Tag is useless because these years almost all devices support multi touch, and we have other tags such as or that is used for every question with the tag.

Also, only five questions with this tag has been created this year and none of them is exactly meaning multi touch, but instead they are about other touch devices which have multi-touch functionality for sure, so no question needs this tag to say something about the question.

Also, we can add the one-touch tag or no-multi-touch tag, because one-touch devices are rarer than multi-touch devices.

  • And if it is a question about a device that freaks out when multiple touches are recognized or not recognized? What then? Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 17:21
  • @SeanAllred we can add opposite tag because of usage. question edited
    – mpower
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 21:20
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    @SeanAllred There is no requirement to have a specific tag for every single kind of problem. In fact, that's exactly not what we want. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 14:28
  • @OliverSalzburg Of course not; that would be absolutely useless. Tags are supposed to be general categories of problems, and I think it's incredibly presumptuous to think that "these years all devices support multi-touch". Maybe that's just me and my exposure though. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 14:58
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    @SeanAllred That's a valid point and I would agree that not every touch device supports multi-touch. But the distinction shouldn't be important enough to require a specific tag. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 15:12
  • I think the multitouch tag should only be used to specify problems with the multitouch feature specifically. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 21:10
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    @VirtualDXS As Oliver pointed out, it's sufficient for the question to mention that it's an issue with multitouch in the title or body. IMO it's not really a distinct enough category to warrant another tag in addition to [tag:touch*], nor would it be particularly useful for filtering (one of the main purposes of tags).
    – Bob
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 15:09
  • Good question admin. Nicely explained.
    – SamSol
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 12:53
  • @OliverSalzburg The tag is gone now!
    – gparyani
    Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 18:51

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Potentially, yes. For example, "How can I disable pinch-to-zoom on the Windows 7 desktop?" would be a valid multi-touch sort of a question. And look, the tag actually is used validly on several questions:

If you see it abused, remove it from questions where it isn't helpful. But that doesn't mean the whole tag should go.

  • So, the consensus was to keep this tag... and it's gone? Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 3:30

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