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Questions tagged [tag-deletion]

For questions about the process and etiquette of deleting existing tags.

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Do we need an [evaluation] tag?

We have a new tag, evaluation: For questions regarding the evaluation of experiments, including metrics. Is this something we should keep? It seems to me that probably most of statistics could ...
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Can we delete the dplyr tag?

Currently we have 3 questions which are tagged with the "dplyr" tag. All three of them have zero votes. In my opinion questions related to this tag and this R library are about data wrangling in R. ...
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Tag [regularity]: what is it for, is it needed?

There is a tag regularity with three uses, apparently with very different meanings, and no tag wiki/excerpt. What should we do about it? My inclination is to drop it completely.
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Do we need a tag [csv-file]?

I see we have a csv-file tag with nine questions mostly quite old and at a brief reading either off-topic as about software operation or not really about the file type. We do not seem to have any ...
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What is the meaning and scope of our [data-generating-process] (synonym [dgp]) tag?

We have a data-generating-process tag with 20 Qs, no wiki excerpt, and a synonym dgp. Wikipedia mentions at least three different interpretations of the term: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Do we really need [latex] tag?

We have 15 questions tagged latex, several already closed and few others being, in my opinion, candidates to being closed. This tag and most of the questions are off-topic. Maybe we should delete the ...
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Is the tag [sample-variance] needed?

So we have sample-variance, with 6 questions tagged. Three also have variance tagged, and all the questions were posted this year. Simple question, is it desirable? There's also tag estimation for ...
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Burninate the “dynamic” tag

I just edited the online tag and noted some synonyms for "online" algorithms. Among them are "dynamic" algorithms, so I looked whether we have a dynamic tag or similar and whether making it a synonym ...
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Dear mods, what should be our protocol for tag burnination?

There is this Meta thread: Tag-candidates for removal. During the last three six months, it collected 8 answers with up to +12 upvotes. However, not a single action has so far been taken. As ...
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Tag-candidates for removal

We already have a thread for proposing candidates for tag synonyms, but there doesn't seem to be a similar thread for proposing tags for deletion. Similarly to the "synonym" thread, let's use this one ...
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What should we do with the ambiguous [Pearson] tag?

Our pearson tag (220 questions) is ambiguous and seems to be used inconsistently: it can refer either to Pearson's correlation or to Pearson's chi-squared goodness of fit test. I think it should be ...
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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's the best thing to do with the [student's-t] tag now?

I've been very slow about it, but in relation to this question: Issue with [students-t] tag, I have finally re-tagged them all (bar the last couple which I will take care of after a suitable interval ...
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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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The [kernel] tag is dead

Well, it took a while, but I'm finally done with this effort: every question in kernel has been sorted into kernel-trick and/or kernel-density-estimate. kernel is now empty; a moderator should ...
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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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Issue with [students-t] tag [duplicate]

I've only just really noticed the students-t tag. It has no tag wiki and appears to be being used for both the t-test and the t-distribution (with, at a quick glance, more using it to refer to the ...
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Delete ambiguous [recommendations] tag

Under the tag recommendations there are 14 threads: 10 threads deals with recommender-system (49 uses). They are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 [closed], 7, 8, 9, 10. 4 threads asks for references (237 uses). See ...
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Blacklist the “output” tag?

Seven questions are tagged with "output". To me it seems this tag is ambiguous, without any special meaning or use, and in fact it may often signal that a question should be migrated (in the cases ...
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The final death of meta-tags?

It did happen on SO, SU and SF: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/. So shall we follow? beginner is the most used tag here... Update: Done. No more beginner and subjective....
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Should we have a “statistics” tag?

I just noticed the statistics tag. If this tag was applied consistently to the site then (almost?) all questions would have this tag. Should it be deleted? I would suggest removing the tag.