For discussions about blacklisted tags and proposals to blacklist some tags.

Tags that appear on the blacklist fall into any number of categories:

  • redundant - tags that repeat a site's scope, name or focus add nothing to the categorisation. An example would be the tag on a site about zoos.

  • meta tags - tags should define the content of the question and not its character. A long fallen one, is an example of such.

Blacklisted tags are blocked from being created. Blacklisting does not mean that the tag is automatically removed from the site - although it is often done together with burnination, which removes all instances of the tag.

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