Can we kill off the following tags?
clarification (28 Q's) Gone.
site:stackexchange.com "clarification tag"yields no StackExchange sites where this tag has been beneficial. It appears to be a tag used for questions whose author thought of the word "clarification" at the time of writing. It the word is needed, it can be in the title or body of the question.
meaning (33 Q's) Gone.
islam-for-beginners (29 Q's; sorry Ahmed) Gone.
Meta-tags, like [beginner]... are useless by themselves -- The Death of Meta Tags
advice-request (18 Q's) Gone.
"advice" tag zapped on Stack Overflow (meta post): It must be a contender for the most useless tag ever.
These are meta tags:
The reason meta-tags are a problem is that they do not describe the content of the question. They describe some other aspect of the question, like the author’s skill level, or the author’s motivation for asking it, or generally what “kind” of question it is (poll, how-to, etc.).
Virtually any question can use any of these tags arbitrarily. I don't believe they achieve a meaningful role in indexing the questions. To illustrate, here's five random questions chosen using DiceStack:
Any of these four tags could be applied to any of these questions (almost...). They have no real discriminatory power.
I was planning on asking later, but Ahmad Afif Khan is currently editing, so I wanted to propose this before too much takes place.
Update: status-completed; all four of these tags are gone now.