I looked around on meta but can't seem to find a question about this, so here goes.

Posting this question this evening, I looked for a tag. This tag wasn't present, but I saw , which currently has no guidance or tag wiki. I tried to look at the questions to figure out what it was for, but I don't seem to find a pattern. Mostly it seems to be used for "simple" questions about… well, "shapes".

What can we write as a tag wiki?

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    $\begingroup$ That's a really bad tag, wow. Since it clearly conveys different meanings to different people, it seems pretty useless as an organizational tool. I'd vote for it to go away. $\endgroup$ – pjs36 Apr 8 '16 at 21:50

This tag serves no purpose to anyone. It doesn't fit the standard purposes for tags: filtering and searchability.

It should be incinerated.

Currently, 13 questions have as their only tag, so these should be handled before it is removed.

All questions only having as a tag having been handled, I believe it can be burned automatically now.

Edit: There has been no decision as to burning or synonymising , but I feel it'd be a shame not to press on now that we're so close to sorting it out. So whichever one it will be I don't care too much, but please pull the trigger.

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    $\begingroup$ Seen as most retagged questions are now tagged geometry (plus other tags), maybe making it synonymous would be a good idea? So those who look for shape for a question about a "shape" are redirected to geometry? $\endgroup$ – MickG Apr 9 '16 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not too sure what to do with [this one](math.stackexchange.com/questions/454937/rotate-shape-on-a-graph), but the rest of the currently shape-tagged questions should be fine with geometry instead, so I suggest synonymization. $\endgroup$ – MickG Apr 9 '16 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ I suggest to not worry. One question with a slightly peculiar tag is nothing uncommon and IMO there are more pressing issues on this site to spend time on solving. With the current status, I'm indifferent as to burning or synonymising. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Apr 9 '16 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ The quickest way to deal with it would be to make it a synonym and merge. Is there any option other than geometry that should be considered for that? $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Apr 23 '16 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer Not to me. It also seems in line with the usage of more specific tags like circle and polygons which tend to be accompanied by geometry. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Apr 23 '16 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ And it's history. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Apr 23 '16 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @Daniel! $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Apr 23 '16 at 13:58

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