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The original discussion of the tag had many votes against it and no votes for it. Unless there are new arguments to keep it, we should burninate the tag now. We have 161 questions tagged with it at the moment, and none usefully that I can see.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Has anyone double-checked to see if we have any questions with only the mechanics tag? Also, is there some magical moderator way of removing the tag without pushing all 161 of those questions to the top of the "active" list? Other than those concerns, burn baby burn. \$\endgroup\$ – Oblivious Sage Apr 17 '13 at 20:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ObliviousSage SEI can burninate a tag if we request it. \$\endgroup\$ – wax eagle Apr 17 '13 at 20:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please explain, in this question, why the tag has negative value. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Apr 18 '13 at 5:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Brian That's more the job of the original discussion—I'm only bringing attention to it so we can either execute on it or continue the discussion. Please do revive that discussion! \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Apr 18 '13 at 14:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, we should execute on it, we have general agreement in the previous question. Flagging this as a feature-request to hopefully get SEI's attention. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk May 3 '13 at 17:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @Shog9!! \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk May 3 '13 at 17:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mxyzplk That was quick. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie May 3 '13 at 17:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ As a matter of record: the mechanics tag was blacklisted in September 2014. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Feb 2 '16 at 6:45
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Has anyone double-checked to see if we have any questions with only the mechanics tag?

Is there a trick to learning the Pacesetter/Goblinoid Action Table?
Can I default to Swimming?
When escalating from a change of style in With Great Power, what card has to be played?
What are the differences between Pathfinder's Kingmaker and Birthright?

These were the only ones I've found.

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    \$\begingroup\$ But its arguable that some of those should have a particular system tag as well, e.g. Shadowrun... \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Apr 17 '13 at 20:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Phil All of these very likely did have a system tag before it was pruned away automatically as a singleton. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Apr 17 '13 at 20:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've retagged all of those without the mechanics tag, though 2 of them have only a singleton system tag now; what happens if that tag gets automatically pruned? \$\endgroup\$ – Oblivious Sage Apr 17 '13 at 20:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ObliviousSage They get the untagged tag. In the case where the system information isn't lost during pruning, that's considered OK. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Apr 17 '13 at 20:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie: I'd say problem solved, then. \$\endgroup\$ – Oblivious Sage Apr 17 '13 at 20:57

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