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How can I change the encryption algorithm (md5, sh512, etc) in Linux? from a one-rep user had the tag . How could this not be a useless meta-tag? Wouldn't c++-new or java-new or whatever be more useful?

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It should be allowed on the condition that user has also tagged with delete, to avoid a tag memory leak. – wim Sep 15 '11 at 1:19
A side effect of [java-new] is that it would be incorrectly applied to questions about Java 8; same deal with [c++-new] and C++11. – Pops Sep 30 '11 at 19:16

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I'm seeing nearly 600 uses of the tag on Stack Overflow. It's a keyword in a lot of languages, so I don't think it should be blocked. It probably does need to be cleaned up so it has a consistent usage though. Someone should also add a wiki summary for the tag.

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You were looking wrong

596 questions tagged

I don't think it should be blocked just because of one user abusing it. Just retag it and do not think about it

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That's correct: If all the times a tag is misused, we delete that tag, then we would not have any tag at all. – kiamlaluno Sep 15 '11 at 3:55

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