I was playing with few options and accidentally created this meta tag , which I shouldn't have. How can I get rid of it? Do I need a moderator to delete it?


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    I think the tag will die after a while if you delete your question. Aug 7, 2011 at 21:23
  • This link says that it would take 6 months.
    – user162697
    Aug 7, 2011 at 21:25
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    Six months is fine, it leaves ample time to retag bad questions [dfgdfgdg] before closing them. A meme is born. Or not. Aug 7, 2011 at 21:29
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    The tag is gone!
    – user162697
    Aug 8, 2011 at 3:23

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Tags that have no questions are automatically deleted every night at midnight, so you can just remove the tag from your question. The privileges page you linked to is talking about tags that exist on only one question -- if after 6 months the tag is still only on that one question, it's assumed to not be a very good tag and gets removed

  • Thanks for your response. Ok. I had already deleted that sample question I posted along with this tag. I will delete this question as well.
    – user162697
    Aug 7, 2011 at 21:34
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    Please don't delete this question as it provides valuable information!
    – M. Tibbits
    Aug 8, 2011 at 0:20
  • Is this still true? Just confirming because someone created a tag that shouldn't exist (it's a typo). If I remove the tag from the question (so no other questions have the tag) will it still get deleted?
    – JimmyPena
    Jul 23, 2012 at 14:46