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?

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    Do similar variations include [subjective] and [beginner]? Those have both been recreated too; I mentioned it in the chat yesterday Aug 8, 2010 at 15:12
  • @Michael: It should to a certain extent Aug 8, 2010 at 15:19
  • best-practices is my favorite tag! Wha happeh?
    – Stephen
    Aug 27, 2010 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! Jul 4, 2012 at 10:28

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

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