How can I decide when it would be correct to use the "new-parents" tag?

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    Do you mean the "new-parents" tag, or the new "parents" tag? (The "parents" tag is not new...) Jul 11, 2013 at 10:25
  • @TorbenGundtofte-Bruun I meant "new-parents" tag. :) Jul 11, 2013 at 11:14
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    Sounds like a meta tag, which are generally discouraged. In particular, it sounds an awful lot like a beginner tag. Jul 11, 2013 at 17:59
  • Thanks - I took the liberty of editing your question a little to make it clear. You can edit it again if you disagree with my change. Jul 11, 2013 at 19:53

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The parents tag has this description:

About the parents themselves, and not (only) about the children.

So when your question relates to parents more than to the child, use the tag.

The new-parents tag doesn't have a description and, in my mind, doesn't make a lot of sense. Either the topic relates to the parents (see above), or it relates to the child, in which case no "parent" tag should be applied but rather one of the age-bracket tags like infant, toddler, pre-schooler etc.

I think we should remove the new-parents tag.

  • The parents tag usage is obvious, I was referring to the other one. I too think the other tag is somewhat useless with the major tags like infant, toddler, parents etc around. Jul 11, 2013 at 11:16
  • so, finally, who will decide whether the tag will be deleted or not? Jul 12, 2013 at 13:10
  • @user462608 Normally, the process is to wait until there's a consensus on meta. Given our general levels of participation, and the very small usage of the tag, I'm going to go ahead and remove the tag (and replace it with the parents where appropriate.
    – user420
    Jul 12, 2013 at 15:58
  • Agreed, new-parents tag should probably go.
    – cabbey
    Jul 13, 2013 at 4:01

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