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I took it upon myself to remove the few instances of the tag on Stack Overflow.

However there's one left that seems to be un-removable since it was migrated. The copy that remains on SO is locked and uneditable.

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I'm not sure if this is intentional or how much of a problem this is, but IMO this tag shouldn't exist. It still comes up in the auto-suggest:

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I'm not sure what the best approach to this pretty small problem is, but I wanted to bring it up. It seems reasonable that off-topic (migrated) questions are likely to have unusual tags, and I don't think we want to immortalize them.

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Stubs for migrated questions get auto-deleted in a month. So I don't see that it will be a problem.

If that is indeed the last question that has the tag, the tag will die soon after the stub gets deleted.

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However, in that month the tag can be used on other questions stopping it actually being removed after that time. – ChrisF Feb 25 '13 at 16:45
I think that's a pretty rare scenario. Just have a mod nuke the tag and/or the stub. – Mysticial Feb 25 '13 at 16:47
I didn't even realize that question was only a few weeks old! I always see heavily upvoted CW questions and just assume they're from the olden days (although I don't think this would have prevented me asking about this, as I didn't know about the stub auto-delete). Thanks, this solves it in my opinion. – Wesley Murch Feb 25 '13 at 16:58

These aren't the tags you're looking for...

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Meta can have a strong influence on the weak-minded. You will find it a powerful ally. – Wesley Murch Feb 25 '13 at 17:50
Stack Overflow lacks [discipline]. – Wesley Murch Feb 25 '13 at 17:51
In all seriousness, it seems like a non-issue in light of Mystical's response, do you agree? – Wesley Murch Feb 25 '13 at 17:52

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