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Questions tagged [tag-deletion]

For questions about the process and etiquette of deleting existing tags.

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What happens to old questions when a tag is deleted?

Mods of sites sometimes delete tags. When they do, what happens to old questions that had the tag? Is the tag automatically removed from all such questions? What if a question only had that one tag? ...
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Lifespan of Tags on Deleted Questions

Taken from the Create Tags help on Math.stackexchange: On some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 other question in a 6 ...
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Nuke this tag please [duplicate]

the tag in question is here: 'javascipt' https://stackoverflow.com/tags/javascipt/info Just by reading the about: This is tag created out of people misspelling JavaScript. I do not believe ...
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Delete `visual-stuido` tag or merge it with `visual-studio` [duplicate]

Because of the typo, I'd like to suggest the visual-stuido tag be deleted or merged with visual-studio. On Stack Overflow.
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Why did the [homework] tag get nuked instead of letting the community clean it up?

As we know, the homework tag was regarded to be obsolete and was on its way to be removed from questions. I had been editing a fair amount of them into shape and flagged some for deletion when ...
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Problematic tag: [segmentation] [closed]

The SO tag segmentation is a bit problematic: it is associated with two completely different concepts: image-segmentation segmentation-fault Is it possible to completely remove the segmentation tag?...
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Deleting misspelt tags [duplicate]

Under the newest tags section of Stackoverflow, I found the tags elipse and javascrpt which are likely to have been created as a result of a typo. Is there a way to suggest removal of such tags? If so,...
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Is there a way to delete a tag? Specifically [jodatimetime]

I was reviewing some SO edits today, and someone submitted an edit for the [jodatimetime] tag: This is a misspelling of tag "jodatime". Sorry I don't know the process to propose turning a tag into ...
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Should we have a “vote-to-burninate” button

Often here on Meta the demand to burninate a specific tag arises. If the community agrees a moderator burninates the tag. Should we have a button on the tags page to vote for burnination? Or maybe ...
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Incorrectly awarded the synonymizer badge?

This weekend I received the synonymizer badge for flashcs5 -> flash-cs5. While I am very happy about this, I fear it may have been awarded in error. I set up the synonym suggestion for this several ...
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I accidentally created a tag — how can I delete it? [duplicate]

I was playing with few options and accidentally created this meta tag dfgdfgdg, which I shouldn't have. How can I get rid of it? Do I need a moderator to delete it?