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This seems to be yet another meta-tag, and thus at best unnecessary/redundant. But I wouldn't want to be too hasty... is there any valid non-meta use for this tag, or can we burninate it?

bump please help close or edit these questions.

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closed as off-topic by animuson, Martijn Pieters, Al E., Undo, Adam May 8 '14 at 0:40

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How else would I tag my question about improving the Self language? – Joachim Sauer Oct 27 '11 at 6:46
Questions about self-improvement appear to be relevant on, but not on Stack Overflow. :) – Anderson Green Feb 3 '13 at 6:50
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While I think those kind of questions are better for Programmers, the tag is certainly appropriate for them. For some, it may be the only appropriate tag.

I guess the question should be "What else would you tag them with"?

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Yeah, well... that's the thing. I guess I don't think most, if any of these posts belong on Stack Overflow. I don't know what would happen to these if the tag were to be done away with, but I think in most cases that is not a huge concern if they're fodder for closing/deletion anyway. – Jason Plank Oct 26 '11 at 19:17
I agree, most don't belong, but it was determined that many "old, popular" questions would be allowed to stick around. Therefore, they'll need to be tagged with something appropriate as long as they're here. – Lance Roberts Oct 26 '11 at 19:20
OK, I see. I suppose there is some work to be done if this tag is to be blacklisted. Aside: is there a metric by which we can identify the old questions that will stay? – Jason Plank Oct 26 '11 at 19:24
It's pretty subjective. I vote to close some and protect others, but I wouldn't delete much that had a fair number of votes. – Lance Roberts Oct 26 '11 at 19:29
btw a lot of self-improvement questions at Programmers seem to be getting closed as well. Just in case if migration is considered, please don't use Programmers as a toilet bowl – gnat Oct 26 '11 at 19:53
[untagged] as previously discussed. – Rosinante Oct 26 '11 at 20:30
The only purpose for [untagged] is to be a pointer to be retagged. I've done lots of retagging of [untagged] questions from burninated tags. – Lance Roberts Oct 26 '11 at 20:36
It seems that post that use the code-kata tag usually include this tag as well. It is also common with the teach tag too. Those two tag help me with searched, with this tag does not. I have added it to post before just to cover bases, but have never searched on it. It is just to vague. – Shire Jul 14 '12 at 17:48

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