I think that the Tag is far too broad as there are so many different types of recovery (which also have tags for them) such as , , and so on. I think it needs to be split up into different types of recovery. Then obviously Axe the tag.

  • PS I don't know how to make the tags actual tags like most of the guys have on here so if someone could help me out with an edit I'd appreciate it Jul 30, 2014 at 12:30
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    For tag markup use [tag:tagname] formatting
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jul 30, 2014 at 12:32
  • ahh thank you I will try that :) Jul 30, 2014 at 12:33
  • Wouldn't it make sense to take it a bit further and deprecate partition-recovery in favor of data-recovery?
    – kasperd
    Aug 8, 2014 at 11:39
  • I agree with that yeah Aug 8, 2014 at 11:56
  • for anyone checking up on this - I've been deleting recovery bit by bit since april 2017
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Sep 25, 2017 at 6:03

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Completely agree with you. Checked first 50 question of tag - found no reason to keep it.

Moreover, a lot of questions tagged with tag also have , and tags with them which makes tag unmeaningful.
Another part of questions use 2 tags e.g. and in place of , so they can live without too.

And this question is probably the best evidence for removing it.


After several months of trickle edits, and many small bites, the tag has been removed from all the questions.

Tagliminated. Tagnnihilation. Tagatomised!

It seems I missed... quite a lot. It still lives :(

  • the hell? I thought I got em all. Feel free to (slowly and in your own time) edit them.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Oct 17, 2017 at 8:00
  • That's what I've been doing. One at a time, not flooding the main page too much. Thank you. Oct 17, 2017 at 8:03
  • Done. My Archaeologist badge is fairly earned. Oct 27, 2017 at 15:00

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