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Tags are quickly being created without usage guidance. I hope that someone else has noticed. Should we allow tagging without being clear as to what a tag means?

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    $\begingroup$ For some of the recently created tags (lov, sz, lll) with no related question, that's an accident I take responsibility for. That happened while creating lenstra-lenstra-lovasz and it's alias LLL (working except it's shown in lowercase) . I'll remove them as soon as I find how; or perhaps the system will self-heal. The question applies for several other tags, including hqc, blake3, blockchain (that I think I created as part of a question asking what that is), gaussian-noise $\endgroup$ – fgrieu Nov 28 '20 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ @fgrieu Some tags (such as blockchain) seem destined to encourage many off-topic questions, even if they have usage guidance. Looking at the tag 'cryptocurrency' over the last 30 days, only one question has been answered, and it related to using a bitcoin miner to break 2key 3DES. Most are closed/migrated as off-topic. $\endgroup$ – Modal Nest Nov 30 '20 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ @ModalNest yes. In retrospect, creating blockchain was a bad idea. Unfortunately, there is no way to delete it. However I can make it unused, and it will be much less visible. $\endgroup$ – fgrieu Nov 30 '20 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ I disagree, I don't think blockchain is a bad idea. First of all, I don't think tags will draw that many tourists here. And since blockchain is certainly a cryptographic protocol, I think it is on topic as well. Note that there is no generic blockchain related site at the moment, so generic questions won't be answered on any other sites either :( $\endgroup$ – Maarten Bodewes Dec 21 '20 at 13:01

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