While conducting a review of the suggested edits queue, I noticed a user had made a change to the wiki for . This piqued my interest, as I had never seen this tag before, so I dug into the tag's existence.

There is only one question tagged , specifically, this one, and it makes absolutely no sense in the context of the question. Looking at the edit history, the tag was added by a user other than the questioner in what appears to be either an attempt to further the joke intended by the question or a defacement of the question. (In either case, that edit shouldn't have been made, in my opinion.)

can also quite clearly be covered by a combination of and (or just the latter, as the tag info indicates it can be used for any undead creature).

Can we burn the zombie-whales tag?


By all means. I created that tag and edited it to participate in Pavel's humorous question.

I have no idea why someone approved that edit.

  • $\begingroup$ If you have at least 2,000 reputation, any edits you make to questions or answers don't need to be approved by the community. See the privileges page in the help center. $\endgroup$ – Frostfyre Feb 24 '17 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ When I edited it, the system told me that it would wait to be peer-reviewed. I'm pretty sure I saw that. $\endgroup$ – user10945 Feb 24 '17 at 14:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I'm told "You do not yet have tag wiki edit privileges. Your edit must be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed". So I guess someone with 20K+ accepted it. $\endgroup$ – user10945 Feb 24 '17 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ @Frostfyre Actually it is 5k to approve tag wiki edits. Editing the tag wiki without approval is 20k. So pete's edit had to be approved by another 5k user. Pedantry! $\endgroup$ – kingledion Feb 24 '17 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ In any case, the tag can be killed, killed with fire. $\endgroup$ – user10945 Feb 24 '17 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ @kingledion My comment was in response to Pete's answer mentioning the question that was edited, not the tag edit. $\endgroup$ – Frostfyre Feb 24 '17 at 19:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Frostfyre So confusing! $\endgroup$ – kingledion Feb 24 '17 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ I think it should be pretty obvious that I know I can edit questions by now. I had to edit Pavel's question to put the tag on there, after all.... $\endgroup$ – user10945 Feb 24 '17 at 20:05

For sure. It’s a clear case of an overly specific tag even if it did make sense.


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