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It's 2017 and we don't have a Jon Skeet tag on SO and SE?!

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    Feature requests must explain a problem that needs solving. Why do we need this, what benefit does it provide, what is the purpose of the tag?
    – Catija
    Dec 5, 2017 at 6:06
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    Jon Skeet is just a normal guy on the Stack Exchange network with a lot of reps. He doesn't need a tag. Dec 5, 2017 at 6:09
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    No. Actually, it has been created quite often and then it gets deleted by regulars (read: the regulars remove it from all questions and then it gets deleted by the system as an unused tag).
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 5, 2017 at 6:40
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  • @Glorfindel then it should be hard-coded in the SO and SE ;)
    – evilReiko
    Dec 5, 2017 at 7:08
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    it sounds like it should be blacklisted
    – PolyGeo
    Dec 5, 2017 at 7:10
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    I interpreted the request to add the tag as being whimsical (i.e. a joke), but I see that everyone has taken it quite seriously. :)
    – battmanz
    Jun 5, 2018 at 3:37

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Rather than there not ever being a tag, it seems from the comment by @Glorfindel that:

it has been created quite often and then it gets deleted by regulars (read: the regulars remove it from all questions and then it gets deleted by the system as an unused tag).

This indicates that the reason there is not a tag is that the community sees no case for its existence and burninates it whenever it is re-created.

Rather than creating it or repeated burnination it seems to me like blacklisting it may be more appropriate.

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  • Jon Skeet is an icon of SO, and there are many questions/answers targeting himself specifically, "his approach", "his opinion", "his life style", "his questions", "his answers", "his comments", etc. To me (and many others), reading and searching for these has been making me a better programmer. So why not have a tag for such questions!?
    – evilReiko
    Dec 5, 2017 at 8:54
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    You don't need a tag to search for him, you can search for a user, so that would be redundant. @evilreiko
    – Mark Kirby
    Dec 5, 2017 at 9:15
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    @evilReiko Jon Skeet"s iconicity is partly memetic. That is to say, his fame is deserved -- he knows his stuff and explains things very well -- but the meme status is partly because he has meme status, so people talk about his fame, and it becomes a self-reinforcing feedback loop.
    – TRiG
    Dec 5, 2017 at 12:05

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