The tag has over a thousand tagged questions, but doesn't seem to do a lot. Looking at the wiki, the description is very vague:

In software development, a project is a collection of files and resources used in the development of an application or service.

The description is fairly unspecific and many of the questions go along the lines of "How to start a project?" Which goes against SO guidelines; having a tag that could suggest these questions are ok would be bad, much like project-idea which was removed.

Many other questions, in my opinion, either don't need the tag to function, or are not truly pertaining to "project" but more to their specific workspace or ide.

The tag feels a bit redundant as there are already tags for specific ides like eclipse and netbeans (which many of the questions are already tagged as).

This also goes for .


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    Just come across this tag, burninate it! P.S. if anyone's interested I'm out of close votes and this is the reason I came across it: stackoverflow.com/questions/2083020/… Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 16:09
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    No, don't burninate. Clean up all of the questions, and then burninate. The tag is a honeypot.
    – Charles
    Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 16:47
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    Sorry @Charles, my personal version of burnination involves lots of closing and a little deletion first :-). Commented Mar 28, 2013 at 17:46