During the re-tagging of questions, tags sometimes become orphaned from existing questions.

Are these zombie tags ever removed from the tags list?

What if a tag is misspelled and needs removed? How do we get rid of it?


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<Insert Zombie Joke here> –  Ólafur Waage Sep 2 '09 at 19:17
    
@ÓlafurWaage sometimes they come back :D –  Lorenzo Donati Oct 5 '13 at 10:34
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Tags not associated with any question are automatically destroyed at 03:00 UTC every day.

Tags which are misspelled should have the questions under them retagged to the appropriate tag, which will result in its destruction due to have no uses.

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Ah, I've been wondering about this too. Thanks! –  DoPeT Feb 7 at 0:30
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