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Questions tagged [tag-blacklist]

Per-site lists of tags that cannot be created. To suggest a tag be added to the blacklist, use [blacklist-request] instead.

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What is a blacklisted tag?

Following Implement a Tag Black List, I would like to know what exactly it means for a tag to be blacklisted on a Stack Exchange site. Does it mean I can't use that tag on my question? What are the ...
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Do not show blacklisted tags under “Explore Our Questions” for non-logged-in users

From the inception of Anime.SE until about May of this year, the tag "identification-request" was permitted on our site. This led to us accruing around 3500 of these questions total (including deleted ...
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Inappropriate match on tag prevents use

A user on meta Raspberry Pi Exchange, where I'm a moderator, recently asked this question which seems to indicate a bug. In brief, the user went to edit a question tagged qtonpi. When the edit was ...
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Don't ask whether to create a new tag if the new tag name is invalid

Stack Exchange ate my edit! The steps to reproduce are pretty specific. Go to a site where there is a warning pop-up when you attempt to create a new tag. This is enabled on some graduated sites, ...
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Let moderators use blacklisted tags on historical questions

The Stack Exchange team has the ability to blacklist a tag even when the tag still exists. With the combination of Shog's new tag-specific popup messages, some tags which are blacklisted now have ...
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Why do we burninate instead of blacklisting?

Currently, on Stack Exchange, it is customary to burninate a tag first, and blacklist it only if it becomes a recurring issue. I'm sure there's a good reason for this, but it eludes me. Why do we do ...
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How should we make tag blacklist requests?

A Stack Exchange site I use has identified a tag that should be blacklisted, discussed it on Meta and come to an agreement that it should go (our request is here). We and the site moderators ...
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Would it be possible to alter the tag blacklist to work alongside the tag synonym system?

One of the most common reasons we hear for not adding things to the site's blacklist is the cost of checking each item on every single post. While I'm not at all familiar with the mechanisms in place ...
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Make it clearer when a tag is disallowed

Looking at the following screenshot, there is no indication that google is blacklisted:
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Undeleting a question can also undelete blacklisted tags [duplicate]

The question and revision history. When the question was deleted, we hadn't yet blacklisted homework. Once the question was undeleted, the system recreated it. It probably shouldn't do that. ...
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Diamond moderator rollbacks can resurrect blacklisted tags

Example revisions. A diamond moderator rolled back a question to a state where it had homework. This effectively recreated the tag, despite it being blacklisted. This should not happen, and is not ...
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Semi-blacklist tags (put tags on hold)

Currently burninated (non-blacklisted) tags can just come back (do they?). I personally don't think most 1500 reputation users have enough experience on the site to know when to recreate tags we've ...
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Blacklisting a tag with synonyms breaks a few things

According to Jeff's answer to The [error] tag has come back to life! the error tag is blacklisted. I've been removing errors, which is a really pointless tag, but have noticed a few strange things. ...
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When it is appropriate to ask for black-listing a tag?

On Drupal Answers, I sometimes ask for black-listing tags that are very bad, or too broad to be useful. Considering there is also the possibility of burninating a tag (removing it from the history of ...
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Warning when using a blacklisted tag - is it customizable?

I suppose that when a user tries to submit question with a blacklisted tag, he gets warning of this type: sorry, the 'example-tag' tag is not allowed. (I don't know this for sure, but I guess this ...
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Is it necessary to removed an unwanted tag from the questions before to ask for its burnination?

I notice that here on Meta Stack Overflow, when somebody asks for black-listing a tag, sometimes a developer will reply saying the tag has been black-listed. That answer seems given indifferently from ...
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Give moderators the ability to manage blacklisted tags

The request to Implement a Tag Black List was first raised back in Aug '09, but as one of the mods on English Language & Usage pointed out only a few days ago, even moderators don't have access to ...
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Can tags or synonyms be blocked from being used or blacklisted?

Are there any blacklisted tags on Stack Overflow? In addition, is there a way with moderator access that you can blacklist a tag?
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All I want for Christmas is a list of burninated tags

Would it be possible to make the list of blacklisted tags public? The list would help establish precedence when determining if a tag should be put forward for burnination. This will simplify the task ...
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How do tag blacklists work?

I've just discovered the tag-blacklist-request questions on this meta, and wondered how and when this feature is used. For example, I just discovered that we had a code tag (link) on Electrical ...
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Blacklisted tags on migrated questions prevent users from suggesting edits

When I tried to suggest an edit to this question, I got an error message telling me that I can't create new tags when I was not. When I removed the [game-development], which is blacklisted on ...
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[bestpractices] pops up to replace the banned [best-practices] on Stack Overflow [closed]

I've just edited out fivesix instances. While I'd be happy to see such questions go, if we've going to allow the questions the tag seems less meta than some. Otherwise we need to blacklist this ...
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Allow 10K users to vote on suggested blacklist tags

There are lots of requests popping up to blacklist meta tags. Could we get a feature for 10K users to propose and vote on tags for the blacklist? (And, maybe, to un-blackist tags, too).
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Why is the 'newbie' tag not allowed?

Why is any tag with the word 'newbie' not allowed here? Each time I try to submit a question with this tag, I get an error message in bold red letters: Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because: ...
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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 ...