The Meta Stack Exchange tag has ten questions about many different topics. It does not have a tag wiki or excerpt. Since about everything we do here is asking for or sharing knowledge, I think this tag is completely superfluous and should be burninated. Thoughts?

  • I have removed all the incorrect usages of that tag (and added / changed tags a couple of times), leaving only 5 uses; hopefully focused correctly. --- The tag isn't about "Knowledge" in general, but the application of it. If you still decide to burniate then half the work is done; but I think that now it deserves to stay - and have a wiki so it's used correctly in future. --- The first user of a tag should always at least write the excerpt.
    – Rob
    Jan 9, 2021 at 23:02
  • @Rob Its worth making a case for it then. Why does it deserve to stay? What should its scope be? It feels like a meta tag to me but I can be wrong ;D Jan 10, 2021 at 12:12
  • @JourneymanGeek, The oldest link talks about how knowledge should be presented ('is the Q&A format best', but we also have kludged our format to have FAQs, even announcement questions (where technically there is no answer)). The second oldest question uses the tag to question if we are disseminating knowledge in a manner that people will be receptive to (are we kind, helpful, or rude and condescending).
    – Rob
    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:33
  • @JourneymanGeek ..., The most recent usage seems to suggest that a means to bundle a group of tags would be a better way to present knowledge for a specific project, perhaps with a limited audience; maybe even a Team Feature Request. --- With its three uses it's a rare tag, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it should go; if it's used correctly. The above should be approximately its scope. - It's true that a tag such as "words" would be quite ambiguous as all posts contain words, but a tag such as "colloquialisms" may be much better used.
    – Rob
    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:38
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    @Rob I currently see only one question in the rag that isn't closed, the oldest one. That question questions the principles on which SO was founded, the way we share knowledge (the Q&A format). Knowledge is only tangentially correlated tiothat question IMHO, as it is not about knowledge, but about the principles of SO.
    – Luuklag
    Jan 10, 2021 at 13:53
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    @Luuklag, we are continuing the conversation in The Tavern; I think there's a couple of comments about your above comment's question.
    – Rob
    Jan 10, 2021 at 14:09

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To the best of my there is only one thing we can do: Let's unleash the burnination dragon!


This tag has been:

  • 7
    TROGDOR! 🔥💪🐲🔥
    – Kyle Pollard StaffMod
    Jan 9, 2021 at 18:09
  • 7
    Do we have [knowledge] of Trogdor? Jan 9, 2021 at 18:35
  • (answer accepted awaiting edit confirming burnination completion)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:48
  • 1
    I put in the dragon this morning @Glorfindel
    – Luuklag
    Jan 13, 2021 at 10:18

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