I was editing tags for a question of mine, and created the tag by accident (just by confirming the edit -- wanted to tag but hit Ctrl + Enter too quickly). Now I can't seem to find a way to delete it.

Perhaps there should be at least some kind of confirmation when a new tag is created...

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Taken from the Meta.SE FAQ entry: How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags?

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 its destruction due to having no uses.

  • The action of removing tags from the system through community-driven retagging is sometimes referred to a "burninating".
    – Werner Mod
    Aug 31, 2015 at 16:37
  • However, burninating is often accompanied by blacklisting.
    – yo'
    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:25
  • @yo': Blacklisting? Of user(s)?
    – Werner Mod
    Sep 4, 2015 at 13:00
  • No, of tags. By removing a tag from all questions, you don't prevent people from using it again. You have to blacklist it.
    – yo'
    Sep 4, 2015 at 19:20
  • @yo': How do you blacklist a tag? Should I ask here on TeX - LaTeX Meta?
    – Werner Mod
    Sep 4, 2015 at 20:09
  • You do not, mods do :-)
    – yo'
    Sep 4, 2015 at 20:24

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