I was just reviewing some suggested edits, and then a lot of edits that were just meant to add the stream-graph tag came in for review. Because of that, I decided to check what was the deal with this tag, and from what it seems, it's a tag that doesn't really seem to be necessary at all. I then saw that all of these tags were added by the same user, who seems to have been suggesting a lot of these kinds of tags. Here's a list of the tags I'm talking about in particular:
- voronoi (should perhaps be
- parallel-coordinates (
- force-layout (
Some of which seem to have more than one follower, but I do think all of these are quite unnecessary.
These are just the tags I could easily find up to page 25 of this particular user's suggested edits, but I'm quite sure there are a lot more (including ones I might have missed on the first 25 pages). Important to note is that these tags are not accidental creations, since this user also adds the tags he makes onto seemingly every question he finds related.
I've seen in this bunch of edit reviews that most of his suggestions have been rejected, but in his suggested edit history a lot of really minor edits still went through, without anybody rejecting it as a too-minor edit (which is perhaps another thing to worry about - perhaps more too-minor edit suggestion review audits?).
So in conclusion, a lot of very minor edits that added quite unnecessary tags have been accepted recently, and I'd like to request some action against these tags. I don't believe these tags should have been created in the first place, but the huge amount of edits that were this minor yet were still approved so easily does seem a bit worrying.
Edit: I've removed 5 tags from my list, per Robert Harvey's reply. The other ones are either quite unclear or ambiguous (
force-layout for example could refer to the chart, but it could as well be what a "How to force div below paragraph" question could be tagged with). The ones I removed are not as much 'Meta Tags' by Jeff Atwood's blog post's definition "If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag." as the other ones, but the ones from
label just fail miserably for either that requirement, or the one below that.