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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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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 still need separate [unix] and [linux] tags?

I'm not sure if we still need both unix and linux. Unix is a broader family of operating systems and Linux is one of them under Unix. I don't think we should just have linux since there are ...
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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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Help with collections of categorized tags

I've been working on categorizing tags in CREATE TABLE queries on this post, and I would like to request community help. Here is the query The idea is to group ...
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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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Synonymise [objective-c-runtime] with [objective-c]

The tag objective-c-runtime has 3 questions: UIScrollView Category utility function for auto sizing contentSize (0 answers) Dynamically setting unknown properties of a subclass from parent class in ...
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Do we need any more [programming] [practice]?

The first tag has been recreated multiple times, while the second is likely a variation of best-practice, which was previously removed and temporarily blacklisted. They are about as useless as review ...
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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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When should [oop] be instantiated?

I have heard site regulars often scoff at oop and its usage. Is oop a meta tag that has until now slipped under the radar? If not, when is it appropriate to use oop? What sorts of questions should ...
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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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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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Python 2.7 wiki

Related to this meta. The Python 2.7 wiki states (emphasis mine): Use this tag if you are specifically using Python 2.7. Such questions should be tagged with [python] as well. Why? The tagging ...
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Do we need [tdd] and [unit-testing]?

Do we need tdd and unit-testing? I understand that they're not synonymous in the real world. One can unit test without testing first, but do we require this fine grain distinction between the two? In ...
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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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Shall we stop [naming] things?

The naming tag currently has 47 questions. Should we eliminate it?
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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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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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We should have a [language-design] tag

tl;dr: We need a language-design tag. For already created languages. We have tags for interpreter and tags for compiler, so I think that a language-design, or something similar to the likes of that. ...
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Not-so-[random] tag for [dice]

I created the dice tag this morning. At over 60 candidate questions, it was time. Here is the list of candidate questions. When adding the tag, please be sure to make all appropriate edits. Of ...
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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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What's the purpose of the .NET tag?

.net has an impressive wiki, but no where does it actually say what it is to be used for. I most often see this tag used in conjunction with one of the .Net languages or in lieu of one. It doesn't ...
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Synonymize [levenshtein-distance] -> [edit-distance]

I created the levenshtein-distance tag without knowing there was already an edit-distance out there. Can we make the one I created a synonym of the existing tag? This will ensure any future users are ...
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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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Create structs tag? Or burn classes tag?

Are we okay with classes? If so, how come there's not a structs? Would it be appropriate? Should I create structs, or would it be better to burn classes?
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Tag request: [atl]

I am new here and thus do not have permission to create tags yet. Could we create the atl tag, which is equal to the atl-tag on Stack Overflow? I would like to tag this question.
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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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Am I violating the [beginner] tag?

I consider myself a beginner, therefore I usually end up using the beginner tag. For these questions, am I violating the beginner tag? Reverse Polish notation based compiler Code Generator Generator ...
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Should we have a [calculator] tag?

Example questions: Simple calculator Java Calculator Console calculator Ruby Kata Gem: Calculator Calculator - C++ operator-overloading Small Python calculator Calculator using class ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

We have both adventure-game (14 questions) and role-playing-game (5 questions), which don't seem to differ much in the questions being asked for both. Plus, most of these questions involve a console ...
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Is this tag bad [form] for this site?

Quoting the Tag-Wiki: An HTML form is a section of a document containing normal content, markup, special elements called controls (checkboxes, radio buttons, menus, etc.), and labels on those ...
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Is the [Linq] tag appropriate if the code doesn't use Linq?

This question raises my question. Classify values depending on predicates The code in the question doesn't actually use any linq. OP simply believes there may be a solution using Linq that is ...
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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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Should the [jquery-mobile] tag be populated with existing questions?

We have a new jquery-mobile tag. This is the tag description from to SO: jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized web framework for smartphones and tablets. It provides a unified user interface system ...
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Should we let [dry] dry away?

This tag was burninated as part of this discussion, and I've seen it come back a few times after that, including today. It may be a popular review request, but that doesn't mean it should keep coming ...
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Uses of [comparative-review]

I recently discovered this comparative-review tag while reading some PE questions. It says: This tag is used for questions which present a problem and multiple solutions, where the asker wishes to ...
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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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Should we use the [mathematics] tag for “computer arithmetic”?

For my two most recent questions, I used mathematics where I meant arithmetic as the latter doesn't exists. The former says: A simple test to apply is: would an amateur or professional ...
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Definition of [ Protocols ] tag

Protocols are a well defined theoretical concept in computing, and in other fields too. Protocols are an established system for communicating between two entities. HTTP, TCP, and UDP are well-know ...
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Remove or change [c++]

The tag c++ has become ambiguous and a source of confusion. There is c++98 (not used), c++03, c++11, c++14, soonish there will be c++17 and c++22 and then there is c++0x (synonym for c++11) and c++1y (...
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Tag for code that executes in the interface builder

I don't know whether this sort of thing exists (yet) outside of Xcode/ObjC/Swift... but if it doesn't already, surely it will soon. But with Xcode 6, we can set up classes as "IBDesignable" and give ...
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Is the [ecmascript] tag needed?

I think this tag should be made synonym with javascript. It currently has only 6 questions, 4 of which are JavaScript. One is tagged instead cold-fusion and another .net. It has 0 followers. I'm just ...
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Tag for code that loads code dynamically at runtime

I think we could use a tag for questions about loading code at runtime. Ideally, it would apply to all programming languages. Some examples of questions that such a tag could apply to: Bash ...
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What to do about the [erb] tag for Ruby?

erb was mentioned as a possible rogue tag. It has currently has 3 questions and no wiki. It turns out that erb is a Ruby class. As best I can tell, erb is used for ...
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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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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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[hash-map]->[hash-table]

We have both hash-map and hash-table in the system. I have been trying to keep from having language-specific constructs in the tags. Not sure how this one slipped through... again. I propose ...
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Arguments for [arguments]

Back Story I created arguments for this question: Is it possible to write reusable method that only some of its parameters are different? It has since been brought up that this may not be a good tag. ...
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Do we really need to discuss every new tag?

So, I've been caught up in a bit of tag creation scandal lately. I have sufficient privileges to create new tags and do so when I feel they benefit the site. So far, in my six months here, I have ...
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Wiki for [finance] tag

I think that now we have an overlapping tag for everything to do with finance (thanks to @200_Success's comment on Do we need a [payment-system] tag?) We need to decide what the description should be ...