I've been taking a look at the new tags page, and I've seen two tags with 0 question tagged: and . Since nobody has used them on a question, I don't know how they have been created and who did it (I suppose it has something to do with the tag).

What is the purpose of this auto-generated tags? By separate, they are not really synonyms of another tag, and I see no point in creating a tag wiki for them.

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They're not auto-generated. They were created by users, but the questions under them have already had the tag removed. They will be destroyed when the tag cleanup script runs next. You don't need to (and shouldn't) do anything with them. Just let them die.

  • Thanks for your answer, when I saw they were the only tags on the list that aren't being used, it seemed a bit odd to me, but now I understand what happened.
    – A. Rodas
    Apr 7, 2013 at 23:56
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    Out of interest - How often does the cleanup script run?
    – nickhar
    Apr 7, 2013 at 23:56
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    @nickhar: Once a day. I assume around 03:00 UTC with most of the other tag stuff, but who knows. The devs always just say every 24 hours.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 8, 2013 at 0:00

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