I just posted a question to identify a feature of an Exidy Sorcerer's case I can't explain. Categorizing that kind of question seems hard, as it's not a computer or game to be identified, but a feature. Then again, it doesn't make much sense to add an tag. Thus a more generic to cover all the less common identify-this type outside the big other categories would be helpful.

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Why not make it a noun in line with other SE sites?

EarthScience.SE uses

This also avoids the 'linguistic' suggestion to add things that is implicit in using (as mentioned in chenmuka's answer).

I would even suggest to combine all into - the number of ID questions does not really call for separate categories.

  • Works as well - except, I'd keep the two existing tags, as they cover what's eventually may be the majority of questions in a good way
    – Raffzahn
    Sep 25, 2018 at 22:47

Certainly Identify this questions are on topic, after more than one confirmation question already here on meta...
Are identify this questions on topic?

I am in two minds about without a suffix as being a bit broad. It would certainly need a wiki that mentions the existing and tags.

However, on the other hand, if we start allowing we will get , ad nauseam.

So, I would say let's do it. Add .

  • Also, at least on the browser I use, typing in a tag displays all starting with the same string, so identify-this would come up togeter with identify-this-computer identify-this-game, reminding the user to select something apropriate. Each of these has a help text below, so if theis clearly states that identify-this is only to be used if no other cathergory fits, then It might work out, do't you think so?
    – Raffzahn
    Sep 24, 2018 at 15:53

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