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For pretty much its entire existence, the tag has been horribly misused...

https://craftcms.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/learning-craft

Of course, we're all "learning Craft"... that's why we're asking questions about it!

It seems to be the easy go-to for newbies who just don't know where to start. They're not sure exactly what to tag their question, so seems like a reasonable place to start.

Personally, I've only every felt the tag was appropriate when people are asking about learning resources specifically. In other words, questions that might be answered with links to Mijingo, or other webcasts and tutorials of that nature.

Should we eliminate the tag?

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  • The only case I have for the tag are the (few) questions that attempt to size up Craft and see whether it'd be an appropriate fit for project requirements. I don't think this is learning-craft, but how would you describe that? project-research or requirements?
    – Matt Stein
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 16:04
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    I would up assigning craft-features for broad "is Craft a good fit for X" or "can Craft Y" questions, and freshly-minted resources for places to find help whether it's from contractors or learning materials. I added descriptions to both to try and clarify my intent.
    – Matt Stein
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 2:18
  • Does an evaluating-craft tag make sense?
    – Sandwich
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 16:19
  • @Sandwich Possibly. That strikes me as a separate question though, feel free to start a new thread.
    – Lindsey D
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 16:21

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Yes, we should. After going through all the questions with that tag, I'm convinced it's redundant and in some cases a poor substitute for choosing more specific+relevant alternatives.

I'll even volunteer myself to re-tag current posts to model better conventions for introductory questions. But only if you accept my answer.

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It's always felt like an odd tag to me, too. Would not be against killing it.

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