I happened to notice that Jon Skeet just got awarded a silver tag badge for programming. Not that I mean to deny Jon yet another badge, but why does this tag need to exist? is it to balance out all the questions tagged not-programming-related? Questions on SO are supposed to be about programming, so this appears to be a redundant tag.
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People, for some reason, make and use stupid and obvious tags like
And if you answer a lot of questions like Mr Skeet you end up getting a lot of upvotes in stupid tags. The badge mechanism isn't sentient, so it doesn't know that the tags it's making badges for are stupid. That's how Jon got a programming badge on a programming site.
Oh, I don't know, there's some real gems in that [programming] tag...