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Should we delete ? It doesn't seem to add value, and on stackoverflow the guidance is "DO NOT USE: Tag with the library you mean, [api-design], or something else appropriate instead."

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    Before we delete it we should compile a list of possible replacements, e.g., json-api, ... How would you tag a question about an API of a block explorer for instance? – Waqar Lim Jul 7 '16 at 8:11
  • The tag of the block explorer is enough imo. Examples: tag with blockexplorer and transactions, blockexplorer and raw-transaction, blockexplorer and events... Tag with what api is being looked for (like events), and if known, what the service is (like blockexplorer) – eth Jul 7 '16 at 8:22
  • Go ahead and remove it. While it's only used on 26 question and it's not high-priority in my eyes, I don't see any reason why we should keep it. Do you have any idea for link, synonym or replacement, yet? – Waqar Lim Dec 4 '16 at 19:57
  • I think it is a fuzzy tag, we should adopt more specific tags . – Badr Bellaj Jan 3 '17 at 12:02
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I looked at the api tag today, in a hope of CULLING THE HERD, but I had trouble finding targets!

There's several which are reasonable questions about the existence of a given API. For example, a python API, or a webhook API, etc. I'm not sure what a new user is supposed to label their question if not "API".

Perhaps that could be the use of the API tag? Or create some tag which would suffice?

EDIT:

After some thought, I think api-design might be a worthy replacement, since I could see a legitimate set of questions on the subject. api is otherwise a bad tag, and even the potential set of questions I mentioned previously are not really stack overflow style questions. But designing an api, I think, is a worthy enough question, and I believe I saw one or two like that.

EDIT 2:

I brought use down to about 15 questions. I see there's a tag called , which I feel is worth keeping. Or, at least, keeping it with the meaning of "Interacting outside of Ethereum with things such as Oraclize.it" Perhaps not?

EDIT 3:

It's done. No questions were lost, and there weren't any that were too hard to decide how to retag.

EDIT 4:

Apologies if I did it a little too fast. I realize I now occupy almost the entire front page. (Is this normal during tagicide?)

  • If you already went through some of the tagged questions, you could also suggest replacement tags. – Waqar Lim Jan 3 '17 at 12:56

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