I thought I'd spend some time filling in missing tag wiki information and came across the "customization" tag. Based on usage, I can't work out what is is supposed to represent.


Nor does looking at the synonyms help.


It appears to be used to mark anything that vaguely resembles customizing anything, which makes it a pretty useless tag in my estimation. When is anything here not an attempt to customize something?

It makes most sense to me to restrict this tag to theme customization which is the first thing I thought when I saw the tag, though there is already a theme-customizer tag. Or, just remove it altogether.

I don't want to just make-up a tag wiki to fit my gut feeling, nor can I remove the tag if I wanted. Hence this post. What is going on with this tag? And what should happen to it?

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is our trash bin. There are many, many useless tags, and each week someone invents a new one.

We cannot really delete tags, so I merge other nonsense tags into this to avoid untagged posts. Maybe I should rename the tag to ban-me, so people stop using it.

Our tags are a mess. customization is just the most visible symptom. It doesn’t mean anything.

  • Yes, let's rename this to something more obviously a junk tag, if possible. I'd go with do-not-use-this-ever but that is just me. :)
    – s_ha_dum
    Apr 20, 2013 at 21:06
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    "... each week someone invents a new one..."-- the rep needed to create a tag is (absurdly) low. Can that be changed?
    – s_ha_dum
    Apr 20, 2013 at 21:15
  • @s_ha_dum We already tried, but there seems to be too less support for it...
    – kaiser
    Apr 21, 2013 at 11:22
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    @kaiser, I upvoted that question in your comment. I don't know if it will do any good.
    – s_ha_dum
    Apr 22, 2013 at 4:24
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    @s_ha_dum So far any efforts to change the internals of the system have been ignored... SO itself has 1k+ for adding tags facepalm
    – kaiser
    Apr 22, 2013 at 8:28

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