Referring to this:

Please blacklist [best-practices]

Why is tags [best practices] tag blacklisted anyway? Does it define any ambiguity or does it cater to poor quality answers? Or is there some other reason?

  • -1? Was this a very offensive act to ask something? This was just a curiosity. I don't really care about down votes and i don't even know what my rep on meta is. But why down vote? What is in appropriate here? Feb 23, 2012 at 9:30
  • Voting is different on Meta, and there's no rep - Also, voting is not used to denote offensive questions on Meta or the main site, if your question was somehow offensive (it's not) people would flag it as such.
    – yannis
    Feb 23, 2012 at 10:02
  • @YannisRizos Good. Thanks. But was there anything wrong about this question? Feb 23, 2012 at 10:24
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    Nothing wrong with it, someone probably didn't find your question interesting / helpful. Don't get stuck on a single downvote, on Meta or the main site...
    – yannis
    Feb 23, 2012 at 10:29

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Let's nuke the catch-all tags

It's a tag that could theoretically be added to every question on the site. If you think about it all questions are ultimately asking for the "best" way to do something.


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