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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Removing [Fake]

There is currently a tag for fake. While looking through the questions tagged with this, I find that it is used as a synonym for mocking, spoof/spoofing and even url-rewriting, as well as a wide range ...
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Burninate [aardvark] (humanely) [closed]

With a grand total of 1 tagged question for this now defunct service, I suggest burnination. Failing to find a humane method, I suggest unleashing the flaming unicorn of aardvark incineration:
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Remove the [play-mvc] tag [closed]

Yesterday I noticed an large amount of playframework questions hit the first page of the active tab. They all got edited by the same user. In about 20 minutes, the user retagged over 40 questions ...
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Future of the [quick] tag [closed]

Pardon me, but this quick looks a bit strange. I was trying to help a developer a few minutes ago in a thread where this has been added. It has been a Qt Quick related question, but we have qt-quick ...
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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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[meta-tag:advice] has issues

advice has 20 questions, no followers, no tag wiki, and no overarching purpose. It is mainly used where the asker is unsure of whether to do something, which I thought was implicit if a "should I" was ...
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Burninate the [data] tag [closed]

data is way too broad and doesn't really give meaning to questions. It definitely doesn't sound like something you can be an expert on. Can / should it be burninated?
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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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Burninate “shorten” [closed]

shorten is used on 79 SO questions whenever the poster is trying to shorten anything at all. It's another one of those keywords that doesn't need to be a tag. I say we kill it with fire. What say you?
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Burn [javascript-functions] or synonymize with [javascript] [closed]

Apparently, we have a javascript-functions tag, with 221 questions and no tag wiki. This tag seems quite pointless; there are no other somelanguage-functions tags and there aren't really any special ...
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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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Burninate “bullets” [closed]

I browsed the review queue for a moment and saw a suggested wiki for bullets. I wasn't sure what to do. This tag shouldn't exist, right? Can we make it go away?
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Burninate [describe] [closed]

describe is a meta tag, has no use, and is typically used for question like "describe what this code does please." (specimen) It has no tag wiki, and 27 questions. Apparently, describe is also a SQL ...
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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 [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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Burn the [recognition] and [recognizer] tags [closed]

I helped re-tag a bunch of questions in recognition and recognizer tags. (See this question) I think the tags have been cleaned up enough that they can be burninated. The remaining questions are ...
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Is it safe to kill the [workplace] tag? [closed]

After seeing a rather poor quality question on SO, I noticed that SO has a workplace tag with no wiki. The only purpose of the tag is to help find some really bad quality questions about career ...
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Is there any need for the [activation] tag [closed]

activation has no tag wiki and I don't think any programming question can be described by the use of this tag. Should it be burninated? Some questions tagged under activation: https://stackoverflow....
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Anyone available to burninate [availability] tag [closed]

availability has no tag wiki and many of the questions are similar to: is email available? is internet/network available? do I have an item/room available? reports on who/what is availabile This tag ...
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Burninate [conceptual] tag? [closed]

I've recently opened primarily opinion based question tagged conceptual. This is the habibat of opinion-based questions. Should it be burninated?
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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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Should we burninate the tag [similar] same as [same]? [closed]

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

blank tag in itself does not make any sense. It has no tag wiki, there are 439 questions tagged as blank and just 1 follower. Should the tag be burniated?
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Redundant tags [last], [next] [closed]

I noticed this last tag today while browsing. It doesn't seem to have any merit on its own, and every question tagged with it also looks to be tagged with whatever the questioner is interested in the '...
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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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Burn the [patterns] tag? [closed]

As is evident from its empty tag-wiki, the tag patterns does not convey much info on its own. Questions tagged with it usually refer to either design-patterns or pattern-matching. There are a ...
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Should we retag questions with [platform-independent] to [platform-independence]? [closed]

I was about to move questioned tagged platform-independent into platform-independence However, I've realized they have subtly different (and mostly unrespected) meanings: platform-independent - an ...
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Burninate [independent] [closed]

independent has no tag wiki, and seems to mean "my question uses the word 'independent' in the title", typically suggesting the asker has two pieces of code interacting with each other in strange ways....
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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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Clean up the [use] tag? [closed]

The use tag is hopelessly general and has no wiki entry. Some usages: The <use> element in SVG Some SQL use syntax javascript e.g. use strict pretty much anything that "uses" anything else, ...
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Is the aesthetics tag suitable for SO? [closed]

Though I can see how programming questions might involve UI/UX design, is aesthetics really suitable for StackOverflow given that these questions are likely to be more subjective? Is it time to ...
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Remove the “Linked” Tag [closed]

The linked tag on Stack Overflow has no tag wiki, no summary, and is ambiguous as to what it does. Referring to Jeff's Criteria on Meta-Tags If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s ...
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Burninate: [votes]

We have a votes tag. Looking at the small handful of questions that this covers, I feel like that this tag should be burninated and blacklisted; it can't stand on its own.
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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 ...
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Should the encoding tag be burninated?

The tag wiki for encoding shows that it can be used to mean a bunch of different things: There are a lot of different appliances: character-encoding which has been used to transform between ...
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About tag [polyglot-programming] [closed]

Currently, there are 9 questions under polyglot-programming. IMHO, the use of this tag is not justified for most of theses questions. For instance, one question relates to both C# and F#, and has ...
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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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Burninate-Request: coding-style tag. What is the point of it if we have Code Review? [closed]

I am mainly referring to this question: How can I make this more Pythonic? Basically someone had a simple if statement asking if he could make it more Pythoinic and it was closed because it was ...
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Burninate [wp8] tag?

wp8 was recently created (oldest question from Jul 27) and has just 18 questions. I don't think there is any difference between this tag and the more established windows-phone-8 tag, which has 4684 ...
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Burninate [bundle] and [bundles] [closed]

The tags bundle and bundles are currently a potpourri of unrelated questions, and have no clear definition as to what it means (and likely does not in general, as a "bundle" means drastically ...
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Burninate [burning] [closed]

All the six questions tagged with burning are related with CD burning and DVD burning. We already have cd-burning and dvd-burning tags. So, what should we do?
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Demolish the [plain] tag [closed]

The plain tag is entirely undescriptive, and serves no real purpose. It's often used for plaintext, but also instead of plane by non-native speakers. They call to me: "You should kill us all on sight....
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Burn Programming Languages [closed]

Not the languages themselves of course, just the tag, which has 3,672 posts attached and must be the most meta of meta tags. The excerpt reads: A programming language is an artificial language ...
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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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Clean up the [grab] tag [closed]

The grab serves no purpose. I suggest the questions be cleaned up and the tag be burninated. See slugster's answer below for specific cleanup suggestions.
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burninate [unavailable]

unavailable on SO is useless. We should kill it with fire.
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Remove the [removing] and [removal] tags [closed]

I see the remove tag has been taken care of. However, its equally worthless cohorts removing and removal remain. How about banishing those as well?
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Burninate [smooth]? [closed]

I think the smooth tag (with 274 questions) needs to be burninated. There are so many things it could mean: smooth animation smooth data (as in remove noise) smooth sound smooth transitions smooth ...
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Burninate [interactive] tag [closed]

Currently 488 posts are tagged under interactive and none of them has been tagged only as [interactive]. All 488 posts contain [interactive] tag in combination with other major tags suchs as c#, flash,...
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Burninate [changes] [duplicate]

changes is a clear-cut meta tag. The tag wiki says something to the effect that it has no clear-cut meaning. It is seen on such questions as Something to do with robots.txt Facebook comment changes [...

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