As moderators we are able to recommend to the Community Team that certain tags become blacklisted and there is a documented procedure for that: How should we make tag blacklist requests?
Here at G&FH SE we currently have only one blacklisted tag: genealogy which cannot be used because it would be pointless to do so i.e. (almost) every question could be tagged genealogy.
There are several other tags that I think lack any value here for the same reason:
- family-history - 0 questions
- family - 0 questions (there were 6 when question originally asked)
- history - 0 questions
- research - 0 questions (there were 104 when question originally asked; research-methods or research-travel or research-guides would be alternative tags if simply removing research seemed inappropriate)
Should we request that some or all of these be blacklisted (after burnination of them as per the linked procedure)?
To me the above is a complete list of those tags that I consider useless.