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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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People starting to circumvent the best-practices tag

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/best-approach Can we treat this to be just as subjective as the best-practices tag?
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Black-list the [community] tag

I think community is not on-topic on Stack Overflow (together with 90% of question tagged with it); it could be more appropriate for programmers SE, but not here. What do you think about this?
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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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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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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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Is the [job-hunting] tag really needed anymore?

I searched through Meta to see if this had been discussed, and with no returns that were relevant, here we go. To cut to the chase, it seems that the tag job-hunting should be removed. Questions I ...
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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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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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Eliminate meta tags “single” and “multiple”

single and multiple look like prime examples of meta-tags to me. Shall we burninate?
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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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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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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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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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Should we close the 'as' tag? [closed]

Relating to the question I asked earlier, I've gone through all stackoverflow questions tagged with as and retagged them, because the tag is very ambiguous (see link to question above). In the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ban the [none] tag

Title: The [none] tag should not disable pretty printing I just noticed that questions tagged with none disables normal pretty printing in the question as if applying lang-none to the code blocks. ...
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Should “global.asa” tag renamed to “global-asa” just like “global-asax”? and also blacklist “global.asa” and “global.asax” tag? [closed]

Should global.asa renamed to global-asa just like global-asax? and also blacklist global.asa and global.asax tag?
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Blacklist the “default.aspx” tag [closed]

There is 19 questions tagged with default.aspx at stackoverflow at the moment. You could search default.aspx at https://stackoverflow.com/tags but clicking the tag button does not work because of ...
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Please ban the [access] tag [closed]

The access tag was used for a wide range of topics: file permissions member access modifiers access violations MS Access anything related to authorization file I/O ... I went through those questions ...
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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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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.
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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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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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Tag blacklist request:[apple] on Apple.SE

Could the tag [apple] be put on the blacklist at Apple.SE? It's currently a synonym for [apple-inc], but we've found that doesn't actually solve the problem.
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The “without” Tag [closed]

Currently, there are 25 questions on SO that have without as one of their tags. A sample of some of these questions' titles are as follows: Twitter Oauth via PHP WITHOUT cURL Marquee without Space ...
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Disambiguating the [solid] tag on SO [closed]

Currently SO contains 57 56 0 posts tagged solid. Out of these, most refer to the SOLID principles introduced by Uncle Bob Martin. The following two, however, seems to refer to solid bodies instead: ...
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SO: tag name suggestion for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting? [closed]

The [aaa] tag is was used to mean two separate things: Arrange Act Assert (in unit testing) Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (in computer security) For the former, there is already a tag ...
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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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Please ban the [bounty] tag [closed]

There are currently 7 questions tagged with this ridiculous tag. Because as if having your question featured on the "Featured" tab and having a blue bubble appear on the title isn't enough to tell ...
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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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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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Please remove and blacklist the [begin] tag

Out of 8 questions currently in the system, 5 were created by this user as an obvious attempt to circumvent the blacklist, and the other 3 are on questions from people who didn't really understand the ...
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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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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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Should the tag “incorrect” be banned on Stack Overflow? [closed]

There are 10 questions on Stack Overflow tagged incorrect. I don't think this tag gives any value. Ban it?
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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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[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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[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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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 ...