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?


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? May 3 '15 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
    May 3 '15 at 13:52
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    Done, 0 post using this tag anymore. May 3 '15 at 14:21
  • Well, that's the better part of the front page...
    – user
    May 3 '15 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”). May 9 '15 at 13:23

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