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The tag has over 700 questions tagged with it. It's very ambiguous, for obvious reasons. Mostly dealing with sending data or emails, and mostly used as a meta-tag. Browsing through a couple pages of the tag, I see no valid uses of the tag that require retagging.

If anyone knows of any valid retags that should take place, please speak up.
Otherwise, this tag needs destroyed.

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That's just cruel. I mean, what would receive do without [send]? –  Bart Dec 8 '12 at 22:38
    
Clearly they'll both have to go. What a shame. *cough* –  Charles Dec 9 '12 at 0:16
    
Arent there many tags that are ambiguous ? New, delete, and a lot of common operations are ambiguous in the same way as send or receive. –  AsheeshR Dec 9 '12 at 9:40
    
@AshRj: So find them and request them to be killed. I, personally, can only request tags be killed that I actually come across. I don't actively search for them, just notice them naturally while cleaning things up in review, etc. –  animuson Dec 9 '12 at 17:36
    
But the thing is that these are basic operations across many languages so those tags are needed. –  AsheeshR Dec 10 '12 at 2:19
    
No, they're not. All they do is waste space. –  animuson Dec 10 '12 at 2:21
    
@AshRj: my personal benchmark is: can I imagine someone subscribing to such a tag? And I simply can't think of anyone thinking "Gee, I sure want to know about every question about 'sending' that anyone asks on SO". –  Joachim Sauer Dec 18 '12 at 14:26
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@JoachimSauer No but C + Memory-Management + New / Delete is a very specific topic which someone might subscribe to –  AsheeshR Dec 19 '12 at 9:32

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