Another question intended for Main was just asked here on Meta:

Saving Geo-Tif from QGIS creates black TIF?

I suspect part of the reason askers of such questions think they have found the right place is because it accepts a meta tag of and they think that it is a normal tag.

Is there any reason why we need a meta tag here on Meta, or should it be burninated?

There are no tags for other GIS software products and companies. I recall that there were a few at some time in the past but I think they were burninated long ago.

Please note that this question is about the meta tag here on Meta, and has nothing to do with the tag on Main.

  • The qgis has now been burninated.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 11:38

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I am a relatively inexperienced user but I tend to agree that it should be burninated.

I can't think of a scenario where a qgis tag would be needed on GIS Meta, and having looked through the other tags it is clearly out of place, and doesn't fit. The only other software related tag is Firefox with a specific tag wiki explaining that it is to do with problems using Stackexchange with that browser, so that is valid. The same context could not be applied to qgis.

So in my mind it is clear, I say burninate it.

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    I think that you are right on both counts i.e. keep firefox because it is used by the software that powers GIS Stack Exchange; and burninate qgis because it is not used by the software that powers GIS Stack Exchange.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 7:52
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    Agreed with both points
    – Midavalo Mod
    Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 15:00

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