is absolutely useless. We should get rid of it.

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There's no point in running...

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I'll kill you eventually.

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    If only answers could be tagged separately from questions; this one is just begging for [cat] + [kill]. :-) Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 21:22
  • We had a [murder] tag on Arqade back in the bad (good?) ol' days :-P
    – Robotnik
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 4:30
  • no where to run, no where to hide...
    – Sun
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 19:55

Here's why I think is not necessarily a bad idea. Since the question didn't specify why is a bad idea, I'm forced to speculate that it's because it's ambiguous. Here are some arguments for the tag:

  1. Many new linux users struggle with the execution of binaries. This ranges from the need to chmod the files to prefixing ./. A user who doesn't know how to execute a binary isn't going to know that they should tag the question with, for example, .
  2. Executing a binary in windows is often not trivial. There can be a range of issues from compatability and missing libraries to permissions issues. Users might not always know what is causing the problem so expecting them to correctly tag the question with the specifics of the solution is unrealistic (If a user knew that the problem related to a compatability issue they'd have solved 80% of the problem in many cases).

As to why it is a bad idea; well it is ambiguous and could mean just about anything. In this regard I don't think Gaurav's suggestion of a tag is a bad one; it removes the ambiguity and lets users still tag the question when the specifics of the root cause are unknown to them.

Conclusion: I agree with the OP that the usefulness of is limited. Let's replace it with something useful, like .


is the thing we are looking for.

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    Which is pretty useless as well, by the way.
    – Ryakna
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 0:05
  • Sounds like something from Tron.
    – parsley72
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 18:46
  • @Ryakna, quant has elaborated on my answer, see that Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 10:03
  • @parsley72, hmmm... Is it I never really noticed. Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 10:07

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