I have deleted identification-request tag and added missing tags as mineralogy, petrology or sedimentology from questions that are related with field or theorical geology (example). Also questions about clouds and meteorology instrumentation to facilitate the deletion task. I have also sugest to retag fossils questions as fossils and paleontology.
Then if a "ban" is applied to every question that has the tag those questions will be saved (I still don't understand how is gonna this be solved).
I completed the review.
The result is:
- Questions retaged deleting id-request tag (~60)
Questions taged with identification-request (387):
Should we retain any?
No, the 387 questions taged with identification request are now
questions that ask to identify a mineral or a rock. They can be
deleted or locked, but all question we want to retain were untaged.
I am for accepting fossils questions, but if you wish not to, you can see the rest of questions asking to identify a fossil on fossils tag, that has only 60 question in total. It does not represent a traffic trouble and fossils can be very commonly identified from morphology are my reasons.
I hoppe it is correct with the community feelings, facilitating the deletion and/or locking task.
ps: @Gimelist and @Semidiurnal Simon. Today a good new. I typed "identify my rock" and we are no longer the first entrance. I guess the closed questions html code (250/388 naming id my rock/mineral) has had some interance with Google's spider and we are beginning to solve the problem.
The first entrance is now USGS, where it is adviced what we should have adviced some time ago:
"Rocks and minerals are extremely difficult to identify through
photographs. You will get the best results by taking your rock or
mineral to a local source where it can be handled and examined
closely. Possibilities include:
- Your state geological survey
- A natural science museum
- A college or university with a geology department
- A rockshop Members of a local Gem & Mineral club or Rockhunting club (many hobbyists are experts at identification)
- Vendors at a Gem & Mineral show"