Currently, the tag is used as a CSS tag representing the float property for floating elements to the left or right. There are currently 2,257 questions tagged with it.

However, only 853 of these questions are tagged with , leaving 1,404 questions tagged otherwise.

My question: how does this constitute the tag to be for CSS use? It's clearly used a lot more often for non-CSS purposes. This tag is ambiguous and needs to be destroyed.

An easy way to fix the CSS problem is to
retag all questions matching [css][float] to [css][css-float].
I don't know if this can be easily done by a moderator or developer, but that takes care of a huge chunk.

The rest of these questions I'm assuming all belong to the . At least, I haven't found any questions where the use seems to contradict this statement.

So, steps to fix this problem:

  1. Retag
  2. Retag all remaining
  3. Do something with the so it doesn't cause problems. Some options:
    a. Blacklist and its synonym
    b. Synonymize and into
    c. Synonymize and into
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    I think, perhaps, css-float make make more sense than css-floating since "float" is more in line (heh) with the css attribute.
    – cdeszaq
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:23
  • There may also be a few discussing LaTeX floats (look like 8). But any way you look at it this tag should probably be disambiguated. Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:24
  • [css-floating]? What the hell. Whose idea was that? It's [css-float].
    – user102937
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:32
  • @Robert: I have no idea, but it existed so I used it. :P Go track down who the first person to tag a question with that was?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:33
  • @animuson: I fixed it. That was a no-brainer.
    – user102937
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:35
  • It gets worse. [floating] has 128 questions.
    – user102937
    Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:39
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    The only thing that bothers me about [css-floating]/[css-float] is its existence. But since that's justified, here's one that's unjustified: the use of [html][css] or [html][css][css3] + [css-selectors][css-floating] to fill the Tags field with up to 5 tags for the sake of filling it. Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 20:48

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is now gone. Rest in peace , though you will not be missed.

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    May [float] float off to heaven (or some bad place where all burninated tags belong)...
    – Jamal
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 19:53

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