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This is one of those "meta" tags.

Currently there are 31 questions with this tag: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/high-school

There are 4-5 questions which specifically talk about high school, but I believe they can do without that tag.

If we keep the tag around, I predict many questions will get this tag just because the asker is a high-school student and will be practically useless (if there was any use of it in the first place...).

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  • $\begingroup$ Shouldn't this be merged into the "Tag merging ..." thread? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 13 '11 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf: I was under the impression that that thread is for tags already merged? Or are we supposed to propose stuff there? Also, do we talk of tag deletes there? $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 13 '11 at 18:09
  • $\begingroup$ I also use it for deletion suggestions as well. I guess one of the moderators will give us the "correct" answer... $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 13 '11 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf: Based on the summary thread, it does look like deletes make their appearance there. $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 13 '11 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ Huh, something happened to my ability to delete tags. Haven't used it in a while.... $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jul 13 '11 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ Noooo! The tag deletion powers have been deleted, and I didn't even know! (It has been gone since forever, apparently.) $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jul 13 '11 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Asaf Aryabhata: guys, we're going to have to go in and do them by hand. (By "we" I mean "you" and don't do them all at once so we don't flood the front page.) $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jul 13 '11 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Willie: I'm not sure I have the mental capabilities of doing that, you should file a complaint with Jeff about that. I believe that a moderator should be able to delete tags when needed. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 13 '11 at 18:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Willie: No I don't! About half my frontpage is filled with tag-edit posts, that's more than enough (I use 50 posts per page, usually). Also I think that this decision was taken and implemented a bit quickly... What's up with all this nonsense on meta-tags anyway? I never got that. $\endgroup$ – t.b. Jul 13 '11 at 18:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Theo It is not so much that (high-school) is broad; it is more that (a) there is no clear definition of high school, whereas there are clear definitions of what number-theory etc. are, and a reasonably clear "I can call it when I see it" working description of philosophy and education. (b) Why should the fact that the question is encountered by a high-school student have any bearing on the question? The only answer I have to that question is for the users to address the answer to an appropriate level. But there is such a spread between say Stuy in NYC and some inner city school in Baltimore $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jul 13 '11 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ that it is rather meaninless to use (high-school) tag to decide. It'd be much better for all parties involved to approach the answer not from some pre-conceived notion of what high-school is like, but from the mathematical maturity demonstrated by the individual in asking that question. (cf. point (a)). (c) I don't see how the high-school tag can be useful in organization or searches. Whereas an appropriate subject tag (even one like education) can help focus in on questions when certain keywords used in the search has multiple uses in different fields. $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jul 13 '11 at 19:07
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    $\begingroup$ I have no problem with the tag being deleted, but please get it deleted the proper batch way, not with manual editing. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 13 '11 at 21:01
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    $\begingroup$ @Qiaochu Yuan: In that case, I'd say that the "new proper" way would be to go into the mod chat and look for an SE employee who can actually do the deletion. If we (the SE network overall) do that enough that it annoys them, they might put the feature back. If we don't do it enough to annoy them, then they were probably right to remove the feature. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 13 '11 at 23:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Aryabhata: It was intended to be openly addressed—as a not-quite-answer to the original question, as a note to non-mods suggesting that this not be done by regular editing, and possibly as a note to the mods to do it via the batch way that apparently no longer exists. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Jul 13 '11 at 23:40
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    $\begingroup$ @qia we can delete tags at will, but it is a developer level operation. I strongly suggest feeding the tag deletion request to a developer (Rebecca counts) $\endgroup$ – Jeff Atwood Jul 14 '11 at 11:28
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Agreed, it is now burninated.

tag burninated

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    $\begingroup$ Trogdor is pure awesome. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jul 14 '11 at 12:33
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    $\begingroup$ I think we need to blacklist the tag too. I suppose deletion would probably do a blacklist too... $\endgroup$ – Aryabhata Jul 14 '11 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ @aryabhata if it recurs reply here and we'll take action at that time $\endgroup$ – Jeff Atwood Jul 14 '11 at 21:56
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reappeared here (in December 2013): https://math.stackexchange.com/posts/617787/revisions

Feel free to edit this answer if you see this tag again - if the tag will be occurring repeatedly, we can request blacklisting.

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