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

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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
    Commented May 4, 2018 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. Commented May 4, 2018 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
    Commented May 5, 2018 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
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 17:50
  • I believe I managed to clean up all the questions that were exclusively tagged with "elementary".
    – waldyrious
    Commented May 6, 2018 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. Commented May 11, 2018 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
    Commented May 11, 2018 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
    Commented May 11, 2018 at 8:22

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