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Are and inappropriate tags? Should they be removed?

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Slang for ColdFusion, perhaps. –  Anthony Pegram Jul 5 '11 at 14:06
    
I'm not really sure if upvoting this Question says I agree they're appropriate ... or I agree they should be removed. I'm going by the title: appropriate –  pavium Jul 5 '11 at 14:10
    
@pavium - better make it the negative then :) –  Acorn Jul 5 '11 at 14:12
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Confusion matrix seems about the only valid use case: stackoverflow.com/questions/6281684/… –  random Jul 5 '11 at 15:54

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

Sounds like an utterly useless tag to me. There were only three so I burninated manually.

(They had nothing to do with ColdFusion, but even if they had I'd have changed them to something less confusing)

Edit: Turns out I was only looking at the unanswered tab. Full burnination of and tags now completed.

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Hmm, there seems to be 23 questions tagged with confused and 25 tagged with confusion. Where did you get the number 3 from? –  Acorn Jul 5 '11 at 14:49
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@Acorn - D'oh! Didn't realize I was only looking at the unanswered tab –  Brad Mace Jul 5 '11 at 14:51
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Generally, we'll let moderators do tag burnination, as they have much more advanced tools for this. In particular, they can remove tags as a group without contributing to the edit history for the affected questions. This means that their edits don't "bump" a whole bunch of old, mostly-abandoned questions. And in certain cases (this may or may not be one), it's worth considering black-listing a tag rather than simply removing it. –  Cody Gray Jul 6 '11 at 0:56

Rather than giving information on the question, those tags seem to give information about the OP, who is confused about something.
could be used for a question about a song, but I don't think such question would be on-topic on Stack Overflow.

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