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Some people get fun in trying to solve nonsensical yet imaginative unique puzzles.
So if there was a tag for “funny” or “nonsense” it would avoid irritation caused when user wrongly tags their question as something else.

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What do you mean by "funny" or "nonsense"?

Tags should always (ideally) have a clear and unique meaning. But all kinds of puzzles can be "funny": it's not limited to any particular genre of puzzle. And a tag for "nonsense" would just encourage people to post complete nonsense that's not a puzzle at all and should be closed and deleted.

We already have the tag you want, and we should get rid of it!

We used to have a tag, which was renamed to at some point, although the community consensus is actually to get rid of this tag entirely, because it's a breeding ground for bad puzzles. We've been getting lots of low-quality questions with that tag, and it just hasn't worked well for the site. See the previous meta Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it for more details about that.

As for ... that sounds to me like it'd be even more of a haven for bad questions than ! But it sounds like the existing (and hopefully soon-to-be-non-existing) tag is already the type of tag you're proposing here.


Once again, I think you need to be clearer about precisely what type of puzzles you're trying to describe in this proposal. Once we have a clear idea of a particular genre of puzzles, preferably with examples, we can discuss how to properly describe and characterise those puzzles, which in turn should lead us to a reasonable name for a tag.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was just pointing out the fact that , users would post their question if tag or no tag. But if their was a tag for that topic , it would not catch unsuspecting users who do not like those kind of questions. $\endgroup$
    – Nappa
    Apr 6 '18 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ As for some examples of nonsensical type of puzzles example1. I am not saying this is bad. But if we see this example2 , it has been received badly although i feel both examples are of similar type. $\endgroup$
    – Nappa
    Apr 6 '18 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ If there was a "nonsense" tag user who use it would target audience who enjoy them, avoiding downvotes and raising flags. $\endgroup$
    – Nappa
    Apr 6 '18 at 15:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Nappa Both of the puzzles you link to already have the humor tag. (I didn't realise that tag still existed!) So I think the short answer is we already have the tag you propose, but we should get rid of it. It's not a good idea to have a special tag for bad questions, so that they can be seen only by people who enjoy them and avoid downvotes/flags, because generally bad questions should be downvoted/flagged even if some people do enjoy them. $\endgroup$ Apr 6 '18 at 16:00

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