The tag seems to meet all the criteria for a tag that should be removed - per the recent tag-cleanup initiative:

If the tag falls into any of these categories, it should probably be removed or replaced:

* The tag is only useful when it's combined with another tag. Like [update], [install] or [task].

* The tag does not describe a specific technology or area of expertise. Like [color], [temporary] or [file].

* The tag could mean different things, depending on context. Like [environment], [noise] or [terminal].

* The tag describes an extremely broad topic. Like [software], [technology] or [equipment].

No questions have been tagged , and the tag's wiki is empty.

Can anyone offer a good reason to keep it?

  • That's a synonym of the unused tag unlocking.
    – gparyani
    Aug 1, 2014 at 6:23
  • Thanks for not making the question title a pun.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Aug 1, 2014 at 15:40

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The system will show up the page you mention for any term, doesn't mean they exist in the system. For now nothing needs to be done

  • Please clarify what you mean - "The system will show up the page you mention for any term". I just went to the Tags page, sorted (descendingly) by popularity, and went to the last results page: there was [unlock].
    – J0e3gan
    Jul 31, 2014 at 15:42
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    j0e3gan is not a valid tag but visiting the link shows as if it's a valid tag.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jul 31, 2014 at 15:45
  • Okay, that is interesting...but not what I did. [J0e3gan] is not listed in the Tags page; [unlock] is.
    – J0e3gan
    Jul 31, 2014 at 16:45
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    Unused tags are regularly pruned. At this moment there's nothing to be done
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jul 31, 2014 at 16:59
  • Ah, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying.
    – J0e3gan
    Jul 31, 2014 at 17:10

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