There are 56 31 10 questions tagged with

Most of the questions seem to be about or or where the asker seems to think that "Justice has not been done", and therefore tagged it with "justice" too.

Other questions use it to describe the Criminal Justice system in general

There are also a few questions referring to the Justice Department or the Ministry of Justice and a few questions referring to Supreme Court Justices.

The usage of the tag is too broad and unspecific to be useful. In addition, it seems to encourage questions about whether a ruling or a system are "Just" which is opinion-based and therefore off-topic.

I'd argue that the tag should be removed or be made a synonym of , with some questions being retagged to , , or

Since this has been open for 6 days with no objections, I've started to do some of the manual retagging. Once that's done we can set up the tag synonym

  • This is the first use of the tag [burnation-request], so I wrote a tag wiki about what I think it means. Also, is this tag a synonym of [tag-synonyms] and if not how is it different? Mar 29, 2021 at 17:23
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    @Yay Thanks for pointing that out. It's a term used on stack overflow, but I hadn't realized that it wasn't used here. I've created a tag wiki based on the Stack Overflow version
    – divibisan
    Mar 29, 2021 at 17:38
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    @Yay To your second question, a [burninate-request] is related, but broader. I think [justice] should be a synonym of [law] in general, but there are many questions that shouldn't be tagged [law] or need to be otherwise retagged as well
    – divibisan
    Mar 29, 2021 at 17:55
  • @Yay As divibisan pointed out making a synonym can involve a lot of cleanup work before you to it so that questions don't get a tag they shouldn't have. Also just because tags are somewhat related doesn't mean one should be a synonym of the other.
    – Joe W
    Mar 31, 2021 at 21:36
  • I retagged some more. I think it's fine to make it a synonym of [law] now. Feel free to reply to this comment if you (dis)agree.
    – JJJ Mod
    Apr 1, 2021 at 16:22
  • @JJJ Looks fine to me. I think all the remaining questions are fine, tag-wise at least. Synonymize away!
    – divibisan
    Apr 1, 2021 at 17:27
  • @divibisan "Tag Synonym justice -> law was approved!" :)
    – JJJ Mod
    Apr 1, 2021 at 17:58

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Thanks to @JJJ, this issue has been resolved. Questions have been retagged as needed and the synonym request was approved.


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