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When going to the new tags page (a common place for me to look for tags to edit), lots of tags are vague and have been created on questions. Is it considered okay to edit these questions for the purpose of deleting those tags, so that unneeded or blank tags that have no real reference do not clutter up the site?

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  • I'm not sure quite what kind of scenario you are thinking of. Could you provide an example or two of questions where this might be appropriate?
    – Buzz
    Dec 14 '21 at 3:47
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    Questions with bad tags should be edited to remove the bad tag(s), yes, but you have to be confident that the tag is truly a bad one according to the standards of the site. Can you provide some examples of tags you are thinking of deleting?
    – Null Mod
    Dec 14 '21 at 4:22
  • Ultimately it's pretty hard to argue with work tags; we even have some for non-SF works (<grumble>) like "scrooge-mcduck." The problematic tags are the descriptive but non-categorizational tags like "entropy."
    – DavidW
    Dec 14 '21 at 5:45
  • You've created a worthless tag for this question and I've removed it. Like that, you mean?
    – Valorum
    Dec 14 '21 at 7:55
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    @Valorum He didn't create any tags for this question - if you'd checked before making a snide remark, you'd see that all the tags on this meta question were pre-existing tags and are still used on other questions.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Dec 14 '21 at 8:53

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