There are 138 71 21 0 questions with the tag .

Just in the first page of questions, I saw it being used for questions about returning values from a function in 10 different languages (usually "Why is my function returning the wrong thing?"), getting an identity / sequence value back from a SQL server after inserting (where it's at least an actual keyword being used), adding a "back" button to a webpage, troubleshooting getting a 404 or other error from a web request, and breaking out of a loop early.

I understand the reluctance to kill tags that refer to a specific command and are actually used on questions about that command but questions about the actual RETURNING SQL keyword make up maybe 10% of those questions.

The tag adds no useful information about the question whatsoever. Can we please kill it?

EDIT: Charles has proposed as a replacement for questions that are actually about the SQL keyword, which should be less prone to misuse.

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    Get to retagging. – user102937 Jan 27 '14 at 19:47
  • K, I just did like ---20--- 40 retaggigns, if 5 people do the same we can get rid of this tag. – Benjamin Gruenbaum Jan 27 '14 at 19:54
  • Ok, I've done 60 and I'm satisfied, if you read this just go there and retag 10 questions, it only takes 30 seconds of your time :) – Benjamin Gruenbaum Jan 27 '14 at 20:05
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    How's sql-returning sound for the RETURNING clause? – Charles Jan 27 '14 at 20:15
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    Proposition: when you edit a post to remove the tag, don't just remove it - use the opportunity to fix some other things in the post also. – BartoszKP Jan 27 '14 at 20:28
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    sql-returning is now a thing. About half of the SQL-related "returning" questions were relevant to it. The rest, not so much. – Charles Jan 27 '14 at 20:32
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    I hope the tag won't be returning any time soon. – John Dvorak Jan 27 '14 at 20:58
  • Yup. We've got it for now. No questions with this tag anymore. – kleinfreund Jan 27 '14 at 21:40