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I have nothing to add to the title: Why is the [best-practices] tag not allowed on SO any more?

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See the official line.

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Ah, I see. It's sad. IMHO someone has too much free time.. – Roman Aug 9 '10 at 10:54
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Let's make some use of the superflous 'free time' barb: I've created an Area 51 'Coding Best Practises' site for you. area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/17184/coding-best-practises – Tobiasopdenbrouw Aug 9 '10 at 12:23
    
I didn't mean you. Thanks for your efforts, but I think it won't replace the abandoned tags on SO for those users who used to put them on questions about best practices in whichever field. – Roman Aug 9 '10 at 21:18
    
I'm amused to see that 'best-practices' is legal on meta, but not on SO. – John Fiala Aug 20 '10 at 18:58

It was definitely a bad decision.

I'm just getting into PHP, and wanted to scan through the PHP questions by the tag so I could ramp myself up on what's current, but it no longer exists. Now you have to hope the text contains 'best practices'.

It would have been a natural if the tag had existed.

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It's quite simple really. Just start by browsing the highest voted questions in that tag. Then search for “best practices” within the tag. This is, apparently, not a joke. – AakashM May 22 '11 at 20:40

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