I have nothing to add to the title: Why is the [best-practices] tag not allowed on SO any more?
closed as off-topic by Nathan Tuggy, Aziz Shaikh, Sonic the Reinstate Monica-hog, Arulkumar, Robert Longson Oct 18 '18 at 8:31
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See the official line which begins:
There are a few tags on Stack Overflow that have bugged me for a long time. Namely:
But I could never quite articulate what, exactly, was wrong with these tags. It's been bothering me more and more as time goes on.
It was definitely a bad decision.
I'm just getting into PHP, and wanted to scan through the PHP questions by the best-practices tag so I could ramp myself up on what's current, but it no longer exists. Now you have to hope the text contains 'best practices'.
It would have been a natural if the tag had existed.