I noticed we have tags , , and . Do we really need a tag for each installment?

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No, we don't.

We have 37 questions tagged with any of those tags. Of those 37, we have

The tag wiki excerpt for already says that it should always be used in conjunction with .

This leads me to the conclusion that these tags add very little over the general tag.

and should be synonyms for .

  • Done. Padding chars!
    – user1027
    Feb 20, 2015 at 19:13
  • @Keen Great work!
    – SQB
    Feb 20, 2015 at 19:15

They should be separate tags. They're each for different works that will each have their own questions. The misuse of as a franchise tag should end though, as that confuses the first game with the franchise. I propose a for this purpose.

Synonymizing them into one would be like merging all the individual Star Wars film tags into one. It destroys the correctly fine-grained nature of the tags.

  • Should we create a separate 'mass-effect-series' or similar tag?
    – phantom42
    Feb 18, 2015 at 15:04
  • @phantom42 I was thinking mass-effect-franchise ala alien-franchise.
    – user1027
    Feb 18, 2015 at 16:11
  • Star Wars only needs separate tags for each film because the volume of questions justifies it, otherwise tagging with the franchise and allowing the context of the question to determine which installment is in question is sufficient. Lets put it this way - would a tag for each episode of firefly be justified?
    – Tritium21
    Feb 19, 2015 at 1:40
  • @Tritium21 Is each episode of Firefly a dozen+ hours long?
    – user1027
    Feb 19, 2015 at 14:13
  • That does not really matter. Its not about the quality of the product or the number of installments, its about volume of questions and the likelihood of experts to be able to answer questions of the tag. A Mass Effect expert is likely to be able to answer a question from the entire series AND the volume of questions does not justify multiple tags.
    – Tritium21
    Feb 19, 2015 at 14:16

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