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Should we delete and blacklist [reaction]?

You are right: it seems to spread like the plague. I agree that reaction is pointless and I think that it should be removed and blacklisted till the end of days.* At least ;-) (*Editorial remark: If ...
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Perhaps let's eliminate [classification]?

Based on uniformly positive early feedback, I went ahead and retagged all of the relevant questions, editing further where warranted.
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

FAQ – Table of Contents If you have a question that's not answered here, please inquire in the Spring Cleaning chat.   Philosophy Why go to the trouble of editing every question tagged with ...
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What shall we do with closed, up-voted questions, which have no answers?

Firstly: Not all of them have to be deleted. As far as possible we should aim to salvage questions. However, for those that are truly useless, I support the semi-radical approach: delete, after a ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

How does the cleanup process work? The following procedure is subject to change, depending on how well it actually works in practice. In theory, a Spring Cleaning event will have in attendance: A ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

Do I need to wait for a chat event to work on Spring Cleaning? Yes and no. One of the main purposes for scheduling specific chat events is to avoid flooding the front page of the site with old ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

Why go to the trouble of editing every question tagged with doomed-tag, if it's going to be burninated anyways? Well, for some tags, question-by-question editing/retagging indeed may not be all that ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

How do I get started? First of all, thanks for your interest in helping out! There are a couple of administrative things you need to do first in order to be ready to participate. If you don't have a ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

How can I quickly find questions that have a given co-tag? Go to the SEDE query here. Type in the name of the main tag being cleaned up into the ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

What is a "co-tag"? As used here, a 'co-tag' of a given tag of interest on a particular question is simply another tag that is also applied on that same question. For example, consider this ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

What are we doing about new questions tagged with doomed-tag? The Spring Cleaning room owners will establish feeds that will cause notices to be posted to the room whenever any new questions are ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

What actions should I take when cleaning up a post? In general, you should deal with posts essentially the same way you would outside the context of a Spring Cleaning event. First and foremost: Upvote ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

Won't questions with more than two tags get over-counted in the co-tag search? Yep. But, it doesn't really matter. If the SEDE query that generates a list of co-tags is used to find co-tags for, say, ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

What is a 'question ID', how do I find it, and how can I use it? Every question on any Stack Exchange network sub-site is assigned an ID number that is unique on that sub-site. The ID number for any ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

Wait, so if SEDE only updates once a week, aren't these lists of questions/co-tags outdated? Yes, they are. However, for the purposes of organizing a Spring Cleaning event, they will be accurate ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning

What is "SEDE"? SEDE is an acronym for the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, a modified-SQL interface to an archived version of the databases underlying the Stack Exchange site network. The ...

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