The Life tag was discussed and destroyed before:

Rename [life] to [lifestyle]

Blacklist the [life] tag

However it's come back. Do we still want it gone? Shall we blacklist it or synonym it or what?

It might be too vague to synonym.

  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't seem to be a useful tag pretty much anywhere it's used, so, somewhat ironically, I vote to kill it. Or blacklist it, whatever that entails. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 14:23
  • $\begingroup$ Burninating the tag gets rid of it from all questions but it can be recreated. Blacklisting it needs a CM (mods can't do it) but also prevents the tag being used again. Alternatively if we can pick a synonym that works too (for example biology maybe?) $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ The only problem I see with using biology is that I think we also have xenobiology, so life would work for both. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, it would probably be a manual retag of anything not biology followed by synonym creation. $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 14:54

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The reason I propose blacklisting it is that it:

  • It is a far too broad a tag, it could be applied to half the questions we have, and already exists when appropriate.
  • Given that it has multiple meanings, even making it a synonym might not solve the problem, but probably cause incorrect tagging instead.

There are 37 questions, 26 of which do not have .

  • $\begingroup$ I agree, and I think that's the conclusion we came to before. I'll give it a bit longer to see what people think but if we see enough upvotes on this I'll get it done. $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 21:28
  • $\begingroup$ chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/27882059#27882059 $\endgroup$
    – Tim B
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 23:00

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