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vicky_molokh 05-25-2009 01:28 PM

Guidelines regarding thread names and tags
 
Greetings, all!

Here are some guidelines/recommendations regarding thread names and use of tags.

Thread Names
Please give your threads meaningful names - avoid stuff like 'Generic questions' and 'Does somebody know the answer', and above all, 'Stupid question' as thread names. Name threads based on their content. If it's about some rule or trait or character, mention it in the topic. You don't have to be serious - if you want a pun or a catchy phrase for a thread title, that's okay, as long as it is meaningful enough to be identified with the thread content (at least after the reader sees the content for the first time)
Traditionally, bracket-enclosed shortened tags in thread names - such as [MA] and [DF] - are used to identify to what sort of discussions the thread belongs. When using them, please separate them with spaces from other words - it makes web searches easier. Often they are similar to proper tags (below).
Whatever you do, do not put [Kromm] into a thread name!

Thread Tags
Try to keep your tags consistent with topics, to ease the tag searches in the future.
Here goes the unofficial-but-generally-useful tag list (not exhaustive):
  • If it concerns issues that are mostly relevant in the context of a single book, use the book's official name, without GURPS. E.g. 'spaceships', 'mass combat', 'fantasy' etc.
  • If it concerns a specific rule, item or trait, use a tag that matches the short-but-official rule name (if any), and a book tag if the rule is native to some specific book. E.g. 'martial arts, riposte'; 'fantasy, chakram'.
  • Use the 'faq' tag only on threads that are about common/frequent questions. Preferably, only tag so the ones which contain actual answers from official sources.
  • Use 'Kromm explanation' only where Kromm actually explains something. Again, do not tag until He answers.
  • For conversions from other systems/settings, use 'conversion'.
  • If your topic concerns something that is called by a short word, try to put the word into the tag field if you have the free slot(s).
  • 'Optional rules' should be used specifically for discussing rules marked Optional in the RAW (not to be confused with house rules tag below).
  • For house rule discussions, use 'house rules' (plural), as it seems to be in the majority already, and there's no point in using two tags simultaneously if they only differ by one letter.
  • 'Custom setting' (singular, because usually there's only one per thread) for designing settings of your own.
  • Custom Infinite Worlds worlds seem to be common. I propose tagging all of them with 'infinite worlds' and the 'custom setting' tag.
  • Tag racial, occupational, and other templates as both 'templates' and 'racial templates'/'occupational templates'/etc. to allow both generic and specific searches. Threads about lenses should probably have a 'templates' tag too just in case.
  • Use 'monsters' specifically for discussion of monsters - dangerous animals, usually not sapient etc.
  • Use 'animals' for discussion of animals - more realistic and less antagonistic than monsters (goes together with 'bestiary' well).
  • Either 'ideas to share' or 'random thought table' for non-organized but neat ideas.
  • 'Adventure seeds' for ideas on building adventures.
  • Add 'brainstorm' if the intent is an active exchange of many vaguely related ideas, as opposed to attempting to perfect a single raw idea.
  • 'Combat' for discussions of combat-centered rules, traits or strategies.
  • 'Resource' for threads recommending gaming resources - software etc.
  • 'Raw' for strictly RAW-compliant discussions. There should also be designated as such in the OP (but not necessarily in thread name).
  • 'Chargen' and 'character generation' or 'character creation' for issues relating strictly to this stage of GURPS.
  • 'WWII' for GURPS World War II and related topics.
  • (Proposed) 'Nowing' is a tag used to denote that 'just wing it' answers are a big no-no. Please do not troll these posters by such answers.


So, what have I missed?

Bruno 05-25-2009 01:53 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
So, what have I missed?

I would say monster/animal writeups are (or can be) separated from templates. Obviously, many people like writing them up as templates, but the abbreviated statblock route is good as well.

Do we want a separate tag for vehicle/spaceship writeups vs discussion on the specific book?

How about a general genre tag, for threads or posts that are tied to a specific genre (we've had enough Dungeon Fantasy related threads that for a while people kept suggesting a sub-sub forum just for GURPS DF, as an example. Many of them are not linked to one of the specific books, so a book tag wouldn't exactly fit)

vicky_molokh 05-25-2009 02:16 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Yeah, the fact that DF and SS are not only books, but also topics of their own (i.e. the genre and the class of 'items') seems to cause a bit of confusion. Still, I don't see DF being discussed separately from, well, DF.

I'm not sure how bad the SS situation is.

Woodman 05-25-2009 02:53 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Dont try to put everything in one tag, a combination of two or three is more usefull for filtering, like the Spaships writeups, tag them with "Spaceships" and "Writeup".
BTW are these tags case sensitive?

vicky_molokh 05-25-2009 02:58 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Woodman (Post 795205)
BTW are these tags case sensitive?

No idea, but it's generally good idea to write in lowercase unless you absolutely must capitalize.

RedMattis 05-25-2009 04:06 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795210)
No idea, but it's generally good idea to write in lowercase unless you absolutely must capitalize.

The software automatically de-capitalizes them, so it doesn't really matter.

Edit:
A few used, and thus recommended Tags for relevant topics at the moment would be:

Character Creation, Chargen(?), Creature, House Rules, Powers.


Edit 2:
I don't think tags with a small area is a problem, rather I believe the thing to be careful about is using the wrong big tag, or having several big tags covering the same area. (Creatures, Monsters, Bestiary, Foes, et cetera)

As long as people check the existing big tags before tagging their posts I don't think there should be to much of a problem.

Lord Carnifex 05-25-2009 04:25 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
I might suggest some more abstract tags as well:

rules: contains discussion of actual rules as written, their interpretation and explanation.

how-to: contains discussion of how to stat up a character trait idea as a power, talent, wildcard skill or so on.

concept: contains discussion referring to cinematic vs. realistic play, reality-checking, game balance and so on.

weapon: stating up a weapon from real life, cinema, and so on. This seems to come up relatively often. Discussion of changes to written stats might merit this tag as well.

RedMattis 05-25-2009 04:37 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
I'll try to list a few Big Tag ideas (Stealing ideas mercilessly of course).

- - -
Bestiary Monsters, Animals et cetera´
Cannon Fodder Stuff to kill. Frequently overlaps with Bestiary for quite obvious reasons...
Characters
Combat for discussions of combat-centered rules, traits or strategies
Concept: contains discussion referring to cinematic vs. realistic play, reality-checking, game balance and so on
House Rules
How-to contains discussion of how to stat up a character trait idea as a power, talent, wildcard skill and so on
Powers Discussion and write-ups on Powers. Also: discussion of GURPS Powers
Racial Templates for when you want to be specific, also tag with "Templates"
RAW for strictly RAW-compliant discussions. There should also be designated as such in the OP
Resource for threads recommending gaming resources - software etc
Rules contains discussion of actual rules as written, their interpretation and explanation
Supernatural For Fantasy things. (Fantasy is the name of a book after all...)
Supporting Cast
Templates Generic Templates thread-Tag
Villains
Weapons stating up a weapon from real life, cinema, and so on.

RedMattis 05-25-2009 04:38 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Does anyone have a good idea as for what to call powers*? (to avoid mixing it up with GURPS Powers)

*as in those amazing abilities like shooting lasers out of your eyes or spitting acid.

vicky_molokh 05-25-2009 04:43 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedMattis (Post 795242)
Does anyone have a good idea as for what to call powers? (to avoid mixing it up with GURPS Powers)

Well, if someone is really into designing powers, she pretty much has to buy Powers for all the cool crunch. So no big deal IMO.

RedMattis 05-25-2009 05:23 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795246)
Well, if someone is really into designing powers, she pretty much has to buy Powers for all the cool crunch. So no big deal IMO.

Great. Won't have to change my "Powers" tags then...

robkelk 05-25-2009 07:00 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Could somebody sticky this thread (so the list doesn't get lost), please? Or, at the least, sticky a post with the agreed-upon list once that exists and is compiled?

vicky_molokh 05-26-2009 08:05 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
'Combat' for discussions of combat-centered rules, traits or strategies.
'Überthread' for those big ones. You know, endless ones.
'Resource' for threads recommending gaming resources - software etc.
'Raw' for strictly RAW-compliant discussions. There should also be designated as such in the OP.

vicky_molokh 05-26-2009 08:28 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Either 'random thought table' or 'ideas to share' or 'give-away ideas' for non-organized but neat ideas.
'Adventure seeds' for ideas on building adventures.
Add 'brainstorm' if the intent is an active exchange of many vaguely related ideas, as opposed to attempting to perfect a single raw idea.

Sorry for multiposting - I can't Edit my posts right now.

RedMattis 05-26-2009 08:42 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795487)
'Überthread' for those big ones. You know, endless ones.

Most people probably can't easily write the "¨"'s necessary for "Ü".
What about 'megathread'?

vicky_molokh 05-26-2009 09:18 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedMattis (Post 795500)
Most people probably can't easily write the "¨"'s necessary for "Ü".
What about 'megathread'?

It's not like they are common. Nor will people tag them as such upon creation. Just MO.

Not another shrubbery 05-26-2009 09:37 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh
It's not like they are common. Nor will people tag them as such upon creation. Just MO.

What is the point of standardization? If you want to make searching easier, then you should use tags that are easy.

vicky_molokh 05-26-2009 09:53 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Not another shrubbery (Post 795534)
What is the point of standardization? If you want to make searching easier, then you should use tags that are easy.

Point taken. In which case, I'll reserve 'überthread' for merely humorous application. :p

CraigR 05-27-2009 05:25 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
How about a "external resource" tag for threads that link to external resources?

Pip Boy 05-27-2009 05:54 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
[*]Use 'Kromm explanation' only where Kromm actually explains something. Again, do not tag until He answers.

We could use 'author explanation' since a Peter Dell'Orto and Phil Masters can (and usually give) explanations about respective books as well.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
[*]Let's decide on some unified tag for all custom/homebrew settings.

Why not "custom settings"?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
[*]Custom Infinite Worlds worlds seem to be common. I propose tagging all of them with 'infinite worlds' and the custom setting tag, but I suspect there's a better idea than mine.

I'd vote for 'IWcustom'

vicky_molokh 05-28-2009 02:13 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pip Boy (Post 796301)
We could use 'author explanation' since a Peter Dell'Orto and Phil Masters can (and usually give) explanations about respective books as well.

Not my idea.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pip Boy (Post 796301)
Why not "custom settings"?

Looks okay.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pip Boy (Post 796301)
I'd vote for 'IWcustom'

Nah. Looks counter-intuitive.

RedMattis 05-28-2009 04:29 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pip Boy (Post 796301)
We could use 'author explanation' since a Peter Dell'Orto and Phil Masters can (and usually give) explanations about respective books as well.

It would be preferable, but since "Kromm explanation" is already used by several topics I guess we're stuck with what we've got.

Figleaf23 05-28-2009 11:58 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
...So, what have I missed?

Ummm ... you may be missing the probable futility of what you're asking.

Figleaf23 05-28-2009 05:40 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
I should add, albeit belatedly, that I would be happy to be wrong.

Mercator 05-29-2009 01:24 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
So, what have I missed?

"Actual play" for accounts of, well, actual game sessions.

Also, I suggest a note urging people not to over-rely on tags and choose thread titles that are clear and precise, and already include the key words of the discussion. I see tags as useful, but secondary to a good title.

M.

(who has had to wade through too many discussions called "a hopefully simple question")

vicky_molokh 05-29-2009 01:36 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercator (Post 797238)
(who has had to wade through too many discussions called "a hopefully simple question")

Yeah, that's really annoying.

Joseph R 05-29-2009 05:04 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercator (Post 797238)
(who has had to wade through too many discussions called "a hopefully simple question")

<SOAPBOX>I think this shows why, although software search tools make finding information easier, it is still a skill that needs to be learnt. As long as people do not understand or care how to correctly categorise data, the world will still need librarians.</SOAPBOX>

Quote:

Originally Posted by Figleaf23 (Post 796838)
I should add, albeit belatedly, that I would be happy to be wrong.

I too hope that you are wrong in this regard, but I fear not.

pawsplay 05-30-2009 01:14 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedMattis (Post 795242)
Does anyone have a good idea as for what to call powers*? (to avoid mixing it up with GURPS Powers)

*as in those amazing abilities like shooting lasers out of your eyes or spitting acid.

Unless you are talking about the book, with bells and whistles and power sources, you are basically talking about "advantages."

Phantasm 05-30-2009 05:41 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pawsplay (Post 797720)
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedMattis
Does anyone have a good idea as for what to call powers*? (to avoid mixing it up with GURPS Powers)

*as in those amazing abilities like shooting lasers out of your eyes or spitting acid.

Unless you are talking about the book, with bells and whistles and power sources, you are basically talking about "advantages."

"Abilities" is what Powers calls them, referring to any advantage that's been modified in any way. This helps keep them separate from what Powers calls "Powers", which are sets of abilities.

TJA 05-30-2009 07:12 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Muahahaha.

Let that stay "suggestions" :D

Kawaii_Koneko 05-31-2009 10:26 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
stat for things like the "stat the doctor challenge" sound ok?

Sam Baughn 06-01-2009 05:31 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kawaii_Koneko (Post 798369)
stat for things like the "stat the doctor challenge" sound ok?

Seems a bit ambiguous, since 'stat' and 'stats' can mean a lot of different things.

Can't think of a better alternative off the top of my head though.

robkelk 06-01-2009 07:51 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Perfect Organism (Post 798497)
Seems a bit ambiguous, since 'stat' and 'stats' can mean a lot of different things.

Can't think of a better alternative off the top of my head though.

"character design", perhaps?

Kawaii_Koneko 06-01-2009 10:03 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
well i used it in a thred i made trying to build stat a creature not really a pc type thing

Mark Skarr 06-05-2009 06:55 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Anybody mind if I use "art" for the art for gaming thread? Or would we rather use something else?

jeff_wilson 06-06-2009 01:39 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
Here are some guidelines regarding use of tags. Try to keep your tags consistent with them, to ease the tag searches in the future. And remember to also give your threads meaningful names - avoid stuff like 'generic questions' and 'does somebody know the answer'. Name them based on their content.

What brought this on? Is this going to be an official rule for the forums?

vicky_molokh 06-06-2009 04:48 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeff_wilson (Post 801344)
What brought this on? Is this going to be an official rule for the forums?

Yes. You get until August to adjust. After that non-compliant threads will be locked, and any forumites not using the proper tags will be permabanned.
Of course, this is a joke.

RedMattis 06-06-2009 10:20 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 801397)
Yes. You get until August to adjust. After that non-compliant threads will be locked, and any forumites not using the proper tags will be permabanned.

In the case of an only mildly questionable use of an established Tag a temporary ban could be argued though, especially if the subject was an otherwise productively contributing poster.
In a repeat case a permaban is unavoidable though.
Yes, it's a joke
Maybe these clarifications of the rules should be included in the initial post so new posters won't miss it? ...still joking

pawsplay 06-06-2009 11:49 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Perfect Organism (Post 798497)
Seems a bit ambiguous, since 'stat' and 'stats' can mean a lot of different things.

Can't think of a better alternative off the top of my head though.

"Character sheet."

jeff_wilson 06-07-2009 01:50 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by redmattis (Post 801510)
in the case of an only mildly questionable use of an established tag a temporary ban could be argued though, especially if the subject was an otherwise productively contributing poster.
In a repeat case a permaban is unavoidable though.
yes, it's a joke
maybe these clarifications of the rules should be included in the initial post so new posters won't miss it? ...still joking

Are you aware that fnorded text is converted to plain in the e-mail version?

While I approve of harsh sentences for uninformative subject lines, the "need" for tagging could be greatly reduced by giving GURPS a 2nd level forum section to itself, with pre-tagged 3rd level subsections. It's silly to cram 21K threads and 360K posts into the same index, when you have a dozen or so other forums with 2-and 3-digit totals.

Sam Baughn 06-07-2009 06:17 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
The 'creatures' tag seems to be redundant with the more popular 'monsters' tag. Would it be possible to delete it?

vicky_molokh 06-07-2009 06:52 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Perfect Organism (Post 801998)
The 'creatures' tag seems to be redundant with the more popular 'monsters' tag. Would it be possible to delete it?

Probably keep both, because not all creatures will be 'monsters'.

Stormcrow 06-07-2009 01:18 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
I would find an alphabetized list of standard tags helpful. Rather than guess at which ones already exist, one could just look at the list and see that the one they're thinking of is already there.

Sam Baughn 06-07-2009 04:18 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stormcrow (Post 802125)
I would find an alphabetized list of standard tags helpful. Rather than guess at which ones already exist, one could just look at the list and see that the one they're thinking of is already there.

At the moment the tag cloud probably has most of them in it. There are entries there which only point to a single thread.

EDIT: Actually, it seem that there aren't currently any one-thread entries in the tag cloud. A couple of days ago there were some.

Stormcrow 06-07-2009 09:56 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Oh! I didn't even realize there was a tag cloud. Found it.

Sam Baughn 06-08-2009 01:57 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
The 'optional rules' tag doesn't seem to be being used correctly - the threads it is linked to are all discussing what I believe are called 'house rules'. In GURPS, optional rules generally means published rules which aren't used as standard (like Defensive Attacks, Extra Effort in Combat or multiple Rapid Strikes).

'Chargen' and 'character creation' are both tags about the same thing and point to exactly the same threads.

'Psi' seems to be redundant with the more popular 'psionics'.

vicky_molokh 06-08-2009 01:59 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Perfect Organism (Post 802711)
The 'optional rules' tag doesn't seem to be being used correctly - the threads it is linked to are all discussing what I believe are called 'house rules'. In GURPS, optional rules generally means published rules which aren't used as standard (like Defensive Attacks, Extra Effort in Combat or multiple Rapid Strikes).

Indeed so.

robkelk 06-08-2009 07:01 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stormcrow (Post 802376)
Oh! I didn't even realize there was a tag cloud. Found it.

Note that it's a tag cloud for the entire SJGames Forums, not just this forum. (Selecting the tag "tags" from the cloud will pull up both this thread and its counterpart in the In Nomine forum, for example.)

Ragitsu 06-13-2009 04:15 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
What is nomenclature?

Sam Baughn 06-15-2009 11:44 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ragitsu (Post 805333)
What is nomenclature?

A system of words, especially names, which is intended to minimise confusion between subjects referred to by those words. For instance, biological nomenclature tries to lay out a system so that a single name is given to each species, while in natural languages one species may have several names and one name may refer to several species.

hal 06-18-2009 11:36 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
If I might be so bold as to suggest?

Since this thread has pretty much expanded to multiple pages, and the first post is going to be the first thing most people new to the thread might see, might I suggest an actual "standardization of tags" post, that lists each of the tags with their suggested topic associated with them?

This way, someone can see "sci-fi" or scifi and know it is a science fiction based tag, while someone else can see that they don't need to use "science fiction" as the tag itself. By having the standardized list, people can at least attempt to use the standards and take it from there.

So, suggestion is to go back and edit post #1 of this thread to include the standardized tags and their associated meanings.

vicky_molokh 06-18-2009 01:01 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hal (Post 807602)
If I might be so bold as to suggest?

Since this thread has pretty much expanded to multiple pages, and the first post is going to be the first thing most people new to the thread might see, might I suggest an actual "standardization of tags" post, that lists each of the tags with their suggested topic associated with them?

This way, someone can see "sci-fi" or scifi and know it is a science fiction based tag, while someone else can see that they don't need to use "science fiction" as the tag itself. By having the standardized list, people can at least attempt to use the standards and take it from there.

So, suggestion is to go back and edit post #1 of this thread to include the standardized tags and their associated meanings.

Ahem, that's how it is. The most relevant ones, anyway.

Ragitsu 07-01-2009 10:25 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
I see that "q&a" is gaining prominence.

vicky_molokh 07-02-2009 01:54 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ragitsu (Post 814345)
I see that "q&a" is gaining prominence.

But not meaningfulness. IIRC it is nerdvanna's tag (I once thought it was yours, though). I have no idea what it should help us find, since most threads have both some questions and some answers . . .

dataweaver 07-04-2009 01:02 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molokh (Post 795161)
  • If it concerns issues that are mostly relevant in the context of a single book, use the book's official name, without GURPS. E.g. 'spaceships', 'mass combat', 'fantasy' etc.

What about books in a series? e.g., "GURPS Power-Ups 1: Imbuements" or "GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 3: The Next Level"? I'd like to just say "imbuements" for the first one, or maybe "power-ups" (or "pu") and "imbuements" as separate tags.

Also, could you include a list of common abbreviations in the first post here, so that newcomers can determine what things like "df", "ss", and "pu" stand for?

vicky_molokh 07-04-2009 01:16 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dataweaver (Post 815315)
What about books in a series? e.g., "GURPS Power-Ups 1: Imbuements" or "GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 3: The Next Level"? I'd like to just say "imbuements" for the first one, or maybe "power-ups" (or "pu") and "imbuements" as separate tags.

Also, could you include a list of common abbreviations in the first post here, so that newcomers can determine what things like "df", "ss", and "pu" stand for?

You can't write 'pu', as that is a two-letter tag. 'Imbuements' sounds fine, as does 'dungeon fantasy' + 'the next level'.

As for abbreviations, they're in the abbreviation thread at the sticky top of the subforum.

Sam Baughn 07-16-2009 10:07 AM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
What would be the correct set of tags for a magical style write-up? There doesn't seem to be an existing tag for magical styles. Should it be 'magical styles', 'thaumatology: magical styles' or what?

vicky_molokh 07-16-2009 12:01 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Perfect Organism (Post 820445)
What would be the correct set of tags for a magical style write-up? There doesn't seem to be an existing tag for magical styles. Should it be 'magical styles', 'thaumatology: magical styles' or what?

The former, because the latter is too long (might hit the char limit).

PK 04-25-2011 10:51 PM

Re: Standardizing the tags nomenclature for the GURPS subforum . . .
 
For the record, I just fixed a few "rpm" tags on threads to "ritual path magic" instead. Similarly, since two-letter tags are not supported, and "monster hunters" is already in use on several threads, I'd prefer to see that used instead of "MH_" or "[MH]" or any such odd tag. There's really no reason not to spell things out, after all.

(And note that there should be no issues with tagging threads related to the new Monster Hunters series versus tagging those related to the older Loadouts: Monster Hunters book -- because the latter was a spiritual successor to, and is more-or-less compatible with, the former.)

Agemegos 07-31-2014 11:40 PM

Re: Guidelines regarding thread names and tags
 
I see that we have both "sci-fi" and "sci fi" among our tags, an inconsistency for which I was as much responsible as anyone. "sci-fi" was rather more common, so I have replaced "sci fi" wherever I had added it.


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