Welcome to the Sesquiannual Puzzling Tag Cleanup!
Almost a year and a half has gone by, and it's time to take a closer look at some of our tags. This question is a place anyone can post tags that need to be cleaned up in some way, and everyone can work on fixing them up.
Here are some things to look for:
Meta tags. These are tags that describe the question's context, rather than the question itself. My personal litmus tests are whether the tag can fill in the blanks for a question here:
This question is a question about/on ________.
This question is a challenge question structured like a ________ [question].
Examples of meta tags include "beginner," because there is no such thing as a question about "beginner." An example of something that isn't a meta tag would be "trivia," because there are such things as questions on trivia.
- Tags that are misnamed or would be better under a different name.
- Tags that need to be synonymized into a more appropriate tag.
- Tags that should be removed for some other reason.
Please note: tags that have no questions in them are removed automatically by the system every 24 hours without intervention.
If you see one of these, post an answer below containing what the tag is, what should be done, and why it needs to happen.
If you see answers below that you can do something about, please feel free to do so! For instance, if someone posts a meta tag with only a couple questions in it, you can edit the tags out of those questions, then edit status-completed into their answer.
While editing, please do try to be thorough. Instead of simply retagging, please scan the post quickly to see if there's something else that can be fixed up while you're there.
If it's something that requires a moderator to handle, we'll take a look at it and fix it up.
Answers here will be deleted when they are completed, and will be undeleted when the tag cleanup is finished.
Thanks, and happy cleaning!