What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

The tag on Stack Overflow seems to be misnamed: it's not about gaming as in playing games with code (happens), but about writing games. That's not "gaming", that's "game development."

I suggest the tag is renamed to "game-dev" to match its usage.

Full disclosure. As part of Arqade's efforts to share our expertise where needed in the network and to block bad question migration before it happens, we have a feed watching questions tagged (and variations thereof) wherever in the network; this includes Stack Overflow, which is the only site that uses the tag to mean game development. This is annoying.

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Shadow Wizard, cVplZ, Martijn Pieters, Al E., Emrakul Aug 6 at 21:05

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – Shadow Wizard, cVplZ, Martijn Pieters, Al E., Emrakul
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Why can't I now put tags in titles? :/ –  badp Sep 30 '12 at 10:37
    
You should be able to, the title just can't be ^\[\<tagchars>+\] to avoid the typical "[omgoshtag]: fix problemz plz" usage. –  Tim Stone Sep 30 '12 at 10:41
1  
@TimStone But that kills the purity of the title! –  badp Sep 30 '12 at 10:42
    
status-completed –  Tim Stone Sep 30 '12 at 10:43
1  
Isn't game-development tag burninated before: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/140537/game-development-tag –  nhahtdh Sep 30 '12 at 11:01
2  
@nhahtdh That means gaming should go as well. I'm okay with that too. –  badp Sep 30 '12 at 11:17
2  
If anything it should be renamed to [game-development], not [game-dev]. –  sth Sep 30 '12 at 15:37

Browse other questions tagged .