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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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Offering Solutions to the Career and Jobs Tags

We can’t perform the operation requested here, that is, blacklist career and jobs while still leaving the tags present on the site. We have some suggestions on what could be done as an alternative, ...
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Let's nuke the catch-all tags

While we continue our work on cleaning up the career and jobs tags, I thought I'd bring up the next tag clean-up project: killing the catch-all tags that could be applied to every question on the site....
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [career] [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 Welcome to the first structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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[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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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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Should the “software-engineering”, and “software-development” tags exist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's nuke the catch-all tags Every question on this site should be related to software-engineering (or something tangentially related to software engineering), and/or ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [software-engineering] [closed]

Welcome to the second structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for proposals, the second round goes to the software-engineering tag, with 84 current questions. The tag has been ...
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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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recommendations tag - burn? edit? blacklist? or kill one by one?

Historical questions about recommendations: Should we ban the recommendations tag? Is a [recommendations] tag really necessary? The general consensus of these two is that the tag really should go ...
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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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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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What can be done about the remaining closed questions in the “software” tag?

As part of a cleanup of the software tag mentioned earlier on meta, we need to clean up the closed questions found therein. There's no point in shuffling around tags on questions that are off-topic ...
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Blacklist [career-advice]

This tag is a broken window, and it's causing problems by its continued existence: People see the tag and assume career advice questions are automatically on-topic It's a Venus Fly Trap for Bad ...
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Do we need a programming tag here?

Does this site need a programming tag? It certainly doesn't give me much clue about what to expect the question to contain. UPDATE: I'm retagging these questions, but need help, they are coming in ...
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Usefulness of [career-development] and [career-transition] tags

A question was asked today that was a rant followed by a request for career advice on what the OP should do next. @Oded handled commenting to the OP that such questions were off-topic according to the ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [software-development] [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 Welcome to the third structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for ...
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Are programming-related history/trivia questions acceptable on P.SE? [duplicate]

I think I have found an appropriate tag for this type of questions: trivia Inventor and History of programming technology Who is the father of CIL? version:1 Favorite Pascal language features and ...
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We have an open-source, a free-software and a foss tag; are philosophical reasons enough for having 3 of them?

We have 3 closely identical tags: open-source, free-software and foss on PSE. These are almost identical other than for the philosophical "Open Source vs. Free Software" debate. Should these be merged ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Tag Merge Discussion: languages, programming-languages

programming-languages --> languages After thinking about it, and Jeff's post, there should be few questions about spoken or written languages (most, if not all, would be off-topic for too localized) ...
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Why do we have a legal tag if legal questions are not welcome?

My question "Can we ship libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll with our installer?" was put on hold. The legal tag says: Questions about legal problems which may arise during software development or ...
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Career-Transition Tag inappropriate?

The career-transition tag seems intrinsically tied to a type of question relating to Career Advice that is deemed off-topic and inappropriate for the site. Looking at the list of questions that use ...
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Should the [work-environment] tag be removed?

It seems like questions that would fall under the work-environment tag are very likely to be migrated to The Workplace. Almost every question in the past two months under this tag have been closed and ...
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Do we need to ban the `beginners` tag?

I've seen a number of questions tagged beginners recently. This is a meta tag which doesn't add anything to the question or site. What benefit, if any, does anyone think that this tag brings? If ...
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Is there a point to [software]?

We currently have 121 questions tagged software. I can't think of any valid (on topic) use for it. Cleanup? Purge? Are there valid uses for it?
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Analysis of the [development-environment] tag

Ummm.... this question was titled with work-environment. What happened? @ThomasOwens merged work-environment into development-environment, which now needs a second pass from the community. We've ...
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What is the difference between the “mit” and “mit-license” tags? [closed]

I noticed there are mit and mit-license, but (as both the tags don't have a description) I am not sure I understand when to use one, and when to use the other one. As I noticed there are gpl and lgpl, ...
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Tag Merge Discussion: process, development-process

process -> development-process I'm not sure how to work this one. I think we need to differentiate between business processes (there's already a business-process tag with 8 questions) and process ...
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Is there a way to flag “bad” tags?

I know I can remove flags from individual posts (given enough rep) but I mean to flag the tag itself. For example, there is a tag called evil for which I can't imagine any useful cohesion between ...
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C++ tag synonyms

Apparently, there are two duplicate(?) tags: c++11 and c++0x. The only difference between the two is that c++0x was the WIP name before c++11 was finalized (at the last few meetings). For someone ...
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What is SDLC tag?

Today I noticed sdlc tag, which has no information written. Anyone know what exactly is it? List of questions with this tag.
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Can we please merge [definition] tag into [terminology]?

Can we please merge the definition tag into terminology?