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?
    – q9f
    Jul 7, 2016 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 Mod
    Jul 7, 2016 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?
    – q9f
    Dec 4, 2016 at 19:57
  • I think it is a fuzzy tag, we should adopt more specific tags .
    – Badr Bellaj Mod
    Jan 3, 2017 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?


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.


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?


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


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.
    – q9f
    Jan 3, 2017 at 12:56

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