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?


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)

  • 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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