UPDATE: At present there are NO Qs tagged - though it is certain to rear its ugly head again unless blacklisted.

On Stack Overflow it has been accepted that the tag is hopelessly too broad to serve a tag's purpose and after a massive struggle, was eventually blacklisted there.

Are circumstances here enough different to justify its retention?

Other tags with "data" in them:

Related: Should there be separate tags for transferring data?

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Oh, jeez, what a mess.

Yes, that's a worthless tag. It's not conveying any useful information on any of the questions I see. And it has no context unless also paired with a tag for a web app.

Yes, it should be burninated.

In some cases, it can be replaced with one of these:

  • That's fine. Just don't overload the front page.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 16:51

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