There is a tag , which in my opinion is useless, as:

  • it is a meta-tag,
  • in general, much content here is in fact an advice request,
  • I have no idea how should it help.

Any pros or cons for deleting it?

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    Any tag that doesn't serve a useful and legitimate purpose should be recommended for deletion. I would propose that we use slightly higher standards than deleting or closing posts, since this affects site-wide activities: 7 or 10 net upvotes for a response that proposes deleting a tag should be sufficient to get the tag removed.
    – aeismail
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 19:17
  • I agree with deleting it, it's a meta tag, and most questions on Academia.SE turn out to be a request for advice to some extent…
    – F'x
    Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 8:09
  • @aeismail Could you delete it? It seems that I'm not in power... Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 15:03
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    I think that the tags have to be deleted from the questions that have them. Then the tag is automatically deleted after reaching a "count" of zero. I did it for this one—but we should be sure not to have to delete a tag after it gets lots of "hits."
    – aeismail
    Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 18:00
  • @aeismail You can upvote this MSO request for mass-untagging and tag deletion. It would be really useful to mods (yesterday, I wondered why you had flooded the home page, now I know)
    – F'x
    Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 8:38


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