We seem to have a new problem tag the newbies are throwing on a high percentage of posts: [help]. It's decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio, and I find it annoying, but I'm not sure how to best handle it. For now, I just remove it on any post I see it on. There's no clear and obvious synonym to merge into, as people are just applying it to any arbitrary post regardless of its content. Should I just keep monitoring manually?

  • I thought "help" was what all of the SE sites were about, so I'm curious as to why it even exists as a tag!
    – Moonpie
    Apr 29 at 12:00
  • My thoughts exactly!
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Apr 29 at 12:49
  • I don't know enough about how the individual SE sites work. Working on the assumption that [help] is an OOB SE tag, is SFSE required to keep all of the "stock" tags? If not, I would vote to delete/disable/hide it.
    – Moonpie
    Apr 29 at 14:59


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