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Angular 2 is a long time ago

The angular2 tag is somewhat outdated. I don't think it is a good idea to make a new tag for every version of Angular 2+ but most questions these days are about Angular 6 or 7. (And soon Angular 8). ...
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Blacklist [programming] and [programmers]

Other sites have been able to get their site name and primary focus blacklisted: English WordPress Drupal This is a request to get ours blacklisted as well. Our entire site could be tagged with ...
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What is the `great-programmer` tag?

I recently came across the tag great-programmer. What does this even mean? Is this a garbage tag that should just be removed? For anyone working on the tag clean-up, please watch out for a few ...
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Current state of the [job-market] [duplicate]

As of now, there are over 87 questions in job-market tag. All of these questions are closed, except for this one which has historical lock. Could we do something to help askers understand the risks ...
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Burninate and blacklist [advice]

Every question is about advice: it'd be akin to tagging every question with help or this-is-a-question-i-assure-you. I would speculate the vast majority of questions tagged advice are there because of ...
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Burninate and blacklist request: [career-*] [job-*] [resume]

This is not a duplicate of this: Usefulness of [career-development] and [career-transition] tags ... it's time for them to be blacklisted. The narrowness of scope of what actually would be on topic ...
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

We're getting rather steady stream of blatantly off-topic questions in software-developer tag. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/338512/hired-as-...
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Kill the [help] tag

Most, if not all, people that use the site need help. So why do we have help? Let's kill it!
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Ambiguous/useless tag “masters”

masters seems to refer to getting a Master's degree in college, Master is in Master/Slave architecture or Masters as in people who have mastered a craft. I'll note there's also a degree tag. I'm not ...
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Tag consolidation and blacklist [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups I think we're starting to already get some duplication and unnecessary tagging; we should use this post as a means to figure out ...
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Is the “internship” tag still of any use?

Questions with the internship tag are typically about career advice, which is off-topic. Most of the 28 questions currently tagged with that label got closed for this reason. I actually cannot imagine ...
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Burninate the [work] tag

There's a work tag. Looks like it was missed in the Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup Burninate/cleanup? Seems like a likely target of off topic questions, so I'd recommend going through ...
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions. Propose to help ...
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remove [canadian-law] tag?

should we remove the canadian-law tag that was created per request of this question? I think it just opens the door to create too many different [country-law] tags that aren't that useful. I think [...
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Tag merge discussion: jobs → career

In the first part of what will assuredly be a several part series on tag cleanups, I'd like to discuss merging jobs into career. Both tags generally are about jobs: working at a job, career ...
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kill the General-Purpose tag

Can we kill the general-purpose tag? Its use is pretty general (pun intended) and seems to be a collection of older questions ranging from bad to acceptable.
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Tag Cleanup: [Money] and Related

While searching for a duplicate today, I discovered a new unholy mess of hopeless tags. Among these tags are: money, pricing, billing, fees, cost, sales, paying, selling-software. I'm sure there's ...
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business logic vs business rules

I just posted a question about business rules in MVC views; when going to tag the question I was looking for business-something and found the business-logic and business-rules tags, neither of which ...
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We can't pronounce anything

I noticed that the pronunciation tag is not doing well. This is odd, because I migrated https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/107479/pronunciation-for-hexadecimals here from SO ...
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[work], [job], [career-development], [employment] => [career] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup career: 29 questions work: 5 questions job: 15 questions career-development: 8 questions employment: 3 questions hiring and work-...
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Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup

We discussed merging career and jobs, but now it's time to put a plan into action. Aaronut's plan is great, but we need some help from the posse: Step 1: Clean up the tags There are currently ...
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Request for comment: structured tag cleanups

So one of the major problems we have on Programmers is the proliferation of bad tags. We've had a number of discussions and posse requests for different tags, but killing a tag—when it's even possible—...
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Can we decide to get rid of [decisions]?

The decisions currently has 30 questions, no tag excerpt and is used for all kinds of decisions: design-decisions (also a vague tag), technical decisions, decision tables. Not surprisingly, since ...
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Should the thinking tag be removed?

Should the thinking tag be removed? It seems vague, is used in only 13 question, and has only 1 follower. I'm thinking it should be pruned.
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Burninate then Blacklist the [tutorial] and [tutorials] tags

I feel that the tutorial and the tutorials tags should be blacklisted. They are for the most part called out in the FAQ as off topic, and even when they are non general knowledge and cannot be easily ...
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Blacklist [holy-war] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's nuke the catch-all tags We have an artifact from the Antedisciplining period that should be removed: holy-war, which is obviously not the type of question we're ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups This is a call for proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. Provide one proposal per post A tag cleanup proposal is a tag, or a ...
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Should we add a warning to tag legal

Today I realized we have a tag legal on the main site with the excerpt Questions about legal problems which may arise during software development or questions about software law, patents and ...
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Is the [recruiting] tag on topic?

The recruiting has been around for a while. That tag info appears to have been copied from Wikipedia. It has 14 questions, the 12 oldest of which are closed. Does this tag invite off-topic content?...
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What belongs in the [repository] tag?

The repository tag contains about 200 questions that are about completely unrelated concepts: Some questions are about source code repositories like Git. Most questions are about the DDD Repository ...
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Blacklist [good]

We have a good tag! Only two questions so far, the second one appeared today. Let's just get rid of it, sooner than later.
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Should there be a 'dogfooding' tag?

Wikipedia definition: Eating your own dog food, also called dogfooding, is a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company (usually, a computer software company) uses its own product ...
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Should we remove the “pythonic” tag?

I just rejected 2 suggested edit to the pythonic tag. Not that the edits were that bad, but it just struck me that this tag seems useless. It's usually used on questions in conjunction with the "...
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Blacklist [subjective]

I thought subjective was blacklisted already, but it made its way onto a recent question. It's one of the unholy trinity of bad meta-tags: can it be blacklisted here?
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Shouldn't the nlp tag be replaced with natural-language-processing?

It seems like nlp should be changed to natural-language-processing and that nlp should be used as a synonym of it instead because it is less apparent what nlp is.
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can we please do something about [patterns] tag?

Suggest to make patterns synonym of design-patterns because most of the questions in "patterns" tag currently fit spin-off "pattern" questions that don't fall under "design patterns" into a dedicated ...
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How should I go about getting rid of bad tags en masse?

I'd like to help deal with many of the bad tags on Programmers, but I'm not sure how to deal with them properly. What should I keep in mind as I work through a bad tag?
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Removing the [homework] tag

The homework tag is a meta tag, it adds nothing to the question and can removed without adversely affecting the question. It has recently resurfaced. I made a start removing the tag from the most ...
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What is the point with the tag [bestestes]?

Peter Turner is retagging a hole lot of questions and adding the tag [bestestes]. I can't understand the meaning of the tag or how it is useful. What's the point of the tag [bestestes]? and is it ...
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Career Advice type questions [duplicate]

Perhaps a duplicate of Blacklist [career-advice] (status deferred) The FAQs state (inter alia): and it is not about... general workplace issues, office politics, résumé help, career ...
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Tag merge / Synonym request: [programming-languages] --> [languages]

programming-languages - 774 questions languages - 52 questions They're the same thing people! At least in the sense that we use it (seeing that we have a spoken-languages tag), they are used the same ...
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What is the difference between [class] and [classes] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between class (25 questions) and classes (19 questions) tags? Neither of above have tag wiki, a handful of questions I randomly picked appear to use these as freely ...
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Should we rename tags subjected to the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative?

So our first round of proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative is about to close, and it's looking like career will be first up to the chopping block. Career questions are tricky in that ...
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Is the “poll” tag redundant? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's nuke the catch-all tags Surely all questions here are polls, in the sense that people vote for answers they agree with?
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Synonym request: multithreading / multi-threading / multi-threaded

Requesting to merge tags: multi-threading × 19 multithreading × 5 multi-threaded × 4 I'd propose using [multithreading] as the master tag, as this is what Wikipedia uses, but I guess that's not ...
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Is [websites] a meta tag, or just a tag with two legitimate meanings?

After reviewing (and leaving undecided, for now) a suggested edit that revealed that the websites tag can have both concrete meaning (about developing websites or having a website) and meta-meaning (...
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Isn't personal-preference a meta-tag?

There appears to be no case to have a post that only has the personal-preference tag, since it's completely unclear what that would be about (apart from a personal preference regarding something). It'...
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Should a tag be singular or plural?

Examples: [career] or [careers] [design-pattern] or [design-patterns] [best-practice] or [best-practices]
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Is it `interface` or *interface*?

There's a tag on the main page called interface, which is very schizophrenic. Specifically, the excerpt says Questions about interface related design considerations, such as programming to the ...
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Tag Clean up: The [static] tag could do with some attention

The static tag could do with some attention again. It was cleaned up back in 2012, but over the years has crept back. It looks like it's been used for several purposes and could mean things like ...