Almost all the questions on this tag are to be closed for being off-topic.

Shouldn't it be banned?

Another question talks about this: Is a [recommendations] tag really necessary?

But the question is 3 years old and nothing has been done since then. I'm just seeing a rise of this kind of questions lately, all of them being quickly closed. Shouldn't we warn the user that this is probably going to happen if he writes a banned tag?

PS: yes, the tag on this question is ironic. So meta!

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    Mods - what's the best way to start clearing out this tag? 96 edits will bring a lot of crud to the front page that we don't necessarily want.
    – user53019
    Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 13:53

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Given the tag description

Tag for asking for recommendations on resources (such as books), programming languages and more related to programming

most of what the tag describes is explicitly declared as being off-topic for P.SE. Based on that, I agree that the tag should be removed.

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    I support burning this without pity, mercy, or respite.
    – user28988
    Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 1:28

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