A single question (about how to recover data from the obsolete drive). Although, it's possible that a museum or archaeology team could post a question asking to identify a relic.

  • Tough call. It's a really good tag in general, and it fits the single question perfectly, but it's also pretty useless. Oct 23, 2014 at 8:05
  • I'm just thinking there might not be a lot of future call for it.
    – fixer1234
    Oct 23, 2014 at 8:10

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Just because there's only one question (currently!) for a tag, does not mean that the tag is useless or unwarranted.

  • It's specific (a type of hardware)
  • It's unambiguous (not going to be confused with other types of drives or software)
  • It adequately categorises it's question.
  • If another zip-drive question is asked, the tag will exist for the new asker to use.

Single-use tags aren't always bad. A topic may be small enough that only one or two questions are asked, and that's ok! It's the ambiguous meta-tags we need to watch out for.

I think this tag is fine. Indeed, searching for 'zip drive is:question' yielded some other results that should utilise the same tag

(I can't remember where but someone made the argument for single-use tags better than I can, if I find it I'll link it)

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