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I was writing up a question and I found there is no . Upon further investigation, there are 486 questions at the time of this writing with the term "encoding" within them, and I'm sure more than one of them would be applicable to the tag.

Should we create the tag, and if so, who should go through the existing questions to apply it to them?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I suspect that the 486 questions is an indication that it is a bit too broad. There's questions in there with Huffman encoding, URL encoding, Base 64 encoding... how much does those things have in common really? \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Nov 23 '15 at 20:27
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"Encoding" seems too vague to me to be useful.

Note that we already have specific tags such as:

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for that! :) I didn't know if there was a reason, or if it was an oversight. In this case, should it be blacklisted so no one accidentally creates it? \$\endgroup\$ – 410_Gone Nov 23 '15 at 20:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ We generally don't go about preemptively blacklisting things that haven't proven to be a problem. \$\endgroup\$ – 200_success Nov 23 '15 at 20:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, alright. That makes sense. Thanks for the answer! \$\endgroup\$ – 410_Gone Nov 23 '15 at 20:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ soo.. let's go retagging with more specific tags? \$\endgroup\$ – Vogel612 Nov 23 '15 at 21:06

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