The tag exists on the site. It should be an intrinsic tag (blacklisted, but treated as a site tag when evaluating incoming migrations).

Please add to this the tag too... Not sure what other variations we will find, but that's it for now.

This is a developer-only action.

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    Agreed. It's kinda redundant.
    – user10211
    Jun 4, 2013 at 11:16
  • @Shog9 please see the additional tag to be removed...
    – AviD Mod
    Jun 6, 2013 at 8:41
  • @AviD I think that should be a separate thing. “Intrinsic tag” is specifically a tag that describes the whole scope of the site. information-security is unlikely to come back in a migration (it only has a handful of occurrences on SO), we can simply remove it manually. Also security-effectiveness, which isn't used meaningfully. Jun 6, 2013 at 9:09
  • @Gilles I think information-security is also a null tag, nearly completely equivalent with the scope of the site, by definition. (Yes there are some areas which are tangential to infosec, or only partially venn-overlapped, but this is the default. )
    – AviD Mod
    Jun 6, 2013 at 9:18
  • @AviD Anyway, information-security, what information-security? Jun 6, 2013 at 9:22
  • @Gilles niiiicely done. Still wouldnt want it coming back, though... If a newbie really wants a [security] tag, let them use security-theater like everybody else!
    – AviD Mod
    Jun 6, 2013 at 9:42

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Oh hey, this was completed some time ago. The tag has been blacklisted.

  • AviD removed status-completed because he wanted information-security blacklisted (it might have come in with a migration, I don't remember). Aug 6, 2013 at 0:07
  • @Gilles Eh, there are no posts in "information-security" right now. Looks like it hasn't come back? Let me know if it does and we can see about blacklisting it as well.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 6, 2013 at 0:08
  • I've checked, we had 5 questions tagged information-security probably starting with this one and now the tag only survives on SO (for the next few minutes anyway). Not worth adding it to the blacklist then. Aug 6, 2013 at 0:13

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