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DO NOT USE - Removed as part of "The great Stack Overflow tag/question cleanup of 2012" - See link in Tag Wiki for more information.

I wish to burninate this tag, how ever there are 440 QUESTIONS that are tagged in it. Also I wish for this tag to never appear again, as its tag says it has already been cleaned up in the Great Stack Overflow 2012 but it is still here. Maybe a burnination and a blacklist request.


The number of question increased ask for other MODS or people to clean this tag up. If burnination is applicable that would be preferable Apr. 3 2014.

closed as off-topic by Undo - Reinstate Monica, Aza, Martijn Pieters, 3ventic, ProgramFOX May 11 '14 at 12:26

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – Undo - Reinstate Monica, Aza, Martijn Pieters, 3ventic, ProgramFOX
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.


Please vote to close/delete any questions tagged that are off-topic and leave the tag in place so that we can clean up the questions and not just the tag.

Only remove the tag from questions that are on-topic for Stack Overflow.

  • As a general guidline, something like this is completely off-topic.. right? I don't want to start casting close/delete votes just in case it is, in fact, on-topic. – Josh Crozier Nov 27 '13 at 2:31
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    @JoshC Yes, I closed that one as "too broad." A case could be made for "primarily opinion based" as well. – Bill the Lizard Nov 27 '13 at 2:43
  • i cant vote to close :( sorry. @BilltheLizard – user2705620 Nov 27 '13 at 3:05
  • @AsshO.Le That's ok. I closed over 20 of them from the review queue this morning, so someone is voting to close them. Hopefully they keep it up, and more people join in. – Bill the Lizard Nov 27 '13 at 13:33
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    Most of them are utter dog sheet. And some of them you participated in :) – user1228 Nov 27 '13 at 14:58
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    Bill, this policy leaves the tag attracting new bad questions. Isn't there some other way? – Rosinante Apr 4 '14 at 0:54
  • @Rosinante I think there are few enough questions with the tag now that we can do away with it. Thanks for reminding me. – Bill the Lizard Apr 4 '14 at 1:40
  • @BilltheLizard I can tell you from examining them that all the remaining questions that have the tag deserve deletion, or at least closure and retagging with some 'this is a dud' tag. – Rosinante Apr 4 '14 at 2:31
  • @Rosinante Agreed. I went through the last 50+ last night and didn't see a single salvageable one. That tag is no more. – Bill the Lizard Apr 4 '14 at 11:01

This is really bad tag, what worse it attracts very bad questions. I've used all my close flags for today. This is what I suggest for the most common cases under that tag (and similar such as :

  • what-should-i-do questions: off-topic -> no effort
  • what-is-better: primary opinion based
  • what-should-i-use: off-topic -> recommendation
  • questions about business processes: off-topic -> other -> business/project management
  • design questions: off-topic -> other -> UI design

I recommend blacklisting and any similars such as , etc.

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    This is what i also want to black list it its been a while of flagging and editing questions inside but you see i cannot do this alone and i need more backup! i almost run out of ammo everyday but they just keep on coming! waa! – user2705620 Dec 2 '13 at 1:36

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