Water is wet, Stack Overflow is about software development, and these tags carry no information:

And these tags are a strong indication of a question that doesn't belong here:

And while I'm at it, a few synonym requests:

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    programmatically is a tag used to give the impression an 'off-topic' question is really relevant to SO.
    – pavium
    Jun 26, 2011 at 13:30
  • 3
    You forgot christmas, missing, schools. Etcetera, try to limit the hit list to tags that are routinely ab-used or the dragon will run out of gas. Jun 26, 2011 at 16:18
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    Is the title supposed to be a reference to Trogdor?
    – user163250
    Jun 26, 2011 at 16:57
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    @Keoki yeah when a tag gets destroyed by Jeff and company, Jeff tends to post a "This tag has been BURNINTAED" picture with Trogdor in it, like so: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/59595/… Jun 26, 2011 at 18:26
  • I agree, we have done a similar thing at Super User: meta.superuser.com/questions/2017/… Jun 26, 2011 at 20:30
  • @pavium: I disagree. Do you think my question here was not relevant to SO?
    – user541686
    Jun 26, 2011 at 21:52
  • Sorry, @Mehrdad, at that point in the middle of the night, I tend to generalise.
    – pavium
    Jun 26, 2011 at 22:01
  • I did your synonyms as well, but I am unclear what you want done with the items in the middle. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:47
  • @Jeff The first group of tags are saying “this is about programming”, which is useless. The second group of tags are saying “this isn't about programming” or “this isn't a good question”, so this is an invitation for the community to look for questions to close or retag. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:51

2 Answers 2


Agreed, thanks for the suggestions, the following were burninated:

tag burninated

I left and for now.


Some questions are development specific or process specific, as opposed to technical programming questions. Some of those tags need to stay though they could certainly be consolidated.

while usually taken care of in the text of the question is probably good to have so people won't make the wrong assumption about questions that could be taken the wrong way (as has actually happened).

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