I’m not sure what the tag means (currently used on 13 questions).

Almost any software works with data in some way, so I think it’s not a useful tag unless it gets a narrow definition (+ a tag wiki excerpt).

What to do? Get rid of the tag? Define it?

  • Perhaps it's meant to represent data-sets, although not all tagged questions use it that way; hence the ambiguity
    – Tymric
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 20:09

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Looks like a meta-tag to me. From a quick look, none of the questions using it would make less sense without it:

And so on. OK, in some cases it looks more useful (sql+comparison+data to make clear one isn't after structure or statement comparison). But a tag named has a misleading side-effect as well: some might think they can ask for data – questions like those belonging to Open Data.

Conclusion: I'd say we should kill it.

  • Burninate it? or just delete it? Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 6:30
  • At least remove it. I just re-checked: it's still the same 13 questions, and I see none of them that couldn't live without it. Looks really redundant to me – as described in my answer. If we remove it from all those questions, the system will auto-delete it after a while.
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Apr 28, 2015 at 10:21

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