On AU, there is a tag, with no usage guidance. From looking at the 14 questions tagged with it, the tag seems to refer to

What should we do with this tag?

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    I am taking the time and effort to help this change happen, it's up to you guys to approve those edits, and after all the edits are made it is up to the mods to delete the tag. + I have created the "python-wheel" tag so you can add information to it.
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 11:22
  • The mods could add the <tag> status-completed </tag>
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 12:20

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Update: given that everyone agrees here, and no-one has objected, the questions have been re-tagged using the plan below

I propose that

  • Questions about mouse/scroll wheels are re-tagged to use the tag
  • For questions about installing Python packages using wheels, use +
  • Re-tag the two questions about the wheel group to use the tag instead
  • Sounds good. I’ll wait a couple days in case anyone objects and/or has a reason not to, but if nobody does within a few days, I’ll go ahead and do it
    – cocomac
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 6:57
  • Honestly I don't see a reason to object this.
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 11:24
  • Why do we need a python-wheel tag? Shouldn't just software-installation+python (or python3) suffice?
    – muru
    Commented Feb 16, 2023 at 1:49
  • @muru That would work as well. I think a dedicated tag would be better as it is a dedicated/specific format, not just installing Python software. We also have a [deb] tag as well, which is a somewhat similar case. SO also has a [python-wheel] tag. That said, I don't feel super strongly about it and I wouldn't be opposed to doing something else, like what you've described
    – cocomac
    Commented Feb 16, 2023 at 4:00
  • Yes, but (a) creating debs and snaps for Ubuntu are relevant questions for us, but creating Python wheels would in general be something to be asked on Stack Overflow (as opposed to simply installing them, which would be covered by software-installation and python), and (b) tags that nobody follows and curates are how we end up in situations like this in the first place
    – muru
    Commented Feb 16, 2023 at 4:36
  • I do agree @muru , but creating python wheels doesn't necessarily mean that the tag is not required (There are Ubuntu-specific wheels as well).
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 12:26
  • @RishonJR that doesn't necessarily mean the tag is required either - unless there are users who're following the tag, there is nothing particularly useful that the tag does that you can't do with a search. It's just noise. I notice that no one is piping up about following the tag.
    – muru
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 13:33
  • But let's see after a few months @muru . If nothing happens then we will remove the tag(Most likely).
    – Rishon_JR
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 15:10
  • @muru I noticed that you are removing the python-wheel tag. I don’t mind that you’re removing it (it seemed reasonable to add it IMO, but I don’t feel strongly about it), but once you’re done, would you mind editing this Meta answer to reflex that said tag is gone?
    – cocomac
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 7:17
  • @cocomac sure, I'll edit after the next Roomba run for deleted tags
    – muru
    Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 7:18

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