Questions tagged [burninate-request]

Use with [meta] to request that a tag here on Meta Stack Exchange be removed. Use in case of uncertainty when requesting discussion, or when the popularity of the tag makes manual retagging prohibitively difficult.

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Put [stack-exchange] in the stack for tag exchanges

It looks like the stackexchange tag (later renamed to stack-exchange) is a holdover from the pre-split days when this site was called Meta Stack Overflow and also served as the meta site for Stack ...
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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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Kill the [bugs] tag? [closed]

It seems most of the questions tagged bugs on Stack Overflow are just intended to indicate "there's something wrong with my program", which would cover probably at least 80% of all questions on Stack ...
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“[open]” + “[source]” versus “[open-source]” [closed]

I find the tags open and source confusing when used together to denote open-source, yet there seem to be many questions tagged this way. See many of the posts in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Should [waffles] be burninated?

I don't get the point of waffles. Nearly all posts with that tag are humorous and unnecessary or necessary, constructive, but waffles have nothing to do with them. Also, from their tag wiki: Waffles ...
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Delete the [detect] tag? [closed]

I just came across detect, a tag with the lovely tag wiki summary: "Detect meaning goes like either discover or identity of presence." Looking at the 484 questions currently tagged with it, I see ...
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Let's burn English [closed]

english A recent question introduced me to the English tag. It appears to be a fount of off topic and crap. I wish to make the tag suffer for this. What say you, grumps? Okay, yeah, stupid ...
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How did the [html+php] tag come to exist and how can we make it die? [closed]

Someone created a tag named html+php. How did they do that? Because the plus sign is interpreted as a tag combination, trying to visit the question list results in all 18,000 questions tagged html ...
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Remove Business Tag [closed]

business Wiki Tag DO NOT USE - Removed as part of "The great Stack Overflow tag/question cleanup of 2012" - See link in Tag Wiki for more information. I wish to burninate this tag, how ever there ...
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I think [illegal] is not legal on SO [closed]

As illegal does not define any category, technology etc., and its a general term, I think it should be deleted.
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Burninate mysql-error-1064 [closed]

This is discussed a little bit here as well. The tag mysql-error-1064 is on almost 1000 questions at this point. It is also useless. The error code in question is about the most generic error you ...
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The use of [big] tag [closed]

There are 83 questions tagged big (latest one was asked 4 days back). Is there any use of big on Stack Overflow? I think it should be deleted.
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Burn [get] and [post] [closed]

When I say "get", what does it mean to you? A GET request? To retrieve something? To query a database? To call the get method on a C# property? get appears to encompass all of those and more. We ...
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Burninate request: [group] [closed]

group is very ambiguous. It can refer to Facebook groups, group statements in SQL/LINQ/etc, a regex group, so on, so forth. I think therefore this has to be a meta tag (further proven by there being ...
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Burn the [recognition] [detection] and [detect] tags? [closed]

The tags recognition detection and detect do not seem to provide much information on their own. There are lots of more specific tags which cover the topics these questions are usually referring to: ...
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Burninate the [letter] and [letters] tags? [closed]

I don't see any case where the letter tag could be useful (or letters for that matter). Questions tagged with this tag are always tagged with a programming language, which is much more pertinent. ...
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What is the purpose of tag “blank”? burninate? [closed]

Just found one question on SO with the tag blank. Got intrigued and went after explanation. Found empty wiki but used in 458 questions. Edit: 241 179 150 61 50 now. 0 to go! Some tagged it because ...
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Remove [project] tag? [closed]

The project tag has over a thousand tagged questions, but doesn't seem to do a lot. Looking at the wiki, the description is very vague: In software development, a project is a collection of files ...
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Burninate: quiz [closed]

We have a quiz tag. A lot of the questions in it are either on hold or closed, and only a handful of them have a positive score. (Even then, from my quick glance, they seem like they're off-topic ...
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Can I learn what [learning] is?

The tag learning on this site seems to have no clear purpose, with questions ranging from "learning how to use the site" to "learning about topics". It seems to meet the definition of a too-broad tag. ...
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Burninate [slides] [closed]

slides has no tag wiki, and no clearly defined purpose, being currently used for: JavaScript slideshow plugin thingies {1, 2, 3, 4} -> slidesjs Sliding movements on a touchscreen Sliding movement of &...
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Should the [column] tag be squashed? [closed]

The column tag seems to add very little value to questions, and its meaning is ambiguous (could it refer to a database column, or a column in a table layout?). This tag should probably be removed.
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Should the [standalone] tag be burninated? [closed]

I've seen a bunch of questions tagged xulrunner and standalone lately. Now a XULRunner application (as opposed to a Firefox extension) is always standalone so the second tag adds no value. Looking ...
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Remove the [age] tag [closed]

There are 145 questions tagged with age. They seem to relate to a bunch of different things - none of which particularly helpful in classifying the question. Needless to say it has no wiki. I'm ...
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Should the [via] tag be burninated? [closed]

I browsed over the list of questions under via tags, most of them means only the English word via. Some of them refers to the via link on a website or an app. This part I'm not so sure, I do feel it'...
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Can we burninate the [restrict*] tags? [closed]

Can we burn all forms of the restrict tag? Its too vague of a term. restrict restriction restrictions restricted
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Burninate the [godaddy] tag [closed]

First off, godaddy has 903 questions tagged with it. godaddy-economy-hosting has 15. (no longer true, burninated) EDIT: we're at under 100 questions with godaddy tagged. GoDaddy is a platform for ...
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Tag Cleanup, Burnination, and Blacklisting: children and learning resources edition

The following tags need special attention from the community! Burnination and Blacklisting These tags have been audited and are considered prime candidates for burnination and blacklisting. books, ...
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Do we really need a [source-code] tag? [closed]

The source-code tag doesn't appear to be very useful. It's used in a variety of ways (for reading, writing, showing, transforming, compiling, translating, obfuscating, obtaining, ... source code) on ...
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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 the [default] tag [closed]

I believe the default tag should be removed. There are currently 1478 questions with this tag. While it's true that most of those questions involve a default value of some sort, I do not believe that ...
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Retag all [service] questions [closed]

Currently there is a service tag. It has 9,333 questions It usually contains questions about android-service (3,881 with service and android) windows-service (870 with service and windows) web-...
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The existence of these tags reduce my [efficiency] and [productivity]

The efficiency and productivity tags have no tag wiki, only 5 resp. 8 questions, and (especially the first one) are not used in a consistent way. I can see some point in focusing productivity on tips &...
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Do we need the “authentification” tag? [closed]

Today I discovered a tag called authentification. As far as I know, it is not an English word, but exists for example in French and must have been added by mistake. It currently has 35 questions. I ...
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Burninate the support tag? [closed]

Seems like people come to StackOverflow for support, no need to tag your question with support. 303 questions tagged support. Only time support would be valid, IMHO, is on Meta. It's almost like the ...
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Burninate the [game-development] tag (again) [closed]

In response to Animuson's blacklist request, Jeff burninated game-development, web-development and web-design on the 20th July 2012 and back in September BoltClock asked for a blacklist of these three....
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What to do with the [circular] tag? [closed]

For the circular tag it says: A logical fallacy in which the developer begins with what he is trying to end up with, like class A extends B, class B extends A. The above looks related to, but ...
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What to do with the [processing] tag [closed]

Currently processing contains 796 questions. The tag describes itself as Processing is an open source programming language ... The questions are either really about the Processing language or ...
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A bunch of synonym requests and a couple of burninates [closed]

I was bored and spent couple of hours browsing the tags on SO. I found some tags that look like they need some help, most of them are synonym requests, but there are also some burninate requests or ...
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Please burninate [website] [closed]

I think that this question is pretty good prima-facia evidence that website is just facilitating the deposition of crap.
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Burninate [plus] and [minus] [closed]

Do we really need the plus and minus tags? They are either used for math, for the symbol somewhere in the question, or for concatenation. On almost all questions, they don't really add anything.
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Confused about the use of [confused-users]

The confused-users tag has eleven questions and no tag wiki or excerpt. Since most support questions are asked by slightly, moderately or completely confused users, and otherwise they might be helped ...
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Burninate: career-development [closed]

It's a meta tag, and its description even reads that it shouldn't be used anymore: Career development questions are off-topic for Stack Overflow. DO NOT USE - Removed as part of "The great Stack ...
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We seem to have some issues here…​ [closed]

Specifically, we seem to have 365 questions tagged with issues. Please burninate.
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Burninate [derived]? [closed]

There's 204 205 questions tagged with derived. It has no wiki, no synonyms, and I feel it doesn't really add any value. There are also: derived-class x 365 derived-table x 52 derived-types x 43 ...
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Pointless but popular tag 'pass' — can it be burninated? [closed]

I just came across one of 317 questions with the tag pass. The tag has no Wiki entry and no followers. The tag seems to provide no value. There wasn't much consistency about it (for example, Python ...
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Burninate [variables] [closed]

Can we please burninate the variables tag? What is the point in it? We know that programs have variables! There is no need for over 15.5K posts to be tagged variables...
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Burninate the [user] tag [closed]

I think the user tag (x3565) should go away. In virtually every case, either a more appropriate tag such as user-interface, username, etc. should be used, or the question involves doing something with ...
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Should we burninate the tag [same]? [closed]

The tag same is mostly used to express a word same (AKA similar). No tag wiki, it is used with different tags (language). And it doesn't add any value IMO. Should this tag be burninated?
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Burninate the costs tag [closed]

I'm thinking we could do without costs, I'm an open source fan and it doesn't fit in with my ideology... Joking aside it looks to be pretty useless; only 16 questions currently use it, a couple of ...