Questions tagged [tag-pruning]

For questions about the automated process that removes tags which have not been widely used or no longer have questions associated with them.

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Why are these zombie tags on Meta SE not yet deleted by the daily cleanup script?

I noticed that the tags canned-comments and impact here on Meta SE are still around even though they are not associated with any questions for (apparently) quite a long time. Based on this SEDE query, ...
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Single use tags are not deleted after six months if they were recreated via a rollback

The question Understanding risks of logging into Stack Exchange sites from a shared computer or network has two tags which have only been used once and have no tag excerpt or wiki: shared-devices and ...
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Single-use tags with no tag wiki, but with rejected proposals for the tag wiki, aren't auto-burninated after six months

Recently, there was some confusion as to why a single-use tag without a tag wiki wasn't auto-burninated after six months. It was later discovered that as someone made a rejected proposal for the tag ...
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Why wasn't this tag removed - despite having single occurrence?

From what I understood about tag pruning, tags which are used only on one question are automatically removed if they are used only on one question. This happens after the tag is 6 months old (if it ...
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What are the differences between tag pruning on main sites and their metas?

As I have learned from here and here, tags which have no questions are deleted once in 24 hours and tags which have been only used once are deleted after 6 months. I would like to know whether such ...
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Do not expire single-use tags that have a tag wiki

Single-use tags automatically expire after a few months. This is arguably the right thing when the tag is a misspelling (though I'd prefer some way of reviewing the process — but this post is not ...
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Please allow low-occurence tags to be declared persistent

Single-use tags are pruned after six months. Sometimes, this removes spurious tags. Sometimes, this removes legitimate tags. After a quick look on Unix SE, I see plenty of legitimate tags that are at ...
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Questions about to become untagged

As far as I know, any tag that is only used once every 6 months is pruned automatically. If that tag was the only one left on a question, the question becomes untagged and history of the previous tag, ...
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How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or “zombie”) tags?

During the re-tagging of questions, tags sometimes become orphaned from existing questions. Are these zombie tags ever removed from the tags list? What if a tag is misspelled and needs to be removed?...