Request for comment: structured tag cleanups
Welcome to the first structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for proposals, the first round goes to the career tag, with 567 current questions.
As a means to contain the disaster, the tag has been renamed to stci-career, which should prevent people from adding any more questions to it.
The goal of this cleanup is to systematically clean up the career tag without causing disruption to the rest of the site. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is:
Review the deletion candidates below and see if there's a way to save any of the questions before they go gently into that good night through heroic edits. At the end of the clean up period, any questions not sufficiently improved will be deleted.
Review the merge candidates to see if can be merged into one question. If they shouldn't be, revise the questions to demonstrate how it's not in any way like the question it's been duplicated to.
Review the closure candidates list to see if you agree with what others have identified as being out of the site's scope. If you agree, vote to close. If you don't agree, use heroic edits to address the problems the question has and bring it back into scope.
Review the currently open questions and see which ones do not fit our site scope. Vote to close them and add them to the closure candidates list.
Improve the leftover questions by copyediting, fixing spelling, flow, adding clearer titles, etc. while replacing the
stci-careertag with something more meaningful:
career-development for questions about taking steps to improve one's programming career and requires the unique insights of a programmer
interview for questions about interviewing for a software development position
hiring for questions about hiring programmers and other software developers
job-market for questions about the prospects or what one needs to do to get a specific job in software development
job-title for questions about what a specific type of software development job entails
project-management for questions about managing the scope and requirements of a specific project
teamwork for questions about working within a software development team
...and other, more specific tags as needed.
Finally, and this is perhaps the most important of all the rules: do not just remove the stci-career tag without improving the question. If all our tag problems were solved by retagging, we would've done so months ago. Every time you retag without improving a question, I silently judge you:
This round of cleanups will end on Wednesday, March 7th at 04:00 UTC. At that time, all the default actions will be done: deletions, merges, closures, and such. If the
stci-career tag is not empty by then, it'll be renamed back to career and be saved for later rounds of cleanups.
Good luck, and godspeed!