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I just approved two edits removing the tag from the two only posts that currently have it:

What are the limitations of performing music in space?

How much force is in a keystroke? (estimated, of course)?

For one, it seems pointless to have such a small tag. On top of that, it definitely pushes the limits of on-topic (though a bit of fun never hurt anyone, really). On the other hand, it wasn't really hurting anyone as the question count was minimal.* All in all I'm pretty neutral about this, so I approved the edit. I just thought this should come up in meta before we lose the tag. (Tags with no questions get deleted shortly, as per this MSO question.)

So, what's it gonna be? Tag burnination? Tag rescue with tens of volunteers turning up all these fun questions that really needed that tag? Or my personal favourite, a long, slow slide of this question down the meta front page, faced with stone-cold utter indifference? (hey, I could even get a tumbleweed outta that...)

* Yes, I know "minimal" is only one question per tag. Go take this up in math if you feel that strongly about it.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'll save an answer until later so you can earn your tumbleweed, but I say kill the tag because it's a meta-tag anyway that adds no real value to the classifications. $\endgroup$
    – tpg2114
    Sep 15 '13 at 0:06
  • $\begingroup$ @tpg2114 nah, tumbleweed's no thing. This is definitely not worth sitting on an answer for a week or even a day. You're good and right that this is an archetypical meta tag, though: burninate, I say! $\endgroup$ Sep 15 '13 at 0:41
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    $\begingroup$ That was a mostly tongue-in-cheek comment -- I just didn't have time to answer then! $\endgroup$
    – tpg2114
    Sep 15 '13 at 1:04
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like it has no questions now, so it will delete itself within a day. Unless anyone has a good case for keeping this tag, I'm marking it as [status-completed] $\endgroup$ Sep 15 '13 at 6:52
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The tag doesn't add any extra information and is an unnecessary meta-tag. Burn it at the stake!

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Fire it from a cannon, launch several cyber-nukes at it, and send the ashen remains into the black hole at the centre of the galaxy...

...in other words, burninate.

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  • $\begingroup$ Did you not notice the status-completed ? . : ) +1, anyway. $\endgroup$ Sep 15 '13 at 10:59
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    $\begingroup$ Could not help myself $\endgroup$
    – user29350
    Sep 15 '13 at 11:01
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    $\begingroup$ And send the rest of the ashes too meta - tag space. $\endgroup$ Sep 15 '13 at 11:12

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