Why does the tag exist?

I would think that makes any question tagged with it "too localised"…

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I agree.

As mentioned questions are not supposed to be geographically localized unless there is a compelling reason for the localization (e.g. if you were researching an art style from a particular province or location).

If that compelling reason doesn't exist then the tag shouldn't either because it just leads to people using it incorrectly at a later date. I'm not convinced that asking for a statistical answer and then limiting it to the UK is a good enough reason to introduce the tag.

Having said that, tags can be edited as per normal. There is no reason for the tag on this question. Tags will naturally disappear from the list once nothing is referencing them.

  • @Sardathrion Burnination isn't required - it was only on two questions :)
    – slugster Mod
    Jan 25, 2017 at 10:35
  • The tag appears to have been removed from the questions so should die on its own. Jan 25, 2017 at 10:47
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    @Sardathrion Yep, it's been culled from the list (it can take up to 24 hours, the script must run just once per day).
    – slugster Mod
    Jan 25, 2017 at 10:56

The UK is geographically a small country but it has a large population. 64.1 million people. The USA (for which there is also a tag) has more but only about 5 times more. A UK question may only reach 1/5th of the people a USA question does, but this is still potentially a lot of people.

  • I think the fundamental question is, "Would someone asking a question, or looking to answer a question, find it useful to view this tag?" Sep 26, 2019 at 20:27

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