In the past we had a couple of discussions, and it was decided -- I thought -- that the tag shouldn't be used. Now we have more than 50 questions with this tag again. Could we please get it merged with make it synonym of [tag-removed]? (Or disable it in some other way.)

  • $\begingroup$ Tag suggestions go here: meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/1363/… $\endgroup$ – Qiaochu Yuan Apr 29 '11 at 4:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Qiaochu I'm not sure: no one will see it there, and if there are so many questions with this tag already, maybe we need some discussion. $\endgroup$ – Grigory M Apr 29 '11 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ Wow, we have zombie tags now? $\endgroup$ – J. M. isn't a mathematician Apr 29 '11 at 4:57
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M.: Does that imply soon questions tagged with proof will be titled "Braaaaaiiiinnnnn..." and will turn more tags into zombie tags?? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Apr 29 '11 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ Can we please stop re-creating [tag-removed] and properly delete tags? $\endgroup$ – Isaac Apr 29 '11 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Isaac But what happens if someone uses deleted tag again? I don't want to return to this problem for 4th time. $\endgroup$ – Grigory M Apr 29 '11 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Grigory: Merging a tag into [tag-removed] has no effect on future use of the tag; tag synonyms affect future use, but making something a tag synonym for [tag-removed] would be ridiculous. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Apr 30 '11 at 0:14

Ok, I removed the tag and added it to the blacklist.


I believe that if there is a reason to blacklist tag , the same reasoning should also work for the plural - the tag . Since this tag has been created recently, it is evidently not on the blacklist. Could the plural form be also blacklisted?

I assume that this probably should have been posted as a separate question. However, to me it seemed a bit redundant to create two posts about nearly identical issue.

EDIT: The tag is now blacklisted. If a users tries to post a question with this tag, they get the following warning:

The 'proofs' tag is not allowed.

Use proof-writing if you'd like advice on the presentation of your proof, or proof-verification if you'd like feedback on its validity.

Otherwise, simply tag the question according to the area of mathematics it concerns.

screenshot of the warning

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    $\begingroup$ I've pinged a CM to add this to the blacklist. Being a weekend and all, I don't expect this to get done before Monday. $\endgroup$ – user642796 Apr 1 '17 at 15:14
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    $\begingroup$ This is now completed. $\endgroup$ – user642796 Apr 4 '17 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for taking care of this! $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Apr 4 '17 at 8:33
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    $\begingroup$ I keep trying to click the [x] on the red message. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jan 25 '18 at 10:15

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