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The tag made a horrible comeback today with already two questions. I feel this is a zombie tag which keeps coming as we keep killing it. And unlike some historical figures which are said to have rose from the dead, this tag is not going to bring peace and harmony to the world.

So how about we make a request to blacklist it?


(Dec. 30, 2013) I just removed from a post. Are we blacklisting this or not?

(Feb. 3, 2016) I just removed from another two posts. I was on my way to post a request to blacklist this tag, but then I saw that I already made that request two and a half years ago!

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    $\begingroup$ Frankenstein's monster? I didn't think it was historic. $\endgroup$ – Andrés E. Caicedo Jul 17 '13 at 16:48
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    $\begingroup$ @Andres: The Monster wasn't alive before. It was a brand new creation from parts of dead people. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 17 '13 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ I re-tagged the two questions using the number tag. $\endgroup$ – Douglas S. Stones Jul 17 '13 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know what to consider. Which post did you remove number from? $\endgroup$ – MJD Dec 30 '13 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ @MJD: Hm. I can't find it in my activity so the OP must have deleted it. I'll check when I am home, maybe I can find it in the history of my desk computer. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 30 '13 at 13:59
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    $\begingroup$ It reappeared and was removed also in September 2014. (I guess this counts as a supporting evidence showing that this problematic tag keeps popping up again and again.) And probably several more times, but it is difficult to find such things. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Feb 3 '16 at 8:49
  • $\begingroup$ I've pinged somebody who can edit the blacklist. Now it's a matter of waiting. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Feb 3 '16 at 15:13
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Upon request, the tag (as well as the plural form) has been blacklisted today.

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  • $\begingroup$ Huzzah! It only took two and a half years and several complaints! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Feb 3 '16 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ It's all a question of the right timing. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Feb 3 '16 at 16:57
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Please do not vote down this answer.

Please vote this up if you think that blacklisting the tag is a good idea.

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Please do not vote down this answer.

Please vote this up if you think that blacklisting the is not a good idea.

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  • $\begingroup$ What happens if I upvote both? $\endgroup$ – Emily Jul 17 '13 at 17:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Arkamis, every time you vote contradictory poll answers a child starves to death in Africa. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 17 '13 at 18:06
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    $\begingroup$ Yes but are those events correlated? $\endgroup$ – Emily Jul 17 '13 at 18:08
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    $\begingroup$ The link between these events has not been sufficiently studied in modern science because it accounts as experimentation in human beings and has severe ethical issues. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 17 '13 at 18:10
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    $\begingroup$ I might be wrong, but I think you could have handled that with a single answer...Unless you ask a third one for those who have no opinion. Interesting rep trick ;). I'm kidding. $\endgroup$ – Julien Jul 17 '13 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ @julien: You should know that meta doesn't give any reputation! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 17 '13 at 21:39
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    $\begingroup$ Didn't you notice that I make a lot of lousy comments? Let me reformulate: interesting badge trick ;). $\endgroup$ – Julien Jul 17 '13 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ @julien: You get badges for CW answers, except Enlightened, which you don't get for self answers anyway. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 17 '13 at 21:52
  • $\begingroup$ Good: now I know how badges and rep work on meta... $\endgroup$ – Julien Jul 17 '13 at 23:19
  • $\begingroup$ @julien: CW badges are awarded on the main as well. There is no rep on meta. In fact there used to be a "rep" page where you could see what posts of your were recently voted, but they removed that for some reason. Meta never contributed to the actual reputation though. Only a couple of badges (Convention and Quorum). $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 17 '13 at 23:20
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, thanks for all that. Here is what I was thinking about. When I'm on meta, if I click on my name, I access my profile. I see my main rep. But badges I earned from Q/A on meta only, a different count. Now still on meta, if I click on your name and access your profile, I see you have 34 badges, all earned I assume from Q/A on meta exclusively. As opposed to your 11 badges on main. For instance, you just earned a nice answer badge for your answer one above. Got you! $\endgroup$ – Julien Jul 18 '13 at 3:51
  • $\begingroup$ @julien: Yes. Badges on meta are different, and it's a whole other game here. Especially because votes carry no reputation. But also because there are far less active threads on meta, so it's easier to gather votes for more than an hour before the thread disappears into the archives known as "not the front page" :-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 18 '13 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ "Please do not vote down this answer." ... at score -1. Oh well. $\endgroup$ – quid Feb 3 '16 at 16:36
  • $\begingroup$ @quid: Maybe some people don't know English that well... :) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Feb 3 '16 at 16:43

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