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I saw someone went and started removing tags from closed questions and tagged them with

I'm pretty sure that "meta" tags such as this are essentially banned on other SE sites. Jeff doesn't go so far as "ban" them outright, but he does "explicitly discourage" them.

So what reasons does everyone have for a "Closed" tag? Is that enough reason to keep it?

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There should not be a tag. There's no reason for it, as you can search for closed questions fairly easily without it. And it's always a bad idea to remove valid tags.

I've rolled back the edits that added it and removed valid tags.

The tag itself should be deleted during tonight's cleanup run.

Charles, thanks for pointing this out.

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Sorry this person was me. I did not know that you could enter a "closed:1" into the search to bring these up. I was just trying to create an easy way to find closed questions Just curious, what does that ":1" stand for? Is there a way to make this apparent to people who aren't in on the secret?

Sorry for any frustrations I caused with my new tag.

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    No frustrations, Matt, just wanted to make sure we kept everything clean. As for the ":1", that would mean "true". In standard boolean logic, 1 is true and 0 is false. So if you wanted to get all open questions, you could use "closed:0". I know there are other keywords you can include that work this way as well when searching, but I don't know what they are. Maybe there's a list somewhere on Meta Stack Exchange. – Charles Boyung Jul 11 '11 at 19:48
  • Awesome, I suspected that but had no idea search would interpret code.Thanks! – Matt Rockwell Jul 11 '11 at 19:59
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    The advanced search operators can be viewed here: meta.ux.stackexchange.com/search – Shog9 Jul 12 '11 at 0:33

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