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has 20 questions, no followers, no tag wiki, and no overarching purpose. It is mainly used where the asker is unsure of whether to do something, which I thought was implicit if a "should I" was posted.

Selected examples of meta-tag-ness:

There are possible redeeming examples. Full list I've found:

What to do?

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    nuke it, the nuke the remains – user234239 Sep 26 '13 at 10:43
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    No meta-meta tags please. – Oded Sep 26 '13 at 10:44
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    @UV-D You must have some obsession with nuking stuff... – user216620 Sep 26 '13 at 10:44
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    @davblayn that's what I get for playing Civ4 – user234239 Sep 26 '13 at 10:45
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The 2 redeeming posts you mention seem to suggest a tag is needed for posts asking to properly provide advice to users, assuming we can find more applicable questions that just the 2.

Maybe a new tag called with as a synonym.

And then it could get a proper wiki to explain what it us for

  • Found another two examples, but that's it AFAICT. – michaelb958 Sep 26 '13 at 12:01
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It seems to me that the way is currently used (except for some of your "redeeming examples", where it refers to advising users) is for requesting help (= advice) with the conventions and social norms on the SE network. In that respect, it seems almost like a duplicate of , at least if one interprets the phrase "one of the site's features" in the latter tag's summary in a broad sense.

If this broad interpretation is the intended one, then I'd suggest:

  1. editing the tag wiki to make it clear that it also applies to requesting help with non-technical issues,
  2. removing from the few "redeeming examples" (and maybe retagging them with something like , as proposed by psubsee2003), and
  3. making a synonym for .

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