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Burnination and Blacklisting

These tags have been audited and are considered prime candidates for burnination and blacklisting.

books, ebook, education, free-software, learning-resources, screencast, screencasts, training, tutorials, video-tutorials

Please note that has and as synonyms.

Significant Cleanup / Vetting for Burnination

These tags were uncovered in the audit and need significant cleaned up before they can be burnination candidates. These tags are either being applied inconsistently, are unnecessary, meta-tags, or otherwise problematic. We need your help to check these tags and make the site better.

, , career-development, , , , demonstration, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , tag:teaching, terms, tips-and-tricks, , organizing

Other meta tags needing burnination:

(please note: struck tags are ... struck)

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Just so we're clear, "Aarthi wants to burninate children". –  Tim Stone Apr 10 '13 at 0:26
    
I know there's not many left, but can we add [technology-choice], [programmer-skills] and [time-estimation] to the burnination list? –  LittleBobbyTables Apr 10 '13 at 1:11
    
Sorry.. That title was killing me! –  ɥʇǝS Apr 10 '13 at 2:52
    
BTW, I don't have 500 rep on Stack Overflow, but I'd like to help. It wouldn't really help to suggest edits removing these tags would it? (Of course, I'd fix anything else that needed it in the process). –  ɥʇǝS Apr 10 '13 at 2:56
    
@Seth Blacklisting List? :D –  Aarthi Apr 10 '13 at 2:57
    
@Aarthi Well it is a list :P –  ɥʇǝS Apr 10 '13 at 2:58
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Heh, for a second I thought [discussion], [burninate-request] and [clean-up] were the last tags in your second list. Long day... –  Yannis Apr 10 '13 at 16:19
    
can we add [project/s] to that list? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/173482/remove-project-tag –  Aboutblank Apr 10 '13 at 16:33
    
Let's address that separately, @About –  Shog9 Apr 10 '13 at 16:42
    
@TimStone Burninating books also often seen as a bad sign. –  Ben Barden Apr 10 '13 at 21:48
    
I made a question regarding [coding-style] as a tag that may need to be burned as well... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/192921/… –  aug Aug 13 '13 at 15:58
    
@Shog9: Hey, check my most recent edit to the above question. You can blacklist it now. Oh, also, [training] as well. –  Won't Aug 20 '13 at 13:18

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About :

There seem to be three uses for this

  1. Talking about tiny humans
  2. Talking about child nodes in HTML/CSS/JS (most
  3. Talking about child processes.

What should probably be done:

  • Retag all questions about as such.
  • Remove the tag from questions about human children
  • Rename/synonym the tag to
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has been burned. Please blacklist, as almost all questions were off topic, not constructive, and made me cry.

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Edit: Perhaps this idea isn't the best, but something should be done about the excess of unfulfilled burninations (see the bottom of this post)

Can this list be maintained as FAQ? I know it's not frequently-asked, but it's probably frequently-wondered. We should keep an updated list of tags which need burnination, tags we've burninated, etc. This should be community wiki.

When people post burninate requests, they can be added to this list (with enough upvotes). This would actually promote action, as it would stay in front of peoples' faces much easier.

A lot of burninate-requests are lost in the pile of posts, and it would be good for us to maintain a solid list for reference. I don't even need to begin pointing out the number of lost requests.

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No, I think this is a bad idea. The community team (i.e. my colleagues and I) along with the developers, keep a close eye on MSO for burnination requests. As requests get fulfilled, it's tidier for us to mark as [status-completed] and move onto the next burn/blacklist request. –  Aarthi Apr 10 '13 at 2:06
    
@Aarthi A lot more would get done if there were a single coordinated and organized list. Sure, it's easier to do it that way, but that doesn't make it better. Consolidation of information means faster and more thorough action. –  Emrakul Apr 10 '13 at 2:11
    
While you're right, this isn't the first time we've done this. Frankly: this system doesn't scale well. Keeping these posts small and focused is a much better way for both us (Stack Exchange) and for you (the community) to handle this. For examples of how this doesn't scale, see this post on Super User (incremental progress for months) and this post on Server Fault (very little progress since an initial clearance). I promise: smaller, focused, frequent posts has a better yield over time. –  Aarthi Apr 10 '13 at 2:20
    
@Aarthi Hmm. Then maybe there's a better way to handle this in general. I hope you agree that there are WAY too many unhandled burninate requests? –  Emrakul Apr 10 '13 at 2:24
    
Are there? Usually Shog9 gets to them fairly expediently and marks them done/declined as needed. –  Aarthi Apr 10 '13 at 2:25
    
@Aarthi It took me about five minutes in total to find those seven incomplete burninations. Five of those seven were from memory. Anecdotal, but relevant. Incomplete requests are everywhere. –  Emrakul Apr 10 '13 at 2:29
    
Do note, though, that's not to undermine Shog9's work. He's done more than I can count, but we shouldn't, and shouldn't have to, depend on them to fix this. –  Emrakul Apr 10 '13 at 2:31
    
First off, yeah - this shouldn't all be me; obviously, I'm not keeping up, which is why Aarthi's vetting this set of tags (it takes almost no time to get rid of them, but generally you want to do a bit of sanity-checking first). @Telthien –  Shog9 Apr 10 '13 at 2:46
    
@Shog9 Of course - and I don't disagree that this is useful. However, there has to be a better way to do this, and I generally think this will require better coordination. –  Emrakul Apr 10 '13 at 3:56
    
@Shog9 Your powers make me jealous. Here I am, burning away old big questions, and suddenly everything disappears. You have ruined my evening =[ –  Emrakul Apr 10 '13 at 4:52
    
Plenty of other tags, @Telthien ;-) –  Shog9 Apr 10 '13 at 4:59

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