The tag wiki for consists of a summary:

This challenge is intended to be solved by using, creating, or resolving some processing algorithm.

and a detailed explanation:

This challenge involves algorithms.

At first glance this seems to be about as useful as tagging questions . One can just about make a case that questions which can be answered by a program consisting of a single literal don't deserve the tag, but we have more than enough of those questions already.

Does serve any purpose?


2 Answers 2


No, it's completely pointless, but to avoid manually retagging and bumping 139 questions we should ask the mods to nuke it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ We can't make tags go boom; only SE employees can do that. Once it's clear that nobody wants the tag, I'll ping someone in the SE team to get rid of it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 11:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, if this isn't a consensus, I don't know what is. I've asked to get the tag burninated, so it should be gone soon. \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 21:41


But note the 7 questions.


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