I noticed that there's quite a lot of questions that are tagged with tag (398 as of now). This tag on it's own seems very broad too me. What does it really mean? Usage of what exactly? Wouldn't most of questions here be about some kind of usage? This tag pretty much always requires a second tag to explain it and narrow it down.

As a matter of fact, there's already a few other "usage" tags: , and . They are not much used (12, 4 and 3 questions respectively). They seem to be more useful as in one tag they describe the problem and the area, e.g. kana-usage means problems with usage of kana.

I think that the should be discontinued. I'm not exactly sure what's the best way about it as it's used on so many questions and retagging them would bump them all up (am I right?) Maybe it can be not used on future questions?

Alternatively, if the community prefers, we can leave and make other tags synonyms.

Also, a similar problem has been already raised early on in this question: Consolidate "Word-choice" and "Usage" tags.

  • I think that "editing tags without bumping questions" is a reasonable feature request.
    – Earthliŋ Mod
    Apr 9, 2014 at 1:38
  • I think moderators can do batch retagging without bumping.
    – Troyen
    Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00
  • @Troyen Moderators can merge or rename a tag without bumping. I don't know exactly what we'd do in this case, though.
    – user1478
    Apr 9, 2014 at 11:11


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