I've been using SE for years now. As a long-term user, I always try to search for existing questions instead of immediately asking a new one, as is expected.
Now that I'm learning Blender 2.8, I find it very difficult to find questions that are relevant because the majority of relevant answers are for 2.7 and before. As a simple example, when searching
vertex weights, the first 5 answers are for the older version before I get a relevant answer for 2.8. However, if I were allowed to specify with a tag:
[2.8] vertex weights, I would only get answers for the version I'm looking for. That's the point of having tags, correct? After all, tags are defined as:
"Tags are used to categorize questions so that it's easier to search or browse through all the questions on the website"
I'm not advocating for small incremental tags for every minor release. I'm not asking for tags for
2.8.3... that would be cumbersome and inefficient, as mentioned before. However, the difference in the software between pre- and post-2.8 is extensive. The new version is an entire new monster, and the answers that applied to one version no longer apply to the other.
StackExchange allows a distinction between windows-7 and windows-10. Why can't we? I hope the phrase "version tag" doesn't automatically get shut down without consideration. I know this has been discussed before, but these discussions took place before the program experienced such a radical update. As you can see here, the accepted answer of not allowing 2.8 tag has been gradually losing traction now that 2.8 is in its stable release.