I've seen a bunch of questions tagged and lately. Now a XULRunner application (as opposed to a Firefox extension) is always standalone so the second tag adds no value. Looking through the other questions with the tag (currently 196 of them) - this tag is apparently used to describe something that is only meaningful in the context of a particular framework/application, IMHO it is a meta-tag. E.g. here:

We have a hadoop 0.22.0 instance running in our hadoop cluster. It is running in standalone mode.

Without knowing anything about hadoop, if the "standalone mode" part is actually important then this question should use a tag like rather than the meaningless . Or here:

I'm responsible for a stand alone java project(used as a jar by a server)

Again, if this distinction were important, a tag like would be more appropriate. But I don't think that it is important.

It's similar with the other questions. Should this tag be burninated or is there a reason to have it?

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    So, what you're asking here is can the [standalone] tag standalone? :-) May 24, 2012 at 9:30

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The tag has been eliminated.

  • That's like almost a year old post. This post should have been dig deep enough ;)
    – mtk
    Mar 15, 2013 at 16:07
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    @mtk I asked the same question a couple weeks ago and it got marked a duplicate of this one. Mar 15, 2013 at 16:11

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