Questions tagged [meta-tags]

Questions about dealing with "meta tags", tags that don't categorize the question, and are undesirable.

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Can we add "Do not use" to tags being cleaned-up since 2014?

On Let's clean up some meta tags there is a list of tags that look as meta-tags but after 6 years they are still "alive" (tags with <s></s> were not included): filter - Can'...
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Clean-up needed: [direct-message]

I draw your attention to the tag: direct-message. Only nine messages, but... There is, of course no tag wiki and no usage guidance. By itself, the tag is useless; it requires a companion tag to give ...
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Purpose of [reporting] tag

I draw your attention to the reporting tag. Currently 14 questions, and they run the gamut: using Google Spreadsheets to make a report scheduling reports in HP Project and Portfolio Management ...
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In the context of Web Applications, which are the tags that are not specific to a web application that are not meta-tags?

Overview Yesterday I posted the following question Please make [storage] and [image-storage] synonyms of [online-storage]. At this time, it received two comments mentioning that online-storage is a ...
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Nobody's [defaults] but mine

I draw your attention to the defaults tag. This looks to be the very definition of a meta-tag. Every app will set these up differently, and whether or not they're changeable is up to each app. No one ...
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For your [reviews]

I draw your attention to the tag reviews. There is no tag description, and no usage guidance. This looks like another classic "meta tag". It has no context without the other tags on a question and ...
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We must [unsubscribe] from the [subscription]

I draw your attention to subscription and unsubscribe. I would call both of these the very definition of a meta tag. "Subscribing" could be to a mailing list (or similar), paying for a service, or ...
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What to do with the [address] tag?

The tag excerpt and wiki for address are empty but there are 9 questions 6 questions related to regular (physical?) addresses and to email addresses. In the context of Web Applications it looks to be ...
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Can't make the [connections]

I draw your attention to the tag connections. Ten questions (at the moment). No usage guidance or wiki description. About half of the questions are about LinkedIn connections. The rest are about ...
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Is 'icons' a good tag?

I draw your attention to icons. On the (currently) 10 questions with that tag... 1 is about emoji in Gmail subject lines 2 are about emoticons in Facebook 3 are about icons in Trello 1 is a request ...
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Please consider merging most Meta "tag" tags

retag-request, tag-synonyms, tag-request and retagging all seem identical to me. Can someone with enough reputation suggest them as synonymous?
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Problematic [tags] and [tagging] tags

I draw your attention to tags and tagging. Not only is one simply the verb form of applying the other (and should thus be a synonym) they certainly seem to be meta tags; neither could be the only tag ...
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Let's clean up some meta tags

First, let's look at the advice from What are tags, and how should I use them? Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help you determine whether a tag is a meta-tag: ...
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Do we need the [error] tag?

Does tagging a question error really add much information to it? Or should we dispose the error tag?
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