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So, I just rejected an edit for the wiki. I feel this tag is rather... meta. Shall we get rid of it, perhaps?

And yes, this is a call for help. There's only 240 questions (right now) but the more who edit, the faster it goes, right?


Edit: I think the most creative use of the tag was for an arduino question about electrical current...

Edit: And it's gone. Now how do we keep it from coming back? Because it seems very likely to do so. ;)

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I guess with 240 tags, auto-burnination makes more sense than manual burnination. – Manishearth Feb 14 '13 at 12:34
@Manishearth I was dithering between retag or burn. When is it too many, really? =D – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 12:34
No clue. But <50 can be easily retagged. >50 takes some coordinated effort from more than 2 people. – Manishearth Feb 14 '13 at 12:35
@ShaWizDowArd I hesitating adding that tag because, well, I wasn't sure if we want to ask for burnination. But, that's the second support for it, so... FWOOSH! – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 12:36
Let Trogdor eat the tag now. ;) – Shadow Wizard Feb 14 '13 at 12:38
@J.Steen: manual burnination requests still work with the [burninate-request] tag :) – Manishearth Feb 14 '13 at 12:45
@Manishearth A'ight. Noted! – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 12:47
@Manishearth Not really. It can be done in about 30-40 minutes. Frankly, no tags should be burninated from on high. All questions should be reviewed while performing a tag change such as this. – casperOne Feb 14 '13 at 12:48
@casperOne: Hmm. I guess you mean 'reviewed' there :) 30-40 seems a bit much, though. – Manishearth Feb 14 '13 at 12:49
@Manishearth Consider that the asp tag was manually reviewed, and there were thousands of questions in that. The books tag is always being hacked at. Long story short, we aren't in the business anymore of nuking tags, as it creates more noise in the nether regions of the site (it makes it harder to find these questions). – casperOne Feb 14 '13 at 12:52
@casperOne: Ah, the "fix everything else while you're at it" thing. Gotcha. – Manishearth Feb 14 '13 at 12:54
@Manishearth I've already cleared 40. It's not hard at all. I'l have the rest done in a bit. – casperOne Feb 14 '13 at 13:00
@casperOne I'm helping, I'm helping! ;) – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 13:00
@casperOne: you have inline tag editing glares – Manishearth Feb 14 '13 at 13:03
@JamesWebster Everything. "current user" mistagging, "electrical current" mistagging, "current location" mistagging, etc. – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 13:48
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Took a little longer than 30-40 minutes, but it's finally gone.

Seems likely it'll return due to interesting tag-attempts such as "current user" or "current time". But for now... peace.

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Arrrrgh! There were a bunch of really really bad questions in that tag. The idea was to go through and fix them all up, and, while doing so, remove the tag. Just willy-nilly deleting the tag was a bad idea: it served as a signpost to questions which needed tidying. – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Feb 14 '13 at 13:51
@TRiG I was attempting to fix the questions I thought really bad, in the portion I did. But I may not have done enough. Since I have the ones I did in my revision-tab in my summary, I can go through all the ones I've done and review them again. – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 13:52
It's just that I was in the middle of editing when your edit came through, and when I went to view yours I'd lost mine. Redone it now. (Also, which as a good answer to a bad X/Y question.) Leaving the rest and going on lunch. – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Feb 14 '13 at 13:56
@TRiG I do apologise, not my intention to mess things up. One gets... caught up in tag-removals. =) – J. Steen Feb 14 '13 at 13:56
And I, perhaps, get caught up in rewriting posts. I'm a proofreader by nature. Misplaced commas bug me exceedingly. – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Feb 14 '13 at 13:58

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