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Can moderators to blacklist tags PERMANENTLY? [duplicate]

I have been reading tag complaints like this. In that post, the poster seems to be quite annoyed at how the tag keeps coming back. So, here's my question: Can mods keep tags from EVER coming back?. ...
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Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in the tag?

Feature Request: Could 7.5K users have the privilege of proposing synonyms without the 5 upvotes per tag requirement? (in other words unrestricted synonym suggestion) Background: I would like to be ...
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Should We Zap The Low-Occurrence Tags? [closed]

I just looked on SO, and found that there are about 12,880 tags with only a single use. There are 26,250 used less than 10 times. That's just too many for the community to fix. I think we need some ...
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5answers
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Moderators should be able to remove / burninate a tag themselves

We're doing some spring cleaning on Super User, which involves disambiguating tags, merging them, creating synonyms etc. However, one of the most troublesome things is removing a tag. Often, it's ...
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10answers
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Implement a Tag Black List

Based on my answer here, I would like to propose the implementation of a tag black list. The black list should contain a list of tags that should NOT be used on the site and disallow people with ...
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8answers
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tags of mundanity that are gratuitously applied to posts

It's an additional unnecessary burden to the honest stacker during suggested edit duty. A question presents some code then the minor editor adds a tag like 'for-loop' or 'forms'. These tags are so ...
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3answers
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Can we get a more efficient way of contacting the team? [duplicate]

Right now there are two options a moderator can contact the team: Pinging a team member in TL, or e-mail. Both options are a bit crude, there's no easy way of knowing that a fellow mod has already ...
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2answers
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Repurpose the new review system for large-scale tagging operations

The SE developers are currently busy implementing a new review tool that will replace the old /review queue. I think this new review tool could also be used to make large-scale retagging and tag ...
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1answer
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What *currently* happens to zombie tags? [duplicate]

I've been doing some retagging on Super User lately, and the tag page still shows the old, crusty, now-orphaned tags. Worse, these tags are still available via the tag autocompletion, reporting their ...
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2answers
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Give mods better tools to get rid of poor tags

Currently, Ask Ubuntu is swamped by a lot of poor tags that just refuse to go away. The efforts to get rid of them by both the community and the moderators by manual retagging just doesn't cut it ...
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Give mods/communities better tools for large retagging jobs

Where I'm coming from I'm a moderator on an SE with 5000+ visitors per day, a lot of drive-by askers but few regular contributors (6 editors with 5+ edits this year), and a substantial tagging mess. ...
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2answers
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No more burnination?

Question: When making these requests which lead to visits from Trogdor, am I to assume that these tags are blacklisted? Or are they just removed? In other words, would it make more sense to re-...
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0answers
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System to enable hand-sorted moderator retagging for sizeable disambiguation jobs

This is a hopefully less complex alternative to this old request, directed mostly at the same problem. This request was inspired from Jeff Atwood's comment on this answer, quoted for quick reference: ...
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0answers
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Let moderators mark tags as deprecated

On Super User, we have quite a few tags that shouldn't exist. Unfortunately, some of those have a lot of questions, and despite our clear directives in the tag wiki excerpt, the tags continue to be ...