Consider the following three tags:
- theory (5 questions, 60% closed)
- literary-analysis (3 questions, 67% closed)
- literary-criticism (3 questions, 0% closed)
All of these tags strike me as at best unclear and likely to be misused, at worst pointless and likely to encourage off-topic questions.
What kind of questions are these tags meant to be used for? theory definitely seems to be too broad and unclear, and could be put on almost anything. The other two, while they might be able to be given well-defined meanings, could still apply to probably most of the questions on the site. Furthermore, the high proportion of closed questions with these tags suggests that they aren't really inviting good content. Taking a quick look through the checklist here, I got:
- Maybe? and no.
Let's at least define clear usage guidance for these tags, and possibly exterminate them.