IDE tags are often used as meta-tags, as additional information telling people what IDE the asker uses. It goes without saying, meta-tags are a Bad Thing™. Now, these tags are not valid candidates for burnination, because the FAQ clearly states that on-topic includes

  • a specific programming problem
  • a software algorithm
  • software tools commonly used by programmers
  • practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession

So they just need to be cleaned up. The worst offender, as I see it, is Android plus Eclipse, and there's also non-Android Java questions. Those are the combinations I'm starting with. The questions that use the IDE as a meta-tag should have that tag removed.

For example,

Does Eclipse need to build the project to do "Java Search" -- Good use of both tags, both can stay.

Google Maps works, but then displays gey tiles when drawing geopoints -- Eclipse tag should be removed, has nothing to do with the question.

closed as off-topic by Martijn Pieters, Undo, ProgramFOX, mhlester, Steven V Jul 1 '14 at 15:38

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  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – Martijn Pieters, Undo, ProgramFOX, mhlester, Steven V
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  • I don't know about Eclipse, but Visual Studio versions can be quite important in answering C# and VB.NET questions. – Ry- Jul 20 '12 at 23:53

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