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People get so annoyed at discussion type questions in SO. In fact, hardly any such question survives beyond 10 mins before its inevitably closed. But why then a tag exclusively for still exist?

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So that we can watch for questions from the sky and burn with fire I guess. –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 13:06
    
A number were migrated/closed, but it's a good point. Most seem to be close fodder. –  user7116 Apr 5 '12 at 13:06
    
Because we haven't yet gone through and retagged/closed where appropriate. In these cases the tag is helpful for identifying bad questions until it's removed. Not sure if this one has been brought up before though. –  Ben Brocka Apr 5 '12 at 13:07
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Working on it... –  casperOne Apr 5 '12 at 13:07
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Plays @casperOne's re-tagging montage –  Lix Apr 5 '12 at 13:12
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@Lix You might have to loop it for a little bit. –  casperOne Apr 5 '12 at 13:13
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Egad, and four synonyms point to it. –  Tim Post Apr 5 '12 at 13:15
    
Here's a classic I found... stackoverflow.com/questions/380739/… Currently on page 8, in the 300's –  casperOne Apr 5 '12 at 13:22
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WOW - Stack Overflow used to be sooo different! That post wouldn't have lasted 10 seconds today :P –  Lix Apr 5 '12 at 13:25
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By the current site standards, it should not be there. Almost everything that has that tag is "Not Constructive" (and in a really bad way) and doesn't currently fit into what is acceptable to the site.

That said, the tag is now gone. I've removed the tag from 469 questions that it was on, and will never reappear as the tag has now been blacklisted.

A massive number of them were old, non-constructive messes with little inbound traffic. A good number of them were closed as Non Constructive, if not outright deleted.

It's possible that there are some that should be undeleted and/or reopened, and if so, please flag them for moderator attention or bring them up here on meta and we'll review them. you know what this is

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Spoons are good for scupping out the eyeballs –  random Apr 5 '12 at 16:25
    
@random I need the pointy parts of the spork to get through the eyelid when they insist on trying to protect themselves. –  casperOne Apr 5 '12 at 16:29
    
@casperOne y'know, it would be nice if SO allowed (approved) bot accounts, like Wikipedia does. Any meta-proposal for that? –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 16:34
    
Also: how did you untag them without bumping to the main page? –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 16:35
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@ManishEarth I have super powers =P Seriously though, there were a number that were closed and/or deleted. –  casperOne Apr 5 '12 at 16:36
    
@casper makes sense.. –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 16:37
    
Whenever I decide to do a cleanup job on Physics I have to do it bit by bit--to avoid excessive bumps :/ –  Manishearth Apr 5 '12 at 16:38
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@ManishEarth SO's homepage is customized, unlike other sites.. –  Sathya Apr 5 '12 at 16:49
    
Ohhhh, I was sure Shog9 would take over the dragon! Surprise! –  animuson Apr 5 '12 at 17:52
    
There is no need of spoons, or forks: Just use microwaves. –  kiamlaluno May 5 '12 at 22:15
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