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)

  • Tags once created can't be deleted but synonyms can be created.
    – Nog Shine
    Feb 3, 2017 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 Mod
    Feb 3, 2017 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, 2017 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 Mod
    Feb 3, 2017 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, 2017 at 18:10

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