According to tag excerpt of :

For questions regarding written documentation such as manuals, help files, policies, instructions, or guides.

But there exists too which in my opinion can be considered as the synonym of since I think helpfile is in documentation only.

But if the community wants to keep the tags separate, please consider posting an answer to this question with details.

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    Looking at a few questions tagged with helpfile, it seems to be incorrectly used. They should be retagged first, as the tag is being used to "request for help". For example, askubuntu.com/q/537979/8698 and askubuntu.com/q/596355/8698 anx there are a lot more as well.
    – Dan
    Jul 17, 2019 at 4:56
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    @Dan Given that, I think we should probably delete this tag altogether
    – Zanna Mod
    Jul 22, 2019 at 14:04

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Of the 55 questions currently tagged , 13 of them are somewhat related to documentation.

The remainder are questions about all kinds of things, for example:

I think that people are using this tag when they want help with something.

I propose that we remove the tag as it seems very likely to be misused. The questions that are about documentation can be tagged .

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