I just noticed that the tag as been created some days ago.

At the time I write this question is it used for two questions:

I feel like such a tag shouldn't exists since it would encourage user to ask off topic questions or not tag properly their questions.

On the mother site SO, the untagged tag is used by the system and users are asked not to use it directly.

If it was only me, I would remove the tag , the first question should be retagged (I don't know with which tag) and the second tagged as .

Before doing so I wanted to check the opinion of the community.

  • You can't manually tag questions with this tag. Try it. So yeah, if you see it: retag the question ... I can't think of any good tags for these questions right now though (possibly because I have a hangover :-/) May 27, 2016 at 10:02
  • Oh I didn't try to actually use it. I'll edit its wiki to make more clear that it is a system tag then. Good luck with the hangover ;-)
    – statox
    May 27, 2016 at 10:05
  • Like @Carpetsmoker I couldn't think of any good tags for those. But history-of is a good one for the second.
    – muru
    May 27, 2016 at 10:18
  • @muru: I retagged the second one. One the first one, a user suggested vim-evangelism... I think it would fit the question but I'm really not sure our site would benefit from such a tag... (IMO the first question should have been closed anyway)
    – statox
    May 27, 2016 at 11:46

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If you see a question tagged , retag it to give it proper tags.

appears under two circumstances:

  • When a question is migrated and none of the tags it had on the source site exist here.
  • When all the tags on a question are deleted. Tags can be deleted in two ways:

The two questions you cite were victims of the tag killer. They need to be retagged. If you introduce a tag that's used only on one question, make sure to write a tag wiki or the situation will repeat itself in six months.

  • Thanks for your explanation about the tagger killer I didn't know it existed.
    – statox
    May 29, 2016 at 16:14

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