I had a look at the meta discussions that are about burninating, blacklisting/deleting or creating tags. I made a list of them. Why? It's for two purposes. Firstly, to have an overview about our taxonomy efforts besides tag synonyms. Secondly to track reappearing tags that have been burninated by community consensus before. Since the second is a lot more important those are at the top.

Why is the second more important? It is important because it gives us a reason to put them onto the blacklist if they pop up again.

There are just rhetoric questions so far you say? Yes there are. What I want and hope this helps to do is keeping tabs on burninated tags and squashing resurrecting ones in their tracks. If one detects a resurfaced tag the - hopefully few - questions can be edited and the date added to the burninated tag. If there are several dates behind a tag we can request a blacklisting.

Burninated but doesn't stay dead

Decent votes but no burnination completed yet


Tags validated by meta discussion

Blacklisted or burninated by community consensus

Blacklisted tags

The system prevents the use of blacklisted tags.

Burninated tags

  • @DanBron no, burnination does not include blacklisting. meta.stackexchange.com/a/120642/338924
    – Helmar
    Oct 7, 2016 at 20:02
  • Ah! Ok, comment withdrawn.
    – Dan Bron
    Oct 7, 2016 at 20:03
  • re sexist-language: should be replaced as needed by gender
    – Mitch
    Oct 10, 2016 at 18:40
  • @Mitch that one was actually not as black and white. I think I used at last connotation, offensive-language, pejorative-language, gender and outright deletion. :) Generally the questions were all over the place.
    – Helmar
    Oct 10, 2016 at 18:52
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    My point was that something about sex would have been god to leave in. In fact, I can't remember what the question was about and have no idea how to find it again except that it had something to do with gender. Since there's no tag at all to that effect, I'm out of luck.
    – Mitch
    Oct 10, 2016 at 19:51
  • @Mitch those thirteen questions had no common nominator besides the arbitrarily used tag. If it was about grammatical-gender I tagged it as such. Anything with sexual undertones went either to connotations or pejorative-language.
    – Helmar
    Oct 10, 2016 at 21:13
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    Now let's burninate games, (or maybe even blacklist it.)
    – NVZ Mod
    Oct 13, 2016 at 6:10
  • @nvz it will be deleted by the nightly roomba
    – Helmar
    Oct 13, 2016 at 7:41
  • I'd love to hear what the down vote on this overview is for.
    – Helmar
    Nov 24, 2016 at 17:43


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