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I saw this and this and this. To quote the Death of Meta Tags article:

If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Every tag you use should be able to work, more or less, as the only tag on a question. Meta-tags, like [beginner], [subjective], and [best-practices], are useless by themselves — they tell you nothing at all about the content of the question

I point to this question where the original tags have and and even . At least has no relevance to the question in my opinion. I would also think that and even also have no relevance to the question.

Question's tagged with get abused as well.

Sometimes it seems that new users simply start typing and because their question has the word string in it (maybe in reference to an object type) that their question needs to be tagged that way.

So to my point. I don't want to edit out valid tags to a users question if it legitimately belongs there. Is it best to follow the quoted excerpt about a tag standing on its own?

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  • player has over 500 questions, so unless you want to ask for a batch deletion, it's a lost cause.
    – user102937
    Jul 24 '12 at 16:30
  • embedded-video doesn't seem particularly useful, but it doesn't seem particularly harmful either.
    – user102937
    Jul 24 '12 at 16:31
  • flash-player -- meh. At least it's specific.
    – user102937
    Jul 24 '12 at 16:32
  • string is fine; everyone knows what that is. Eh, I think you might be getting worked up for no discernible benefit.
    – user102937
    Jul 24 '12 at 16:32
  • @RobertHarvey I'm not suggesting necessarily to delete the tags all together, more about retagging question
    – Eonasdan
    Jul 24 '12 at 17:10

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