We've got a few dozen questions tagged with .

To me, this is not a useful tag.

Who's an expert on dates? Who is going to follow this tag?

A tag should be able to describe a question all by itself. Those tagged with "date" run the gamut from how to format a date value (in a number of different apps) to how to search by date, to filtering by date range.

Before I went on a cleanup spree, I wanted to get opinions from the rest of the community.

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    As half of the those tags are used for Google Spreadsheets, I'm there to follow. Expert on dates, no, that's Jon Skeet. Aug 1, 2014 at 18:40

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From the list of questions we have it seems to me that it should be half of a compound tag something like or .

I also note a tag and a tag. Neither of which seem to be that useful either.

  • I'll see if I can clean up "date" with "date-format" and see what's left.
    – ale
    Aug 16, 2014 at 19:33

Somebody took the liberty of creating a wiki text for that tag, quite recently.

That, for me, justifies the existence of the tag.

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    That's a pretty weak justification to keep a tag. I could just as easily write a very nice tag wiki on muffins, but that wouldn't make it any more on-topic or useful.
    – ale
    Aug 2, 2014 at 1:31

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