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Is the [recruiting] tag on topic?

Questions for which the recruiting tag is applicable usually ask for career advice, which is off-topic for this site. IMHO it is ok not to delete tag entirely, since historically the related kind of ...
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

software-developer is a blatant meta-tag; everyone on this site should already be a software developer, so the tag does not add anything. If you see it, feel free to edit, vote to close and/or cast a ...
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What belongs in the [repository] tag?

Good question. Without making an exhaustive survey, my impression is the majority of questions of the last year using the term repository are about what you call "DDD Repository Pattern", so I think ...
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

I've already removed the tag from the historically locked questions. I do ask that people take a few minutes before casting delete votes on closed questions, especially questions that are marked ...
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Is the "internship" tag still of any use?

DO NOT USE THIS TAG! Internship questions seeking career advice are off-topic on this site. We recommend avoiding asking any such questions here. Before going elsewhere please review their rules.
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Should we add a warning to tag legal

I've taken a stab at a new Tag Excerpt. QUESTIONS ABOUT LEGAL MATTERS, INCLUDING SOFTWARE LICENSING, ARE OFF-TOPIC HERE. ASK A LAWYER, OR TRY THE LAW STACK EXCHANGE SITE. My rationale: Making it ...
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Should we add a warning to tag legal

I suggest: legal OFF TOPIC QUESTIONS ARE NOT SUPPORTED! Questions about legal matters, including software licensing, are off-topic here. ask a lawyer, or try the law stack exchange site. However, ...
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Shall we change the reference tag description?

Considering that reference requests are off-topic, I fail to see how the tag relating to documents is relevant here. We already have a couple of tags related to documentation which are relevant. It ...
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The "etymology" tag

The existence of other, similar questions, is not a valid reason to keep an off-topic question open. Your question was flagged as being off-topic, and looking at the history, it appears other votes ...
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Requesting "It took a generation" tag

Tags serve to categorize questions, so that: questions become easier to search, and users may filter for a particular topic they are interested in. Therefore, we have tags for certain technologies ...
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Update - these questions are now considered wholly off-topic here, so I've simplified the guidance further: Wait! Job / Career questions are off-topic here. Yes, there are still a few around; it's a ...
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I would like to have several tag wiki edits reviewed

The same way as for regular suggested edits, i.e. via the Suggested Edits review queue. However, users need 5000 reputation to approve suggested edits to tag wikis; much more than the 2000 for regular ...
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Feedback on new tag: Visual Testing

Visual testing, also known as user interface (UI) testing in software development is how developers ensure that an application appears to the end-user as it was originally intended. From the ...
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New, perhaps improper tag to old question

I'm not at all happy about that tag. What purpose does it serve? It may be a “fun” tag, but does it help anyone find questions more easily? Does it tell you anything about that question? I'm happy ...
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Difference between embedded and embedded-systems tags

Looking through it, it looks like most embedded and embedded-systems questions are about embedded systems. There are few enough questions that a manual cleanup can be done after a merge. I'm just ...
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Do we need a [meteor] tag?

I'm taking a look now. I see 13 questions that contain the word "meteor". Of these, it only looks to me like 3 are questions that require any kind of expertise in Meteor. I'm not going to say "no, we ...
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Should the [desing] tag be removed?

Just edit the question to fix the tag (which I've just done) - tags with no questions are cleaned up by the system in a few days or so.
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Can we also get rid of [design-decisions]?

Ok, its done, I burned down the house. Please mark my question as status-completed.
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Introduction of the new tag: "TTS"

Making a search with the keywords "text to speech is:question" gave me 12 results, of which I think only 3 would be candidates for a TTS tag. That is way too few for justifying a tag on its own - ...
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Is this a place to ask blockchain questions?

Questions about blockchain technology are not likely to be on topic. As an analogy, blockchains are as on topic as SQL databases. The point is, this site is about software engineering. That means: ...
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Usage of Flow tag

I made a start and changed the tag for about half of the questions from flow to control-flow (where the latter IMHO fits better). For the 6 remaining questions, I removed the "flow" tag from two ...
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Shouldn't the nlp tag be replaced with natural-language-processing?

status-completed This tag has been renamed to natural-language-processing Agreed Now that the maximum tag length has been increased to 35, I don't see any reason why this tag can't be renamed to ...
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business logic vs business rules

I consider that Business Rules are the business's rules, that is, policies determined by the business, i.e. specifically by business experts and those in charge of the business, who are likely non-...
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business logic vs business rules

Wikipedia says: In computer software, business logic or domain logic is the part of the program that encodes the real-world business rules that determine how data can be created, displayed, stored, ...
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How do I rename a tag I created?

How to rename a tag in general is explained at the link posted by @BartvanIngenSchenau. But let me add what I think about this specific case. The tag multi-file-applications was only used for two ...
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Should there be a [design-review] tag?

I would vote for not having a [design-review] tag, because that seems more likely to encourage overly broad questions than anything else. When I think of a "review", I usually imagine a reviewer who ...
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What kind of evaluation does the "evaluation" tag refer to?

This will probably take a bit of time and human involvement to fully sort out, but I'd say it's definitely not the first one. Most of those questions should be closed since they are about careers, ...
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