Does the algorithm tag serve any purpose? I mean, the one here on Meta, not Stack Overflow.
- It smells like a meta tag
- It only has 17 questions
- It's use is not clearly visible from the asked questions
Should it be removed?
Well, yes it serves to document and tag the various algorithms that are behind several of StackExchange's features. Some examples of proper usage:
Unfortunately, there are other shitty questions mixed in with the rest and those should be torched.