Is anyone else annoyed that questions tagged xcode more often than not have nothing at all to do with Xcode? I've edited it out of a few posts, but was wondering if anyone else had big tools that could more easily remove tags from posts? Is the pollution in the tag too far gone to even try to fight it?
The reason the problem is so pronounced here is that Xcode has an extremely strong association with iOS development, to the point that in many people's minds, it's virtually synonymous with the iOS SDK. Indeed it's virtually impossible to build a complex application without spending at least some time in Xcode. And Apple is in no small way responsible for this confusion, as their messaging doesn't really make a distinction.
Trying to solve this particular case is probably an exercise in futility. Random (visual) sampling shows better than 50% of the questions are probably not at all Xcode-specific, meaning there are 6000+ questions so mis-tagged, out of 12,000+ (but there are surely thousands of valid Xcode questions in there, too).
There is no good way to automate the retroactive fix, someone(s) would just have to slog through, and maintaining the distinction is going to be a serious long-term problem.
I don't think that's a good idea. It's like trying to do gardening with a bulldozer. Just let the community take care of that. Keep in mind that:
So anyone can just remove the xcode and write "not related to xcode" in edit summary.