The tag (without wiki) seems to be used for a lot of different things, like random factors, random variables, ... Probably a lot should be retagged, and the rest changed (by a synonym) to tag . Opinions?

See the earlier Ambiguous [randomization] tag and friends

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    $\begingroup$ "Random" probably should be relegated to the set of tags that are so non-specific as to be worthless, such as "statistics." $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Feb 21 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ At a quick glance many could have the tag deleted without loss of information and others re-tagged. I will have a go when it is clear we have a consensus. I assume then the mods can ban the tag in some magical way. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Feb 22 at 16:48
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a consensus for me now! $\endgroup$ Feb 22 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ Burninate and blacklist it. $\endgroup$ Feb 23 at 7:26
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    $\begingroup$ OK, I have started. I plan to do between 5 and 10 a day but no more than 5 at a time. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Feb 23 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ @mdewey: That's fine, I do a few also. I will look into what proposes ... $\endgroup$ Feb 23 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ "seems to be used for a lot of different things" Wow. Almost like people ascribe meaning to it at ran— ;) $\endgroup$
    – Alexis
    Mar 1 at 19:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Alexis: That is a very precise observation! $\endgroup$ Mar 1 at 19:54

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For now, there are no more posts left. For the future, we need to see into blacklisting ... as mentioned in a comment by @Stephan Kolassa.

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    $\begingroup$ Better get in quick as they seem to come in frequently. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Mar 8 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ There is a (modes-only?) list of new tags that I frequent, and nuke a lot! I will ask another question about a list for blacklisting ... $\endgroup$ Mar 8 at 15:05

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