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I was searching for tags about "tips and tricks" and found at least 5 tags, which seems redundant:

Maybe merging them could be a good idea?

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Why not just clean them up? The ones with fewer questions should be easy enough to take care of. –  Bart Jan 20 '13 at 11:40
    
@RudiVisser Done. –  Bart Jan 20 '13 at 15:30
    
@Bart How did you do that? Have you edited 25 posts manualy? –  F. Hauri Jan 20 '13 at 15:32
    
@F.Hauri I took care of all the [trick] posts, yes. Removing the tag, editing them into shape. Or flagging them for deletion where necessary. The [programming-tips] ones must have been somebody else. –  Bart Jan 20 '13 at 15:33
    
I've sorted out hints-and-tips. Surprisingly most of the questions were already closed or actually helpful so only detagging was required. –  Rudi Visser Jan 20 '13 at 15:40
    
Seems to be [status-completed] –  Richard Tingle Oct 18 '13 at 10:45
    
@RichardTingle Or maybe not? –  Dukeling Oct 18 '13 at 11:03

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These tags should all just be removed. Probably a lot of the questions they're on should be closed as well, so please don't just remove them. Vote to close the question they're on if it's a subjective "list of X" question.

Once the tags are removed from all questions, the tag itself and its wiki will be deleted from the system within 24 hours. After that, low-reputation users will be blocked from re-creating the tags.

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  • I would argue for removing , and - they do not seems to convey too much about a question / subject.

  • Regarding sounds to me like a valid tag, I would expect these questions to hold good programming practices.

    I am somewhat surprised that that was flagged as "DO NOT USE" is still active. Is there a way to block this tag from being used in the future?

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There is no other way to block the tag from being used other than to help in the process of cleaning it up. Same thing goes for the [homework] tag. I delete a couple of new ones on a daily basis. –  Bart Jan 20 '13 at 14:21

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