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The code-review beta site is now almost 2 years online. Code Review questions can and should be asked there.

But there still exist a tag on Stack Overflow. Shouldn't that tag be burninated?

The about text of that tag says

... On Stack Overflow, questions to review code are generally off-topic. It is recommended to post such questions on the Code Review sister site.

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It doesn't appear this tag is even being used for the intended "code review" purposes anyways. I can't wrap my head around why this question is tagged with it... –  animuson Dec 1 '12 at 21:07
@animuson: gerrit is a code-review application. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 1 '12 at 21:11
Can we make it so that any question tagged with code-review is automatically migrated to the Code Review site? –  Chris Gerken Dec 2 '12 at 0:40
Existence of this tag is suggesting new users that code-review is on-topic. IMHO it should be burninated! –  BartoszKP Jan 6 '14 at 9:31

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I don't think we can completely eliminate the tag. Like and similar tags that now have their own site, there are older questions in that were once on-topic on Stack Overflow, but will never be migrated to the new site.

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How about deprecating the tag? –  juergen d Dec 2 '12 at 0:56
@juergend I don't think we have a way to officially deprecate a tag, other than recommending that in the tag wiki that it no longer be used. –  Bill the Lizard Dec 2 '12 at 1:02
The idea of a 'deprecation' feature came up as a consequence to the homework tag cleanup - it would block a tag from being used but not require its removal on existing questions prior to saving them after an edit. I don't think it's been officially proposed, but this now provides two good examples of where it would be useful. I might write a feature request for it later if nobody beats me to it. –  Tim Post Dec 2 '12 at 1:15
@TimPost, it has been officially proposed. You even answered it :-). –  ben is uǝq backwards Dec 2 '12 at 10:51
@Ben I guess after a while .. all your meta answers just sort of run together. Doh! –  Tim Post Dec 2 '12 at 12:45

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