We've previously decided to ban recommendation questions and then really banned them and then decided again to remove the tag, but is still there!

To finish the job, perhaps we could:

Does that make sense?

(This question is distinct from even the past decision to remove the tag it's a new request for certain concrete actions, not all of which were mentioned previously.)

  • This is a duplicate of We should remove the [recommendations] tag. The actionable items described here belong in an answer to the older question.
    – Rainbolt
    Apr 24, 2015 at 20:17
  • No, it's not a duplicate. This is a new question, making new requests for action (some of which can only be done by moderators).
    – Cascabel
    Apr 24, 2015 at 20:52
  • And.. normally downvotes here would indicate disagreement with the ideas in the post, i.e. this plan - I know the downvoter may not be reading, but it'd be helpful to know what you don't like about it!
    – Cascabel
    Apr 24, 2015 at 20:53
  • All right, there are no longer any open questions with the tag - it should be safe to remove. Mods - unfortunately I think it's impossible to edit close reasons, so if you agree about changing the link(s), you'd have to add a new one and deactivate the old one to do this.
    – Cascabel
    Apr 25, 2015 at 0:46
  • We should probably also blacklist the tag. Apr 26, 2015 at 0:23
  • Made the burnination request explicit, sorry I neglected to do that. We got a couple more recommendation questions (one of them tagged as such) recently, so I do think this is worth doing. Changing the close reason would be lovely (mods?), but getting rid of the tag is still good.
    – Cascabel
    May 22, 2015 at 20:15

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  1. Looks like the community has handled these two.
  2. We've modified the close reason to point to the canonical meta question.
  3. I think the links in the canonical question are sufficient - cluttering the message doesn't seem like a great idea.
  4. I don't think a grand total of three votes between the Q and A in We should remove the recommendations tag justifies the statement "decided again to remove the () tag". Monica's point there about becoming is valid. In my opinion, removing the tag needs further discussion. Is there anything on the SE meta about this?
  • The only questions that'll become untagged are closed questions. One more crept in since I posted this, but it was a bad usage of the tag (not about game recommendations, and was used as a meta tag) so I just removed it. I don't think I saw any other discussion about it, but I figured that the fact that the tag is explicitly described in its wiki as being for game recommendation questions (which are off topic) is a good reason not to expect it to ever make sense on any open questions. Not a huge deal though.
    – Cascabel
    May 26, 2015 at 6:25

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