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10 years, 9 months ago
Originally discussed here:
The future of the applications/software tag(s)
Needs to be discussed again as an effort to ban the tags permanently
applications, application and software are useless - they have no usefulness to sort out posts or follow them, but users keep using them because they are suggested by the system or because they do not know what to use as tags for their post.
Should we ask the community to blacklist them so it is not a suggestion or a user cannot tag posts with them anymore?
Do you see any meaning or think they are useful?
Jun 18, 2012 at 16:10
Bruno Pereira Bruno Pereira
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These tags have been removed from all questions and blacklisted.
Jun 20, 2012 at 19:31
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YES, remove them.
I cannot see any useful use of the tag, so I propose that:
Community members go through the tag page, and on relevant questions replace the
applications tag by software-recommendations. After this is completed, all other uses of the
applications tag are removed from posts where it is not relevant to use them. The
applications tag is blacklisted so it cannot be used.
No, do not remove them.
I think the tag is useful and should stay.
(If you have any points to add to this defending why the tags should stay edit the post)
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