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I just noticed today that we have a tag: .

This seems like a tag that's just begging for terrible questions. Is there a good reason to have it?

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    I don't even know what it is. – Double U Aug 5 '13 at 21:18
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I think keeping it is alright only because a question that would like two denominational positions that confusingly 'use the same words' with almost opposing meanings... unraveled, might not be able to chose another tag. At least I can't think of another tag. Maybe there is an alternate that carries a compare or contrast the similarities and differences sort of Q & A?

It could also be used to get a comparative explanation on splinter groups that seem exactly the same to an outsider but actually hang huge key differences on a nuance over a single word.

I would not use it a lot but it does seem to fit a niche market.

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  • My problem isn't the question type necessarily, though in general the questions of this type aren't very good (gorilla vs shark is kind of relevant here). The problem is that it's a meta tag to some degree or another – wax eagle Aug 20 '13 at 0:05
  • @waxeagle - even though I argued a case for it, I don't think anybody would notice if it disapeared. – Mike Aug 20 '13 at 4:39
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Well, that would be a decidedly view-point un-neutral take on the direction this site is supposed to take.

If you ban the tag, that means we should be closing questions like the one discussed at length here, right?

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    No. For one thing, banning the tag doesn't ban the question type. wrt to questions like that it's at best a meta tag. At worst it signifies a question with scoping issues – wax eagle Aug 5 '13 at 23:27
  • @PeterTurner, did I see you quote Martin Luther King, Jr., in an answer/comment to a question asking for information from an Orthodox perspective? I'm just trying to see exactly what your vision is for denomination tagging / un-neutralness / walled gardens. – pterandon Aug 11 '13 at 18:16
  • @pterandon to be fair, Martin Luther King, Jr was quoting St. Augustine – Peter Turner Mod Aug 12 '13 at 2:22

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