I have been looking for tags to provide tag wikis for, and I found the tag . It has no tag wiki yet.

What I don't understand is, what's the tag for exactly? Merriam-Webster tells me,

ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation

In what way is such a tag a good tag for chemistry SE? Considering the fact it has only one question tagged under it, it's probably created by @andselisk, though the reason is unknown to me.

I wish to have a discussion about whether this tag is necessary or not, since I'm unsure about this.


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You're a bit too fast asking this question. The tag has not been alive for much more than three hours, and I would have caught it in one of my checks eventually. It is now a relic of the past, as I removed it immediately.

My reasons are essentially that in which ever way you look at it, it becomes a meta tag, or it would indicate that the question is more about academic conduct and therefore more likely belongs to Academia.se.

For future reference: If you find such strange tags, bring it up in chat. Everybody with more than 300 reputation can suggest tags, that does not mean we have to keep them.

I regularly clean out one-taggers that accumulated over the past weeks, so I would have found it in no time.

  • $\begingroup$ Sure thing @Martin. $\endgroup$ Jun 28, 2017 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin Blame on me, I used that tag yesterday. I wasn't even sure about proper SE subsection, so I introduced new tag just in case. If this was a bad idea, would you please point me to where I can read about introducing new tags? $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
    Jun 28, 2017 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ @andselisk don't worry about it. We all learn something new as we use this site. It's always preferred to use existing tags over creating new ones. If you think a new tag is necessary, come over to meta and make a discussion about it. $\endgroup$ Jun 29, 2017 at 1:31
  • $\begingroup$ @PrittBalagopal I'm not a very creative person, but I guess meta is going to be populated with my raised tag-questions as chemists say "periodically". Thank you for clearing the stuff up! $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
    Jun 29, 2017 at 1:33

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