Can be deleted?

The tag is a way too broad/generic to ever be useful.
It can be used for basically everything that involves a change, and most things involve a change of some sort, or people wouldn't have a question about it.


Ok I started deleting the , however on some occasions I found question where something like [change] is kinda justified. For example for javascript question regarding the onchange-event. I suggest we just retag those to the more descriptive .

If anybody is willing to help me get rid of the that would be great.

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    elaborate please why it is useles Jan 17, 2012 at 12:31
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    It's not November yet!
    – Pekka
    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:40
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    @Pekka I don't get it.
    – PeeHaa
    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:44
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    @PeeHaa it was meant as an (admittedly very obscure) reference to the November 2012 US General election and Obama's rather bleak-looking outlook. Although the way it looks like at the moment, he might win by default
    – Pekka
    Jan 17, 2012 at 12:52
  • It might be renamed to jquery-change to reference questions regarding the jQuery change event - there are already tags for jquery-load and jquery-click events. Then we just need to separate the wheat from the chaff . :) Jan 17, 2012 at 13:39
  • Agreed: burninate away. Jan 17, 2012 at 22:21

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I'm all for this. My recommendation is that you rally the community to help you with it.

Considering that the asp tag at one time had 3K+ questions on it and the community took it on itself to retag all the questions, a tag with only ~970 questions would be easy to retag.

That said, I'd retag all the questions, (ask for help in the Posse comitatus chat room if you want) and then post a request to blacklist the tag when it's been removed from all of the questions (these kind of requests tend to go over better when the retagging work has been done to insure that questions with no tags will remain).

Note that if a tag was removed from all questions and doesn't reappear on any questions after a day (IIRC) will be considered "new" and subject to rep requirements for creating it so some users won't be able to use that tag after the retagging takes place.


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