What made me ask this question?

Well my question got closed saying it is off topic, and I have no problems with it. When I thought about asking that question, my first instinct was it was off-topic and will surely get closed.

But I still asked the question because, I got confused with following tags, and for one moment thought the question might be on-topic after all.


And its tool tip says

Questions marked with this tag concern the approval process of iOS or OS X applications by Apple specialist before adding these applications to App Store.


Questions about the Apple Appstore app approval Process.

I saw these tags, and there are some questions based on them, many of them are not closed. I know that having a non closed question on a topic doesn't means that kind of questions are welcome here. But why have these tags in first place?

Well, the rest of the story, I asked the question, got one important answer, and promptly got closed. I don't have any complaint/queries about that, and this thread is not about my question.

My question is

What is the point of having those tags I mentioned above? Why aren't they burninated yet?


This question, somewhat similar , discusses about tags. And that tag is still there.

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    For something to be deleted, it has to be noticed by those who think it should be deleted. Simple as that really. – Bart Jan 15 '13 at 10:50
  • @Bart I am not sure I am following what you are saying.. Are u saying questions based on these tags, are so rare that they slip unnoticed? – Krishnabhadra Jan 15 '13 at 10:53
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    Or those active in the tag did not think it was a problematic one. All I'm saying is, we can't observe everything. Sometimes it needs to be brought to our attention explicitly, as you have done now. – Bart Jan 15 '13 at 11:24
  • Okay.. got it.. – Krishnabhadra Jan 15 '13 at 11:25

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