I suggested a wiki excerpt for (here on Meta):

For questions relating to in-built help features, such as the editor and search help menus.

This seemed sensible to me because it's the only legitimate use of the tag here that I could think of.

But looking at the (currently 37) questions tagged , a good number use in place of or in addition to . This seems redundant, and I think where appropriate it should be either removed altogether or replaced with a tag which better describes the question.

Additionally, as per the following questions regarding other sites, as a meta-tag (as opposed to a Meta Stack Overflow tag) should not be used:

(It appears there is no non-meta usage of the tag elsewhere.)

I suggest we follow suit here on Meta and purge whereever it is used as a meta-tag.


Legitimate uses of :

Illegitimate uses of :

I propose we remove or replace the illegitimate uses of the tag (whichever is appropriate on a case-by-case basis), as described above. Does this make sense? Should we do this?

  • Wouldn't it be better if we burn [help] and directly extend the [faq], which does have the same purpose? Dec 7, 2011 at 8:15


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