There are way too many tags. Honestly, should be a tag? What about , , and all be tags? Many tags are unnecessary, and/or too vague. We need to get rid of those types of tags, and be more strict about tag creation.

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thank you for your concern, @tox123! we already have been creating tag synonyms, merging tags, and setting tags for automatic removal, but as you said, there are too many of them unfortunately!

you may as well help us remove redundant tags by suggesting synonyms to them or by removing them form questions through edit suggestions!

  • I've tried to synonymize different tags, but I keep running into a restriction about having to have 5 answers with that tag. Kind of impossible when a tag only exists in 1 place. Is there anything we can do to address this, like maybe grant universal synonym privileges to anyone over 1000 points?
    – Cliff B
    May 12, 2017 at 18:34
  • @CliffB are you able to edit the tags in these questions such that you could remove the unwanted tag and add the targeted one? If not, please let me know. Thanks!
    – kzidane Mod
    May 12, 2017 at 19:09
  • Yes, I can do that, but I was referring to the restriction on making tags synonyms specifically. From time to time, I try to go in and look at the tags themselves on the tags page and match up the synonyms, but it's fruitless because of this restriction.
    – Cliff B
    May 12, 2017 at 19:12
  • @CliffB, yeah, I'll pass the idea for sure. It's just that it might take some time, if it's approved, so thought that might work for now. Thank you!
    – kzidane Mod
    May 12, 2017 at 19:16
  • Your suggestion is good, hadn't thought about it in a while. thanks for that and for passing along my suggestion.
    – Cliff B
    May 12, 2017 at 19:21

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