It came to my attention that some tags are currently "abused" as meta tags.

A meta tag is a tag that tells nothing about the question. In particular easy candidates are the publishing avenues of claims:

  • if a question is about email then is appropriate
  • if a question is about something read in an email then is used as a meta tag.

Please help by cleaning the following tags:

  • "claim" a tag by putting your name next to it
  • go through all the questions and remove it only when not appropriate
  • "mark" the tag as done by putting "done" next to it.

Do not add a missing tag here, propose it as an answer!

For all these tags, "leave it" for questions about "it", "remove it" for questions found in "it":

Other tags abused as meta-tags:

  • I just did a pass through the books tag. How do you want us to note this? – Oddthinking Nov 9 '15 at 10:38
  • @Oddthinking edit this question, maybe adding a <del> – Sklivvz Nov 9 '15 at 10:43
  • I've started a chat room for this so we can keep discussion out of comments here – Jamiec Nov 9 '15 at 12:05
  • Should tag-fixers limit themselves to bumping at most 5 stale posts per day? – GEdgar Nov 10 '15 at 2:34
  • @Oddthinking You seem to have marked news as ready to be deleted but never deleted it. Someone just tried to edit it. Maybe it would be better to delete it? – Brythan Jul 18 '18 at 17:50
  • @Brythan: Hmmm... Someone higher up than me has banned "news" as a new tag. I am working on deleting the old ones. – Oddthinking Jul 21 '18 at 4:36

This is being used as a synonym for I believe.


  • Are there any questions about the physical place? If not, just burninate: merge and create a synonym to movies (once fixed) :-) – Sklivvz Nov 9 '15 at 16:00
  • None were about the physical place, all have been removed. Synonym to movies coming up presently. – Jamiec Nov 9 '15 at 16:11

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