19 votes

if ( [conditions].isGoodTag() ) { return "keep" } else { return "burninate" }

Really, I think that the tag is really broad. We have enough tags that we don't need one for Conditions. (almost)All code has conditions in it for one thing or another. I really don't think that ...
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17 votes
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Should we just put an end to [optimization]?

I've never liked the optimization tag. I would like to see it burninated and replaced by three tags: memory-optimization code-size-optimization speed-optimization, synonymized to performance A ...
17 votes

.net to the core

I'm going to defend all these tags, because after thinking about it, I think they do provide value. First and foremost: .net / .net-core are not universal/compatible. Just because something works in ....
16 votes

Is it time for the [python] to become extinct?

The reason why these tags are useful is that they affect the set of helpful review comments. The way that I interpret these tags is: python + python-2.7 — only required to run under Python 2.7, ...
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15 votes

Shall we stop [naming] things?

Yes, the naming tag should be eliminated through burnination, since it adds no value. Every piece of code (except simple assembly and esoteric languages such as brainfuck) involves naming, and every ...
13 votes
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action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? "burninate" : "keep")

I think this should be synonymized with conditions instead of burninating it altogether. This does still involve conditionals, the difference being is that this is about the operator. A few ...
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13 votes

Burn the [beginner]s

No beginner tag should stay. It has the following benefits it allows question askers to categorize themselves in a way that is 'easy'. It is much easier (psychologically) to admit a lack of knowledge ...
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13 votes

for (post in [loop]) { post.tagMoreAppropriately(); }

Burnination is probably fine and the iterator tag probably suffices for the examples my previous answer references. The tag is pretty terrible.
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12 votes
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Let's have the credits roll on this [role-playing-game]

No, do not burninate We do need specific tags for games. See Game tag - When to create own tag for games? Some genres of games, are popular enough that they do deserve their own tag. For example, I ...
12 votes
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Size out [code-size-optimization] and [minification]

Note: Given that minification doesn't actually exist, this answer will simply focus on code-size-optimization. There are four possible logical uses of code-size-optimization: A compiled language ...
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12 votes
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Burn the [beginner]s

[beginner] is unquestionably a meta tag, and yet, we continue to allow it to exist on Code Review. Yes. Indubitably, it is a meta tag and as a general rule, we don't allow meta tags. However, rules ...
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11 votes
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Drop the [database] tag?

I actually follow this tag, so I figured I would take the opportunity to chime in a bit. I wrote a little SEDE query to find what other tags are being used along with database, besides the usual SQL ...
  • 20.3k
11 votes

Do we even need to keep following [meta-tag:site-policy]?

Yes, we should keep it Fixables First up, the following issues you have pointed out can be fixed (and I am in the process of doing that): it will have a tag wiki soon the excerpt will be clarified to ...
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10 votes
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Do we need "acronym tags" ([dry], [solid], etc.)?

NO We don't need any of these tags. Not only are they meta tags, but I have no clue what they are or what they mean without going to the tag description. How are these tags useful? How are these ...
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9 votes

Burn the [beginner]s

Go easy on me. Also, that complicated but unquestionably better approach you were going to suggest? Don't suggest that. Despite being objectively the only right approach, it's too complicated for me, ...
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9 votes
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Should we put [scope] down our scope?

On Code Review tags are more useful when they refer to: The features that the code on question is implementing i.e linked-list The context that question is originated from i.e programming-challenge ...
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9 votes

Should we [join] this tag with the other burninated ones?

No, your statement that join is related to sql is a faulty assumption. There are also questions about performing joins with excel, csv, pandas, or just joining data the hard way in regular ...
8 votes

Drop the [database] tag?

The database should not be eliminated. There are database-related questions beyond just SQL and variants of it. Examples: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/93389/adding-database-...
8 votes

Drop the [database] tag?

I've seen many posts using database in combination with mysql, sql, oracle and postresql. If database is used in combination with multiple other database tags, it's superfluous. I've started removing ...
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8 votes
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Is this tag bad [form] for this site?

No, form should stay. html is a general form of web-based user interface which focuses on output from the system, and display to the user. form focuses on user input, it is a specific subset of HTML ...
  • 96.8k
7 votes

Is it time for the [python] to become extinct?

That's a really old problem. I often look for a version tag when I want to answer questions, be it with C++ or Python because I sometimes don't feel like answering questions for some versions, but I ...
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7 votes
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Should we burn [Google]?

Option 3: Burn google and introduce more specific tags where applicable, as they are needed. Tags such as youtube-api and google-drive-api.
7 votes
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Do we still need a database tag like [database-schema]?

No, we don't. Merge them into database I say. I just don't really see a need. There is a whole SE site dedicated to DB Administration, and schema-design/database-design is more looking at charts and ...
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7 votes

Burninate [type-safety]

type-safety has a number of questions where the tag seems relevant: checking the types of values before feeding them in to a printf-style format: Compile-time printf-style format checking (this is a ...
  • 96.8k
7 votes

Burn the [beginner]s

Go easy on me. Also, that complicated but unquestionably better approach you were going to suggest? Don't suggest that. Despite being objectively the only right approach, it's too complicated for me, ...
7 votes

Do we even need to keep following [meta-tag:site-policy]?

I agree. This tag is redundant in it's current state. If it had a different purpose originally, I suggest we restore that purpose. If it didn't, we should possibly get rid of it.
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7 votes

Burninate [heuristic]

One-off tags are automatically deleted after six months, according to the answer I got here on Meta Stack Exchange. So unless somebody else uses the tag meanwhile, there's no need to take action.
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6 votes
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Should we Drop [ETL]?

I don't see anything wrong with the use of the etl tag on ETL code to synchronize external system to internal database MergeUtility for Entity Framework The use here is marginal Extract data from ...
6 votes
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Do we need this [crud]?

It is most definitely not a meta tag, since it describes the purpose of the code. I don't see any reason to eliminate the tag, despite its infrequent use. For example, Angularjs CRUD views, ...

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