Sparked by recent chat conversation.

There are 11 questions marked with the decorating tag, but I don't believe they add much value to the question. The tag is also problematic since it leads to confusion about choosing decorations perhaps being on-topic.

My inclination is to go through and remove the tag from those questions, but I wanted to see if there's a compelling reason to keep it around.

Update: Deed is done - sorry about the home page.

  • It's not too bad :)
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 22:22

2 Answers 2


If you think the tag can be safely removed from those questions then go ahead.

I agree that it seems to be a problematical tag for the reasons you've given.

We ought to keep an eye out for it's reappearance and if necessary request a tag blacklist. However, that's the last resort.

  • Can a mere mortal delete a tag, does it require moderator attention, or does it just die on it's own if left abandoned? Actually the last option sounds sort of sad, poor little tag :(
    – Tester101
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:24
  • @Tester101 - Even moderators can't kill tags - we can only merge them. If a tag is removed from all questions then it gets automatically removed from the system after 24 hours. From then on it won't be suggested in the tags box. However, if you have sufficient reputation you can recreate it - but this will be a new tag that happens to have the same name.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:26

I agree, go ahead and remove the tag.

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