Per Jeff's blog post (The Death of Meta Tags), we should not be using best-practices tag. Question here asked 1 hour ago uses the best-practice: Is it better to return the most specific or most general type from an action method?

Can we block best-practice tag and similar variations?

closed as off-topic by gnat, nicael, Martijn Pieters, CRABOLO, ale Oct 22 '14 at 17:14

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    Do similar variations include [subjective] and [beginner]? Those have both been recreated too; I mentioned it in the chat yesterday – Michael Mrozek Aug 8 '10 at 15:12
  • @Michael: It should to a certain extent – Brian Aug 8 '10 at 15:19
  • best-practices is my favorite tag! Wha happeh? – Stephen Aug 27 '10 at 16:07
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    +1 for sharing Jeff's blog post. I used to favorite the best-practices tag for its value as a potpourri learning tool, but now I understand its subjectivity is harmful. A better way to learn is to choose topics you want to learn about, favorite their tags, and read the highlighted questions. After two years, I'm unfavoriting this obsolete tag! – Iain Samuel McLean Elder Jul 4 '12 at 10:28

ok, I added a question mark to the end of the best-practices blacklist entry.

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