currently has 2 questions, no wiki, and no usage description. One of the questions is closed as too broad.

Can we either remove it for lack of necessity or add a proper description to prevent misuse?

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    Agreed, I see no reason for this tag.
    – David K
    Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 12:31
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    Why bother removing it? Someone will add it back eventually. Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 20:23
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    @JoeStrazzere I'm not saying it should be removed, but we should do something with it and I'm not sure we need it. Hence removing is one of the options.
    – Mast
    Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 7:56
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    I see it's just 2 posts with the unclear tag. I would just have edited it out... anyways, seems that the consensus is to remove this so I gave it a go.
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 17:01
  • @DarkCygnus With your rep, I'd have too. But this is hardly my turf, so I left it to you lot. I just point and you can decide what to do with it. All working as intended.
    – Mast
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 19:41
  • @Mast I understand. Thanks for letting us know about this :)
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 19:45

3 Answers 3


Based on the consensus and votes here seems that the tag should be gone. I agree with what David said in this answer, so I proceeded to swap 'ghosting' for .



I don't see a reason to keep this tag. It currently is being used on two questions, one if which is closed. It is an overly-specific tag which won't really be helpful to users. Ghosting is really just a lack of communication, so the tag would be applicable instead.

  • Agree with this. Communication is a better tag here.
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 17:01

Not everyone knows what "ghosting" means. However it's an apt and succinct word to describe a phenomena that is fairly common and that leaves victims blindsided about what happened.

It's a nice, compact word that is optimal for a Tag. The problem, I guess, is that not enough people know what it means. In Google Trends, the term seems to be roughly increasing in usage since 2015-ish.

I think it doesn't hurt to keep it, it will eventually get more use.

I would instead considering dropping "burninate"-- that's actually a word that almost no one knows about. The etymology appears to be from a web-based comic-strip, "Homestar Runner"?? Never heard about it. The only way I can guess what it means is by seeing it's context. It also comes off the tongue very awkwardly. Burninate deserves to be burninated. What an ugly word!

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    Off-topic, but "burninate" is a familiar term in SE universe for removing a tag. And I agree with you: I don't know what "ghosting" means, so can you help improving the tag by adding an excerpt, and perhaps also the wiki?
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 11:05
  • @AndrewT. Thanks! I have edited added some Tag info for "ghosting". Burninate is strange, obfuscating word for a concept as simple as tag removal. I will agree to disagree, however.
    – teego1967
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 13:33
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    Burninating all the peoples, and their thatched roof COTTAGESSSS!!!!
    – dwizum
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 14:40
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    Seems that you have not yet met Trogdor
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 17:08
  • Trogdor? Nah, never played dungeons and dragons in high school. :-)
    – teego1967
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 19:30
  • I said consummate V's. CONSUMMATE!!!
    – dwizum
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 20:48

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