This is a question spawned from @Mat's Mug's comment on a question I had about a tag removal.

It seems that there is some consensus among the more senior users here about the way some tags should be used. Best thing to do is read @Mat's Mug's answer to my question for what I mean, but I'll explain here the best I can.

Tags such as and indicate programming paradigms. They're indicators for the discourse of discussion that should take place: is the OP grappling with the concept of functional programming, and looking for a review of what is messy and inefficient beginner code? This deserves a tag.

Is it a question about Haskell which by necessity involves ? Well then the question is not so much about the paradigm of functional programming itself; it's just an incidental matter. As such, a tag on a question may even be removed as in this case.

Unfortunately, as a junior member of this community, I am not blessed with the arcane knowledge required to appropriately use tags which seem to me to be perfectly appropriate.

And So...

...can the codereview.SE community herein establish a protocol of appropriate tagging?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm (not so) secretly hoping that someone edits this question just to change the tags. \$\endgroup\$
    – Myridium
    Sep 26, 2016 at 16:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ wish granted :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Sep 26, 2016 at 16:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Vogel612 - I'm so happy that the edit was legitimate, too. \$\endgroup\$
    – Myridium
    Sep 26, 2016 at 16:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ Relevant: meta.codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/5071/… \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Sep 26, 2016 at 16:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Vogel612 somehow I hadn't seen that one before, good find! \$\endgroup\$ Sep 26, 2016 at 16:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Vogel612 - Good find indeed. I think that contains a lot of the answer, but there is a little more to be said on how these categories should be applied. \$\endgroup\$
    – Myridium
    Sep 26, 2016 at 16:37


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