Yeah, I agree. I don't think the tag makes any sense in the long term.
We certainly don't want to encourage more general legal questions after we already reduced the scope in the FAQ from "software law" to "software licensing".
Update: I went ahead and removed the tag from the question. The tag will disappear from the site in a day or so.
I like the term and decided to create the dogfooding tag and add it to your question.
As a user you earn the privilege of creating new tags when you ask a question after receiving 300 reputation. I see you haven't quite reached that point yet but I am sure you will get there some day. :)
software-development, 343 questions.
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It's possibly the worst on topic tag we have. Every question is (or should be) about software-development, hence redundant. ...
There were only 5 nodejs questions and they all actually referred to node.js so I went ahead and create the synonym and merged the tags.
If any one tries to use nodejs now it will automatically get converted to node.js
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 delete vote as appropriate, and then remove the 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 that usage would probably fit to the most number of posts (the repository pattern seems to have become quite popular even without DDD). To the other cases:
This tag is too vague to be meaningful.
This tag should be removed and replaced with more specific tags that more adequately describe what the question is about, whether its a methodology, a lifecycle phase, and so on. We already have several tags for each of these, but they are too numerous to name all ...
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 questions were on-topic 10 years ago.
Yes, I think it should be marked. However, I am not happy with the "DO NOT USE" phrasing - this sometimes leads to not ...
As mentioned in the question above, I find this tag (and others similarly describing adherence to the principles or philosophy of a tech group) to be highly redundant with the tag describing the tech itself.
Granted, there's an obvious difference in the semantics of the tags ("pythonic" for "python", "mavenic" for "maven", etc...), as one can write ...
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 duplicates. For example, this recently closed question had a net score of -3 and 2 delete votes, but was already closed as a duplicate. This question was rightfully ...
Y'know the kind of question where there's no real answer, everyone just states a preference, and then argues vehemently that it's the One True Way?
They're great fun of course. Nothing beats layin' a good beating on those fools who think curly braces should be put at the ends of lines to save space. But rarely is anything accomplished or truly answered.
I like it, generally, but Step 1 might be refined.
Perhaps we could prioritize with a single question here on meta? Someone (you or another mod, I'd assume) posts a question asking for the bad tags. This question should be featured. Every answer consists of a single bad tag, a reason why it's bad, and a proposal to properly clean it up (remove it, ...
I don't know what's worst, the tag, the other tags on the question, the question itself, or the fact that it has 2 reopen votes (really, people?).
I removed the tag from the question, it will die on its own. Unless of course someone brings it back, in which case we'll have to deal with it a bit more severely. As a rule of thumb, if a tag is so obviously ...
If you find a tag that you think doesn't belong on the site, bring it to meta, as you've done. This will allow the community to discuss the tag and determine why it is used and if it has value.
With that said, I see no value in such a tag. A better tag might be ethics, since it's more general and applies to a specific segment of software development.
It's amazing how when investigating crap tags like [great-programmers], you always discover other equally (or more) crappy tags. This time I found [passion] and [career-advice]. Oh, well, all three were cleaned up, and will be removed from the system automatically.
Unfortunately some [great-programmers] questions from the good old days were unsalvageable ...
Update - follow-up feature request to establish popup as discussed here:
Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags
As explained in another answer, tag specific popup can be used to guide askers and editors willing to use it.
Here is an example of tag popup request. Process to create such a popup is described ...
When you click on a tag to view, it will not highlight questions with that tag.
The ones you have highlighted will also have other tags, such as scrum, agile or unit-testing that is making them be highlighted as a favorite.
The ones that are not highlighted will only have tdd from your list of favorites.
when you think about it, this makes sense. If it ...
I have gone through and re-tagged the closed questions and put more appropriate tags where possible. I have also re-tagged a few of the questions that didn't really need improvement.
Will work on looking at the other questions in the list and editing/tagging/flagging where appropriate, and try not to spam the home page (or the review queue as my rep here is ...