The tag has over 700 questions tagged with it. It's very ambiguous, for obvious reasons. Mostly dealing with sending data or emails, and mostly used as a meta-tag. Browsing through a couple pages of the tag, I see no valid uses of the tag that require retagging.

If anyone knows of any valid retags that should take place, please speak up.
Otherwise, this tag needs destroyed.

closed as off-topic by bmike, nicael, Martijn Pieters, Aziz Shaikh, Shadow The Princess Wizard Sep 30 '14 at 14:47

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    That's just cruel. I mean, what would receive do without [send]? – Bart Dec 8 '12 at 22:38
  • Clearly they'll both have to go. What a shame. *cough* – Charles Dec 9 '12 at 0:16
  • Arent there many tags that are ambiguous ? New, delete, and a lot of common operations are ambiguous in the same way as send or receive. – asheeshr Dec 9 '12 at 9:40
  • @AshRj: So find them and request them to be killed. I, personally, can only request tags be killed that I actually come across. I don't actively search for them, just notice them naturally while cleaning things up in review, etc. – animuson Dec 9 '12 at 17:36
  • But the thing is that these are basic operations across many languages so those tags are needed. – asheeshr Dec 10 '12 at 2:19
  • No, they're not. All they do is waste space. – animuson Dec 10 '12 at 2:21
  • @AshRj: my personal benchmark is: can I imagine someone subscribing to such a tag? And I simply can't think of anyone thinking "Gee, I sure want to know about every question about 'sending' that anyone asks on SO". – Joachim Sauer Dec 18 '12 at 14:26
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    @JoachimSauer No but C + Memory-Management + New / Delete is a very specific topic which someone might subscribe to – asheeshr Dec 19 '12 at 9:32