Questions tagged are off-topic, but people regularly miss-tag their questions believing it's a WordPress question therefore wordpress.com, not realising wordpress.com is a hosted service.

So, I suggest we rename it to .

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    What is this tag needed for anyways, are there any questions with the tag that are not considered off topic?
    – kero
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 16:01
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    we've tried deleting it in the past but it gets recreated, the problem with the tag is mostly that we can't give a mini-lecture prior to it being selected about how .org and .com are different, as the tag name itself is misleading without prior knowledge. I believe renaming it sidesteps that problem
    – Tom J Nowell Mod
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 16:10
  • I think that tag would suggest that it's okay to ask questions about premium support. Maybe clearly add an "off-topic" in tag's name? But then some people don't even know what off-topic means.
    – Johansson
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 11:10
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    wordpress.com offers free hosting in addition to their paid alternatives. Do you suggest creating a wordpress.com-free-hosting tag as well? Commented Dec 21, 2019 at 16:49
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    I wouldn't be opposed to that, unless you can think of a tag that covers both but still stops people tagging self hosted sites as wordpress.com unawares wordpress.com is a 3rd party entity ( albeit ones with very close/opaque ties to the open source project )
    – Tom J Nowell Mod
    Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 3:19
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    Maybe wordpress.com-closed-box or wordpress.com-freemium-hosting
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 20:19
  • If hypothetically both the free and premium wordpress.com tags would be considered off-topic anyways, why not just name it wordpress.com-hosting so there's only one tag? It's not like the free or premium would be handled differently than each other. Commented Dec 28, 2019 at 1:48

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I don't see any harm in doing so. Hopefully users will think twice when adding the tag. +1


I have renamed the tag to .

I think it would be good to revisit this in a few months to see if this has had the desired effect of changing behaviour. If not I believe the dual tag approach suggested in the comments is a good avenue to explore for follow ups

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