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I don't believe these tags add anything to the question. But I don't want to just remove them as there are some others around the fringes that I'm unsure about. is often used alongside and , however, as it's a natural science rather than a product or a computing concept and I think this should be burninated as well.

and also float around the edges but are mathematical concepts and therefore seem to have more place on Stack Overflow.

Is this logic an appropriate way of thinking about tags? Should , and maybe be burninated?

If should go what about and or are they different somehow?

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If anyone can come up with an appropriate and funnier joke about burning sunrise than I could think of I'd be grateful... –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 21 '13 at 17:16
what about stars? Care to add that to the list as well. :) It is added to several of the questions that have sunset. –  Josh Mein Jan 21 '13 at 17:57
Ach, I went looking for celestial objects and missed that one @Josh. I did find grammars though, which really annoyed me... –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 21 '13 at 18:00
[astronomy] may or may not be a good fit, but it sure is an interesting tag for search purposes. –  Asad Jan 21 '13 at 23:04

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On a Q&A site about programming, , and seem to add too much details that are not useful for understanding the question. I could understand to mean "code about concepts usually relevant on astronomy," but not a tag for every term used in astronomy.

seems used for review stars, asterisks (it seems so in Printing *s as triangles in Java?), star field (as in Scrolling starfield with gl_points in pyglet), stars assigned to messages (as in Will a function be added to Gmail App Script API to get the type of star assigned to a message?), the RatingBar class (as in Android RatingBar doesn't accept float values).

I am not sure is really necessary.
If the question title is How can I calculate sunrise azimuth for multiple locations and dates in R? or Sunrise and sunset times based on coordinates and altitude, it is pretty clear what the topic is. Since normally questions are tagged with a programming language tag, I wonder if there are users who answer to questions for whatever programming language used for the code.

I would rather burninate , , , and .

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I was looking for a statement about the tags purpose and what I could find was in the "About" page, where it says: "All questions are tagged with their subject areas.". As such, I don't see why astronomy would need to go unless we consider a notoriety criteria like in wikipedia.

I'd consider astronomy a minor subject. Many of the questions posted there deal with certain calculations, certains API's (like ) that make it a useful tag for such programs.

Given that these questions are a minority I'd agree that and are too specific and should be deleted, merging the questions with .

could also include those questions related to other celestial objects. I've already retagged a few of the questions that were on , and one question I found tagged with that was not about the tablet leaving them with

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