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Burninate and blacklist the "programmatically" tag [closed]

programmatically doesn't seem appropriate as a tag. It only serves to clarify the intent of the question, and not identify or categorize it. programmatically: 106 135 163 183 245 0 questions ...
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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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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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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 ...
Bill the Lizard's user avatar
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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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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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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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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 ...
JNK's user avatar
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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 ...
Mat's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Charles's user avatar
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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.
Rosinante's user avatar
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Burninate MMORPG tag [closed]

The mmorpg tag should never see the light of day on Stack Overflow again. Most of the few questions associated with this tags are either closed or asked by new users that don't understand the topics ...
ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd's user avatar
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Burninate the "missing" tag [closed]

missing : 200 323 questions I'd argue it's not really an informative tag.
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We have no [knowledge] of this tag

The Meta Stack Exchange tag knowledge has ten questions about many different topics. It does not have a tag wiki or excerpt. Since about everything we do here is asking for or sharing knowledge, I ...
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There are [multiple] problems with this tag

The multiple tag has 11 questions about ... multiple ... different things: e.g. multiple accounts, multiple tags, multiple duplicates. It doesn't have an excerpt, and can probably never be used as the ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Burn the rubber [ball] [closed]

Can we burn ball? What purpose does it serve? All the good or decent questions are also tagged collision-detection, so why have ball?
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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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Kill the [tool-advice] tag [closed]

The tool-advice tag currently only has 35 questions, so it should be fairly easy to retag. However, I would say almost every single question here is off-topic as well, and in need of closing/deleting....
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Hey, meta. I know this is crazy, but here's an idea, let's rename [maybe] [closed]

maybe × 42 This seems a little vague and it was being used for "yes/no/maybe" questions. I deleted those and started down the road of language specific ones, but it's a very generic functional ...
ThinkingStiff's user avatar
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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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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Burninate the [workaround] tag [closed]

Could the workaround tag be burninated? At the moment, it seems to be for anything and everything that the questioner wants a workaround for -- for that reason, it seems to me that it's a meta tag, ...
Qantas 94 Heavy's user avatar
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Let's not engage in [social-manipulation]

I just encountered the tag social-manipulation (currently three questions, no tag wiki). The tag is unclear and seems to portend a rant about what the poster sees as social issues on the site or ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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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 ...
Makoto's user avatar
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We don't have any [friends]

The tag friends (8 non-deleted questions, no tag wiki) is one of those useless meta tags. It seems to refer to several different concepts: Adding some kind of social media-style 'friends list' to the ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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Is this [text] useful?

There’s a tag text, with 24 questions and no excerpt or wiki. It seems to be used to refer to… text, somewhere on the site. This is a wee bit broad - there are a lot of different places text is ...
bobble's user avatar
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Burninate [adding] [closed]

The tag adding seems to be used on any post with a mention of the word "add". It's being used for adding numbers, adding properties to objects, anything. Could this tag be burninated? Or could we ...
Manishearth's user avatar
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Burninate [creating] and [created] [closed]

The creating tag doesn't seem to add any value to the site. This tag has questions on many topics: creating arrays, creating websites, creating methods, ... It also doesn't have a tag wiki. Should ...
ProgramFOX's user avatar
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Kill the reading tag [closed]

The reading tag currently has 492 questions. Arbitrarily checking 15 of those revealed that the tag doesn't really add anything; it's far too general and applies to many languages and situations. ...
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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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We seem to have some issues here...​ [closed]

Specifically, we seem to have 365 questions tagged with issues. Please burninate.
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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Should we destroy the [websites]?

The websites tag has 27 questions, no excerpt or wiki (if it did, it might turn out to be "for questions about... well, websites"). At least 5 of those questions are "where should I ...
Ollie's user avatar
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Notice of burnination: limitations [closed]

Nominating limitations for burnination. Totally meta, bro. Please provide arguments against if you have any.
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Burninate the [information] tag [closed]

There are currently 162 questions tagged information. This tag is so general, it's completely meaningless. Information about what, exactly? There is no tag wiki and it appears to be used more or less ...
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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 ...
Jonathan Leffler's user avatar
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The [time] has come to get rid of this tag

I think it is high time we get rid of the time tag altogether. It currently has 72 questions which cover a wide variety of topics, including: The time it takes for something to end up in a queue ...
Luuklag's user avatar
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Cleanup the cheat-sheet questions [closed]

There are 76 questions tagged cheat-sheet or cheatsheet or reference-card. Most of theses questions are off topic because they are asking for links to off-site cheat sheets. The answers are usually ...
Kara's user avatar
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Should we burninate the [running] tag? [closed]

There's no tag wiki for running, and it doesn't appear to serve a single deliberate purpose. Some different ways it's being used: Performance issues (overlapping sometimes with performance) Issues ...
thegrinner's user avatar
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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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I recommend that [recommendation] be cleaned up and slowly burninated to death [closed]

A recommendation engine tries to predict how much a user will enjoy certain goods (movies, books, songs...) and makes recommendations. They are often used by online vendors to suggest new purchases. ...
Charles's user avatar
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Burn the [homework2] tag [closed]

After having lost out on the homework for their homework questions, students have found another tag for themselves. The homework2 tag. Currently, there are no questions tagged to it(luckily), so can ...
Rahul's user avatar
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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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This tag is hurting my [workflow]

The workflow tag has no tag wiki or excerpt, 11 questions, and is used for various kinds of workflows: those of users on Stack Exchange for many different scenarios, and even those of staff members. ...
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I'm having some [difficulty] discerning what we could use this tag for

The difficulty has 13 questions, no wiki or excerpt, and could be used for a lot of things: Having difficulty deleting crap posts, burning tags, making waffles, etc. etc. etc. There are a few posts ...
Ollie's user avatar
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Meta needs to be agnostic of the [language-agnostic] tag

(Note: this is not a duplicate of Why does the [language-agnostic] tag exist? or Is [language-agnostic] a meta tag? those pertain to the use of the tag on Stack Overflow) The language-agnostic tag on ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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The [vampire] tag kinda sucks -- can we stake it?

I just noticed vampire wandering out in the daylight. In theory it could be help-vampire, but it's really a meta tag (about people) that needs to go away. There are only 11 posts so I can get rid of ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Burninate the "unused" tag [closed]

unused is used on 62 questions, but it is not useful at all: It is used in completely different contexts, and in none of them is the tag relevant. For example, it is used in: Xcode WARNING: Unused ...
apaderno's user avatar
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Burninate "development-approach" [closed]

development-approach on Stack Overflow is just... awful. Please kill it with fire.
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