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I just came across one of 317 questions with the tag . The tag has no Wiki entry and no followers. The tag seems to provide no value. There wasn't much consistency about it (for example, Python has a pass statement, but most questions were more about passing data around).

I'd like to recommend that the tag is burninated.

I see from the Related list (now the Linked list) that I'm not the first to question the tag:

The consensus answer back in November 2011 was 'the tag is pointless and should be removed'.

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Only 6 questions that have both python and pass tags. Only 3 of those are actually about the pass statement. Burn! – Martijn Pieters Sep 14 '12 at 13:47
Burn passing as well. I'm only a bit unsure about parameter-passing‌​. Should it be burninated as well? Or should they rather all be synonymized to that one? – BalusC Sep 15 '12 at 2:24
@kiamlaluno: why is the tag 'stackoverflow' important for MSO? It is the 'meta' for StackOverflow alone, isn't it — not for SU or SF or the multitude of SE sites. So what does the tag add in the way of information? – Jonathan Leffler Sep 15 '12 at 4:22
@JonathanLeffler, MSO is meta.stackexchange, though there's a plan to change this – ben is uǝq backwards Sep 15 '12 at 8:20
Meta Stack Overflow is the meta site for Stack Overflow, and all the Stack Exchange network. stackoverflow will be helpful when the questions that are not about Stack Overflow will be migrated to, which actually points to, but which will be an independent site (in future). – kiamlaluno Sep 15 '12 at 21:59