Please blacklist the tag , its a useless meta tag that can contain literally any question. It should be purged with fire.

Related: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/2179/why-do-we-have-a-help-tag

It was created yesterday again. – Emerson Hsieh 15 hours ago

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    I just removed 3 questions that used that tag. Its a meta tag, and gets used too often. We purged that tag a while ago from questions, but its been recreated.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 13:33

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Yes, the tag should be blacklisted.

I cannot see any useful use of the tag, so I propose that:

  • Community members go through the tag page and replace tags on posts with more useful and descriptive tags.
  • The help tag is blacklisted so it cannot be used.


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    help has now been blacklisted.
    – Shog9
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 22:00
  • @Shog9 thanks much.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 2:30

No! Do not blacklist the tag!

I think the tag is useful and should not be blacklisted.

Please edit this and include any reasoning behind your thoughts.


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