Note: this is not about the on or off topic status of identification questions, this is just talking about the identification tag.
The identification tag is in desperate need of clean up and we need to come up with a solution. It has been applied to a wide array of questions that don't have much in common a lot of which it doesn't belong on. I just removed it from several questions where it was not needed, but I'd like to see how we want to use it as a site.
The current tag excerpt states:
Find the name, term or phrase for the presented technique, instrument or notation. Please note that questions about identifying chords, notes, key and time signatures are off-topic.
This has several problems not withstanding the on topic-ness of instrument identification. For example, most questions tagged notation are at least partially identification and having an identification tag overlap does not help. Likewise we use terminology for some of the technique identification when it comes to general concepts.
So, do we need the identification tag and if so how should it be used?