Do we really need the and tags?

They are either used for math, for the symbol somewhere in the question, or for concatenation. On almost all questions, they don't really add anything.

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    At the time of this writing, plus has 63 questions and minus has 83 questions. It does not seem to add any value (I can't imagine wanting to watch the plus tag). By the same token, hyphen looks like it could go too.
    – Jason C
    Nov 18, 2013 at 4:26
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    All of the punctuation tags must die. All of
    – user206222
    Nov 18, 2013 at 4:39
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    them. Even these. And these. And these.
    – user206222
    Nov 18, 2013 at 4:39
  • @Emrakul wow that is a pretty deep rabbit hole you have there. Could you add those tags in an answer with a short description and perhaps the number of questions tagged like that. Bonus points for possible retag candidated so we can make an effort burninating them in one go.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 18, 2013 at 14:29
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    @PeeHaa I've created an offshoot question.
    – user206222
    Nov 18, 2013 at 14:40
  • @Emracool Related question Merge of various slash tags Nov 24, 2013 at 16:17

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand its'gone.


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