I recently approved a suggested edit to correct a new tag that was created with a spelling mistake: What are the moving glowing balls in slither.io?

Assuming the edit is accepted, and the question is then tagged correctly, what happens to the old "orphan" tag? Does this need manual deletion / mod intervention or is a system in place to remove the tag? In other words, do I need to do anything else beyond accepting the suggested edit?

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Tags with no questions are automatically deleted after some time. I think it's 30 days, but I would have to look it up.

Either way, you don't need to worry about it.

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    I think it's a bit quicker than 30 days, I thought it was closer to 24 hours at most it seems the script is run once a day.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Apr 21, 2016 at 1:51
  • Yes, it is definitely closer to 24 hours. Apr 21, 2016 at 11:13

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