On Scifi.SE, the tag cleanup script is disabled. This means that when a tag is used once, it no longer is automatically deleted after 6 months. However, what happens to tags that are now defunct/unused?

The example I have is little-league, which is the former name of a web-comic. Said web-comic is now named JL8, so I made a JL8 tag and edited the one question to use it. But it looks like the little-league tag still exists.

Will a completely unused tag get cleaned up automatically? As a diamond mod on scifi.SE, is there something I can/should do to clean up that tag?

  • The “cleanup” script that's disabled on SFF is the one that removes tags that are in use but have a single occurrence. There's a different script that removes tags with 0 occurrences, it runs every day. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 25 '13 at 21:28
  • @Gilles You want to make that an answer? – Keen Mar 25 '13 at 21:33
  • I think this situation is different enough from the possible duplicate question given the recent-ish development of the single-use tag script being disabled. – Keen Mar 25 '13 at 21:34
  • I don't see anything different about this situation. The tag cleanup job existed before the tag killer. The little-league tag became unused less than 24 hours ago. If it's still there and unused tomorrow, file a bug report. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 25 '13 at 21:37

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