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Meta tags are tags which describe something other than the question's content -- such as the author's skill level, the type of a post (e.g. big-lists, self-study), etc. Alternatively, they may be ill-defined concepts which make consistent application of the tag difficult or impossible.

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Should we have usage guidelines for the meta-tag "references" (and other meta-tags)?

The tag references on Cross Validated doesn't seem to have any usage guidelines included. An analogous tag "reference-request" on Math.StackExchange has the guideline that it should not be a ...
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Do we need [basic-concepts] tag?

I am wondering if we need the basic-concepts tag (221 threads). It looks like an archetypal meta tag to me, and the SE policy is to not tolerate meta tags. We do have some particular exceptions to ...
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What should the "best practices" tag be for?

There is a best-practices tag which currently has no usage guidelines. Currently it mostly seems to be used on questions which are very broad, particularly where there might be multiple approaches (e....
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What could be done with respect to tag "big-list"?

This is not about closing questions labeled as big-list. What could we do about the tag big-list (x38)? It excerpt says: Used to tag questions (often Community Wiki) where a collection of replies ...
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The final death of meta-tags?

It did happen on SO, SU and SF: So shall we follow? beginner is the most used tag here... Update: Done. No more beginner and subjective....
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