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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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?