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Questions tagged [blacklist-request]

This tag is used in requests for adding one or more tags to the blacklist, preventing them from ever being used again. For other questions about the tag blacklist, use [tag-blacklist].

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Blacklist globally: https://lmddgtfy.net/*

Please blacklist lmddgtfy.net. It should be blacklisted as the same reasons for Let Me Google That For YOu links. It's shown up in comments on Ask Ubuntu lately, and should be blacklisted like ...
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Blacklist 'problem' and related tags across all communities

This issue has come up again and again with different results depending on which moderators/users saw the question first. Most recently, Please blacklist the [problem] tag ... again Remove "...
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Blacklist godaddy tag, and rename to godaddy-api [closed]

There are 1314 questions tagged with godaddy despite the request to "burninate" it earlier and I think that it needs some love, the problem is that we would go against the tide of questions about ...
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Please blacklist [visual] tag [closed]

A long time ago, we had a lot of questions tagged visual and studio for visual-studio. The suggestion to ban "studio" did not take, but surprise, getting rid of "visual" was easier and happened. It's ...
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Burninate and blacklist “custom” tag [closed]

As seen here, there was already an effort to burninate custom. However, there are now still questions with that tag, although the tag wiki asks users to not post with it. I think that we should ...
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Is it reasonable to block a tag from being used given that an entire site exists for the topic?

I am wondering if it is reasonable to block the mathematica tag from being added to new questions on Stack Overflow, given these circumstances: A dedicated Stack Exchange site exists: Mathematica. ...
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who needs punctuation we should just destroy all of these tags now can we please [closed]

This question revealed to me a category of tags which serve no purpose, which are useless and ineffective, and which should be destroyed on the spot. I kindly request that we retag/burninate all of ...
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Burninate [stop]? [closed]

Questions tagged stop look unrelated amongst each other as the tag may refer to: a video/music player stopping MPMoviePlayerController Crashing on iOS 7 when stopped Android MediaPlayer stops ...
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It's time to blacklist [library] [closed]

The tag library was burninated by Jeff Atwood during the 2012 Great Tag Removal Thingymajig. Since that fateful morn1 it's been re-created most days by people with more reputation than tagging ...
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Blacklist the [engine] tag [closed]

The tag engine is not meaningful enough to keep around; it doesn't even have a tag wiki (what would that even contain?). Can we disallow it?
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Should the [google] tag be removed and blacklisted? [closed]

Immediately after I saw this question: Batch retag all questions with [google] [analytics] to [google-analytics] I thought, why not remove google altogether? I cannot see how a programming question ...
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Replace [gap] with [gap-system], [gaps-in-data], and [gaps-in-visuals]?

The tag wiki for gap refers to the computer algebra system GAP. However, many of the questions with gap actually refer to gaps in data in tables, matrices, and other data structures. Some of the ...
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Is the “custom” tag okay for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I just saw the custom on Stack Overflow. This tag is used 4 question before. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15660625/google-analytics-data-mismatch-between-custom-report-and-api https://...
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Blacklist the [books] tag [closed]

The books tag has this extremely catchy, yet oft-ignored, entry: DO NOT EVEN THINK OF ASKING THIS QUESTION. List questions (shopping lists) are not suitable for Stack Overflow and are going to be ...
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kill the [in-the-wild] tag [closed]

I was surprised to see the tag in-the-wild, and was not surprised to see just 5 questions attached to it. Is it useful enough to keep?
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Clearing (banning) the [clear] tag [closed]

Someone asked a question about an old DOS function that clears a text window called CLS, and tagged it cls. I thought that was an odd tag to have, and it turned out that most cases of this tag were ...
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Blacklist [web-development], [web-developer] and related tags [closed]

Ever since Jeff burninated web-development, game-development and web-design, these and other similar tags have been resurrected time and again, and we've had to remove these tags from questions every ...
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Burninate [tags] and [tagging] tags [closed]

tags and tagging are used for too many things: VCS tags tags in view of MVC paradigm in various frameworks HTML tags I think they should be blacklisted and existing questions should be re-tagged ...
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Blacklist the Joke tag

I was quite surprised to discover that the joke on SO is still allowed. We should probably stop this.
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Merge [rewrite] into [url-rewriting] [closed]

Merge rewrite into url-rewriting. Currently, according to the tag wiki, rewrite is about URL rewriting, so they should be merged. Maybe blacklist rewrite for ambiguity; otherwise synonymize.
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We are in the post-vb tag era, can we zonk it for good? [closed]

The Great Tag Cleanup of 2012 got us rid of vb. It got remade again on July 12, and manually removed today. It's bound to come back. Can it be banned?
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It's time to blacklist [server] [closed]

The server tag was burninated by Jeff Atwood during the Great Tag Cleanup of 2012. Since then, it's been recreated nearly every other day by people with enough reputation, but not enough tagging ...
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Tag [devtools] - cleanup or delete? [closed]

devtools (63 questions) seems very meta-ish. If it was up to me I would delete the tag. Should devtools undergo a cleanup or is it better to delete the tag?
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The [specific] tag seems useless [closed]

The tag specific has been applied to 112 pretty random questions just because the word happens to be a part of them. It doesn't seem to add any value, it's too common that a question applies to a "...
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Delete and blacklist the [advice] tag

Yes, this issue has already been addressed at some point, but it's come up recently again. A search on advice yields 62 questions, most (if not all) are highly subjective. Can this tag be addressed (...
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What action should be taken with the “.live” tag? [closed]

There are currently 51 posts in the .live tag, which all refer to the jQuery live function. There's a better tag for that function: jquery-live with 322 posts. I thought to suggest .live as a ...
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Ambiguous tag “design”

Browsing design presents 8937 questions, ranging from web design to database design to code design and beyond. http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/69238 Top related tags (not all ...
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Blacklist the LMGTFY tag [closed]

Recently, a user started to resurrect the lmgtfy tag. It's an obvious metatag that until I saw it I didn't even know existed. I have removed these tags, so it's empty again. Can it be consigned to ...
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Should the ambiguous tag [quartz] be blacklisted? [closed]

quartz is ambiguous. It is commonly used for the Quartz Enterprise Job Scheduler (quartz-scheduler) and for some of Apple's Core Graphics technologies (quartz-2d, etc.)—two topics with ...
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Is the [web-development] tag useful? [closed]

The topic of web development is extremely broad, and since we also have the Webmasters.SE site, anything related to the general discussion of web development should be asked there instead. It seems ...
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Prohibiting the word “newbee”

Can we prohibit the word "newbee" or "newbie" in the main site in the title and in the text? It appears too often, provides no information and is just annoying. In the meta site, however, it may ...
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blacklist tag modal-view-controller

Even though they differ by only one letter, there's an important conceptual difference between the terms "modal view controller" and "model/view/controller". The first is a view controller presented ...
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Blacklist the “getting-started” tag [closed]

In my opinion, getting-started is unnecessary among a question's other tags. Moreover, many questions with this tag are off-topic or not constructive. Therefore, I suggest removing this tag from all ...
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Can we permanently ban the ambiguous [vb] tag? [closed]

For those that don't know, a brief history lesson... There are two distinct variants* of Visual Basic: The old COM-based platform, which was last released under the name VB 6 back in 1998. The newer ....
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Should [readdir] tag be burnitated? [closed]

First of all, php readdir,perl readdir and c readdir are mixed. Secondly, I don't think this function is so special to have its own tag and We need not tag for any function of c (or any other) ...
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Is the [multiple] tag needed? [closed]

The multiple tag seems like a bit of a mess to me. It is most often used when the title/problem contains the word "multiple" and they had a spare tag available for use. Burninate? At 518 questions ...
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Synonymize [filetype], [filetypes], and [file-type], or destroy them? [closed]

filetype contains 81 questions. filetypes contains 4 questions. file-type contains 15 questions. Obviously all 3 don't need to exist. They could be merged. But the real question here is: do we need ...
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Tag delete requests - [enabled] and [development] [closed]

The enabled tag and the development tag are both on this question. Neither one of these tags are informative and should be burninated. I see that development was taken care of once before. It appears ...
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Where'd the [asp] tag go, and why did it come back? [closed]

I'm having a hard time tracking down where asp went. I know there have been a few requests (example) to ban/blacklist/synonym it, but I can't find which one caused it to stop existing. Regardless, ...
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Zend-ectomy 2.0: Can we get a blacklist / tag synonym this time? [closed]

Last year, I nuked the zend tag. Despite watching the new tag list like a hawk, it's somehow managed to come back from the dead. The tag can not stand alone. Zend is a company. A VM with their ...
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Could the 'project-ideas' tag on Stack Overflow be eliminated?

project-ideas currently has 115 75 questions, a bunch of which are already closed, the rest (after a quick perusal) pretty much all fall into either: Not constructive, Not a real question, or Plain ...
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Blacklist the [plz-send-teh-codez] tag? [closed]

I think we should blacklist the plz-send-teh-codez (and possibly variations1 thereof). There are not currently any questions tagged as such (anymore), but at least one user (this person) has been ...
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Burnination candidates - [annoyance], [beauty], [fancy], [art]? [closed]

I would like to propose the following tags for burnination: annoyance, annoyances, web-annoyances: same arguments as weirdness, i.e. it is a result of ones expectations of how something should work. ...
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Please blacklist the [studio] tag [closed]

For the longest of time Since August 2010 I've lamented the misuse of tag stems and two word tags. I have personally burninated studio as it was always the stem of another tag, most often visual-...
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Should we blacklist the [unit] tag?

Over the last couple of weeks I've been quietly waging war on the unit tag. unit is one of those troublesome tags that is highly ambiguous on it's own, and needs to be replaced with several other ...
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Merge [ndk] into [android-ndk] and blacklist the former one [closed]

There are two tags now android-ndk and ndk for the Android NDK. Considering tags usage (1075 for android-ndk and 322 for ndk), and since it is explicitly encouraged to: use the Android-specific ...
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“language-learning” tag: Bad idea? [closed]

There are currently 48 questions tagged language-learning. 19 of them are closed (~40%). 11 of them are "plz-give-me-teh-resourcez/help-with-teh-resourcez". 9 of them are "I don't get this code ...
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Is the “categories” tag too broad? What should its wiki page report? [closed]

I noticed that there are 415 questions tagged with categories, which include questions about Objective-C categories, the <optgroup>/<option> tags, WordPress's categories, Magento's ...
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Please burninate the “stuck” tag [closed]

Please burninate the stuck tag. It adds no value and appears to have been used haphazardly.
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Burninate the [old-school] tag on SO [closed]

OK, just saw the old-school tag today with six instances. We should probably burninate that one. Let's not let it get any more populated.