This is intended to supplement Neobond's announcement.
The upgrade to IP.Board 3.2 came with new features and functionality. One of them is the ability to tag topics with keywords that can be used to find other topics with the same keywords. Neobond has created a topic here about the proper usage of tags so please take a look at that if you haven't done so already.
In order to make things simpler and more efficient, I've come up with a relatively easy-to-follow "template" for tagging topics in the Gamers' Hangout: [official] [genre] [game] [developer] [platform 1] [platform 2] [platform 3] (without brackets).
Here's an example:
The following tags were used in the example linked above: official, fps, rage, id software, pc, xbox 360, ps3
Be sure to check off the box that says "Use first tag as prefix". This will show a tag in front of the topic in the forum index (as shown below).
Tags should be used as they fit. If a thread is about a game that's exclusive to the Xbox 360, then it obviously shouldn't have a PC or PS3 tag. Also, you may be inclined to using other tags like "psn" or "xbox live" so feel free to do so.