I want to discuss the usage of the poke tag on Meta, as I think it is unnecessary.
While looking through some older questions here on Meta I found this question:
The question introduced the poke tag. The user created this tag to explain his idea of "poking" a person by using the @<Username> syntax in a comment of one of their questions or answers. Tag excerpt:
Draw a persons attention in comments by using the @Name. Ideally in the commends [sic!] of their answer or question.
Do we really need this tag? I think it does not really add anything to the site. I have never seen people refer to using the @<Username> syntax in a comment by calling it "poking" and this is the only question with this tag. A search for poke is:q and poking is:q only shows this one question. When looking for poking is:a I only find other usages of the word, like "I just decided to poke my head out".
Is it common to call this "poking" on the StackExchange network and I overlooked it the whole time?