Discussion Question: Is it useful to preserve tags on Stack Overflow with the name of another Stack Exchange site?
Related Feature Request: Short of migrating / closing a bajillion questions could tags which are directly related to a newly spawned Stack Exchange site show up with a small lock icon next to their name -- or just a moderator-only tag or something -- and then update the tag excerpt to note the new site?
Background: It appears that questions are still coming in for several tags where a site exists with that exact name. I realize that the standard practice is to not migrate old questions. However, almost all of these tags have new questions. See the 'sort by newest' links below. For example:
- unix or linux?
It's my opinion that the ability for users to create questions with these tags is just creating more work for the moderators, question-flaggers, etc to eventually migrate these recent questions when it could be fairly straightforward to make these moderator-only (I realize that none of the main sites currently have moderator-only tags).
One last note:
I'd prefer not to bring tag synonym / merging questions into the fray here. For example, the challenges, review, latex, etc. tags could be of questionable use on Stack Overflow, but I'd prefer to stick only to tags which, by name, denote another Stack Exchange site.