Right now we have , , and tags.

I don't think this is a good approach. No new user is ever going to tag these right, and it's not like a question for a piece name is practically different than a question asking for a piece's element ID. And beyond that, identifications of non-pieces like stickers or entire sets should really be sharing a tag - we use the same resources to answer the question.

If no one objects, I'd like to merge all three of those into the single tag.

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    I think @Dori asked a question along the same lines on the chat, but didn't get much answers. I agree on identification, whether people are after the name, element id or design id is basically irrelevant. The only issue I can see is if we also get a lot of set identification requests also, but I doun't we'll get much, and surely not enough to justify creating two tags.
    – Joubarc
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 12:38
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    I think merging set identification and part identification requests is a plus. Set identification always starts with part identification so they'll use the same resources and knowledge.
    – user23
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 12:42
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    Agreed, not only is there probably no need to separate both, but there are indeed good reasons to keep them together.
    – Joubarc
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 12:45
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    Whatever the choice may be, some tag wikis would help.
    – Pubby
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 13:41
  • @Dori's chat post was: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/2261055#2261055 I also agree we should merge those. Leave piece-information separate as that's more about the history/context of pieces than knowing what they are called/referred to. Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 14:32
  • Need to get @oezi in here as a user with rights to do this ;) Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 14:38
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    I recall some complaints from another SE about lack of tag merging/renaming - you can set up pre-hoc synonyms, but the only way to really merge is to retag questions by hand. So, I just did that.
    – user23
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 14:53
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    As you say, we still need to get the synonyms in place so that they don't creep back. Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 15:11

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We now have two separate tags for and .

Piece Information

Questions asking for information about a known LEGO element/brick. Use for questions about unknown pieces or sets.



Use this tag if you are trying to identify a LEGO element or set that you possess or have seen somewhere.


Users are encouraged to add an improve to existing tags, as they would with questions and answers.

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