I just removed 5 (scheme) tags from 5 questions. Some examples:

They were all in the similar format:

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.

  • \$\begingroup\$ can you clarify / summarize the specific before and after in the above "I just.." \$\endgroup\$ May 9, 2011 at 10:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jeff: Done. You could argue it would better to add "in Scheme" at the end of the question. In that case I surely wouldn't have edited it, but I still somehow feel that's redundant data. P.s.: I wrote questions like that myself, so I have no definite opinion on that. :) \$\endgroup\$ May 9, 2011 at 10:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ I agree to the idea of fixing the title of new and recent questions, as long as we don't go about re-awakening old posts just for this. \$\endgroup\$ May 9, 2011 at 10:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Brian: Agreed, they were all on the front page. I decided to leave the older ones as they were. \$\endgroup\$ May 9, 2011 at 11:03


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