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The tag (currently 80 questions, no tag wiki) is utterly useless. If a question is on-topic on this site, then it is about history, and if it not about history, then it is off-topic and needs to be removed. Having this tag here is equivalent to having a [programming] tag on Stack Overflow - it adds nothing useful to the post.

Can we move this tag to the dustbin of [history] or otherwise make it a footnote in the [history] of our site?

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Yes, I agree that the [history] tag is completely useless. As per this meta post, it might be possible to block the tag altogether, but first we should probably "burninate" it, which really just means removing it from every question where it occurs.

Edit: I have now burninated the tag, and added a remark in the tag info imploring users not to use this tag.

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    $\begingroup$ Re: "I have .... added a remark in the tag " Of course, now that the tag is gone, the tag-info no longer exists. (IIRC, the moderators have access to the orphaned tag-wikis. Regular users can use SEDE. But the original tag name can only be guessed.) $\endgroup$
    – Martin
    Feb 25, 2021 at 13:45
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    $\begingroup$ In this particular case, the orphaned tag-wiki will only appear in SEDE after the next data update. The revision history can be seen here: tag wiki and tag excerpt. $\endgroup$
    – Martin
    Feb 26, 2021 at 1:42

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