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is pretty much the same thing as and is being tagged onto questions in the same manner (now deleted, 10k+ only). Time to blacklist?

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145 questions tagged [opinion] already! – ChrisF Aug 12 '10 at 13:44
@ChrisF i was surprised it got this far too, seems like an obvious one. – James Aug 12 '10 at 13:46
+1 There were 5 on SF. Now there are 0. – squillman Aug 12 '10 at 13:47
I tried linking it to [subjective] as a synonym but failed :( – ChrisF Aug 12 '10 at 13:47
There were 6 on SU. Now there are 0. – ChrisF Aug 12 '10 at 13:49
Let the eradication begin? – James Aug 12 '10 at 13:53
This will never end. Up next: [not-objective] – user27414 Aug 12 '10 at 15:00
@Jon B If only we had some way of limiting the number of words people would come up with.... – James Aug 12 '10 at 15:07
@james - [double-plus-subjective] – user27414 Aug 12 '10 at 15:37
I saw it coming, and again I saw it coming. Damn, I'm good! – gnostradamus Aug 12 '10 at 16:55
@gnostradamus: you are aptly named! – Ether Aug 12 '10 at 17:24
@gnostradamus: <nitpick> "Prophesy" is a verb; "prophecy" is the noun form. </nitpick> – mmyers Aug 12 '10 at 19:21
@mmyers: Corrected. Also, I knew you were going to say that. – gnostradamus Aug 12 '10 at 20:19
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Blacklist? How 'bout, make opinion into a kiss of death: Go through the questions so-tagged, and vote to close them. If they're already closed, vote to delete them. If they don't deserve either, then re-tag them.

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Hmmm. That should keep some busy for a day or two. Until the fun wears off. – BinaryMisfit Aug 12 '10 at 16:53
-1 Not sure a declaration of war is the best way forward. – MarkJ Aug 12 '10 at 16:59
@MarkJ: no, a fresh coat of white-wash will put things right for sure this time... – Shog9 Aug 12 '10 at 17:01
@Shog9 at ~150 questions, i'm not that motivated... – James Aug 12 '10 at 17:11
@James: no one is. That's why [subjective] dominated... – Shog9 Aug 12 '10 at 17:12
@Shog9, perhaps we could organize some sort of cleanup, where we all get together and clean the database of anything resembling a subjective question. It would be just like park clean ups! We could even make t-shirts. – James Aug 12 '10 at 17:16
@James: that is a rather good idea... – Shog9 Aug 12 '10 at 17:24
+1 @Mark: Declaration of war is always the best way forward. – Ladybug Killer Aug 12 '10 at 17:35
OMG, uniforms! You people really are about to declare war! – MarkJ Aug 12 '10 at 17:45
Sounds good; I was getting bored after the [hidden-features] skirmishes ended and have been looking around for a new target. Arming photon torpedos now. – Ether Aug 12 '10 at 19:55

Ex-ter-min-ate! Ex-ter-min-ate!

Seriously, this is even more vacuous than "subjective". I have a lot of opinions, and varying amounts of objective support for them. Many of them are shared very widely, and I introduce some of them into all but the most objective questions (like "Is this valid according to the Standard?").

My opinion, which is only somewhat subjective, is that "opinion" is worse in every way than "subjective".

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So let's ban opinion. And then ban whatever comes after. And ban again, and again, and again... Or, just maybe, this meta tag deletion thing isn't working. Who would have thought it? Oh, look: this post predicts the problem in advance and is the top-voted post on the suggestion to permanently remove subjective. – MarkJ Aug 12 '10 at 17:05
@markj you're missing the fact that certain tags were allowed to "take root" early on and cause behaviorial problems later. We won't be repeating that mistake. – Jeff Atwood Aug 25 '10 at 3:15

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