The tag has been discussed previously, here. It was also mentioned in the tag management thread.

On both accounts, it was reasonably favoured that something ought to be done about it. Looking at the questions, the only constant among them is the occurrence of the word "contradiction" or one of its derivatives in the post. That makes the tag useless for both favouriting and ignoring. And indeed, it currently does have the grand total of zero followers.

The prolonged existence of this tag is increasingly bugging me. The continued unclarity about the scope of the tag (as exemplified in the other thread) and its very ad-hoc use make it a perfect candidate for burnination.

Bring Trogdor, I say!

Update: Given the vote tally, it's time to put things ablaze. (Insert maniacal laughing as deemed appropriate.)

NB. There are some questions remaining carrying only the tag; these will have to be attended to. All such questions have been attended to.

  • $\begingroup$ Trogdor... he burninates! $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    May 27, 2015 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ +1 for calling Trogdor. How could this tag survive for so long anyway? $\endgroup$
    – AlexR
    May 30, 2015 at 12:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Alex: Easily. We prove a theorem: The [contradiction] tag should be burninated. Proof. Assume towards contradiction that it shouldn't be burninated... $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Jun 1, 2015 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ There are only 9 questions with contradiction as the only tag. $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2015 at 7:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Najib All gone now. $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Jun 2, 2015 at 16:04
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    $\begingroup$ ... contradiction! $\square$ (Thus the proof from the previous comment is concluded.) $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Jun 6, 2015 at 14:13

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And, lo, the tag did battle with the mighty Trogdor, but it was a foregone conclusion. Though the humble tag did parry and thrust with all its might, the armor-like scales resisted all attacks. The dragon-man picked up the tag with its arm, and with a single great breath of flame the tag ceased to be. Not even ashes remained.

A great hush swept across the land, everyone having the same singular thought: Trogdor! Burninating the countryside! Burninating the tags!


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    $\begingroup$ Users can blame/congratulate Tim Post for unleashing this beast. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Jun 6, 2015 at 13:07

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