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Against single word requests

We've discussed single-word-requests before: Are single word requests always welcomed questions? Are word requests allowed? The consensus of earlier discussions was that these questions are on the ...
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Does the "usage" tag have any value?

Seems like pretty much every question is a usage question, so keeping around a "usage" tag seems about as pointless as having a "programming" tag at Stack Overflow would be. Does anyone object to my ...
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Blacklist the [words] tag

The tag words has been heavily discouraged since the early days of the site. A few weeks ago I manually retagged every question that used words, and there are currently no questions with that tag, ...
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Are typography questions on-topic or off-topic?

Before adding a votable answer to the on-topic-off-topic question I figured some discussion would be appropriate. Are typography questions on-topic or off-topic? Why there's a difference between the ...
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What do we consider "consensus" for burnination?

Bit of a meta meta question. We've been having a conflab about burninating the correction. My position was that fourteen votes (at the time the conversation started) wasn't enough to know that ...
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3answers
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What are [expression-requests] tag for?

I think most questions asking for an English equivalent of proverbs or sayings in other languages use 3 tags together - idiom-requests, phrase-requests and expression-requests. An expression is ...
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3answers
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Delete the [wish], [harry-potter], and other tags?

IMO, wish (deleted) and harry-potter (deleted) do not appear to serve any useful purpose and can be deleted. Other tags which appear ripe for deletion/synonymisation: ic ian tech-speak management-...
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2answers
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Proof-reading tag: what to do with it?

Proof-reading is currently explicitly off-topic. That's because finding mistakes in a passage isn't particularly useful: Posters on a site for "serious enthusiasts" should have a reasonable knowledge ...
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3answers
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What is the point of the Microsoft-Word tag?

I noticed recently that a question used the tag microsoft-word. Since this question was about the usage of a specific program, it was moved to Super User to which it is much better suited. There ...
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Is the "homework" tag really useful? Is there a way to vote to delete it?

Someone suggested this question was "clearly a homework assignment", and should be tagged as such. Personally I have no real opinion on whether it's desirable or not for people ask "homework" ...
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2answers
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Should we get rid of the tag "similarities"?

The tag similarities seems too broad to be useful to me. It is not really a single topic, since it has been used to cover similarities in spelling, similarities in usage/meaning, and similarities in ...
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Should we burninate the [spelling-checker] tag? (0 posts left tagged)

While poking about removing the microsoft-word tag from a few questions, I came across a question tagged spelling-checker. This seemed to me to be a meta-tag of no more value than the ms-word one, so ...
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2answers
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What manner of “title”?

The title tag includes a jumble of questions concerning different concepts of titles, making the tag less than useful. Questions about the name given to part or whole of a creative work, e.g. Is ...
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Creating the new tag "sexist-language"

Congratulation! The sexist-language tag suggested by me has been approved as an edit for this question for first time. You all unless 10 users who downvoted this tag and showed their disagreement can ...
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Delete [pedantic] tag

The user Thursagen, which is suspended for three years (!), added the tag pedantic to several posts. An exhaustive check of the revision histories of all questions with this tag indicates that no ...

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