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Blacklist the [installation] tag

We've created two tags to separate questions that are about installing Ubuntu and installing something in Ubuntu: system-installation and software-installation. This is with the purpose of getting rid ...
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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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Please can we destroy the subjective tag?

The subjective tag has 12 questions. Please can it be blacklisted per The Death of Meta Tags?
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Should we blacklist the freeze tag?

The wiki of freeze says: Do not use. This tag is in process of removal. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will ...
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Please blacklist the help tag

Please blacklist the tag help, its a useless meta tag that can contain literally any question. It should be purged with fire. Related:
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Why do we have an "error" tag?

I note that we have a error tag in the main site and it doesn't mean anything on its own. When last checked, it has over 280+ questions tagged as such. Manually editing them out of all of those ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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Why do we have a "help" tag? [duplicate]

help is kind of a pointless tag, no? There's 36 questions which have it, each of them is asking for support with something different. There's no real purpose for it, since this site is for support ...
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Can we *please* blacklist the error tag?

The tag has reappeared two more times again. The error has reappeared after at lease 2 purges. Can we please blacklist this tag? Reasons for this have been discussed several times already: The '...
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The 'error' tag should be blacklisted

The error tag: is general is ambiguous describes over half of the questions on Ask Ubuntu is misleading could mean boot errors, graphical errors, errors seen in the terminal, etc. If the error tag is ...
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Do we really need or want the "post" tag?

I stumbled across a review of the "post" tag edit which appears to be driven by this post and voted to reject it as lacking usage instructions, but while the definition appeared to be one accurate ...
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Blacklist the ubuntu-desktop tag?

Is it possible to blacklist that tag? I don't see it go away without a little extra help.
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Let's burninate [mint]

If Linux Mint is off topic, why the heck do we have the tag mint? How does it help to tag Ubuntu questions with it? This user wrongly assumed Mint was on topic due to the existence of said tag: https:/...
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Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta

Could CMs please block the help tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide, we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
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Tag elimination: [problem]

I believe the tag problem is useless as it gives no help to the question. True, it could be argued that some questions are not problems, but attempts to do even more, but this tag is still useless.
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