As well as merging a few tags

It would probably be a good idea to delete a few unnecessary tags as well.

Post any tags you feel can be deleted.

For example, I think that the tags nobel-prize and noises don't really add anything. If you want to know econ.stackexchange has on those, the search function still works.

I'd say once a tag has been suggested here and there is no dissent, people can just remove the tags from posts that use them.

This is also relevant:

Non-specific tags

  • $\begingroup$ Could you post nobel-prize and noises as answers so we can vote on them? $\endgroup$ – Ubiquitous Jul 15 '15 at 11:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Ubiquitous done... how do we delete these tags? $\endgroup$ – Jamzy Jul 15 '15 at 22:51
  • $\begingroup$ See the answer here: meta.stackexchange.com/a/71129/274708. In short, it seems tags with no questions are automatically deleted every 24 hours. So all we need to do is to remove the offending tag from every question and wait. $\endgroup$ – Ubiquitous Jul 16 '15 at 9:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Ubiquitous I just noticed nobel-prize was a tag created by you! Hope you're not too offended at my suggestion to delete it. haha $\endgroup$ – Jamzy Jul 17 '15 at 1:17
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    $\begingroup$ No, not at all. The way we find which tags are appropriate on the site is to create them and see which ones stick. Some are bound to fall by the wayside! $\endgroup$ – Ubiquitous Jul 17 '15 at 7:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Ubiquitous can we/you "delete" the top answers that have been unlinked, in order to keep it clean and get some attention to the lower rated/new posts? $\endgroup$ – FooBar Jul 22 '15 at 9:28
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, done. I will do the same in the duplicate tags question. $\endgroup$ – Ubiquitous Jul 22 '15 at 9:38

pacman-conjecture and coase-conjecture are both tagged to a single question. They sound to me too narrow to be a tag - but I might be mistaken. I rather suggest something like industrial-organization for that question.


firm could probably be deleted. It has been used four times but I'd think that it is too broad.


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