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So, I just rejected an edit for the wiki. I feel this tag is rather... meta. Shall we get rid of it, perhaps?

And yes, this is a call for help. There's only 240 questions (right now) but the more who edit, the faster it goes, right?

Burnman!

Edit: I think the most creative use of the tag was for an arduino question about electrical current...

Edit: And it's gone. Now how do we keep it from coming back? Because it seems very likely to do so. ;)

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  • I guess with 240 tags, auto-burnination makes more sense than manual burnination. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:34
  • @Manishearth I was dithering between retag or burn. When is it too many, really? =D
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 12:34
  • No clue. But <50 can be easily retagged. >50 takes some coordinated effort from more than 2 people. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:35
  • @ShaWizDowArd I hesitating adding that tag because, well, I wasn't sure if we want to ask for burnination. But, that's the second support for it, so... FWOOSH!
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 12:36
  • Let Trogdor eat the tag now. ;) Feb 14, 2013 at 12:38
  • @J.Steen: manual burnination requests still work with the [burninate-request] tag :) Feb 14, 2013 at 12:45
  • @Manishearth A'ight. Noted!
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 12:47
  • @Manishearth Not really. It can be done in about 30-40 minutes. Frankly, no tags should be burninated from on high. All questions should be reviewed while performing a tag change such as this.
    – casperOne
    Feb 14, 2013 at 12:48
  • @casperOne: Hmm. I guess you mean 'reviewed' there :) 30-40 seems a bit much, though. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:49
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    @Manishearth Consider that the asp tag was manually reviewed, and there were thousands of questions in that. The books tag is always being hacked at. Long story short, we aren't in the business anymore of nuking tags, as it creates more noise in the nether regions of the site (it makes it harder to find these questions).
    – casperOne
    Feb 14, 2013 at 12:52
  • @casperOne: Ah, the "fix everything else while you're at it" thing. Gotcha. Feb 14, 2013 at 12:54
  • @Manishearth I've already cleared 40. It's not hard at all. I'l have the rest done in a bit.
    – casperOne
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:00
  • @casperOne I'm helping, I'm helping! ;)
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:00
  • @casperOne: you have inline tag editing glares Feb 14, 2013 at 13:03
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    @JamesWebster Everything. "current user" mistagging, "electrical current" mistagging, "current location" mistagging, etc.
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:48

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Took a little longer than 30-40 minutes, but it's finally gone.

Seems likely it'll return due to interesting tag-attempts such as "current user" or "current time". But for now... peace.

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    Arrrrgh! There were a bunch of really really bad questions in that tag. The idea was to go through and fix them all up, and, while doing so, remove the tag. Just willy-nilly deleting the tag was a bad idea: it served as a signpost to questions which needed tidying.
    – TRiG
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:51
  • @TRiG I was attempting to fix the questions I thought really bad, in the portion I did. But I may not have done enough. Since I have the ones I did in my revision-tab in my summary, I can go through all the ones I've done and review them again.
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:52
  • It's just that I was in the middle of editing stackoverflow.com/q/9946533/209139 when your edit came through, and when I went to view yours I'd lost mine. Redone it now. (Also stackoverflow.com/q/9947938/209139, which as a good answer to a bad X/Y question.) Leaving the rest and going on lunch.
    – TRiG
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:56
  • @TRiG I do apologise, not my intention to mess things up. One gets... caught up in tag-removals. =)
    – J. Steen
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:56
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    And I, perhaps, get caught up in rewriting posts. I'm a proofreader by nature. Misplaced commas bug me exceedingly.
    – TRiG
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:58

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