User talk:Ray Chason/Pages needing version tags

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What exactly is the function of the version tags? I see that most of the pages for variants are tagged "variant-343", except for the pages for SLASH'EM, which have their own tags (and according to the SLASH'EM article, are based on 3.3.1). Would it be helpful to have separate tags for other variants that have large numbers of pages, or for features (like the Convict role) that originated as a patch, but are now in multiple variants? The rollover text for the tag could include the note that these are based on 3.4.3.

I am thinking of a scenario in which a 3.4.3 variant is updated by porting in the changes from 3.6.0, making it (indirectly) a 3.6.0 variant. In that case having a separate tag might simplify the process of updating the variant number. In any case, Slash'EM Extended and SLASHTHEM should probably have their own tags, since their base is SLASH'EM, not 3.4.3.--Cherokee Jack (talk) 18:04, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Forwarding this discussion to NetHackWiki Talk:Next version. Bottom line: I'm all in favor, I'm just focused on the new version of vanilla. I created this page only for my own convenience while compiling the lists, and intend to delete it eventually.--Ray Chason (talk) 23:03, 18 December 2015 (UTC)