I came to Meta Stack Exchange today to find something a bit... disheartening:

Top tag... status-declined?

It may be discouraging to users if their top tag on Meta is .

Should this be allowed?

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    If I want to have something status-declined I know who to ask ... ;) – rene Jun 11 at 18:34
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    Imagine what it must be like fo that poor sap who has the gold status-declined badge! – Jon Ericson Jun 11 at 19:23
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    Did you tag this as discussion instead of feature-request so it wouldn't get status-declined? :p – scohe001 Jun 11 at 19:32
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    @JonEricson Yikes!! Earning a gold badge in that tag would reveal a very significant problem!! – Namaste Jun 11 at 19:56
  • @Namaste Not necessarily. In that user's case, they simply add status-declined to questions and then answer them. – user474678 Jul 16 at 18:17

It may be disheartening; it can also be an encouragement to write a better received post.

Which you just did; tomorrow, one of the tags on this question will probably be your top tag. It turns out it doesn't, since the question scores are irrelevant. Only answers will help (and maybe more questions in a tag).

I personally would appreciate such a unique situation and immediately save it to the Wayback Machine. Just like this question by a ♦ moderator with a New Contributor indicator.

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    That moderator with the new contributor indicator is very strange... I've asked about it on Meta.DBA. – Pika the Wizard of the Whales Jun 11 at 19:57
  • @Glorfindel My top tag is still status-declined. What to do now? – user474678 Jun 14 at 1:31
  • I'm sorry ... Write a positively scoring answer, that will certainly help. – Glorfindel Jun 14 at 5:32
  • My new "Top Tag" is... meta. How appropriate. – user474678 Jul 17 at 15:56
  • That is so meta :) – Glorfindel Jul 17 at 15:57

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