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Can we disallow the use of “belongs-on-xxxxxxx” and “not-programming-related” tags?

As the title says, i have seen few questions where the owner of the question had tagged it as "Not Programming Related" and still it's closed by marking it as "Not Programming Related"

So, I am really confused how to handle with "Not Programming Related" tags.

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marked as duplicate by random, Ladybug Killer, fretje, Ralph Rickenbach, Ólafur Waage Oct 29 '09 at 9:41

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Just think of a tag like [not-programming-related] like an abuse of the tag system in the same way that [belongs-on-] is.

Generally injected into your eyeballs by those who, although they have enough rep to flag and/or comment what they think the question should be closed for, will instead retag with this nonsense.

If you see it, remove it.

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@random, that link clears up a lot of misconceptions. Everyone should read it. –  pavium Oct 29 '09 at 6:05
    
Which link are you talking about? –  random Oct 29 '09 at 6:09
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Ok, the last one. –  pavium Oct 29 '09 at 12:28

So? Do you also think that questions tagged offensive shouldn't be closed as offensive?

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Yes. If it is offensive, flag it as offensive so it gets closed. Everything else just clutters the site. –  malach Oct 29 '09 at 9:36
    
i think, existence of "offensive" tag itself offensive –  Tech Jerk Oct 29 '09 at 9:37

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