Maybe it's just me, but I think using as a tag doesn't add that much information. But still there are 3711 questions labeled with this tag.

Do we really need the tag or can we safely burninate it?

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    @Gamecat: I think that this question should be generalized for "overly broad tags". For example, the api tag on StackOverflow is pretty much worthless and I remove it almost everywhere I see it (especially if there is a more specific tag).
    – casperOne
    Nov 11, 2011 at 20:01
  • @casparOne, I completely agree. Tags should be keywords that can be used to filter questions. Nov 11, 2011 at 20:05
  • Maybe those questions are requests for getting tons of data. :-)
    – apaderno
    Nov 11, 2011 at 20:54

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I guess in theory there are questions that involve quantities of data as a notable aspect of the topic. I can understand why it was created. (But even then, I'd expect a , if anything, to be the name of the game.)

But certainly, in practice, I can't see any more merit in a tag on SO than in a tag.


Yes, I agree. The instances of should be removed in most of those instances. Some, like "How to merge lines of CSV in PHP" might be tagged , or maybe some similar tags, but they're all wrong where they are and completely vague.

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