Regarding the question, How do we handle tags that have more than one meaning, I have added the tags vein-geologyand vein-r-package.

The documentation for the vein tag was copied to the vein-r-package tag. How does the old vein tag get removed so it is no longer a tag that can be selected?

  • $\begingroup$ Noticed questions using tags like a rock for Identifying rocks, though that has been banned. $\endgroup$
    – Tardy
    Commented Apr 22, 2021 at 12:16

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It will be automatically removed today 03:00 UTC

How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or “zombie”) tags?

You should edit out the tag from all the questions that use it. Note that you should probably seek consensus on the per-site meta before doing so, if the tag was somehow added to a significant number of questions without anyone noticing the misspelling.

Tags not associated with any question are automatically destroyed at 03:00 UTC every day.

Tags which are misspelled should have the questions under them retagged to the appropriate tag, which will result in the misspelled tag's destruction due to having no uses.


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