Questions tagged [burninate-request]

Requests to have a tag "burninated" (or deleted) from the system. Use in case of uncertainty when requesting discussion, or when the popularity of the tag makes manual retagging followed by automatic culling of 0-question tags prohibitively difficult.

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Should we do something about our meta tags?

We have a decent selection of language and technology tags, but we also have many meta tags, such as refactoring. A meta tag, at least on here, specifies the OP's request(s) in a review, and not much ...
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for (post in [loop]) { post.tagMoreAppropriately(); }

The loop tag is generic... like, very, very generic. Generic as in, if your code doesn't loop somewhere, it's probably not a computer program. Hence I'm nominating the loop tag for burnination. ...
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if ( [conditions].isGoodTag() ) { return "keep" } else { return "burninate" }

There are currently 246 questions tagged with conditions. It also has 2 synonyms, conditionals and ternary-operator Reference: action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? “burninate” : “keep”) The tag ...
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Shall we stop [naming] things?

The naming tag currently has 47 questions. Should we eliminate it?
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Burn the books of [learning]?

I've come across learning, which is only tagged with 15 questions right now. It seems unneeded because it doesn't add anything important to the question. We already have beginner, which sort of ...
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action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? "burninate" : "keep")

Currently, there's 17 tagged questions for this tag, either being superfluous (use every tag I can) kinda questions, or very complex ternaries replaced a potentially large ...
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Is the tag [reinventing-the-wheel] really helpful?

So I just stumbled upon the tag reinventing-the-wheel and I ask myself if this is really a helpful tag. Most of the code on Code Review does reinvent the wheel in one way or another, there is nearly ...
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Do we need "acronym tags" ([dry], [solid], etc.)?

We have various "acronym tags" related to software principles: dry solid srp The problem is, they can still be used as meta tags, especially dry, for reducing code repetition. However, they're not ...
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Drop the [database] tag?

A lot of the database questions have specific database engine tags on them. I think we should stick to the database engine tags instead of the generic database. I think that we should burn the ...
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set [null] = null? (or "Burninate [null]?")

In my opinion, the null tag is not helpful for anyone. Even if this tag matches the content of the question, it might be a bit too specific. I'm not a programmer. What are your opinions on ...
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Appropriateness of [teaching] tag

The teaching tag was recently created. There are now three questions carrying the tag. Its intended purpose is described in its tag wiki: Much like the [beginner] tag, this tag should call out ...
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.net to the core

An entity-framework-core tag was recently created. Tag asp.net-core was created some 8 months ago. I can see a pattern here: do we really want a -core version of every single .net-related technology ...
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Are IDE tags even necessary for this site?

I am aware of two current IDE tags: visual-studio (3 questions) eclipse (1 question) I'm not an expert on IDEs in general, but I think most code is written in some kind of IDE. However, so few ...
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Should we just put an end to [optimization]?

This is probably one of CR's oldest tags, next to refactoring and best-practice, both of which have already been removed. I recall similar discussion mentioning that specific optimization tags would ...
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Contests and Challenges? Burn [contest-problem]

Going through the tags, I found that we have a contest-problem tag. It would be a good tag, except we already have the programming-challenge. programming-challenge has 202 questions tagged. contest-...
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Normalizing [data-structures]?

I feel that something should be done about data-structures. For instance, this question appears to include the tag just because it uses data structures. Also, we already have many specific tags for ...
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Eliminate [design], [software-design], and [architecture] tags

There are currently: 61 questions tagged software-design 214 questions tagged design 47 questions tagged architecture Some questions are tagged with a combination of those tags. I'm not sure what ...
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I don't think this tag [functions] quite well

The tag functions doesn't seem very useful. The tag wiki only states the definition and the questions just... contain functions. In terms of reviewing, there aren't really any differences between ...
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Does the [converting] tag provide any value?

There are 269 questions tagged with converting. Some of the recent ones include base64 datetime formats roman-numerals and numbers-to-words (basically redundant) number bases temperature and other ...
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Dispose of [idisposable]?

There are 3 questions tagged idisposable, one closed as off-topic, the other two featuring an IDisposable implementation. I don't think we need a tag for any ...
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Burninate: [models]

Tag models has 23 questions. None of them are related to any common definition of models that I am familiar with. There appears to be no common thread between them. Further, Code Review is not about ...
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Size out [code-size-optimization] and [minification]

Related: Tags for optimization, performance, speed Are questions about how to further golf a program on-topic here? Code Review is about writing good, efficient and maintainable code. Not always all ...
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Do we still need a database tag like [database-schema]?

As part of our mass meta-tag burnination, we're also considering database-schema. It also seems closely related to database-design, which has been burninated and blacklisted just recently. We ...
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Should we burn [Google]?

Recently some others and I began to clean up google a bit. This started with retagging a number of question with google-apps-script. Then we hit a wall. All of the questions that should have been ...
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Any [comments] on this burnination request?

Last summer we burninated a number of meta tags. These were mostly tags that described what the original poster of a question was concerned about or wanted to have reviewed. I stumbled across the ...
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Redundant tag: [review]

Since this site is about reviewing codes, review is redundant and should be removed.
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There are [ienumerable] reasons to burn this tag

Noting that we have disposed of idisposable and have decided as a community that we don't need tags this specific to languages, we still have ienumerable hanging about which needs to be enumerated out ...
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Do we even need to keep following [meta-tag:site-policy]?

I recently stumbled across site-policy. The tag has: 77 questions of which 10 are tagged faq and of which 11 are tagged specific-question no tag wiki the following tag excerpt: This tag is for ...
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Do we [stl] need [stl]?

Update: STL synonym created instead of burnination: See stl It appears that stl is "selectively" used for questions that utilize the Standard Template Library. However, this only applies to C++,...
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Should we put [scope] down our scope?

Currently, the main-site scope 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 ...
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Do we really need this [framework]?

I'm questioning the usefulness of the framework tag. There are only 20 questions at the moment and they don't appear to have much in common. Seems like some kind of catch all tag to me. Should we burn ...
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Do we need this [crud]?

crud seems like a meta tag to me. Can we burn it? From its cruddy wiki entry: The four basic operations for a data management system: Create, Read, Update, Delete It is used on just 14 questions ...
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Burninate [tpl] tag

I have retagged the 4 questions that had the tpl tag, to use task-parallel-library instead - Stack Overflow doesn't have a tpl tag. Burninate? Synonymize?
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Refactor vs Refactoring

In the end, there can be only one... We have refactor and refactoring as synonyms. There are 372 total questions (17 unanswered). I think we only need to have one of the two... if we need one at all....
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Should we cast away [casting]?

I feel that the casting tag is not a very good tag for a few reasons: It's too broad. Just a quick scan of the questions which use it show languages as varied as C++, Java, C#, SQL, Python, etc. It ...
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Should we Drop [ETL]?

etl currently has no wiki and three questions. It was mentioned that it may be a rebel tag. For those that don't know, ETL is an acronym for Extract-Transform-Load and is a term heard often in the ...
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Burninate the CSharp tag!

Tag csharp has 0 questions asked here. Let's burninate it before its existence becomes widely known... ...or make it a synonym of c#.
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Should we [join] this tag with the other burninated ones?

I've just again realized that we have a join tag, which corresponds to SQL. It doesn't appear that the questions have anything else in common, either. Do we still need it?
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Tag burnination: [logic]

logic currently has 17 questions. I don't see what they have in common. There is no tag wiki to clarify what it means or when it should be applied. Please either upvote the "Yes" answer, upvote the ...
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Should we send [open-source] packing?

I've just discovered that we have an open-source tag. This tag appears to be useless because, as per SE's CC BY-SA license, all material posted is subject to public use within the guidelines. ...
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Does database normalization belong here?

As of today, we have four questions in the normalization-tag. One of these has already been closed, and the other three don't exactly look 100% on-topic to me as they don't include any SQL code but ...
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Would burninating [performance] bring good performance?

The performance tag has over 5000 questions which is also the master tag of 4 other tags. It can also be considered a "meta tag", much like previously burninated tags such as [naming] and [...
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Is [methodology]'s methodology worthy of burnination?

I've just now discovered the tag methodology. It's associated with only 8 questions, and it has no tag wiki. Not only does the name sound like it could be off-topic, but the lack of a wiki really ...
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Specify the [review] meta-tag, or burninate it

Three questions have used the review tag here on Meta CR so far. I find however that this tag is very vague. Is it about the review queues, is it about Code Reviewing itself (which is what the entire ...
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Burninate [heuristic]

The heuristic tag has only one question, no description, no synonyms and no wiki entry. The only question using it has four other tags and a comment pointing out that the use of the word "...
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Shall we keep shelling out questions for [shell]?

We have a shell tag, but we also have more specific shell tags such as sh and bash. Many tags with shell also include these specific tags, so it almost looks redundant. I could see that there are ...
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Burn the [vanilla.js] tag

I've created the tag not knowing that vanilla was a joke. I was told that it was, it is no longer on any questions. Please burn vanilla.js, it should smell good.
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Let's have the credits roll on this [role-playing-game]

I'm not sure why a role-playing-game is needed when there's already a game tag. Personally, I think we should just burninate it and add the game tag to all the questions tagged with it that don't ...
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Should [interview-questions] be burninated?

The tag interview-questions seems to be useless - should it be burninated?
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Is it time for the [python] to become extinct?

Every time a post involves Python code, it has the Python tag AND the Python version tag that suits the version of Python that the post is using. I think that is a little repetitive, and we should ...
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