It was created recently and (fortunately) hasn't been used till now.

  • It is pointless, unless somebody wants to advertise home-grown lettuce on Chemistry.SE!
  • It is ugly and I do not want to use it as a synonym for !

Can we please just let it die and make sure that it never appears again?

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    $\begingroup$ I wonder how tags are created without it being used in any questions. Maybe the question that used it got deleted. $\endgroup$
    – user223679
    May 20, 2015 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ I changed it to the standard lingo on SE. We will run this by a CM once there is enough support. I, for one, agree. $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    May 20, 2015 at 23:40
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    $\begingroup$ (as it stands, the orphaned one will be deleted automatically since it's no longer on any questions) $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    May 20, 2015 at 23:41
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not very sure what happened this time @user223679, but this could be true too: A user suggests an edit, and introduces a new tag in the tags. That way, user community creates the tag, no matter the edit is rejected or not. $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    May 28, 2015 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ @jonsca What is the status on the ban of the tag? $\endgroup$ May 31, 2015 at 6:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin-マーチン I can check into it further. Has it been remade? (I honestly didn't look) $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Jun 1, 2015 at 2:31
  • $\begingroup$ @jonsca No, I was just checking ;) $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2015 at 3:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin-マーチン I haven't forgotten about this, I was thinking I would keep an eye on it for a bit before making a move to the CMs. $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Jun 17, 2015 at 0:28
  • $\begingroup$ @jonsca No worries. Next time the tag shows up this post will probably automatically reactivate, so for the time being just enjoy a organic free life... $\endgroup$ Jun 17, 2015 at 0:41

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The tag was on the question "Photoisomerization of Azobenzene", see the edit history here.

I am responsible for making this tag an orphan, meaning as soon as I saw it, I substituted it to the proper tag. I do things like this at least once a week and I outlined the procedure somewhere on meta before. Unused, they are called orphaned, tags will be removed from the register. And if you go to the tags page, you won't be able to find it any more. Unfortunately I cannot remember where it says, when they are cleared, but I think it was 03:00 UTC. The help centre does not mention it, maybe the faq would - and it does: How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags?

I remember, that this was not the first time I burned that particular tag and I am very much pro banning it. It's just like fighting the title buzzwords, you have to keep hunting them down. I admit it's a lot easier with tags.


Update (11/7/2019)

After the tag reappeared somewhat recently, we have decided to finally contact the team about blacklisting it. You can follow our process in the Spring Cleaning Chat, 2019/7/9 - 7/11.

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    $\begingroup$ Update: Tis done as requested $\endgroup$
    – Cesar M StaffMod
    Jul 31, 2019 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @CesarM! $\endgroup$ Jul 31, 2019 at 19:47

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