The tag (8 non-deleted questions, no tag wiki) is one of those useless meta tags. It seems to refer to several different concepts:

  • Adding some kind of social media-style 'friends list' to the system
  • Referring friends to Stack Exchange
  • Concerns over sanctions when someone votes on a post belonging to a 'friend'
  • A question seeking friends (really!).

It was brought to my attention few days ago by someone posting a question asking for dating advice (+10k only).

Do we really need this tag?

  • 7
    I don't need friends, I have the Internet... :D
    – OldPadawan
    Dec 6, 2019 at 13:46
  • 11
    So... I'll not be there for you?
    – Machavity
    Dec 6, 2019 at 14:16
  • 6
    @Machavity "Your mother warned you there'd be days like these"
    – JJJ
    Dec 6, 2019 at 14:20

2 Answers 2


Looks like this had approval for awhile, so I went ahead and removed this tag from the 6 questions (4 of which are dupe-closed) that had it.

I'm sorry to say, but I made no in the process. It was a rather lonely process, actually.

This is now .


Seems legit, unless someone has a great reason we should keep the tag, so give it a week then we might be able to get rid of the tag, and some of the questions too.


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