Would it be possible to make the list of blacklisted tags public?

The list would help establish precedence when determining if a tag should be put forward for burnination. This will simplify the task of proposing and evaluating a .

For example, when I come across a tag I believe shouldn't be used, I trawl through past meta questions in a hope of finding burninated tags that are similar. If I find something similar, I submit a burnination request; otherwise I simply clean up the tags and move on. Having a definitive list will substantially speed up this process.

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    Have you been good the whole year long? Otherwise, you know, Christmas wishes are an issue...
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Dec 22, 2011 at 16:31
  • @balpha Bah... in that case, the list is doomed to be kept private :(
    – Shawn Chin
    Commented Dec 22, 2011 at 17:20
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    (obligatory xkcd reference: imgs.xkcd.com/comics/incident.png)
    – Shawn Chin
    Commented Dec 22, 2011 at 17:29

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It seems like it'd be pretty simple to add a Burned tab to the Tags page.

Burned Tab

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    It doesn't even have to be that prominent. It could be squirreled away under /tags/blacklisted and linked to from the FAQ somewhere.
    – Shawn Chin
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 19:13
  • BTW, not my dv.
    – Shawn Chin
    Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 8:00

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