We have a tag.

  1. To the best of my recollection, it's until very recently been used primarily or only for questions that present a statement, halacha, or idea and seek only a source for it.
  2. In the past few days, however, I've seen it used also for questions that seek both a definitive statement or halacha and a source for it. (I've undone a few such taggings, in line with the older usage.)

What should we do with this tag? Some possibilities are:

  • Use it as in #1 above.
  • Use it as in #2 above.
  • Don't use it.

Please propose these or other ideas as answers so people may vote them up or down. (Votes on this question will be meaningless.)

Please also note older discussion.


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I propose we get rid of the tag. Tags are good for search engines (a question tagged will be findable when one searches for Passover even if the word Passover isn't in the question), for browsing (people can browse all Passover-related questions at the tag page and can 'favorite' or 'ignore' specific tags), and for identification (people can see what a question's about by glancing at its tags). None of these seems applicable to the tag.

  • 3
    It reminds me of the homework tag on SO
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Mar 31, 2013 at 14:13
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    Agreed. I've added it to a few questions since becoming aware of it (for consistency), but I don't really see the value of it. Commented Mar 31, 2013 at 16:26
  • So, shall we go ahead and remove it?
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 19:55
  • @IsaacMoses, because I and two upvoters think so and no one has expressed a contrary opinion? I dunno.
    – msh210 Mod
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:50
  • @msh210 and whoa, it's on almost a thousand questions.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 21:51
  • @IsaacMoses No matter how many of them there are, you have to just do the right thing and deport, err I mean, remove them from the site! Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 4:43
  • @IsaacMoses Now it's 4 votes. And we now know that there are magical powers which can avoid the issue of how ubiquitous it is. Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 4:03

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