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The and tags are used on 1039 and 148 questions respectively.

They seem useless to me (on a site called Database Administrators) but I am curious as to how others feel.

Should we burninate (delete) these tags?

This could be a first step to marking these tags as intrinsic or blacklisting them, to prevent them being created again in future.

Thoughts? I have added a couple of Community Wiki answers to encourage voting on specific options. Please feel free to edit them to add additional reasoning, or add your own answer.

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    At first sight, since the site is about administering databases, those tags do not help to narrow the scope of a question which, to be on-topic, must be about database administration (that, naturally, implies the activities of a DBA, even if the person who is performing them does not hold such title or position) so they appear to be kind of redundant. – MDCCL Sep 30 '16 at 19:00
  • I do agree that dba is kind of useless. I could see administration in some fashion...unless we have a further refinement? Encourage the use of the area of administration? backup, restore, monitoring, performance, security, design (and that too could be logical, physical, hardware, etc.) – Chris Aldrich Oct 11 '16 at 19:04
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    @ChrisAldrich The specific tags we already have seem to work quite well for 'area of administration'. I know what you mean though about 'database-administration' seeming like it ought to have some value in a vague sense. For the life of me, I can't think of good specific examples where more specific tags wouldn't be better, and 'database-administration' ends up adding no value. – Paul White says GoFundMonica Oct 13 '16 at 12:47
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These tags are gone, and cannot be recreated; they're marked "intrinsic" so as to allow inbound migrations, but cannot be used on questions here.

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Yes should be burninated because it...

  • Isn't useful to connect experts in a topic area to questions they can answer
  • Doesn't help describe the content of the question
  • Doesn't add any meaningful information to the post
  • Is ambiguous in that it could refer to the person or the role of a DBA
  • Is simply the (abbreviated) name of the site
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Yes should be burninated because it...

  • Isn't useful to connect experts in a topic area to questions they can answer
  • Doesn't help describe the content of the question
  • Doesn't add any meaningful information to the post
  • Is ambiguous in that it could refer to the person or the role of a DBA
  • Is simply the name of the site

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