After reading this post, something occurred to me; the OP misspelled a tag and inadvertantly created a new one. That tag is https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/burnination-request. Now, I understand the system will kill that tag tomorrow if it's not used anywhere else, but still...

It suddenly became obvious to me that the Taxonomist badge is ridiculously easily "gamed". The badge currently states:

Created a tag used by 50 questions

Wouldn't the badge be better suited (and less easily achieved) if it stated:

Created a tag used by 50 users
  • 2
    That is a real tag. It's not a joke tag. It's just a typo, thats all. – Martijn Pieters Sep 12 '13 at 20:20
  • It's showing me there are now 0 questions with that tag. But, either way, my point is still valid about changing the qualification. – Johnny Bones Sep 12 '13 at 20:21
  • Look at the question again, Ben corrected the spelling; it's burninate-request. – Martijn Pieters Sep 12 '13 at 20:21
  • 2
    And there are people monitoring new tags; if anyone is gaming the system and adding a new useless tag to 50 questions, they'll be dealt with. – Martijn Pieters Sep 12 '13 at 20:22
  • Charles is about tonight :-). And I've just been through all the new tags as well. Not much to see here :-). – ben is uǝq backwards Sep 12 '13 at 20:25
  • Did you just call me GOOFY? Sexy tree man? – user1228 Sep 12 '13 at 20:37
  • @Won't - I edited the question, didn't realize it was a misspelling. I'd never call you goofy. Maybe pluto, but not goofy. – Johnny Bones Sep 12 '13 at 20:38
  • I monitor new tags here on Meta very frequently. I tend to catch them quickly, long before they reach the 50 mark. I'm sure there are other users who do the same across other sites. Most bad tags don't make it to 50 before they get destroyed or brought up on Meta. – animuson Sep 13 '13 at 2:58
  • -1 because I disagree that it should be changed. 50 questions is very reasonable limit, and user can post maximum of 6 question per day - I can only wish luck to anyone trying to game that badge. BTW if you wonder how I suddenly got here, blame some mysterious anonymous user. ;) – Shadow Keeps Social Distance Oct 16 '13 at 19:42

You're right.

He spelt it incorrectly. It should have been not ; I've fixed it now.

| improve this answer | |

You must log in to answer this question.

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