As of right now, we have 10 questions tagged "parenting". (Nine; I just edited one.)

Given that our entire site is about parenting, this tag makes no sense at all and should be removed -- if it's allowed to stay, then every question should be tagged "parenting" and that would clearly be meaningless.

Is there any reason to keep this tag, or can we remove it?

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I say it absolutely should go. It's meaningless noise, like including a "Programming" tag on StackOverflow.com, or a "Ubuntu" tag on askubuntu.com.

However, this does raise the issue of how we should retag a couple of the questions that currently have the tag.

This one and this one both have that as the sole tag.

The first one is closed as a dup of this question, which uses , but I'm not sure that's the best tag for either version.

Perhaps a more specific tag would be appropriate for these, to indicate that the focus of the question is the parent? The might be a good addition to the second question.

This question has the and the vague and ambiguous .

For this, I suggest that we replace both with and .

  • I haven't compared each question vs. your suggestions but I trust your call. A "parents" tag would make sense! Aug 8, 2012 at 20:35
  • A quick look at each suggests @Beofett's suggestions work - for me at least.
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Aug 22, 2012 at 10:48
  • I'm retagging the questions now, and making use of a new "parents" tag, and also the "behavior" tag for some of the questions. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:48

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