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The tag is used in at least two different contexts , to do with and - could we get rid of the silent tag, and replace them with seperate, more accurate tags?

  • So, you're not asking for a burnination, but community opinion on a manual retagging?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:22
  • pretty much. I think. The tag as is is utterly unclear, and would be better off split. once its retagged though, the tag needs to be burninated.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:28
  • Just go ahead and retag these few questions, then we can call in the airstrike.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:29

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has been cleared.

  • A proper burnination would prevent it from reappearing though.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:57
  • @DanielBeck system'll auto delete the tag in few hours
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:58
  • Yep and tomorrow someone else will add it to a question. We really should blacklist it.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:59
  • well the request is for burnination aka tag delete, not blacklist @DanielBeck
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 12:00
  • What possible use is deletion if the tag just reappears days later?
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 12:19
  • In the long term, given the fact that we still have so many stupid tags, none really. I guess it would make sense to request to blacklist the really stupid ones right away instead of only removing them. So maybe we should clarify this for every new [retag-request], like you just did here. @DanielBeck
    – slhck
    Feb 8, 2012 at 13:10
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    @DanielBeck tag creation requires a bit of rep.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 13:12
  • … but we still find useless tags every week? Somebody with enough rep must have created them.
    – slhck
    Feb 8, 2012 at 14:17
  • @Sathya If that were an effective requirement, we wouldn't have all that crap around, especially not tags that were just deleted. [apple] comes to mind.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 14:56
  • @DanielBeck regardless of rep, people do stupid stuff. Also, feel free to raise a blacklist request. Mods can't blacklist and devs have made it clear in the past that blacklists are rarely applied
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Feb 8, 2012 at 14:58

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