I think it was now six years ago that Stack Exchange told us that meta tags are bad. They convinced me.
Up till now we'd managed to keep them off the travel site. Though I suppose a couple of our tags there could have cases brought against them being meta, that had never happened so I think we pretty much believed we were free of them.
Until recently I noticed we acquired a [rationale] tag there. To me this is clearly meta. I started a meta question about getting rid of it because it's a meta-tag and then found we already had a question wanting to get rid of it that did not analyse it as a meta tag.
Anyway that's the background. In the ensuing debate, one of our users stated that each SE site gets to decide whether they want to allow meta-tags or not.
But is this true? My reading of the original blog post against meta-tags were that they're no good for SE and I interpreted that as policy.
If we know it's an SE policy to not use meta-tags then we can argue our case that way.
But if it is indeed open to each site to decide re. meta-tags then we may have to vote on it to proceed.
So what's the story? All bad or up to us?