There are currently three questions tagged . This tag covers all questions, so it should be blacklisted as an intrinsic tag.


I removed the tag from two of the questions and accepted your suggested edit on the third. Then I added as a blacklisted intrinsic tag. Good catch.

  • Could you do the same for the elementary tag as well? – waldyrious May 4 '18 at 12:34
  • @waldyrious: That would be a good idea. Would you mind looking at the "Start by cleaning up the edges" section of this meta post? In particular, if there are questions that only have that tag, we'll need to apply another tag at some point. – Jon Ericson May 4 '18 at 17:29
  • Sure. For future reference, I'll be using this query to locate such questions, based on the one of the queries linked here. – waldyrious May 5 '18 at 19:18
  • Btw, while cleaning up those questions, I've come across at last a couple whose authors claim they weren't able to add an appropriate tag due to not having sufficient reputation (150, according to this question). I suppose that expanding the list of existing tags should alleviate this issue, but let me know if there's any other action that could be taken, e.g. reconfiguring the reputation limits. – waldyrious May 6 '18 at 17:50
  • I believe I managed to clean up all the questions that were exclusively tagged with "elementary". – waldyrious May 6 '18 at 18:47
  • @waldyrious: Done. (Since it took me a few days, I see there were two more questions added that been a new question added that's now untagged.) Generally, if users can't create the tag they need, they can leave a comment and someone else can add it. We can't really adjust the privilege levels for that. – Jon Ericson May 11 '18 at 0:40
  • Thanks. I'll make sure to improve the tag situation to help people avoid issues with tags. My plan is to work on detailed tag descriptions and appropriate synonyms. I can't do that yet, since I don't have sufficient reputation. (Unfortunately, Stack Exchange's reputation system seems to have been set up within a mindset of erecting barriers to prevent poor quality content, which often backfires by also blocking useful contributions...) – waldyrious May 11 '18 at 8:19
  • By the way, do you think it would make sense to also blacklist eos and e-os, just in case? I've seen many people refer to the OS like that, and I can imagine people will try alternatives for the same reason they felt the need to use the elementary tag. – waldyrious May 11 '18 at 8:22

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