Re this question can we please blacklist the tag. It serves no purpose - all uses are now covered by other more specific tags.

  • I think you (someone) first have you remove the tag from the existing questions...
    – yo'
    Aug 19, 2015 at 16:08
  • I've retagged a few that were obvious, don't want to clutter the front page.
    – user28
    Aug 19, 2015 at 17:04
  • I finished removing the remaining tagged questions today so as of now,there are no questions with the bass tag.
    – Dom Mod
    Aug 23, 2015 at 0:32
  • It sure would be mean of me to ask one right now. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:32
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    Assuming this is still a 'live' discussion, 1) What do we gain from blacklisting the tag? 2) What would we use to tag questions about playing, mixing, composing bass parts when those questions aren't specific to a particular bass instrument? Jan 1, 2017 at 18:59
  • @topomorto 1. Nobody can create the tag so we'll never have to deal with it coming up again. 2. See linked question. If we really need to specify something we can use a bass-* tag if needed, but bass alone is way too ambitious and was used extremely poorly in the past.
    – Dom Mod
    Jan 1, 2017 at 20:24
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    We're also planning to blacklist the music after this one which just reared it's head again and has been discussed before, but this one has been pending longer. There will be another meta post to discuss that in a week or two.
    – Dom Mod
    Jan 1, 2017 at 20:27
  • As a bass player I fully support this.
    – Kyle
    Feb 1, 2017 at 11:22

2 Answers 2


No mere tag can be all about that bass...

Please use a more specific tag. See meta for details

The tag is henceforth disallowed, and attempts to use or recreate it will be blocked with the above message.


....[the tag] was used extremely poorly in the past

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and if it hasn't worked, that seems like a good reason to get rid of it!

I do think there are further more specific bass-related tags that we might need to make, but as long as we are open to that I don't see any problem with blacklisting the [bass] tag.

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