There are 83 questions tagged (latest one was asked 4 days back). Is there any use of on Stack Overflow? I think it should be deleted.

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    +1 agree with you, this tag is totally non-IT term. – Lucifer Sep 18 '12 at 10:48
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    Some of these questions are related to big-O notation, and so should be retagged as big-o. – Chris Sep 18 '12 at 10:50

Looks like a great candidate for burniation.

The same goes for (82). And there are probably more, but I'm out of synomyms for big and small.

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    Presumably some questions tagged huge can be retagged as large-files or large-data, or are these tags just as bad as huge? – Chris Sep 18 '12 at 10:53
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    @Chris: I think they are slightly better than big or huge. Not great, but they carry at least some information that binds the questions together. – Joachim Sauer Sep 18 '12 at 10:54
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    out of curiosity I searched for enormous and gigantic as well, luckily (or not) there were none – prusswan Sep 18 '12 at 10:57
  • @prusswan I guess these 2 words are tough to spell as compared to big and huge which is why no one used them :) – Aziz Shaikh Sep 18 '12 at 11:16
  • but...there was actually one for massive! – prusswan Sep 18 '12 at 13:46

With only 83 questions, these can be reviewed manually.

Besides , there are also and , and quite a few large-*, some of which are good (), others not. Also , but at least some of these are about something called “tiny”: again, to be reviewed manually.

Remove the tag from a question if it does not carry any meaning. Retag the question if necessary.

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    If we manually remove tags then will those questions be bumped to the top of the questions list? If that is the case then 83 old questions coming up on first screen would not look good. – Aziz Shaikh Sep 18 '12 at 12:29
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    @AzizShaikh Yes, they will be bumped. On Stack Overflow this is not a problem, 83 questions is 20 minutes' worth of new questions (and about 3 or 4 minutes' worth of new answers and edits). The SO home page is filtered to present “interesting” questions which further reduces the front page. On other Stack Exchange sites, such bumping would indeed be a problem. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Sep 18 '12 at 12:42

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