Our top-rated tag is usage. However this tag is nearly useless: the word usage is right there in the site title, and almost every question on the site could be construed to be about "usage" in some sense. I manually retagged every question that had only the usage tag, but this spammed the Active Questions page, so I'm appealing for mod/dev assistance in cutting down the rest of them.
- When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?
- Possessive of a word that is already possessive
- "User accounts" or "users account"
- Should I say 'What I wanted to say is' or 'What I wanted to say was'?
These are fine questions with good tags -- but they all have usage added to them for no good reason. Therefore, I suggest that all questions with 3 or more tags that include the usage tag simply be stripped of usage. I looked through several pages of usage questions and didn't find any cases where this made the question worse or where the usage tag was adding any useful information.
This should knock usage out of the top spot and hopefully break the precedent of adding usage to almost everything. The remaining usage questions will need to be retagged by hand, in small batches to avoid too much activity spam.