I've just edited out fivesix instances.

While I'd be happy to see such questions go, if we've going to allow the questions the tag seems less meta than some. Otherwise we need to blacklist this variant as well.



It was a bad idea to get rid of the . It is exactly the tag that should be applied to best-practice posts. So, for example; if someone wants to get best practices for embedding youtube code, then they can search on youtube and .

Related Post: Why is the best-practices tag not allowed on SO any more?

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    Yes, the fanatical hunting down of meta tags is getting a bit silly at this point. What if Jeff or Joel suddenly decide that they like meta tags again? Will the community here change its tune again? Sep 21 '10 at 19:30
  • @Harry: presumable the team can work up queries to help in restoring them. And I'm glad that this will not be my problem. Sep 21 '10 at 19:36
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    Except that the entire concept of "best practices" is intrinsically nonsense. We might as well have a [plz-send-teh-codez] tag.
    – Aarobot
    Sep 22 '10 at 3:35
  • @Aarobot: Some people do seem to believe in them, but there are two ideas that I've seen confounded. Some things considered "best practices" are fundamentals like version control, while other things are simply mediocrity. Until I see a coherent definition that strikes me as useful, I'm agreeing with you. Sep 22 '10 at 13:55

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