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Why is word ladder not used?

There is the tag for word-ladder, the connecting of two words e.g LEAD into GOLD. However, it is rarely used: 6 questions are tagged as such, although there have been many puzzles that are actually ...
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The Grand Sesquiannual Tag Cleanup is back, bigger and better than ever before!

Welcome welcome fellow puzzlers, to the Second Sesquiannual Puzzling Tag Cleanup! Another year and a half has slipped by, and my, look at the tags! Er. Time. Tags have a nasty way of accumulating ...
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Difference between Story and Visual tag?

What is the difference between the "story" and the "visual" tag? It seems to be the same.
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We have a problem with the [english] [language]

english (200 questions) Puzzles that crucially depend on some feature of the English language or that only work in an English formulation. language (131 questions) A puzzle that heavily depends ...
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What should we call "grid logic" challenges?

Currently, it looks like our next fortnightly topic challenge is going to be about puzzles that I have tentatively called "grid logic" puzzles. A more precise definition would be "abstract puzzles on ...
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Tag for puzzles that can easily be presented on a whiteboard (or blackboard, or chalkboard, etc)

One thing I've been hard-pressed to find online is a collection of puzzles or riddles that can be easily presented on a chalkboard, blackboard, whiteboard, etc such as in a classroom or office. ...
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Should we allow re-use of Fortnightly Topic Challenge tags?

Currently, the Fortnightly Topic Challenge solicits ideas for tags that will become the topic for the challenge for a two-week period. Once a tag has been a topic, the post suggesting it is deleted, ...
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Should we abolish tags that only describe the origin of a puzzle?

We have at least two tags (possibly more) which say nothing about the content of the puzzle but only describe what context it originated or was found in. iq-test - "For puzzles that have ...
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Is the lack of a [homework] tag purposeful?

As a user who's spent most of my time over on stackoverflow, I'm very familiar with the concept of homework questions being asked on stack exchange sites. For a while there was a vicious commenting/...
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Are [policy] and [rules] the same thing?

Here on meta, we have two tags, rules and policy. They seem pretty much to be the same thing - the words are basically synonyms. Should we merge these? If so, which should be the main tag and which ...
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Board games and card games

There exists the tag board-games with questions about games using some kind of board. This can range from Battleship to Connect Four and beyond. Now, say I want to use a game that just uses cards, ...
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Do we need the [open-ended] tag?

I saw the tag open-ended and it seemed a bit pointless to me. The tag wiki is as follows: Used when the tagged puzzle is open ended to all solvers and could be "bested" at any point, if a given ...
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Tag names showing in spoilers [closed]

I have added a hint to my puzzle, and I wanted to cite the tags used to tag the puzzle. Of course, the hint had to be spoilerised. However, when I posted, it displayed like this (scroll down to see ...
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Banning "IQ test" questions

Recently there has been an influx of low-effort puzzles (mostly of iq-test, pattern, riddle and cipher with short length). They aren't "puzzles", but rote exercises / guess what I'm thinking type ...
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What are tags useful for?

Note: The original question here was meant to be an information-gathering survey but was clearly misunderstood and has been changed to match a useful answer to a different question. What are tags ...
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When tags are subsets of other tags

I've noticed with the latest fortnightly challenge that the majority of the puzzles being created are actually chess puzzles that are additionally being tagged with board-games (the challenge topic)*. ...
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Cryptography and Steganography

We have two tags: cryptography steganography After the recent boom of steganography puzzles, which have been well received, do we really need cryptography? Here are the two tag wiki excerpts: ...
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Do we need [liars]?

There's a tag called liars which, in my opinion, doesn't make any sense since the description says it's made of liars, truth tellers, and jokers. In other words the tag name doesn't provide all ...
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Gotta Tag 'em All

Whilst perusing through the tags, I noticed there is one for pokemon. Do we really need one specific to this or can these be removed or changed to video-games?
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Is it really [good-practice] to have this tag?

I recently discovered that we have a good-practice tag here on PSE meta. It's used on 11 questions, 8 of which are our "Best of [time period]" posts while the other 3 are a strange mix: Tag-merge or ...
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What purpose does the header serve in certain puzzles?

This is a header in the beginning of a puzzle. It could contain valuable information. I see that there is currently a massive retagging is going on (with all its side-effects) due to a recent ...
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Before the Burnination: retagging [word-problem] questions

The consensus at Should we burninate [word-problem]? has been strongly (+13/-0) in favour of burninating the word-problem tag. Great news, I say ... but there's still the problem of what to do with ...
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What exactly are the scopes of [tag:algorithm] and [tag:strategy]?

If algorithm really is meant only for puzzles "related to algorithmics", as its tag description states, then I expect that most questions actually tagged algorithm had better be tagged strategy ...
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Should [reverse-puzzling] be a synonym of [puzzle-identification]?

The reverse-puzzling tag is for: A question where you must identify a puzzle based on a reasoning to solve it. The puzzle-identification tag is for: A question inquiring about the name or ...
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What is a Puzzle Tag™?

We've probably all seen at least one of the "What is a XXX Word™?" puzzles. They were started off by JLee in July 2015 and have been going strong ever since, with 30 posted to date. Unlike most of ...
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Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it

There have been some posts where I think there have been a few misunderstandings: Namely: What do you call a cookie without a fortune? Which letter of the alphabet is the coolest? Why? What do you ...
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Proposing "variant" tag

I propose a tag variant which I think is important, but this is a special tag which cannot stand alone. This tag means the variant of another tag. If we create a puzzle like solving a modified horse ...
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Does the steganography tag apply to non-messages?

I was looking at this question earlier when a user pointed out that the steganography tag wasn't a good fit because its description said: Steganography is the art of concealing a message The ...
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Difference between "real" and "unsolved-mysteries"

There exists the tag real which currently has a wiki of A tag used to specify real-world puzzles which usually do not have a solution at the time of posting. This can include widely-known puzzles ...
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Should we burninate [word-problem]?

I've had an issue with the word-problem tag for a while. It's currently being used as a replacement or co-tag for: story wordplay or word mathematics Of these, only the last is what the tag should ...
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New tag for "My 1,2,3,4 are..." genre?

By now you've probably seen questions like this: My first through fourth are a test. My third through seventh are enough. What am I? with the answer being The idea is that each clue describes a ...
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It's tag cleanup time! Complain about tags for free meta points!

Intro A while back, we talked about the -puzzle tags.. It seems like general consensus was that we should get rid of the suffixes, since they were redundant and no ...
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Tag merge: [Time] and [Timings]

I don't think that there is any difference between these two tag. : time and timings. So can we merge these two tags?
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Tag merge: [sequence] and [series]

Can we merge series (2 questions) with sequence (12)? Because we don't really need both of 'em.
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Do we need an "original" tag?

Many users, like me, are spending a lot of time and effort to create original and creative riddles. Whereas other puzzles seem to be either copied form somewhere else or look like old riddles passed ...
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Do we need the [colors] tag?

I can see no real use in having this tag, which is currently only used in one question. Should we remove this tag? If not, why not? I yes, why?
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A tag for "well defined" puzzles

Personally, I am only interested in puzzles which are "well-defined" - that is puzzles which have a clear goal and a clear set of possible options, with the assurance that there is a demonstrably ...
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What is the hardest tag?

As I was laboring over some very attractive unsolved steganography puzzles, I began wondering which tag(s) are the hardest for the community to solve? I didn't see a breakdown of "time to get an ...
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Tag-merge or stricter tagging policy? [cryptic-clues] and [cryptic-crosswords]

Prompted by this question: Another Cryptic Crossword I wonder if we really should have both tags cryptic-crossword and cryptic-clues. It is confusing to the user searching for examples. If we want ...
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New tag proposed

Tag I would like to propose for a new tag on the main site: limited-audience. This tag should be used when a puzzle is not solvable by everyone, but at some degree. Use Yes If someone needs to ...
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Do we need to reorganize the puzzle-suffix tags?

When I created the first puzzle-suffix tag during the private beta (calculation-puzzle), it was meant (at least in my mind, as other people created more of them as well) as part of a general ...
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The tag [arithmetic] should be a synonym of [calculation-puzzle], not [mathematics]

I created calculation-puzzle specifically to apply to puzzles that involved calculation as their primary form of mathematical reasoning (as mentioned in this question from the private beta). Somehow, ...
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Can we have a garbage-collector tag?

Tags are generally useful for sorting and filtering of content. However, this requires that users read the tag-description what a tag is actually supposed to tag. Unfortuantely, this is rather ...
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Multiple choice question

Should we add a multiple-choice tag? (Feel free to make choice A, B or C into a posted answer or, of course, to add a choice D or other.) A. None of the following. Sometimes known as an unadorned ...
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Should we merge 'math' and 'maths' into 'mathematics'? [duplicate]

As a speaker of British English, I will always put the 's' in 'maths' if I am typing. However, you Americans believe the correct spelling is math. This can be annoying for speakers of British English ...
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Did I do right by adding "bitcoin" as a new tag to this question?

I just made the following edit: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/20298 It adds the tag "bitcoin" to this question. One interesting feature of the puzzle is that you actually ...
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Word-problem vs. story [duplicate]

Should we merge the following tags? If not, what's the difference between them? word-problem: A puzzle that's stated in words, usually in terms of a story or a situation that dresses the ...
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Possible Perceived Difficulty?

Should there be a tag for perceived difficulty of the riddles? I find a lot of the puzzles to be difficult (I guess I'm just not wired that way) and can have a really tough time sorting through the ...
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Should the tag alphametic require working by deault

I think that maybe the alphametic tag should imply that working is required in the answer. For example https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/31354/16717 was accepted as the correct answer after others ...
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Merge tags [alphametic] and [verbal arithmetic]?

alphametic and verbal-arithmetic refer to the exact same thing, but they are currently not synonymized. Could a mod merge or synonymize them?