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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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Remove and blacklist [ad] [closed]

Recently all questions tagged [ad] were re-tagged as either [active-directory] or [advertisement]. As I understand it, while all those questions were re-tagged, [ad] could still be used in the future ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Tag delete requests - [enabled] and [development] [closed]

The enabled tag and the development tag are both on this question. Neither one of these tags are informative and should be burninated. I see that development was taken care of once before. It appears ...
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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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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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Tag removal request [closed]

Yes, I would like for the tag cake to be removed from Stack Overflow. Someone decided to actually create a cake tag due to this topic https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2420689/surprise-for-a-...
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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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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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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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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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Synonymize [filetype], [filetypes], and [file-type], or destroy them? [closed]

filetype contains 81 questions. filetypes contains 4 questions. file-type contains 15 questions. Obviously all 3 don't need to exist. They could be merged. But the real question here is: do we need ...
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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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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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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?