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`Real` tag adjustment

Revised    $^\color{red}\wedge$   Proposal to consolidate real and unsolved-mysteries under the more-aptly named unsolved-mysteries and to redescribe real in order to avert my ...
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Redundant text in Rebus puzzles, lately

A number of Rebus puzzles, lately, have found it necessary to state something akin to: See Also: [tag:Rebus] Some samples: A numerical rebus A puzzling rebus ...
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Confusion in 'history' and 'historical' tag

In my puzzle, I want to use the tag historical which has the description "primarily built around a historical situation or event. Often it concerns famous persons or weird and unexpected happenings." ...
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Is it okay to intentionally mislead with incorrect tags as part of a puzzle?

Would it be legal for a tag to be part of a question. E.g. to have a seemingly mathematical question which is really a lateral thinking puzzle and tag it math to intentionally make the puzzle harder? ...
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Trouble with the [cryptogram] tag?

Currently, the cryptogram tag is the primary tag, with synonyms code and cipher - it shouldn't be, though. Cryptograms refer to a specific type of puzzle: one in which each letter has been replaced ...
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Tag for prisoner puzzles?

By "prisoner" puzzles I mean those in which several different entities (conveniently perfect logicians) are locked in separate rooms and given various amounts of information. The goal is for one of ...
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Tag for "meta-knowledge" puzzles

There's a large class of puzzles where a group of people, often described as perfect logicians, are put in a situation where they have to deduce things based on what they know, and what they know ...
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Purpose of tags which only describe how a puzzle is presented

There are several tags which do not identify an element relating to the puzzle (or its solution) itself, but rather identify how the puzzle is presented. This is most notable with tags relating to ...
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When [no-computers] tag is absent does it imply that computers are allowed?

Sometimes I see a puzzle that is rather easy to solve by writing a small computer program. The [no-computers]-tag exists if the asker of the question doesn't want you to use a computer. But does this ...
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"Numbers on a blackboard"-type puzzles

This question was tagged blackboard: Numbers on the blackboard: From 2-2015 to 1-2014 Currently, that is the only question under this tag, but these questions would also fit under what I think the ...
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Replace "japanese" tag with "foreign language" tag

I just noticed that there is a tag named "Japanese". I suggest we delete it and replace it with a tag "foreign languages" or "non-English" or something.
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How about a "promised-bounty" tag?

I don't know if this has been discussed before on some other site. Often I feel like putting a bounty on questions (usually my own) questions, because they are based on optimisation and better ...
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Should we hide tags, or allow hidden tags?

There have been a few puzzles lately that have intentionally omitted tags because the existence of the tag would spoil the puzzle. It makes me curious as to whether the tag system works for this site. ...
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The Grand Sesquiannual Tag Cleanup is here!

Welcome to the Sesquiannual Puzzling Tag Cleanup! Almost a year and a half has gone by, and it's time to take a closer look at some of our tags. This question is a place anyone can post tags that ...
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Is [linguistics] a duplicate of [language]?

We have a language tag with 46 questions, and also linguistics with 2 questions. The tags have identical descriptions, so I think they should be synonyms. Is there any difference between these two ...
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"Poem" tag for poems that aren't riddles

I've recently written more than one puzzle in the form of a poem, neither of which I would really classify as "riddles". There are plenty of others that I've seen (a few more recently than others) ...
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Could "intentionally-broad" be an appropriate tag?

Since this is a site for puzzling AND puzzle-related questions, might there be a tag (or an area) specifically for brainstorming how to refine a puzzle? Say I have a question that is quite open ended ...
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Tag suggestion: [word-square]

It would help clarify questions like these: Some four word puzzles (and possible bounty) Largest word-square puzzle And it would help users find puzzles like these: Four-words (----||||) Another ...
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Rename '15 puzzle' to 'sliding puzzle'

Could we rename the tag as I (and probably others) are not familiar with it being called 15 puzzle?
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[game-theory]: find a [strategy] for the [game]

(Pardon the terrible title. If you can think of a better one, feel free to edit.) Technically, game theory consists of games and strategies. However, from the tag wikis, it looks like they are all ...
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Should [hat-problem] be its own tag, instead of a synonym?

Julian Rosen's recent post reminded me about something which has been bothering me. In response to this post, the hat-problem tag was made a synonym of logic-puzzle. I think that this decision ...
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What's with the Generalist badge?

The description of the Generalist badge reads: Provide non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. But I've provided non-wiki answers of at least 18 total score in 21 of the top 40 ...
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Is [chestnut] a meta-tag?

I've seen the chestnut tag being added to a lot of puzzles lately, with a vague feeling that there's something "wrong" about it. Today I finally managed to pin down what the problem is: it doesn't ...
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Lateral-thinking requires a new policy

The lateral-thinking tag is for sure one of the most controversial tags in the history of Puzzling. It was often criticized for its inaccurate description, ambiguous meaning, tendency to "mask" low ...
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Request for [blue-eyes] tag

The Blue Eyes puzzle has become increasingly popular with loads of questions based on in it. Some ask for explanations, while others are variants. Since I don't have the time, could someone please ...
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Insert a hyphen in the new "multiple-choice" tag

Recently a new tag called multiplechoice was created — this should be multiple-choice.
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What's going on with [logic-puzzle]?

Looking at the most recent questions for logic-puzzle, the use of the tag does not seem very well defined. At a cursory glance, the use of logic-puzzle is used to indicate: Formal mathematical ...
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Is it worth having an "Interactive Fiction" tag?

I have asked two questions about puzzles from a very old interactive fiction game called Praser 5 by Andrew Plotkin. They were very hard puzzles with good answers. There are quite a few old ...
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Tag proposal for puzzles that require computer literacy

In a recent comment, rand al'thor suggested creating a tag for puzzles that are difficult to solve without some level of computer literacy. I think this is a good idea. Here's my proposal for a new ...
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What to do if one tag is always a subset of another tag? [duplicate]

There is a tag hat-problem and another tag logic-puzzle. Probably every question tagged as a hat problem is one that is solved using logical reasoning, and can be tagged as a logical puzzle also. Is ...
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word-puzzle vs. word-problem [duplicate]

There are two clearly defined tags that have deceptively similar names — word-puzzle and word-problem. A word puzzle is a puzzle involving words or wordplay. A word problem is any mathematical ...
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Burninate the Martin Gardner tag?

I recently discovered that we have a martin-gardner tag. Martin Gardner was a man who wrote about puzzles (of many different kinds), not a type of puzzle. What use is this tag? Does it tell people ...
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Burninate the pangram tag?

Do we really need a tag for pangram puzzles? It's very very specific, and surely there aren't many puzzles that can be posed on this topic. Something more general should be usable. That said, there ...
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Opinion on puzzle-series tags

We have had several discussions on puzzle-series and common names in titles, the most recent one here. Now, I would like to propose that we introduce series-xxx tags for puzzle series. The main ...
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Seeking a new tag

This question is motivated because of this question. I've created the tag puzzle-logy for it, out of need, but it was subsequently removed by the moderators. I don't argue with that decision, nor was ...
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What is your view on the [open-ended] tag?

I recently made a new tag called open-ended which seems to work fine, but out of curiosity, what's the community's view on it? open-ended Used when the tagged puzzle is open ended to all solvers ...
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Lateral Thinking -> Brainteaser

Since they're so much alike (See; What exactly is the point of lateral-thinking?) I suggested a tag not to long ago but it still didn't get much attention. So now I'm coming right out and begging for ...
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Please vote on whether to make [detective] a synonym of [mystery]

I see detective and mystery used with a high degree of overlap. Namely, for puzzles which describe a scenario and then ask you to deduce the culprit or cause. To be fair, they do have differing wikis: ...
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What exactly is the point of lateral-thinking?

Not only does lateral-thinking bring in people who's so far out-of-the-box that they don't even know where it is, and answers that generally don't make sense. But it's just plain useless. Take a look ...
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"-puzzle" tags not allowed

When I try to save a questions tagged with calculation-puzzle, logic-puzzle, mechanical-puzzle, twisty-puzzles, or whatever tag containing "-puzzle", I get the error message "The 'puzzle' tag is not ...
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Admin Trogdor Needed to Burninate Many Tags

I just finished submitting 15 tag descriptions that are now sitting in the review queue. My hope and earnest expectation is that these will assist users in properly assigning tags to new questions. ...
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Descriptions of the "brainteaser" and "lateral-thinking" tags

The current description of the brainteaser tag is as follows: A brain teaser is a puzzle that involves thinking in unconventional ways, or one that involves disregarding what seems obvious. It ...
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What is the riddle tag for?

When I think of a riddle, I think of the questions between Gollum and Bilbo in The Hobbit, or the classic riddle of The Sphynx. With that in mind, I might define a riddle as "A description or set of ...
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Burninate [i-know-the-answer] and [i-don't-know-the-answer]

We have a pair of meta tags — tags that do not describe the content of the question, but instead describe some context around the question. challenge: indicates that the asker wants the puzzle to be ...
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What should we do with [math] and [calculation-puzzle]?

I've noticed what I believe may be a slight redundancy in our tag structure, and am wondering if there's something I'm missing. We have a tag, math, for math-oriented puzzles, which is effectively ...
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Is "Lateral Thinking" a good tag?

I noticed the tag lateral-thinking, and wonder if this is not a common element to all games. If there wasn't a "trick" to "think around" then it wouldn't be a game at all, would it?
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Renaming the "crosswords" tag to "crossword", and other such tag pluralizations

During this private beta, people have generally been tagging questions with what they feel is suitable; however, it's come to my attention that a few of them have been pluralized when (in my opinion) ...
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Are the first letter of tag wiki excerpts supposed to be capitalized or not?

I've been running through the tag wikis giving excerpts to popular tags lately, and I've noticed that out of the ones that have already been filled in, almost all of the tag excerpts have a lowercase ...