We've had a few lyric questions in the past, but the most significant was the challenge to print the lyrics to 'Never Gonna Give you Up'. Although that challenge has 200+ upvotes, new lyric challenges are frowned upon because most of the answers are the same: taking the compressed string, uncompressing it, and printing it.
Having the lyrics tag suggests that we want more challenge along this line - but most proposed lyric challenges get closed at duplicates of the Rick Astley one, because the answers will all be the same: string compression. Therefore, I ask, do we really need this tag, or should it be deleted?
- Different songs have different lyrics, whose patterns can be exploited differently, such as 99 bottles of beer
- The lyrics tag allows people who enjoyed the challenge to find similar challenges
- Challenges involving printing lyrics often all use the same, uninteresting tactics. Having the lyric tag suggests we want more like this.
- We already have the kolmogorov-complexity tag for producing constant output.
As the 'NO' answer had 15 upvotes, and there was no answer suggesting we should keep it, I've removed the tag from the challenge it was put on.