Currently our optimization description reads:
for challenges involving optimizing something.
Which is not very specific. Due to our rules on objective winning criteria every question (except maybe pop-cons) is about optimizing something. The tag wiki:
This indicates that the challenge involves optimization, which could be maximization, minimization, or something else. It might be performing some sequence of events in the most effective way, or it could be improving efficiency of retrieval or processing of input in a certain way.
is no more specific about what the tag should be used for.
The tag might be about optimizing the output in which case it would be a synonym of optimized-output.
The questions with these tags don't seem to have a common thread to me, which seems to be an indicator that this tag is not very useful. But perhaps with a more descriptive description questions that fit the tag would end up being tagged properly more frequently and questions that don't less so.
So what should the tag be used for? What should its description be?