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basic-concepts is a meta tag, and our policy is not to have meta tags. See this this 2010 thread The final death of meta-tags? (that eliminated [beginner] tag) and this 2010 blog announcement by Jeff Atwood: The Death of Meta Tags. So basic-concepts should go. The problem with it (as with most meta tags) is that there is no clear scope. Which concepts are ...


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Update: the tag was burninated. In my opinion, 'best-practices' is a meta tag and should go. On contrary to 'self-study' it does not have a clear scope which would justify keeping it here. In summary, it is what you said: .....but its value in identifying content related to professional practice (which is the use it currently seems to serve) would be ...


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Based on the difficulty formulating a clear scope for best-practices, and the comments that it seems to be a "meta" tag (which is generally not considered best practice), there seems to be a strong case for getting rid of this tag. I wonder whether questions like the following might benefit from something like professional-practice as an alternative: Ideas ...


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About references: I included a link to the most upvoted answer in Should all "book recommendation" questions be classified as community wiki? in the tag wiki as additional guidance. @amoeba edited the tag excerpt to also advise using specific tags: Questions seeking external references (books, papers, etc.) about a particular subject. Always ...


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Here is my proposal: Objective: eliminate the meta tag big-list. The tag would be removed by the method of blacklisting (see slhck's answer). That means the tag is removed and it can't be recreated (also, it does not trigger bumping of posts). Premise: minimize bumping of threads while performing necessary actions. Constraints: 3 threads would require ...


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It is clear that big-list is a bad tag; it is a meta tag, it is used inconsistently, and it should go. However, batch-removing & blacklisting a tag seems to be a complicated procedure that requires an intervention of SE developers; site moderators cannot do it. In contrast, "burninating" a tag simply means manually removing the tag from all questions; ...


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I do not view that tag as problematic. I accept that it is a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" type of tag but I can see that some newcomers might find it helpful. Especially when browsing the site for old answers and threads this can be a helpful tag. The fact that people use it (you mention 200+ threads) adds to its perceived utility by some. As ...


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