This post is no longer active. It is preserved for historical reasons only. For more info on our new tag cleanup procedure, see:
The following tags are meta tags (or tags that are too broad or ambiguous) and need to be removed or replaced on some or all questions on which they exist. See the info next to the tag for more information:
- ide – This tag has to do with Integrated Development Environments. Retag IDE hard drive questions to pata. Additionally, VTC or flag open software recommendation questions tagged with this.
- graphics – too broad. Retag to something more specific, e.g. graphics-card or remove if not applicable.
- external – does not make sense on its own. Retag to external-hard-drive or external-display,
- spanish and english – retag to translation or localization where applicable
In addition, the tag untagged should never exist on any question. It is automatically generated when needed (i.e. when either all tags on a post have been burninated or none of the tags from posts migrated from other sites match tags here).
For a list of other tags that possibly need to go, scroll to the answer section.
Note: Moderators will promote tags from the answers to this question, so our efforts can be focused on a set of few tags at a time. Please do not edit this question with your personal favorites.
Do not flag/vote to close for migration; many of them are too old, too highly upvoted, just plain crap, or out of scope according to the help center.
Remember, we don't migrate crap.
In this case, as mentioned above, cast your vote for closure and/or deletion and also flag for moderator attention and we'll review it.
If you are removing tags from a massive number of questions, it's better to go to the last question on the last page of all questions with that tag and work your way backwards. This prevents you from having to deal with the cache not reflecting your edits on the question list combined with browser-cache issues.
If you haven't visited most of these questions, you'll know what you changed because the link for the question will have a different color.
Please edit in small batches and be mindful of front-page flooding – we don't want the entire front page to be filled with edits of old questions. Do five or ten edits at a time, then come back later.
Please edit this question (or any of its answers) and remove each tag when there are no questions left tagged.