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There are 109 questions tagged . A lot of the ask for "general help" on some topic, so I guess for those it is a meta tag and should be removed?

But there are also quite a number of questions with this tag which are actually about the MATLAB GUI Layout Editor, which happens to be called guide:

are recent examples.

I propose to create with appropriate Wiki and retag the existing questions...


I took the upvotes as a "yes" and went ahead with the change, now that I was able to do so myself ;-).

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I think we should destroy [guide] altogether, because it is a meta-tag in my eyes. I'm all for your [matlab-guide] suggestion. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 16 '11 at 15:00
Is it necessary to tag [matlab-guide] separately from [matlab]? – Nzbuu Oct 6 '11 at 21:54
@Nzbuu: I'm not sure I understand your question. If the question is about guide, I would put both tags [matlab-guide] and [matlab] personally... – Jonas Heidelberg Oct 7 '11 at 10:13
My question is about whether tagging something as [matlab-guide] adds any value, given that it will almost always be tagged as [matlab] as well. I'm not necessarily saying it doesn't: I'm just trying to understand the rationale. – Nzbuu Oct 7 '11 at 10:20
My rationale was that matlab-guide is a lot more helpful than [guide], so I'm trying to lull new users into rather using the former to avoid the latter; and you could imagine people filtering (positive or negative) using [matlab-guide]. – Jonas Heidelberg Oct 7 '11 at 10:26

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