I just removed 5 (scheme) tags from 5 questions. Some examples:
- Before: (Scheme) [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum
- After: [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum
They were all in the similar format:
- Before: (Scheme) [SICP ex. 2.85] Implement a system for raising and lowering objects in a tower of types
- After: [SICP ex. 2.85] Implement a system for raising and lowering objects in a tower of types
My reasoning for this is the following question I asked on meta.SE:
... I'm still wondering whether it would be a good idea to reenforcing no tags in the title as a convention. Personally I find the tags clear enough, but as long as there is no convention to follow, some people will edit questions to remove the tags, and other could actually add them to the title.
The accepted answer points to an answer to a related question someone asked on Game Development:
Personally I hate this. If it's important, work the tag into the question grammatically, e.g. "How do I color my model in OpenGL?", "How do I change the color of a texture in Cocos2d?". If you're just going to slam ungrammatical tags on it, well, we have tags for that.
On which Jeff answered the following:
correct, this is my guidance -- if the tag works "naturally" in the title, use it there. If it does not, then the most popular tag is added to the HTML on the page anyway, so you're covered in either case.
I saw a lot of tagged titles passing by the past few weeks, and believe it would be a good idea to edit them when you see them to prevent its usage from spreading.