13

So today I noticed a question that had the tag. As the question was not about JSFiddle, and only included a link to the site, I thought somebody has just created this for the sake of it. So I decided the best action would be to remove it, and try to stop it from getting out of control.

But then I searched (clicked the tag) for other questions that used it and I was amayonaised to see over 500 questions had the very same tag! Most of which were incorrectly tagged. So I cleaned up a couple and then quickly got bored.

So I am wondering, aside from going through them all by myself, is there a more efficient way?

I think it would be a great idea if there was some feature (probably an admin feature) that allowed a new tag queue to be added to the review list. I think this could work well as follows:

  1. Somebody brings up the problematic tag in question (e.g. Me on here)
  2. An admin reviews my concern, and decides that the tag is very misused
  3. That admin adds the tag for review in a (temporary) new review queue.
  4. All users that can review can then go through existing tags, and vote for "No action" or "Remove tag"
  5. The world becomes a slightly better place

...or not?


By the way, I tried to add some new tags to this post but I don't have the rep. So if someone could create them for me that would be swell: "musefan", "today", "sunny-spells", "pointless-tags"

5
  • 1
    Have a look at clean-up and perhaps post a "Call to Arms".
    – ale
    Jul 25 '13 at 14:27
  • 11
    I'm amayonaised, too. It seems that there is no way to ketchup with all these bad tags that just don't cut the mustard. That's why we relish the Meta users who spend so much time cleaning them up.
    – Cody Gray
    Jul 25 '13 at 14:29
  • 3
    Something with salsa ... Jul 25 '13 at 14:32
  • Related: Clean up. Is [jsfiddle] tag useful? and Use of the jsfiddle tag
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jul 25 '13 at 16:23
  • If you added more guidance for users this might help stop the problem at the sauce.
    – Yellowfog
    Jul 25 '13 at 16:32
3

Nec Hercules contra plures, but you can increase your chances:

  1. By using individual weapons, such as Burninator toolkit
  2. By calling guerillas, this is what tag is for
  3. If you are devout, you can call for divine interventions - admins are rumoured to have tools to burn the whole tags alive
4
  • musefan does have the reputation required to use the toolkit (10k+), but you might want to add for future folks that the toolkit only works for 10k+ folks. Jul 25 '13 at 15:30
  • Actually, with my fix, it requires only the priviledges to edit questions, and musefan has 15k repo on SO. Jul 25 '13 at 15:34
  • Oh, awesomesauce! Jul 25 '13 at 15:35
  • 1
    I stopped at Hercules Jul 25 '13 at 15:52

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .