In the descripton of the {curve}-tag it says:

Curve is a Latex class for typesetting resumes

But when I look at the questions with this tag I just discover 4 of 34 which correspond to this description. All others use this tag in the context of {TikZ-pgf} or {pgfplots}.

So I would suggest removing the tag and using for example the more common tag {resume} for the 4 correct uses. For deleting, I think a high reputation is needed.

Is there any better way for such suggestions than to have a question here?

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    I don't think the curve tag is ambiguous. People are just abusing it. As for retagging the four correct ones and deleting it, I agree. Deleting non-empty tags can only be done by a moderator. Empty tags are pruned automatically. Aug 15, 2017 at 3:38
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    I suggest naming the tag for the class curve-class.
    – yo'
    Aug 15, 2017 at 9:14
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    curve for tikz or pgfplots is also weird. Any package can have curves in it. I don't think graphical use is correct neither line nor fill in that sense. Asking specifically about curves is basically a TikZ or pgfplots question anyways.
    – percusse
    Aug 15, 2017 at 9:55
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    I agree with both @yo' and percusse on this: having a 'curve' tag makes little sense, no more so than having a 'line' or 'rectangle' tag. But since it's less obvious that 'curve' is a class, and it will be misapplied, changing it to 'curve-class' makes a lot of sense.
    – Alan Munn
    Aug 15, 2017 at 20:50
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    Should we remove all curve tags attached to graphical questions? Aug 16, 2017 at 6:42
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    I renamed the tags of the 4 correct uses to {curve-class} according to @yo' s suggestion. The tag {curve} may be removed by a moderator.
    – dexteritas
    Aug 16, 2017 at 11:55
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    Moderators cannot remove non-empty tags, only developers can. Moderators can rename, or merge, or synonymise tags. (cc @Henri) And there is not really a better way to deal with such tags/ suggestions than meta. Aug 17, 2017 at 11:23
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    btw: you can use [tag:curve] for easier hotlinking, i.e. curve Aug 17, 2017 at 11:27
  • @Martin-γƒžγƒΌγƒγƒ³ A mod can blacklist a tag, AFAIK.
    – yo'
    Aug 18, 2017 at 8:56
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    @yo' Only SE developers can blacklist a tag. See the procedure given in the answer to How should we make tag blacklist requests?.
    – dexteritas
    Aug 18, 2017 at 9:24
  • @dexteritas Perhaps each incorrect tag could be removed from the posts, and then the tag would be empty. And then, it could be removed or "pruned automatically" as Henri Menke suggested. Though tedious, it would solve the problem. Aug 25, 2017 at 17:09
  • @sk8forether That's right. But the removing of the tag should only be done by users with 2000+ reputation, so that no review is needed.
    – dexteritas
    Aug 28, 2017 at 12:33

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There is not really a better way to deal with such tags/ suggestions than meta. (Martin)

As result and summary of the comments:

  • I renamed the tags of the 4 correct uses to according to yo' s suggestion.
  • All other uses of were removed manually.
  • Empty tags are pruned automatically. (Henri Menke)


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