I just rolled back someone's edit to add . I really don't think we need tags for things like Scrabble, Boggle, etc. Perhaps we can just use the more generic ? Also, is there a meaningful difference between and ?

  • Is EL&U the right place for any of those? Was the tag added for Scrabble help sites? If so, that question has already been moved to Board and Card Games.SE. Maybe the purpose of the tag would be to alert us that the question probably should be migrated.
    – jimreed
    Jul 15 '11 at 14:39
  • @jim: It was added to a second question but I rolled it back.
    – MrHen
    Jul 15 '11 at 14:45
  • @MrHen: All my fault. I wasn't too sure of myself, though. Thanks for stepping in!
    – Daniel
    Jul 15 '11 at 14:51
  • @drm65: I don't think you did anything wrong but I do feel that we should be a little careful about mentioning specific games like that. No harm; no foul.
    – MrHen
    Jul 15 '11 at 15:12

We don't need those tags because EL&U is not a site about board games.
Tags help to categorize the questions, but the categorization level must not be too detailed. Thus, tags such as , , are not necessary because EL&U is not supposed to answer in detail to questions about, e.g, fruit nouns; there is already and that is enough for the purposes of the site.

In the specific, questions about table, board, and word games are not supposed to be asked on EL&U; therefore, , , and are not necessary on EL&U.

As a side note, I would add that such tags would make users misunderstand the purpose of the site, and I feel them more dangerous than the questions about jokes.

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    I'm accepting this until someone strongly disagrees.
    – MrHen
    Jul 15 '11 at 18:56
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    the other thing to consider with tags is "who would want to subscribe to such a tag?" If the answer is 'nobody', then that tag probably should not exist... Jul 16 '11 at 16:43

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