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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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We'd like your feedback on our new Code of Conduct! [duplicate]

TL;DR: We've put together a code of conduct (CoC) that is a bit more comprehensive than our existing be nice policy because we feel that our current policy isn't meeting our needs. Some background, ...
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Help us identify new roles for community members

Update 2 (March 6, 23) We made a shortlist of the most promising suggestions from the answers provided, and we then shared our findings with Philippe Beaudette, our VP of Community. After some ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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I made us some Trogdor graphics!

We seem to have a tradition of using the Homestar Runner character 'Trogdor the Burninator' to request tag deletion. I thought we could use crisper images, so I made my own. >:)
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What is a blocked tag?

Following Implement a Tag Black List, I would like to know what exactly it means for a tag to be marked as blocked (formerly blacklisted) on a Stack Exchange site. Does it mean I can't use that tag ...
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Criteria necessary for a tag to be burninated

What kind of baseline criteria should we use to determine if a tag should be burninated? Is this something that happens on a more case-by-case basis? Is there a minimum number of tags that are ...
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‚Äč[how-to] get rid of this tag?

The how-to tag has no tag wiki but 37 questions covering widely different topics. I'd be inclined to associate 'how to' questions with support ("How do I use Stack Exchange feature X") but ...
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The [tools] tag is too ambiguous. Let's burninate it

The tools tag has 27 questions, and while it does have a tag wiki, it doesn't cover all of the various questions tagged with it. Its most recently posted question was asked 7 years ago. The questions ...
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What signals a need to curate the emergent tagging folksonomy?

I'm told the emergent folksonomy means "don't fix it if it's not broken," and I like that! I'm all for letting the garden grow wild until it needs pruning, but I can't figure out what constitutes "...
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Why can't I nominate a tag for deletion when I review a wiki edit for it?

A user edits a tag wiki for a tag with 1 question on a whole SX site, and this comes up for my review. Now, the edit in itself may be fine, but what should I do if what I think should happen is for ...
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Burninate [anti-golf] [duplicate]

This one was flagged in a random tag wiki editing I was doing: I totally agree it's a useless tag. If anyone is curious as to what anti-golf supposedly is, before putting on my burninate useless tags ...
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Explaining 'burninated' tag removal from question in edit notes

I recently rolled back a tag change to an old question of mine, which Charles then informed me had been due to a "burninated" tag. After searching Meta, I discovered this explanation, so at least I ...
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How are tag wiki entries deleted [duplicate]

While reviewing suggested edits, I can across one for pyython which, as the tag wiki currently states, is clearly the result of a typo. There are no questions tagged with this, and the tag edit was ...
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