Welcome welcome fellow puzzlers, to the Second Sesquiannual Puzzling Tag Cleanup!
Another year and a half has slipped by, and my, look at the tags! Er. Time. Tags have a nasty way of accumulating detritus in the corners, nooks, and crannies of the site, and hey, guess what? It's time to clean 'em out again!
So get your tag-thwackin' brooms ready. It's time for some cleanin'. If you see a tag that needs cleaning up, needs to be obliterated, or otherwise needs changes like synonymization, post it here!
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 changed or utterly destroyed, never to be seen again, 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 the tag, what should be done, and a little blurb on 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're more than welcome to 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 to keep the list tidy, but will be undeleted when the tag cleanup is finished.
Thanks, and happy cleaning!