we haven't been able to enjoy any Generalist ...
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Should we change the [no-computers] tag to [no-brute-force]?

Usually when I see no-computers, it's used to deter people from using brute force. In my time here, I have only seen this tag used to exclude brute-forcing a solution with a computer. However, the ...
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What is the difference between situation tag and lateral-thinking tag?

When looking through the two tags descriptions and related questions, to me they seem to fall under the same category. They both set up a seemingly normal situation with some twist that requires ...
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The end of open-ended puzzles

Consensus has been reached. I say this on Rubio's authority - the contents of this post are considered to be a part of the definition of this site's scope. So, I posted this open-ended puzzle a ...
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Should we have a tag for riddles related to tv or movies?

I have recently noticed that we have a "video-games" tag but no "tv-shows" or "movies" tag. Should we have a tag for tv related questions? (e.g. questions found in tv-shows or riddles where you guess ...
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A checkerboard and eight queens

What tag should we use for questions about A checkerboard and eight queens ? chess or checkerboard? EDIT: What does this mean? Should I just use chess?
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How to use the enigmatic-puzzle tag

I don't really understand the true meaning of the enigmatic-puzzle tag. Its tag info is: Puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the puzzler ...
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Should the knowledge tag be merged with the trivia tag?

I ran across a puzzle tagged "trivia" recently. Its descriptor mentioned that it required non-essential knowledge of pop-culture to solve. This seems like a slightly narrower version of the "knowledge"...
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Do we want to [find-the-tag]?

A new tag has been created on this site - find-the-tag - currently containing 6 questions at the time of writing. It intends to be for questions where a certain Puzzling SE tag is required as the ...
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Tag for IQ-test-like questions

I looked around meta, and it seems this came up before. It seems there used to be such a tag, but it was removed for various reasons: One reason is that it is 'meta' and describes the 'origin' of the ...
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Is there a reason the poem tag exists?

In the list of available tags there is the fairly popular poetry tag, but there is also a tag for poem. The poem tag has one question linked to it and no description specifying why or how it would be ...
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Puzzle Type Explanations

This question may have already been answered, but is there a running list of the different types of puzzles (outside of tags). Example: Riley, Grandfather, Teapot. But these types don't have the ...
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Guidance creating tags

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 ...
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Haiku tag switches to Poetry?

Scrolling through the tags, I realized there was a Haiku tag, so I tried to remove the Poem tag and add Haiku. However, when I saved it, it changed to the Poetry tag. Why is this? If this happens to ...
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What is the trivia tag for?

Recently I posted a trivia question using the trivia tag, however, it has now been closed as OT with this comment "I'm closing this question as off-topic because it is not a puzzle; it is simply a ...
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New Category for "Tyo" riddles?

Recently, user TyoBrien posted a new type of wordplay riddle. His template has been used by more than 8 different users to date who created similar riddles. Examples: here, here, and here. Should we ...
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Should I tag my puzzle with 'chess' if it requires a 'chessboard' and not a 'checkerboard'?

About two years ago, I asked this question. The solution requires a knowledge of the algebraic notation of chess positions, but doesn't require one to know how to play chess. Hence, I had tagged the ...
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Desktop vs mobile formating

I recently asked a question: Ruin, has come to our family In this the answer depended on seeing the words formated in a certain way so they looked like steps and occurred n number of words into ...
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Do "prefix-suffix-infix" riddles deserve their own tag?

Last week I thought of a riddle and posted it here. It got way more attention than I expected, including a new wave of similar riddles of the general format: My prefix __ My suffix __ My infix ...
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When should the knowledge tag be used?

(Kinda) related Puzzles/Puzzle Clues Related to Narrow/Restrictive Topics like Video Games Lately, for me, there are a lot of puzzles and riddles which involve a certain amount of knowledge in order ...
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Tag proposal: [cooperation-game] [duplicate]

Recently there were questions [1, 2] discussing the possibility of having a prisoner tag. The main criticism about it is that the same question could be asked for a group of islanders, lab rats, etc.. ...
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Purpose of [prisoner]

Please note that voting has moved here: Tag for prisoner puzzles? A new tag has sprung up, namely the prisoner tag. At the moment, it contains one question, but a suggested edit to add that tag was ...
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my review of the proposed 'honeypot' tag

as can seen here: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/tags/honeypot/info I have rejected on the grounds that this tag will be deleted soon. I am wondering whether this is the general consensus?
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Can we make a new tag for puzzles that are like chess puzzles, but generalised to all games, and also specific to those kinds of puzzles

Example question So, I make or have made a puzzle where someone has to find a move sequence in a certain number of moves or achieve some other objective just like a chess puzzle. however, there is no ...
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Do we have a beginner question tag?

I recently posted a question targeted at beginners and I stated so in the question. Shortly after it was asked, a high rep user answered the question. It was an honest mistake, they answered before ...
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Cross words about crosswords - tagging!

We have four very closely related tags - crosswords, crossword-clues, cryptic-crosswords, cryptic-clues - of whose usage patterns I'm not entirely sure. The tag wiki excerpts aren't really helpful ...
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Can "simple" tag can be created?

Can simple puzzle tag can created . Many people don't like very big very difficult questions .
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