Lately I have found a massive amount of questions tagged solely as , for instance

(thanks to @MartinSleziak for the queries)

Despite the tag description explicitly stating not to use as the only tag for a question. What do you think about addressing this issue with

  • prohibiting the asker to post a question if it doesn't have a "proper" tag
  • reminding (warning) the asker that his question is only tagged as and that this is explicitly discouraged and ask him to find an appropriate tag (but allow posting if the asker doesn't find a suitable tag, within a certain time or by clicking a "continue anyways" button)

I find the latter rather appealing, since it may be that an asker doesn't know enough about mathematics or the tags used on this site to find those suitable for his question, but should be encouraged to at least try to find some. On the other hand this might lead to mis-tagged questions, so I'm not sure. Let me hear your opinion.


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As a feature request (to add a software block or warning) this is hopeless: SE won't do it, as it's against their philosophy regarding meta tags on main sites. But don't take my word for it, see these old feature requests:

I do support the idea of

prohibiting the asker to post a question if it doesn't have a "proper" tag

but I'd like to see it done by means of deleting and blacklisting the tag.

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    $\begingroup$ So basically, nuke the tag like Stack Overflow did? $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2014 at 8:37

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