The tag came up (currently only 3 questions).

I think we don’t need it.

It’s not an attribute/feature of a software, not even a use case I guess, but only something merely related to a goal (but even then it’s not clear what it really means).

If the goal is testing for (technical) standards compliance, could be used, I guess.
If a software has to follow some standards, it should be sufficient to state it in the question.

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    I agree. The tag itself is too broad since there are countless standards which could be international, national, or corporate. I don't think it helps to narrow down the questions. However, standard compliance could be considered a software feature like how this question uses it. But the name standards is vague. Perhaps standard-compliant is better – Tymric Mar 31 '15 at 15:27
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    Me too: "standards" is much too ambiguous. Are we talking about quality standards? Standard algorithms? Web standards? Standard procedures (like ITIL)? – Izzy Mar 31 '15 at 20:14

would be an appropriate tag for software related to standards in general, which is sufficiently rare that I don't expect any legitimate use for the tag any time soon. It is not an appropriate tag on any of the three questions that it has been created for:

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    So to sum up: standard can mean a bunch of different things, and thus is far too ambiguous to be used as tag. Yupp, agreed :) – Izzy Mar 31 '15 at 20:15
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    @Izzy I think the answer means that it was supposed to stand for standarization. In which case it wouldn't be as ambiguous, but there aren't any questions that use it this way – Tymric Mar 31 '15 at 20:32
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    Might be as well, true. But definitely, we don't need and don't want the standards tag, do we? :) – Izzy Mar 31 '15 at 20:47
  • Gilles, as the tag "magically disappeared" (as a result of re-tagging, I guess) – can we count that as status-completed with a corresponding answer? :) – Izzy Apr 27 '15 at 14:01

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