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seems too generic. I just rejected a tag wiki edit suggestion for that tag; however, the edit was eventually approved by 3 votes against 2.

I saw that tag being used in at least the following contexts:

  • Issues when loading content/resources from disk or server into an application or web page
  • Loading indicators (like ajax activity indicators, progress bars and splash screens)
  • load events (such as JS window.onload, or Windows Forms Form_Load
  • Preloaders (as in HTML/JS image preloading techniques)
  • Assorted uses like reloading a config file, loading a program module, reading data from a database, etc.

Although all those cases might be considered "loading", IMO they're not similar enough to use the same tag. So maybe the tag should be split into several more specific tags.

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When you check the definition in that tag wiki, and do a quick eyeball of the questions tagged with it then it appears to have been used reasonably legitimately. With 1100+ questions tagged with it I personally would be reluctant to agree to a burnination - it appears to be commonly paired with a web based technology (jQuery, HTML, etc). –  slugster Oct 25 '12 at 21:48
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The fact that it has a tag wiki doesn't mean it's not an awful tag. It can not reasonably stand alone on a question, and the definition of it changes based the other tags. –  Charles Oct 25 '12 at 22:50
    
@slugster I think it's used on fairly different contexts, see my edits above. On a side note, the tag wiki is currently not showing, although the suggested edit was approved, and appears as the last revision. I'm not sure why. –  bfavaretto Oct 26 '12 at 1:17

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