I asked a question about how to take a screenshot in Hearthstone. I tagged that question with , but kalina made a revision removing it. Given kalina's rep I am going to defer to her judgement, but it did raise some questions in my mind about the tag:

  • When asking about how to take a screenshot why is the screenshot tag not applicable?
  • If the tag is not to be used for this type of question when should it be used?
  • Is it simply because the tag is pseudo ambiguous?
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    Note that there aren't any other questions using the tag... Oct 21, 2013 at 2:02
  • @LessPop_MoreFizz Good point, but I didn't look when I tagged the question as it auto completed so I assumed there were others.
    – ahsteele
    Oct 21, 2013 at 2:38
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    There were. They were removed.
    – Frank
    Oct 21, 2013 at 3:10
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    @fbueckert that sounds so ominous. :-)
    – ahsteele
    Oct 21, 2013 at 3:13
  • Nah, not ominous. Just kalina going on a massive cleaning spree. We had ~17 questions with the tag this morning. Now, none at all. And all was right with the world once again.
    – Frank
    Oct 21, 2013 at 3:38
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    Just a nitpick, Don't always choose rep when deciding whose judgement to defer to. If you're ever unsure of someone's motives, check meta, and if you can't find anything, ask them. They'll (usually) be happy enough to explain :)
    – Robotnik Mod
    Oct 21, 2013 at 5:49
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    Screenshot is a meta tag, we don't like meta tags because they don't add anything to the question/content that doesn't already exist in the question/content, it's not useful for sorting questions and nobody specialises or is going to have an innate interest in screenshotting. It shouldn't have existed. I set fire to it, now it no longer exists. It certainly was nothing personal.
    – kalina
    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:11
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    @kalina I definitely did not take it personally. The ability to edit people's questions is one of my favorite features of Stack Exchange. Just curios if you guys had deemed the tag as meta.
    – ahsteele
    Oct 21, 2013 at 14:08

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If the tag is not to be used for this type of question when should it be used?


If you have a question about taking a screenshot, tag it with the game you're trying to take a screenshot in.

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    The current tag wiki/excerpt makes it sound like it's OK to use for these purposes. Suggesting normalisation of data. Oct 21, 2013 at 2:49
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    @SevenSidedDie not anymore
    – kalina
    Oct 21, 2013 at 9:12
  • @kalina Excellent. Oct 21, 2013 at 9:17

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