Tag is only used on 4 questions. In the few questions it is used, is a better fit.

We're already having a similar discussion about .

  • Now there's only 1 question tagged and it's off-topic about visual novel game development reverse-engineering :\
    – Hakase
    Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 3:55

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Here are the four questions that currently bear the tag:

The two valid questions with (the second and third) fall into two categories - technology used by the anime consumer, and technology used by the anime producer.

For the latter, I think it is clear that we should just go ahead and tag it with . I don't see any benefit to having tags for things that are strict subsets of "anime production", because I find it vanishingly unlikely that we will ever have people here who are experts on anime production technology but not the rest of anime prodution.

For questions about technology used by the anime consumer, though, I can see some merit to the tag, if such questions are considered on-topic. Judging from the closure of the question, though, I guess the verdict was that these questions were not, in fact, on topic.1 This being the case, we basically have two options: either go around actively killing every time someone uses it (and sticking a big "DO NOT USE THIS TAG" notice in the wiki), or finding a better tag for this question (but as I noted above, there probably isn't a better tag).

1 I do not agree with this and will probably make a meta post on the topic at some point.

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    It's worth pointing out that the VN question was during the private beta period, and was fairly contentious then (see meta.anime.stackexchange.com/questions/11/…). It's probably worth considering again what to do with these sorts of questions.
    – Logan M
    Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 0:58

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