Can we please delete those tags?

The tags are subjective: fun problem? For whom?

Also these are meta tags: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/

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  • $\begingroup$ (fun) seems to be linked to (recreational-mathematics), and (fun-problem) seems to be tagged on 0 questions. I think that tags with 0 question are automatically deleted after some fairly short period of time, but I might be wrong. (I don't know whether this was the state of things when this question was asked.) $\endgroup$ – Jonas Meyer Jan 17 '11 at 2:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Jonas: There were 4 question tagged fun-problem. I deleted those tags from those questions and then started this on meta. Did not realize the fun<->recreational-maths connection. $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jan 17 '11 at 2:54
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    $\begingroup$ There is a proposal to make (fun-problem) a synonym of (recreational-mathematics), but it doesn't have enough votes. Also, wouldn't it be better to ask on meta before deleting tags? $\endgroup$ – user856 Jan 17 '11 at 3:23
  • $\begingroup$ I might agree, but I think you need to provide a bit more rationale and explanation, perhaps with some examples? $\endgroup$ – Jeff Atwood Jan 17 '11 at 3:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Rahul: The tag was irrelevant to the question and subjective. Asking on meta before deleting tags (from questions, not the tags themselves) is just a huge waste of time for everyone. $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jan 17 '11 at 3:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Jeff: Two words for you: meta tags. $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jan 17 '11 at 3:56
  • $\begingroup$ @moron like I said, I don't disagree, but your Q was lacking in context for anyone reading. $\endgroup$ – Jeff Atwood Jan 17 '11 at 4:01
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    $\begingroup$ @Moron: Fair enough. What rubbed me the wrong way initially was that it felt like someone decided they didn't like a tag and unilaterally removed it from all questions. But I trust your judgement. $\endgroup$ – user856 Jan 17 '11 at 4:13
  • $\begingroup$ @JEff: This was mainly a request for mods (maybe I should have tagged it feature-request/support, but didn't seem right), who I expect know about the policy around meta tags. I do agree, having a context will help users unfamiliar with the policy understand the reason behind the request, as you can see I have already rubbed some folks the wrong way ;-) $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jan 17 '11 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ I'm a little confused. [fun] is not listed as a synonym for [recreational-mathematics] in the synonym menu, but it redirects to [recreational-mathematics] anyway. [fun-problem] currently has no questions associated to it but is listed in the synonym menu as a synonym for [recreational-mathematics]. What's going on? $\endgroup$ – Qiaochu Yuan Jan 18 '11 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Qiaochu: It seems to be there on the page for recreational-maths: math.stackexchange.com/tags/recreational-mathematics/synonyms $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jan 18 '11 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Moron: ah, I was looking at the wrong menu. Well, there doesn't seem to be a problem anymore. [fun-problem] will either get deleted or added as a synonym (I don't really see the point of the latter) and [fun] is already a synonym. Let me note, once again, that in the future such suggestions should go here: meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/1363/… $\endgroup$ – Qiaochu Yuan Jan 18 '11 at 18:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Qioachu: That thread talks about mergers and synonyms. I am talking about deletion. Also, I don't agree with the fun<->recreational-maths synonym (and fun-problem too). I am guessing people will just tag problems they think are fun, which might not even be recreational-maths.Anyway... $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jan 18 '11 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ I thought „recreational” means „fun”. $\endgroup$ – kinokijuf Dec 7 '11 at 16:36

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