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Should I remove tags which don't seem appropriate?
When are question tags irrelevant and should be removed?

Consider this question:

What are reasonable underlying implementations of virtual or dynamic dispatch?

The user added tags C++, Java, and C# to his language neutral question, simply to get followers of those tags to look at his question.

Is this reasonable or should such tags be nuked?

marked as duplicate by kiamlaluno, random Nov 29 '11 at 13:53

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Whether or not it is appropriate is a judgment call in some cases, but perhaps the useful question to ask is:

Would someone following this tag be interested in this question?

If yes, then the tag is fine.

If no, remove it.

  • Perhaps we need a tag named 'meta-language' or something that describes the fact you need advice on the best way to do something, but need help deciding which technique. It could even be 'meta-language-C-like' and 'meta-language-script-like'. Perhaps there's something out there like this already.....just a thought. – Pete855217 Nov 24 '11 at 9:38

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