I'm referring to:

Now, obviously they can all be merged (and if so we should also synonymize), but maybe they should be removed, I don't know.
Anyway, the only tag that is pretty much similar but seems more valid is , but I don't know if it really suits all the questions in those tags.

  • This question, for example, is only tagged with [learning] and I don't know what else it can be tagged with. I guess that's also why it was closed.
    – tempy
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 12:07
  • The only circumstance I can think of to keep "tutorial", "guide" and "guidelines" is a question about how to create a computer related tutorial. Tutorial then is a specific subset of documentation. Is there such a case that would be within the scope of superuser?
    – washbow
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 21:56

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The tag serves a valid purpose and should be kept. We need to make it clear that this tag be used for questions in which the OP is trying to diagnose a problem, rather than solve a known problem for which troubleshooting doesn't apply.

I would definitely agree with deleting the and tag, though. The tag doesn't convey much information, and a question which asks for guidelines is probably too subjective. and look like meta-tags to me and probably should be deleted as well, but it isn't as clear a case as the other two tags.

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