The tag seems to add very little value to questions, and its meaning is ambiguous (could it refer to a database column, or a column in a table layout?).

This tag should probably be removed.

3 Answers 3


Agreed, it is now burninated.

tag burninated

  • Are you sure?
    – user200500
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 13:25
  • Ok, I burninated it again. I got "multiple" while I was in there too. Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 23:00
  • This has been causing a bunch of problems with tagging. I don't know if reburninating it has undone the steps Marc was taking to fix it. See this question.
    – user200500
    Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 9:20
  • seems fine to me now. Column and Columns are awful, terrible tags. Neither exists on the ask question form any more. Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 11:21

Effectively, the tag is used for completely different things, such as:

I don't think the tag adds anything to the question, but the fact it is used in to mean completely different things make it useless. The question is then: Is there any expert in column that follow that tag to answer all the column-related questions? (Yes, there are 6 followers, but are they experts in columns?)


Makes sense to me. Check out this question. It has 5 utterly useless tags (useless in that combination):

Not even one describes the technology being used.