What are our general tagging practices?

A few current practices are:

What other practices are recommended?

  • About medium tags: for tags that you deem deprecated, they're still heavily used, though inconsistently. Is that a case where people are misusing the tags or am I understanding it wrong?
    – Borror0
    Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 16:58
  • @Borror0: I call them deprecated because most of the people who replied to your question were against them. They're still there because no one has removed them. I'm willing to mass-delete them (mods have a tool for that), but I'd rather see the response here first.
    – user56
    Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 17:03
  • @gilles the two answers with the most votes are "it depends" and "some might sometimes be useful". That doesn't seem against?
    – Tony Meyer
    Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 19:29
  • @Tony: against having them systematically. You're right that this doesn't justify removing the tags altogether.
    – user56
    Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 19:35
  • Perhaps meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/421/… could be merged with this question?
    – Tony Meyer
    Commented Mar 3, 2011 at 10:02
  • @Tony: I lean towards keeping these questions separate: what tags to use here, how to choose the names there.
    – user56
    Commented Mar 3, 2011 at 22:29

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Here are some guidelines for choosing tags for a question about a specific work: