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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 [discussion] tag be eliminated on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Is there any reason to keep the discussion tag on Stack Overflow, or should it be eliminated? The tag wiki for discussion states: A discussion might be defined as the consideration of a question in ...
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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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Burninate the [ms] tag [closed]

ms is usually apply whenever someone types "ms excel" or "ms sql server" or anything similar into the tag field. Even its tag wiki says that it's pretty useless: This tag is usually used to denote ...
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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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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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“language-learning” tag: Bad idea? [closed]

There are currently 48 questions tagged language-learning. 19 of them are closed (~40%). 11 of them are "plz-give-me-teh-resourcez/help-with-teh-resourcez". 9 of them are "I don't get this code ...
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Ban the [cross] tag? [closed]

I just got done retagging 78 questions with the cross tag. In probably 75 of those cases it was done by somebody who typed in "cross browser" instead of "cross-browser" or "cross X" instead of "cross-...
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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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Burnination candidates - [annoyance], [beauty], [fancy], [art]? [closed]

I would like to propose the following tags for burnination: annoyance, annoyances, web-annoyances: same arguments as weirdness, i.e. it is a result of ones expectations of how something should work. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blacklist [whats-your-favourite] tag? [closed]

whats-your-favourite only has eight questions, but all save one of them fall squarely in the GTKY/poll/shopping list bin as far as I can see. There's a brand new question on that list (which made me ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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[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 [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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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 "...