There are useful specific tags for and .

Questions tagged simply either should be using one of those, or else had an actual sentence typed into the tags line "using code to send packets" where the tag isn't helping anything.

Does anyone see a legitimate need for this tag? Are there other meanings of using that require the creation of new clarifying tags besides the two mentioned?

Vote here for burnination!

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    No - it's not something that a user can be an expert in, so I'd say kill the tag. Also, this might go well with your question. – Adam Rackis Mar 26 '12 at 20:32
  • @Adam: Thanks for image. – Ben Voigt Mar 26 '12 at 20:38
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    Seems like a candidate for disambiguation rather than a straight up burnination... though with 400 questions in it it'd be a bit rough. Would questions in the tag benefit from either using-statement or using-directives? – Adam Lear Mar 26 '12 at 20:44
  • @Anna: Did you miss the first sentence of the question? No, because you just cleaned up my markup. So I fail to understand your comment. – Ben Voigt Mar 26 '12 at 20:45
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    @BenVoigt No, I didn't. I'm asking if it'd be beneficial to go through 400 questions and retag them. Burninating using will just remove it, which is fine if it's a useless tag, but will that make the tags on those questions less useful as a result? – Adam Lear Mar 26 '12 at 20:46
  • I already retagged a handful. Maybe we need a drag-and-drop tag disambiguation tool. – Ben Voigt Mar 26 '12 at 20:47
  • Yeah, if the tag carries meaning (even if it's not quite the right tag and there are better options), burninating is unfortunately not the way to go. – Adam Lear Mar 26 '12 at 20:48
  • Or maybe burnination needs to add a message in the inbox of the owner of each affected question... with some alternate tags suggested by the burninator. – Ben Voigt Mar 26 '12 at 20:55

Quite a few of those questions seem to be tagged with using because the user just typed that they want to “do this using that” in the tags. (I hate that!) Not all though; it needs someone to go through and audit first, and I don't think that that's something that a computer can do for you very well. Manual effort definitely required.

But once the selected migrations to the right tag are done, burninate it!

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