I noticed that some questions have the wordpress.com tag, which is off-topic here, following by this question.

Now i was wondering, can moderators delete a tag? If wordpress.com tag is off-topic here, then why the tag still exists?

Since creating a tag requires a specific reputation, and users asking the questions with wordpress.com are mostly new users, then is there a chance this approach will solve this issue?

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The tag exists for two reasons:

  1. Some wordpress.com questions are on-topic. Migration from there to a self-hosted installation is a common example.
  2. Some users have put that tag on their ignore list, and we don't want to break that.

This is similar to other popular off-topic tags, like woocommerce.

Moderators cannot delete a tag, but they can merge it into another one. I use customization as merge target in most cases, because that tag is completely meaningless otherwise. :)

  • Thanks, didn't know woocommerce is off-topic too. But if it's deleted, then how can it break the ignore list? It doesn't exist anymore to appear anywhere.
    – Johansson
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 10:40
  • People will still ask questions about that topic. That's inevitable.
    – fuxia Mod
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 10:47
  • @JackJohansson All plugins are technically off-topic until they are eventually merged into core.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 14:28
  • @Howdy_McGee Yea, well woocommerce is unofficially part a core though :) I always forget that it's just a plugin.
    – Johansson
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 16:02

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