I was looking at this question and got worried, should I remove those two extra tags ( )? So I asked in chat and got a good point from StrixVaria:

Pokemon is all messed up. There's a tag for Pokemon-fourth-gen but this question doesn't apply to all the 4th-gen games, just the 2nd gen remakes that are on the 4th gen engine. If you look through Pokemon questions in general you'll find a lot of tagging issues.

And I think he is right. Pokemon should have a proper resolution so we could "fix" the questions without worry. So:

How should we treat the tags in those questions?

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by @LessPop_MoreFiz "@StrixVaria I swear, if you title it or in any other way make a "Gotta Tag 'Em All" joke, I will downvote it out of spite." –  Michel Mar 5 '13 at 13:21
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I will downvote your posts in spite if you keep using backticks to quote people, too. :P –  badp Mar 5 '13 at 13:30
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@Michel If you put "Gotta Tag 'Em All" as part of this post's title, I will upvote this post to counter that downvote. =) –  galacticninja Mar 5 '13 at 13:59
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@galacticninja Done =) –  Michel Mar 5 '13 at 16:55
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I was thinking that a few days ago too. The current situation is a total mess. –  kotekzot Mar 6 '13 at 5:22

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One obvious thing to point out is that every question tagged is also tagged . There really isn't much in the way of questions about one and not the other, so those two should be combined into a single tag.

I suggest since this is how it's known in the community. Leave the existing tags as synonyms pointing to this one.

The generation tags are good in general about questions for a specific generation. For questions about a specific set of games within a generation, we should use a similar tag to my suggestion above. For questions about the whole series, use (this is a change from how we're currently doing it).

Here's a list of as many tags as I could think of following these criteria:

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I would change pokemon for pokemon-series making this more obvious. like the other games (that use the suffix series) –  Michel Mar 5 '13 at 13:44
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@Michel I like that idea. –  StrixVaria Mar 5 '13 at 14:07
    
Looks perfect to me. –  Matthew Read Mar 5 '13 at 17:19
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I would use pokemon-dppl, 'pl' instead of 'p'. To me it looks like we typo'd a tag. –  Slurpee Mar 5 '13 at 19:44
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@Slurpee Except the games are known as "dpp" to the Pokemon community. –  StrixVaria Mar 5 '13 at 19:45
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Hmmm. I've always read either DPPt, or DPPl. Oh well. Everything looks great either way. –  Slurpee Mar 5 '13 at 19:51
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Let's not forget to make tag wikis for these to ensure clarity about their usage too. –  FAE Mar 5 '13 at 20:41
    
I guess you'll also add pokemon-sixth-gen and pokemon-xy when they are officially out? –  Rilgon Arcsinh Mar 7 '13 at 6:37
    
@RilgonArcsinh Yeah, we don't support games that aren't out yet, so I didn't bother including those. I'll add them to this master list later this year. Although when they are first released, there won't be a meaningful difference between those two. Something to think about, I guess. –  StrixVaria Mar 7 '13 at 11:57
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@StrixVaria - I think, given the almost certainty that there will be other sixth-gen games, we should probably start with both sets of tags. Mechanics questions can go under the gen tag right out of the gate. –  Shinrai Mar 12 '13 at 17:46
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@Shinrai I am tempted to agree. This will also prevent tagging nightmares when the second set of games in gen 6 comes out. –  StrixVaria Mar 12 '13 at 17:57
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Is there going to be any action on this? I can't suggest the tag synonym, but I started building the [pokemon-hgss] tag wiki. –  Riking May 17 '13 at 17:18

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