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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 to be 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 having no uses.

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