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This new question created a farming tag. I was fairly sure we had one already, because I remember fixing a typo in one. However, it turns out we have 5.

I'm not saying any of these questions are off-topic, I haven't even looked at them much yet.

However, we probably don't need 5 distinct tags. I'd be in favor of keeping and maybe , or maybe keeping and (because I think most people on this site who farm do it to eat, not to sell.

Should we merge, burninate, synonymize some?

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Let's burn them all except (that could have some synonyms or be a synonym maybe) and since it should be possible to put all questions in one or the other.

A catch-all seems like it would end up defining too little, while seems too specific.

should be covered by a combination of one of the farming tags and something like or . (we already have the former)

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  • Can you provide some explanation as to why? I'm in favor, but for other users. – Riker Feb 3 '17 at 15:43
  • @EasterlyIrk sorry, I sort of hit the button before I was done >_< – Zanna Feb 3 '17 at 15:47
  • Ah, makes more sense lol – Riker Feb 3 '17 at 15:48
  • I'll wait for a day or three before acting on this though, just for other answers. – Riker Feb 3 '17 at 15:49
  • Yeah, but please ping me in chat if you want to burn, so I can help – Zanna Feb 3 '17 at 15:51
  • Tags once created can't be deleted but synonyms can be created. – Nog Shine Feb 3 '17 at 16:35
  • @SreeCharan we can cause them to be deleted by untagging all the questions - I destroy a lot of tags on Ask Ubuntu :D – Zanna Feb 3 '17 at 17:55
  • But that's a lot of work and time consuming. There is only way to delete tags - they automatically get deleted when not in use for a long time. But the above tags seems useless to me. – Nog Shine Feb 3 '17 at 17:57
  • I don't mind burning useless tags that way @SreeCharan if it needs doing I will do it. Tags with questions will never be deleted - untagging is the only way. Exactly which tags seem useless? Do you agree with this answer? – Zanna Feb 3 '17 at 18:02
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    IMO Creating a separate tag every time for every type of farming is unnecessary. That is what I meant If there is a closer tag, then we should adjust with that. New tags should be created only when no tag is close to the topic of question. +1. – Nog Shine Feb 3 '17 at 18:10

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