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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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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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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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Tag ban request: [problem] and [problems] [closed]

The problem and problems tags are useless. Basically every question is about a problem already.
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[not-working] tag [closed]

Do we really need the not-working tag on Stack Overflow? It sounds similar to the blacklisted tags problem and question which were previously banned. Maybe somebody can ban not-working too.
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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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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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The [error] tag has come back to life! [closed]

On June 19th, the meta tag error was burninated with righteous fire. However, it seems that this step wasn't quite enough. Someone recreated it yesterday, and there are now over 20 questions ...
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Where'd the [asp] tag go, and why did it come back? [closed]

I'm having a hard time tracking down where asp went. I know there have been a few requests (example) to ban/blacklist/synonym it, but I can't find which one caused it to stop existing. Regardless, ...
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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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Get rid of [suggestions], [advice], [recommendation] and likes [closed]

The following tags need cleanup: suggestions: 233 questions. Some questions need to be retagged to search-suggestion or autosuggest; pure polls need to be retagged to polls (and closed as Not ...
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Please ban the [best-practises] tag

The [best-practices] tag is already banned on Stack Overflow, though there is a [best-practises] tag taking its spot among newcomers. Related blog post: The death of meta tags
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Please burninate [software] and similar tags [closed]

Water is wet, Stack Overflow is about software development, and these tags carry no information: application-development, general-development develop, developer, developers program, programs, ...
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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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Please blacklist the [problem] tag … again

problem is back, and it shouldn't be. It's been burninated at least three times, and that last one was supposed to be a blacklist. Please murder it once and for all.
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The [help] tag needs somebody

...but not just anybody. My keen intuition and flawless deductive skills have informed me that this is not a very good tag. There're 15 questions on SO with the help tag right now, of which only ...
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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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Please kill some meta tags [closed]

A number of meta tags are still present on Stack Overflow. A previous thread identified some (especially Aarobot's answer). Please kill them. examples learning mistakes, common-mistakes coding-...
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Burninate the [self-improvement] tag? [closed]

self-improvement has 683 questions, 117 of which are closed. Examples: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/140774/ https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1551/ https://stackoverflow.com/...
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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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Please blacklist the [help] tag [closed]

It's previously been burninated, and has been edited out of existence more than a few times by more than a few people, myself included. But it keeps coming back. While there is a case for having ...
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Zend-ectomy 2.0: Can we get a blacklist / tag synonym this time? [closed]

Last year, I nuked the zend tag. Despite watching the new tag list like a hawk, it's somehow managed to come back from the dead. The tag can not stand alone. Zend is a company. A VM with their ...
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Can we permanently ban the ambiguous [vb] tag? [closed]

For those that don't know, a brief history lesson... There are two distinct variants* of Visual Basic: The old COM-based platform, which was last released under the name VB 6 back in 1998. The newer ....
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Please blacklist the [studio] tag [closed]

For the longest of time Since August 2010 I've lamented the misuse of tag stems and two word tags. I have personally burninated studio as it was always the stem of another tag, most often visual-...
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Ban [programming] as a tag on Stack Overflow [closed]

Any post not about programming should go, after all, so it adds no information. I noticed five such tags in the 10k tools today. Four were completely spurious and have been removed. One appears to ...
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Ban [dynamic] tag [closed]

There are 1,596 questions tagged dynamic on Stack Overflow: most of them seem to be from people not understanding that spaces separate tags (that is, they're talking about dynamic term). ...
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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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What makes a good tag?

I just read the tag FAQ and it didn't seem to make clear that tags should be unambiguously meaningful. I would suggest that a "good tag" be one that you could write a tag wiki excerpt for (and not ...
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Should we blacklist the [unit] tag?

Over the last couple of weeks I've been quietly waging war on the unit tag. unit is one of those troublesome tags that is highly ambiguous on it's own, and needs to be replaced with several other ...
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Start SE sites with a tag blacklist

Despite meta tags being discouraged now, the Unix and Linux beta managed to get three posts tagged [subjective] in the first three or four hours of the beta. Should SE sites start with a blacklist of ...
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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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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 [excel-macro] [closed]

Please blacklist the tag excel-macro. Posters should use the excel and macros tags instead. I've already cleaned up the tag.
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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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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 burninate the “stuck” tag [closed]

Please burninate the stuck tag. It adds no value and appears to have been used haphazardly.
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Tag removal request: [development] [closed]

The development tag is on 1524 questions on Stack Overflow, and seems to serve no purpose whatsoever; it could very well be slapped on nearly every question on SO. Should this tag be nuked?
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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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[opinion] the same as [subjective]?

opinion is pretty much the same thing as subjective and is being tagged onto questions in the same manner (now deleted, 10k+ only). Time to blacklist?
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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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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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Blacklist the [learning] tag [closed]

As far as I can tell, learning is an unnecessary meta tag that deserves to be burninated, especially now that we're on a roll. Note that this tag has been burninated before and yet it still refuses to ...
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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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Is the [multiple] tag needed? [closed]

The multiple tag seems like a bit of a mess to me. It is most often used when the title/problem contains the word "multiple" and they had a spare tag available for use. Burninate? At 518 questions ...
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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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[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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Merge [ndk] into [android-ndk] and blacklist the former one [closed]

There are two tags now android-ndk and ndk for the Android NDK. Considering tags usage (1075 for android-ndk and 322 for ndk), and since it is explicitly encouraged to: use the Android-specific ...
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Please blacklist the [noob] tag [closed]

[noob] is making a slow come back; there were 8 questions today. Could this tag be either black listed or transformed into an actual word? Currently [noob] pops up in the tag auto complete feature, ...
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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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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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Need to add “best-practies” to the tag black list

Just seen the best-practies on Stack Overflow. I'm in the process of editing to remove it, but it would be great if someone could add it to the black list.