Request: I would like to request the CMs blacklist the "identification-request" tag, close the remaining open questions tagged with it and apply an historical lock on all questions tagged with this tag.
Reasoning: As vetted by this meta discussion, we've decided to start deprecating and removing identification question from our site. As part of Phase 2, we would like to blacklist the tag to prevent it from being used in the future.
We would like to lock all current identification question as a further reminder to users that, while theses question were acceptable in the past, they are no longer welcome on our site. (Moved to Phase 3.)
The Background: Breaking these changes into three phases is intended to gradually ease all users into what can be considered a very drastic change to the landscape of our community. The "identification-request" tag used to be our most popular tag, but due to a long history of low quality and neglected questions (and answers), support (and favor) for the tag has waned drastically.
Phase 1 was intended as a reminder to users that we're going to stop support the tag and to please stop asking these questions. Closing new identification requests was indented to deter and starting reducing the number of identification question coming in.
Phase 2 is intended to be a direct roadblock indicating to new users that they can no longer use the tag. Locking the question, as indicated prior, is intended to warn users stumbling into an old identification question that these questions are no longer on topic and that they should stop asking.
Phase 3 is intented to be cleanup. While we have a lot of identification questions, many of them are of low quality, abandoned, or otherwise unanswerable. While we are getting rid of these questions, we'd still like to leave a few examples of good identification question, as a legacy of sorts. There will be a feature-request for this at a later time.