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Active source-code software source-code closed:no locked:no software closed:no locked:no Most of the questions in this tag should not be closed; what the questions with this tag really need is editing and tag burnination. This tag doesn't add much value. There are already tags about more specific concepts within source code, such as code-quality, clean-code, ...


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Postponed legal law copyright software-patent patents proprietary foss trademark intellectual-property eula terms-of-service gpl lgpl agpl mit-license bsd-license apache-license mpl ms-pl creative-commons Legal / licensing questions are generally difficult to clean up because some questions are legitimately on-topic here. See: What types of legal ...


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skills self-improvement I'm not sure this exactly falls under the teaching post or the job post, but it should be looked at.


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payment This tag appears to have two uses. One is with regards to implementation of payment systems and transactions and the other is with respect to getting paid as a contractor, freelancer, or employee. The second type of question is off-topic. This tag could be removed from the off-topic questions and a clear tag wiki provided. Alternatively, it could be ...


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books These tags appear to be resource requests or asking for educational information. Are book recommendations on-topic?


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Tags to Burninate and Blacklist This answer will be submitted to Stack Exchange staff for destruction and blacklisting. Conduct discussion in comments. Education related tags education learning teaching training mentor Career related tags resume (blacklisted) employment career-development (blacklisted) interview hiring recruiting E-commerce related tags ...


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freelancing client-relations The Workplace and Freelancing exist and cover these topics. They appears to be beyond scope based on the Help Center.


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motivation Appear to be more meta tag or about working and careers. These particular topics are likely to be out of scope.


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resources Seems to be a mix of on-topic questions about things like managing memory, and off-topic questions about off-site educational resources. I've already suggested a tag wiki edit so new users have at least a chance to see this distinction, but we should also clean up the old questions that used this tag for what is now considered off-topic. Edit: ...


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facebook google twitter Company-specific tags like this seem to encourage either interview questions or speculation about why they made certain technical decisions or how their technology works.


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puzzles This seems like a meta-tag. If a puzzles question is on-topic here, that's probably because it's a puzzle about algorithms or some other thing we already have a tag for. The tagged questions primarily consist of: puzzles about algorithms (often on-topic, but algorithms is a much better tag) career/education questions about puzzles asked at ...


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junior-programmer senior-developer At first I wasn't sure if these needed cleaning, until @GlenH7 and I looked at the questions and found a bunch of underwhelming questions. Both tags are around 40% closed already, not a good sign.


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language-agnostic A meta-tag. It's implied on all questions that do not have a tag for a specific language. Other, more meaningful tags (like language-design or design-patterns or algorithms, as examples) already exist to describe what the question is about, not what it's not about.


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meetings Questions about how to do scrum are on topic, for example, but those questions should be tagged scrum, not meetings. At best this tag is too broad, at worst it's off topic.


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support This one is pretty self explanatory. 12 closed, 28 open questions.


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personal-projects Feels like a meta-tag, and seems to be a magnet for opinion-based questions about what to do with said projects.


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startup often more meta in a question that happened to mention startups as the word-du-jour than about startups themselves (which is also be off-topic as career related)


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programming-languages either a meta tag or asking us to choose a language for them (explicitly off topic)


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contract mostly about employment contracts (burn) however has some design-by-contract questions which are valid but should be retagged to reflect that.


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sales is used either to ask "how do I sell my software", "how to avoid overcommitment from the sales team" or "how do I deal with the sales portion of my job". All are off topic


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Tags "angular" and "angularjs" should be merged or synonyms.


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terminology definition Often becomes a "name this thing"-type question. Relevant meta discussion from last year: On the troubles of naming and terminology Related is naming which also tends to get into opinionated questions about naming conventions.


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