Currently, the main-site tag is used to tag questions seeking specific advice about code scope. However, as this is a language-agnostic feature, it should be assumed to be a potential part of a review and thus unnecessary.

Should we put down our burnination scope?

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    \$\begingroup\$ not to be confused with scope \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 16:18

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On Code Review tags are more useful when they refer to:

  1. The features that the code on question is implementing i.e
  2. The context that question is originated from i.e
  3. The subject that question is related to i.e
  4. A generic programming functionality that usually takes part on most applications i.e
  5. A generic programming concern i.e or

And of course the language tag. So according to those usefulness rules shouldn't exist. And like you said should already be taken into account by the one doing the review.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I disagree with 2 by the way. Just slap programming-challenge them, include a link to the original, include the text of the challenge and one should be fine. No point in having a tag for every origin. If you look closely you'll see project-euler actually refers to programming-challenge now. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 16:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Mast Yeah I certainly agree (with the example provided). It's my 1st take on meta so blame me all you want. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 16:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ 17 questions in 3+ years. Very few were well received. It's a meta tag. Kill it with fire. \$\endgroup\$
    – RubberDuck
    Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 1:15

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