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Q: How should the "analysis" tag be used?

Kaj HansenIn my mind, ideally, there should be a fairly consistent "etiquette", if you will, when it comes to tagging wherein any two people asking the same question are likely to choose the same tags for that question. With this in mind: What is the appropriate use of the analysis tag? This tag's de...

 
 
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8:49 AM
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Q: Can we please have a "deprecated tag" feature?

Asaf KaragilaIn recent times we witnessed a couple of meta threads about old tags that are completely useless in today's landscape (e.g. this, or that). In both cases, these are tag remnants from an older system which was much more haphazardly put together. Sometimes it's easy to deal with. We can just delet...

 
9:17 AM
SE staff can mark a tag as obsolete, sort of, by displaying a pop-up when someone uses the tag. But why not blacklist the tag (which SE staff can also do)? Then the tag remains on existing questions, but it can't be added, so the community can whittle it away over time. — Gilles Aug 23 '16 at 23:50
Does anybody knows whether what this comment says is correct? Until now I thought that blacklisting the tag automatically means also removal of all instances.
 
 
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12:36 PM
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Q: What is a blacklisted tag?

Steven VascellaroFollowing Implement a Tag Black List, I would like to know what exactly it means for a tag to be blacklisted on a Stack Exchange site. Does it mean I can't use that tag on my question? What are the reasons for blacklisting a tag? Who can blacklist tags? Why am I being prompted to remove a tag f...

> Blacklisting, by itself, does not automatically remove the tag from questions using it before it was blacklisted. However, if you edit a question that currently uses a blacklisted tag, you will be prompted to remove it before you can submit your edit.
(emphasis mine)
The answer from which I quoted also includes link to this:
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Q: Why do we burninate instead of blacklisting?

ZyerahCurrently, on Stack Exchange, it is customary to burninate a tag first, and blacklist it only if it becomes a recurring issue. I'm sure there's a good reason for this, but it eludes me. Why do we do it this way? If we burninate a tag, we're saying the tag is completely unwanted. It's either ...

However, I do not think the last one is directly related to Asaf's question - the part I marked in bold is the most relevant information. (And this was new to me, as I've mentioned above.)
@AsafKaragila If you look at the information above (Gilles' comment and also the part I marked in bold), isn't blacklisting of a tag without its removal basically the same thing as what you're asking for in your feature request?
I'll wait a bit to see whether somebody responds here in chat - maybe I have missed some crucial difference. But if they are indeed more-or-less the same, then this could perhaps be posted as an answer to your question.
 
1:20 PM
To make a bit clearer what I'm saying.
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Q: Can we please have a "deprecated tag" feature?

Asaf KaragilaIn recent times we witnessed a couple of meta threads about old tags that are completely useless in today's landscape (e.g. this, or that). In both cases, these are tag remnants from an older system which was much more haphazardly put together. Sometimes it's easy to deal with. We can just delet...

> I suggest a "deprecated" flag for tags, which will disallow users to add this tag, with perhaps the exception of a rollback feature to ease rolling back defacement.
If I correctly understood the posts linked above, this can be done by blacklisting the tag.
> So I suggest that with deprecation of a tag, there will also be a message with a short description of alternative tags and a link to the deprecation-related discussion (or some sort of localized FAQ) to meta to accommodate this confusion.
For this, tag warnings can be used.
 

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