The tag is used very ambiguously, usually alongside a tag that provides the meaning that is ambiguously intended by .

It has no tag wiki, as no one appears to agree on a meaning. It only adds noise to the system, provides no useful grouping, and I can't imagine it's ever actually been used to help someone find content.

I'd like to recommend it be removed from the system.

closed as off-topic by Rand al'Thor, Sonic the Anonymous WizHog, PolyGeo, Ward, rene Oct 21 '18 at 6:27

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    Why not take care of [end] while we're at it? – Mat Apr 12 '12 at 19:06
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    @Mat: We have to [start] first, before we can [end]. – Cody Gray Apr 12 '12 at 19:12
  • [end] tag appears to be juuust as ambiguous. – Sam DeHaan Apr 12 '12 at 19:13

I agree that these two tags don't add much value, there are some questions tagged which refer to PHP's end function, and I'm sure there are other frameworks/systems that have similar APIs.

However, these tags on their own can't support a question, so I've added them to the list of tags requiring cleanup in https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128315/the-great-stack-overflow-tag-question-cleanup-of-2012

So feel free to remove them, and update the main post with the progress as they're removed from the system.

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