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I recently noticed that we have a tag with 26 questions. Glancing through the list:

Do we need this tag at all? If so, which questions should we be using it on?

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  • 10
    Just deserts? Not rainforests or anything?
    – Molag Bal
    Apr 29, 2017 at 0:30
  • 5
    @amaranth Just desserts, not starters or anything.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 29, 2017 at 0:31
  • 2
    Now I'm hungry.
    – Radhil
    Apr 29, 2017 at 10:23
  • 4
    While we're at it, why don't we end crime as well? Apr 30, 2017 at 19:46
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    Hmm. I stand corrected; en.wiktionary.org/wiki/just_deserts
    – Valorum
    Apr 30, 2017 at 20:16
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    @Valorum I did check it before posting :-)
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 30, 2017 at 22:06
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    @Randal'Thor - A day where you don't learn something is a day wasted
    – Valorum
    Apr 30, 2017 at 22:07

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Burninate it.

I can't think of anyone who would come here and use this tag to find questions about villains; and it seems that this tag wasn't applied correctly anyway.

From another perspective, it's unlikely that this tag will attract experts, or even enthusiasts (though I'm ready to stand corrected on this one).

It's one of those tags - along with or or or - that seem to make sense, but in reality are not useful at all, unless used for questions about the concept of villains/superheros/superpowers/abilities/etc.

Just clean the tag to give it a swift and painless death.

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    Bellatrix would!
    – Edlothiad
    Apr 30, 2017 at 15:49
  • Yeah, I would use the tag to find questions about villains. :)
    – Obsidia
    May 9, 2017 at 14:57
  • Burnination in progress ...
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jun 21, 2017 at 14:28
  • Burnination complete!
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jun 25, 2017 at 13:04
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Keep it

is one of dozens of tags about concepts that this site applies inconsistently, at the tagger's whim. They add a bit of flavo[u]r to the tagging system, are sometimes helpful, and aren't hurting anything. We could start a massive retagging effort to purge all the tags deemed unworthy, or we could just gaze at the tag map and be happy.

I'd rather focus our retagging efforts on things like fixing inconsistent usage of franchise and series tags (which Valorum is working on at the moment, it seems) or removing tags that are genuinely confusing. seems clear enough, and harmless, even if it's being used inconsistently.

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  • I can perhaps see your point about flavour... But do we really want this kind of flavour? Say, I see no point in having love around, and I don't see how it adds flavour. Apr 30, 2017 at 21:49
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    Figures that the Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement would vote to keep a tag about people as evil as him! May 2, 2017 at 1:44
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    @Thunderforge I'm not evil, I'm just misunderstood. OK, maybe I'm a touch evil.
    – Molag Bal
    May 2, 2017 at 1:45

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