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Right now has 36 questions. A lot of them are on hold or closed, and I feel none of them needs that tag to make sense.

I feel asking about names, or name conventions, usually tends to get questions closed as POB. Burninating this tag should help discourage this kind of question.

Should we do it?

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Closed questions are ones that shouldn't be here in the first place. Amount of such questions with a tag is a clue, but shouldn't be a deciding factor. This leaves us with:

https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/search?q=[names]+closed%3Ano

18 results. There are examples that really makes sense:

  • Why would a city not use names?
  • Searching for a database of real historical names
  • What factors cause a society where people have no family name?
  • Culturally Correct Naming Conventions
  • How can I develop names for my fantasy land?

These are a really nice questions that are mostly about names.

I'd say - let the tag be. Questions about names can be OK, great even. Tag is useful for search and categorization. At the same time, we should have a meta post about names, like we have one about magic, to help users understand which questions about names are OK, and which are not.

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