A user, Tom, asks a new question with a new tag, then promptly deletes the question after finding the post useless.
- Since tags will automatically be deleted in a day if there are no questions tagged, the tag was automatically deleted by the system.
After sometime, another user, Bob, asked a new question with this tag.
Who will be the "creator" of a tag? Also, who will be awarded the Taxonomist Badge?
Logically, there are reasons for both of them to be the "creator":
- Tom: He is the first user to ever use the tag, so he is the creator.
- Bob: It would be fair to award the badge to him since he, sort of, made the tag popular. He also wouldn't know that Tom actually used the tag before, thinking that it's a new tag when he created it.
This post is similar to Who is the "creator" of a tag for Taxonomist purposes? and What counts as "creating" a tag, for Taxonomist? And what prevents gaming the badge?, however they are asked around 7 years ago and things may have changed now.