We are on Information Security SE, and I just saw a post showing this strange tag.

When looking at the other 28 posts having this tag, they are dealing with various subjects as viruses, cryptography, password policies, compliance and even career!

I have quite a hard time to find the link between all these posts (unless that people seek some information on the requested subject!), and the blank wiki summary does not help.

I saw that @Avid already mentioned as part of the 2015 tag cleaning, but did not found any further information.

Does this tag have some use? Is its deletion pending?

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Well spotted. There are a handful of tags, like this one, that keep popping up.

Feel free to edit it off from those posts, and we'll remove it again

  • Maybe I should ask this as a new question, but is there a way to edit it off without raising all the concerned post back on top of the active posts? Commented May 3, 2015 at 13:51
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    Sadly, no there isn't. Edits will bump to the top. Which is why when we go on major tag clearouts we do them in batches :-)
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Commented May 3, 2015 at 13:52
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    Done, 0 post using this tag anymore. Commented May 3, 2015 at 14:21
  • Well, that's the better part of the front page...
    – user
    Commented May 3, 2015 at 14:38
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    @WhiteWinterWolf If a tag is present on a large number of questions, and there is a consensus on meta that the tag should be removed, a Stack Exchange employee can delete the tag directly from the database (it's called “burnination”). Commented May 9, 2015 at 13:23

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