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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.

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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. Nov 27, 2013 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. Nov 27, 2013 at 2:43
  • i cant vote to close :( sorry. @BilltheLizard Nov 27, 2013 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. Nov 27, 2013 at 13:33
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    Most of them are utter dog sheet. And some of them you participated in :)
    – user1228
    Nov 27, 2013 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, 2014 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. Apr 4, 2014 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, 2014 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. Apr 4, 2014 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! Dec 2, 2013 at 1:36

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