The generalization tag contains no real mathematical content and does not help to organize the site in any meaningful way. Despite that, the tag has been recreated and deleted multiple times. It has been suggested that the tag should be added to the blacklist. Thus I am proposing that the tag, and simple variations (e.g.
generalizations, etc), be blacklisted, which would prevent users from applying the tag to any question (this would not remove the tag from existing question, but this is not really relevant, as there are currently no questions with this tag).
Diamond moderators do not have the power to blacklist tags, but tags can be blacklisted by the community moderation team. There is no formal process for blacklisting a tag, but the consensus from the other moderators on the network seems to be that the following is a good outline of a procedure:
- Collect community feedback via a meta question (that is what this question is).
- Assuming that community feedback is in favor of the blacklisting, tag the question status-review.
- The community moderation team will review the request, and either blacklist the tag and retag the meta question status-completed, or decline the request and retag the meta question status-declined.
As past feedback in the Tag Management thread from 2019 seems to indicate that the community is in favor of this blacklisting, I have taken the liberty of tagging this question for review by the community moderation team.