Questions tagged [tag-block-request]

This tag is used in requests for blocking one or more tags on this site, Meta, from ever being used again. Be sure to also include the tag [meta]. For general questions about the tag blocking feature, use [blocked-tags].

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Can the [untagged] tag be blocked on the newer sites too?

As per the details in What is a blocked tag?, the tag untagged is supposed to be blocked throughout the network. However, apparently the tag needs to be added to the block list for each new site ...
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Blacklist the [idea] tag as ambiguous [closed]

SO has currently 451 444(??) posts tagged with intellij-idea and 15 0 posts tagged with idea. The latter list used to be longer until 2 days ago, when I browsed through it, noticed that the majority ...
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Delete and blacklist the [advice] tag [closed]

Zap the [advice] "meta-tag" has already been addressed at some point, but it's come up recently again. A search on advice yields 62 questions, most (if not all) are highly subjective. Can ...
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Blacklist [not-programming-related] [closed]

This is a duplicate of Can we disallow the use of “belongs-on-xxxxxxx” and “not-programming-related” tags?, but I'm bringing it up again because it sounded last time like "We would blacklist this if ...
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Blacklist the [plz-send-teh-codez] tag? [closed]

I think we should blacklist the plz-send-teh-codez (and possibly variations1 thereof). There are not currently any questions tagged as such (anymore), but at least one user (this person) has been ...
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Blacklist 'problem' and related tags across all communities

This issue has come up again and again with different results depending on which moderators/users saw the question first. Most recently, Please blacklist the [problem] tag ... again Remove "...
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Burninate [stop]? [closed]

Questions tagged stop look unrelated amongst each other as the tag may refer to: a video/music player stopping MPMoviePlayerController Crashing on iOS 7 when stopped Android MediaPlayer stops ...
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It's time to blacklist [library] [closed]

The tag library was burninated by Jeff Atwood during the 2012 Great Tag Removal Thingymajig. Since that fateful morn1 it's been re-created most days by people with more reputation than tagging ability....
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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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[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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[student] --> [newbie] [closed]

In the spirit of one day having a pure, free of meta-tags question base, i have found [student]. [student] has 69 questions tagged and is pretty much the same as [newbie] and [beginner], therefore i ...
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Can't keep a good tag down! [closed]

As might have been expected, now that beginner has been expunged, newbie is starting to take its place!
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Is the [web-development] tag useful? [closed]

The topic of web development is extremely broad, and since we also have the Webmasters.SE site, anything related to the general discussion of web development should be asked there instead. It seems ...
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Blacklist godaddy tag, and rename to godaddy-api [closed]

There are 1314 questions tagged with godaddy despite the request to "burninate" it earlier and I think that it needs some love, the problem is that we would go against the tide of questions about ...
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Clearing (banning) the [clear] tag [closed]

Someone asked a question about an old DOS function that clears a text window called CLS, and tagged it cls. I thought that was an odd tag to have, and it turned out that most cases of this tag were ...
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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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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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Please blacklist [visual] tag [closed]

A long time ago, we had a lot of questions tagged visual and studio for visual-studio. The suggestion to ban "studio" did not take, but surprise, getting rid of "visual" was easier and happened. It's ...
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Burninate and blacklist “custom” tag [closed]

As seen here, there was already an effort to burninate custom. However, there are now still questions with that tag, although the tag wiki asks users to not post with it. I think that we should ...
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Is it reasonable to block a tag from being used given that an entire site exists for the topic?

I am wondering if it is reasonable to block the mathematica tag from being added to new questions on Stack Overflow, given these circumstances: A dedicated Stack Exchange site exists: Mathematica. ...
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Let's burninate/blacklist the [education] tag on Stack Overflow [closed]

Why do we have the education tag on Stack Overflow? Isn't this an unnecessary meta tag? Specific to instruction, learning or teaching of, or by programmers Trogdor, care to burninate this? Update (...
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Blacklist the [engine] tag [closed]

The tag engine is not meaningful enough to keep around; it doesn't even have a tag wiki (what would that even contain?). Can we disallow it?
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Replace [gap] with [gap-system], [gaps-in-data], and [gaps-in-visuals]?

The tag wiki for gap refers to the computer algebra system GAP. However, many of the questions with gap actually refer to gaps in data in tables, matrices, and other data structures. Some of the ...
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It's time to blacklist [server] [closed]

The server tag was burninated by Jeff Atwood during the Great Tag Cleanup of 2012. Since then, it's been recreated nearly every other day by people with enough reputation, but not enough tagging ...
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Is the “custom” tag okay for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I just saw the custom on Stack Overflow. This tag is used 4 question before. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15660625/google-analytics-data-mismatch-between-custom-report-and-api https://...
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Blacklist the [books] tag [closed]

The books tag has this extremely catchy, yet oft-ignored, entry: DO NOT EVEN THINK OF ASKING THIS QUESTION. List questions (shopping lists) are not suitable for Stack Overflow and are going to be ...
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Should we blacklist the tutorials tag [closed]

The tutorials tag on Stack Overflow seems to attract quite a few problem questions. On one hand there are the: I need tutorial for XYZ kthx plz. And on the other hand there are the: Some people ...
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kill the [in-the-wild] tag [closed]

I was surprised to see the tag in-the-wild, and was not surprised to see just 5 questions attached to it. Is it useful enough to keep?
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Remove 'Fun' as a tag

Please remove the fun tag on Stack Overflow. It's a meta tag and isn't really useful in categorizing questions.
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Blacklist [web-development], [web-developer] and related tags [closed]

Ever since Jeff burninated web-development, game-development and web-design, these and other similar tags have been resurrected time and again, and we've had to remove these tags from questions every ...
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Burninate [tags] and [tagging] tags [closed]

tags and tagging are used for too many things: VCS tags tags in view of MVC paradigm in various frameworks HTML tags I think they should be blacklisted and existing questions should be re-tagged ...
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Blacklist the Joke tag

I was quite surprised to discover that the joke on SO is still allowed. We should probably stop this.
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Is the “categories” tag too broad? What should its wiki page report? [closed]

I noticed that there are 415 questions tagged with categories, which include questions about Objective-C categories, the <optgroup>/<option> tags, WordPress's categories, Magento's ...
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Prohibiting the word “newbee”

Can we prohibit the word "newbee" or "newbie" in the main site in the title and in the text? It appears too often, provides no information and is just annoying. In the meta site, however, it may ...
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Merge [rewrite] into [url-rewriting] [closed]

Merge rewrite into url-rewriting. Currently, according to the tag wiki, rewrite is about URL rewriting, so they should be merged. Maybe blacklist rewrite for ambiguity; otherwise synonymize.
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Tag [devtools] - cleanup or delete? [closed]

devtools (63 questions) seems very meta-ish. If it was up to me I would delete the tag. Should devtools undergo a cleanup or is it better to delete the tag?
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We are in the post-vb tag era, can we zonk it for good? [closed]

The Great Tag Cleanup of 2012 got us rid of vb. It got remade again on July 12, and manually removed today. It's bound to come back. Can it be banned?
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The [specific] tag seems useless [closed]

The tag specific has been applied to 112 pretty random questions just because the word happens to be a part of them. It doesn't seem to add any value, it's too common that a question applies to a "...
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Could the 'project-ideas' tag on Stack Overflow be eliminated?

project-ideas currently has 115 75 questions, a bunch of which are already closed, the rest (after a quick perusal) pretty much all fall into either: Not constructive, Not a real question, or Plain ...
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What action should be taken with the “.live” tag? [closed]

There are currently 51 posts in the .live tag, which all refer to the jQuery live function. There's a better tag for that function: jquery-live with 322 posts. I thought to suggest .live as a ...
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Should we blacklist the [inspiration], [motivation], [motivation-techniques], and [satisfaction] tags?

I hate to be uninspiring, de-motivational, and/or dissatisfying, but I suggest we blacklist the following tags: inspiration: 19 questions, 2 of which are closed motivation: 60 questions, 13 of which ...
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Ambiguous tag “design”

Browsing design presents 8937 questions, ranging from web design to database design to code design and beyond. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/69238 Top related tags (not all ...
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Blacklist the LMGTFY tag [closed]

Recently, a user started to resurrect the lmgtfy tag. It's an obvious metatag that until I saw it I didn't even know existed. I have removed these tags, so it's empty again. Can it be consigned to ...
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Should the ambiguous tag [quartz] be blacklisted? [closed]

quartz is ambiguous. It is commonly used for the Quartz Enterprise Job Scheduler (quartz-scheduler) and for some of Apple's Core Graphics technologies (quartz-2d, etc.)—two topics with ...
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Let's burninate/blacklist the [polls] tag [closed]

Why does Stack Overflow have a polls tag? Its description is as meta as they come. The polls tag is for questions that are asking for a list to be ranked. Stack Overflow is NOT the place for asking ...
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Please help me eliminate stem/dangling tags [closed]

There are currently a few year tags that should be removed (unless the year or number itself is an issue), probably added because of versioning. Years: 2002 -> Done by jjnguy 2005 -> Done by KennyTM ...
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Burninate the [old-school] tag on SO [closed]

OK, just saw the old-school tag today with six instances. We should probably burninate that one. Let's not let it get any more populated.
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Tag block request: [best-practice] [closed]

Per Jeff's blog post (The Death of Meta Tags), we should not be using best-practices tag. Question here asked 1 hour ago uses the best-practice: Is it better to return the most specific or most ...
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Blacklist the “getting-started” tag [closed]

In my opinion, getting-started is unnecessary among a question's other tags. Moreover, many questions with this tag are off-topic or not constructive. Therefore, I suggest removing this tag from all ...
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blacklist tag modal-view-controller

Even though they differ by only one letter, there's an important conceptual difference between the terms "modal view controller" and "model/view/controller". The first is a view controller presented ...