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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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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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Game tag - When to create own tag for games?

I have just created the minesweeper tag and the rock-paper-scissors tag. The reasoning for this was: Rock Paper Scissors (Lizard Spock) is popular enough to deserve its own tag. (37 questions seem ...
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(pascal) vs (free-pascal) vs (delphi) vs (delphi-xe) vs (object-pascal)

Recently, the free-pascal tag was created by me. Due to fragmentation issues (see the discussion), i.e., there is 1 question under this tag and at least 2 more that explicitly states the Free Pascal ...
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Should name of programming language be in the title of a question?

Almost every question on the website has the name of the programming language in its title. Also words like feedback, review etc. are unneeded I think as that is this website's purpose. I wanted the ...
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Do we have some rebel tags that shouldn't exist on Code Review?

I just found a question with finance and there are 45 questions tagged with it. what does that have to do with code review? This led me to the Tags page and I found a few that look out of place ...
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The [java-8] tag, here to stay?

Recently the java-8 tag was created to apply to Java8 specific questions. There is no doubt that the questions are, in fact, Java8 questions. The meta question though, is: Should java-8 exist, and ...
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Tags for [optimization], [performance], [speed]

There is currently a suggestion to make performance a synonym for optimization. I don't think that's right, for two reasons: You can optimize code for several criteria, such as maximum execution ...
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Synonymization proposal for version-specific language tags

I was checking out the tags today, and I think we could clean up a couple tags. For all three suggestions, I think a synonym should suffice. I was unable to propose them, as version-specific tags can ...
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The NS-specific tags

There's been a bit of discussion in chat recently about the implementation-specific NS* tags. nsdictionary nsarray nsstring nsmutablestring In Objective-C there are classes named ...
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How to add new tags to Code Review?

I see that there are not so many tags, and the available tags are not comparing all the technologies. For example, there is no tag for play-framework, ejjaberd and of course many others as well.
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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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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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Time limit exceeded and performance: what's the difference?

We currently have two tags that have quite a large amount of overlap in their definitions: performance Performance is a subset of Optimization: performance is the goal when you want the execution ...
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Tagging categories - Which are most useful?

TL;DR: I have categorized ~140 tags. I believe some categories should be used more and some categories should be used less. Goal is to make it possible to use tags to find related questions, as well ...
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

Last year, two community projects were born. One of them has been, according to some Github statistics, one of them is a lot more active than the other. Perhaps most importantly, the Rubberduck ...
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How should the [beginner] tag be used?

This could be due to my blanket novice status, but I find myself using this tag quite regularly; practically associating it with use of the site itself. The beginner tag description specifies its ...
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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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Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags

I have a concern about the tags delphi, pascal-script, pascal that I'm not sure how it can be solved properly. A short summary about the different things: Pascal is the original language, created in ...
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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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Tag Request: “Angular” (Angular is not Angular.js)

I am not at 1500 rep, so I cannot create tags, but the angular tag does not exist on Code Review. I just asked a question and had to tag it with angular.js, which is only version 1.0 according to the ...
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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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Do we need a [payment-system] tag?

We currently have 26 credit card questions questions and 47 payment questions. I'm not sure how much overlap there is between the two. At least some of the credit card questions could be tagged with ...
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Optimize our meta tags?

First off I should say I'm ignoring the following meta tags: beginner, homework, reinventing-the-wheel, and most with less than 100 views. A short overview of the discussions around these tags is ...
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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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Synonym request: [template] -> [generics]

As far as I can tell, template is basically just C++'s version of generics. If this is correct and there is no other appropriate use of the template tag (the tag says it's not supposed to be used for ...
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Pre-creating tags [crypto++] and [cryptopp] for email notifications

I have subject matter expertise in the Crypto++ library. I'd like to set up email notifications for the library. I noticed the site does not have tags for the library. Is it OK to set up tags in ...
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(pascal) vs. (free-pascal)

This question has been half-answered before: Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags It was explicitly asked again here: Should we have a [free-pascal] tag? but no answer was given. Now a bunch of ...
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Would it make sense to copy (some) tag wikis from SO?

There are a lot of good tag wikis on SO and some of these tags apply to CR as well. So I was wondering if it would make sense to copy them from SO? I guess the excerpt might be different to state why ...
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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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Should we have a [free-pascal] tag?

For a pascal, delphi, pascal-script related question: Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags For a discussion about how the pascal related tags should be organized (as synonymous, for example), please ...
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Common Review Quotes

In my reviews a couple of points come up again and again (and again). It's like somebody is teaching bad practice out there. As a result a lot of my reviews look very similar (or get terse with my ...
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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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What's your angle on desynonymizing [Angular] and [Angular.js]?

As we should know from ""Angular" (Angular is not Angular.js)", Angular is not AngularJS - Angular is Angular2+. Wikipedia also says they're different things: Angular - "Angular (commonly referred ...
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Should we have a [testability] tag?

I came across this recent question, originally only tagged with c#. OP is particularly interested in how unit-test -friendly his code is, and what could be done to improve on that aspect. The unit-...
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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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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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Should there be some obligatory tags on questions?

By seeing how meta works and by the specificity of the CR.SE, I think that could be a good fit. On metas, questions have to be tag with at least one of bug, feature-request, discussion or support. ...
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Why are tags [functional-programming] and [haskell] mutually exclusive?

An edit was recently made on my question to remove the functional-programming tag. The edit comment was that [functional-programming] is redundant with Haskell I don't understand this, as I ...
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Should we clean up our sockets?

Sparked by this meta, I did a quick search for "socket.io" and came back with 21 hits. It seems to be enough to create a tag for it IMO, but I'm no web guy. I don't really understand what this ...
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Shall we stop [naming] things?

The naming tag currently has 47 questions. Should we eliminate it?
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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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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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Optimizing [performance]

Over the past years(?) there's been a debate about the status of the optimization, performance, memory-optimization and code-size-optimization: January 2012: Tag synonyms (optimize -> optimization)...
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Inconsistent Python tag formatting

There's python3 and python2.6, but python-2.7 breaks this pattern. Can this be fixed?
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Rename [code-challenge] to something more site-specific

It seems that users are still using the code-challenge tag for challenge-oriented questions that do not correspond to the site's occasional voted-upon challenges. We already have the programming-...
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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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Let's talk about Code Review's [design-patterns]

Is there a correct usage for design-patterns? If so, can someone clarify it to me? Every time I see the tag, I'm left asking, "why is this a tag?" Here's the snippet: A design pattern is a ...
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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

I would like to suggest the following: Rename python-2.7 -> python-2.x Synonymize python-2.6 -> python-2.x This is as we don't have individual Python 3 tags, such as python-3.6. But we do however ...