I propose we permanently ban the tag, for obvious reasons. The entire website is about Craft CMS, so applying a tag of "craft" does nothing to clarify what the question is really about.

This was actually discussed about two years ago, and continues to be an issue. A few minutes ago, I went through and removed the tag from all existing questions (again).

People using this tag fall into one (or both) of these categories...

  • They don't know. Often these folks are new to Craft CMS, and/or to Stack Exchange itself. They're not certain how to write a question, so they choose the uber-generic "craft" tag out of a lack of understanding. No judgement, we've all been there.
  • They don't care. These folks are just being lazy. Instead of taking the 10 seconds to think up a more accurate tag, they just slap "craft" on it to meet the minimum requirements.

Regardless, I believe it's time to permanently ban the "craft" tag.

In SE terms, the expression is to "burninate" a tag. If there is a consensus on burninating this tag, we'll reach out to an SE rep.

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    I'm a huge fan of destroying things and support this 100%.
    – Brad Bell Mod
    Aug 25, 2017 at 21:28
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    Now, with the release of Craft3. Should we re-consider this propose? I think it's best to have at least a craft2 tag. @BradBell May 14, 2018 at 12:35
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    Have to admit it's been helpful with a large breaking release like Craft 3 to know what people are referring to.
    – Brad Bell Mod
    May 14, 2018 at 23:27

2 Answers 2


This is done: the tag is no longer in the system, and anyone attempting to recreate it will encounter a bit of guidance:

The 'craft' tag is not allowed. All questions here are relevant to Craft CMS; if your question is ONLY applicable to a specific version, then use the tag for that version only (e.g. craft2)

There are a small number of untagged questions as a result of this; please give them useful tags: https://craftcms.stackexchange.com/tags/untagged

  • Ah, brilliant! Thanks @Shog9, that was beginning to drive me a bit crazy. :)
    – Lindsey D
    Aug 20, 2018 at 21:32
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    Done & done... all of the untagged questions have been given tags.
    – Lindsey D
    Aug 20, 2018 at 23:17

I know my response is really late but I think because of Craft 3 we should keep this tag so people can see if the question is about Craft 3 or Craft 2.

I had the issue a few minutes ago, the creator of a question didn't mention the version he/she uses. In my opinion it's more intuitive for new people to tag those with or to show what it is about.

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    I could see having tags for craft2 or craft3, but I still don't see the value of a tag that's simply craft. Both versions are "craft", and the entire site is about Craft... if the idea is to have a version-specific tag, then we should be introducing a "craft2" tag instead of keeping "craft".
    – Lindsey D
    Feb 15, 2018 at 21:18
  • Yes of course I totally agree with that. So is it ok to change topics with the craft tag into craft3 and craft2? Feb 15, 2018 at 21:20
  • I'd recommend opening a new Meta question on that subject. This question makes a case for destroying the craft tag, you're proposing we add a craft2 tag. It might be a good idea, let's debate it in a separate thread.
    – Lindsey D
    Feb 15, 2018 at 21:26

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