How do I know what tags should and should not be used on this site? I know you discuss a few here in meta, but what makes that official? I have re-tagged two posts in the last week to only see issues with using those tags.

If it's preferred and easier that I don't retag anything then I can do that too. I'm not trying to make more work for others (as it appears it must, since it was pointed it out).

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The tags that should not be used should all have a description stating that in the tag description that appears when you are typing the tag. Examples include , and . There are others, but I don't know what they all are off the top of my head.

You can also follow the Structured Tag Clean-Up Initiative here on Meta if you are interested in helping to clean up the bad tags that exist.

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