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 '13 at 4:26
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    All of the punctuation tags must die. All of – Aza Nov 18 '13 at 4:39
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    them. Even these. And these. And these. – Aza Nov 18 '13 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 '13 at 14:29
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    @PeeHaa I've created an offshoot question. – Aza Nov 18 '13 at 14:40
  • @Emracool Related question Merge of various slash tags – CodesInChaos Nov 24 '13 at 16:17

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand its'gone.

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