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A recent question introduced me to the English tag. It appears to be a fount of off topic and crap. I wish to make the tag suffer for this. What say you, grumps?

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Okay, yeah, stupid question. Let's burn it.

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    All hail our Kitty Overlords! But really, what's a "font of off-topic and crap"?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:45
  • Are you hovering in the incineratocopter?
    – Taryn
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:48
  • @animuson: Not sure what you're talking about. It's clearly "fount". Sheesh.
    – user1228
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:48
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    @Won't That's exactly why they have the tag :D Sep 12, 2013 at 19:50
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    -1 for use of an over-used meme that wasn't funny to begin with. Sep 12, 2013 at 19:50
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    -1 on comments that indicate downvotes that actually didn't happen
    – juergen d
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:52
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    English is certainly overrated. As indicated by many SO questions.
    – Oded
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:55
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    I didn't say I was downvoting anything, but thanks for playing! Sep 12, 2013 at 19:55
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    @JohnnyBones: Now I'm confused. What does +1/-1 mean then?
    – juergen d
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:58
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    +1/-1 means "confused."
    – user102937
    Sep 12, 2013 at 19:59
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    I think that means NULL, right? I don't know, it's been a while since I took a Math class. Sep 12, 2013 at 20:01
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    @JohnnyBones If a Won't post didn't include an overused meme that wasn't funny to begin with, I'd assume the account was hacked Sep 12, 2013 at 20:06
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    Not satisfied with burning all [books], now you're going after an entire language? When will this madness stop?! Sep 12, 2013 at 20:30
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    @BilltheLizard: Oh, right about after I burn down [hot-topic].
    – user1228
    Sep 12, 2013 at 20:38
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    @JohnnyBones +1/-1 evaluates to -1, AFAIK. (In the plain old real numbers, anyway.) Sep 12, 2013 at 22:05

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Just six days short of its fifth birthday, the tag on Stack Overflow is no more.

Burninated

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  • Wait... you have a magic burn button? Or was that manual?
    – user1228
    Sep 12, 2013 at 20:50
  • As long as you're in the mood.. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/196719/burninate-derived
    – TsSkTo
    Sep 12, 2013 at 20:57
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    I really feel like this was done too quickly. Honestly, there is no discussion in this question... Please see my recent answer on What does the English (or other spoken language) tag tell about a question? , where I think I have some good usages for language tags.
    – Kobi
    Sep 12, 2013 at 21:39
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    There are certainly valid uses for language tags, @Kobi. However, this one did not appear to be widely used for such purposes.
    – Shog9
    Sep 12, 2013 at 23:33
  • @Shog9 So, what will replace it for the valid purposes??
    – Bobble
    Sep 17, 2013 at 17:24
  • If there are any valid purposes that need to be tagged "english", it can be re-created @Bobble - I have my doubts though, given the age of the tag and the small number of questions using it.
    – Shog9
    Sep 17, 2013 at 17:28