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has only two questions:

The second one is closed as off-topic.

The first one isn't really even to do with reverse engineering in the software related sense - it's basically "reverse engineering" in the same sense that subtracting two numbers is "reverse engineering" of adding two numbers.

Its tag info is unhelpful:

For challenges involving reverse engineering.

Reverse engineering is the process of figuring out how something works by analyzing it.

So I propose we delete it.

The only argument I can think of in favour of keeping it, is that it might be suitable for some -type questions - but there's already for that!

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Agreed, delete

I think you make a solid case that the tag is currently not worth keeping: it is on a small number of questions, some of which are closed; the tag wiki info provides almost no usage guidance, and any that I could think of editing in would make the tag incredibly broad; and, overall, seems like the perfect target for some tag pruning.

Given that it's only on two questions at the moment, it should be non-disruptive to just edit it out of the tags on those two, and let the tag Roomba delete it in the next week or so.

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Could be useful for

Specifically, I've been thinking about ones that would require reverse-engineering how a language works in order to write a certain program in it. Not sure how good of a case this is for keeping it, since it can always be recreated if necessary, but it does seem like it could apply to some interesting and on-topic posts.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ could still make this a challenge anyway, would still be cool even if it didnt have an empty tag to go along with it :P \$\endgroup\$ Jun 23 at 0:50

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