The tag is impossibly, uselessly vague. Any question posted on this site is implicitly a "problem"! The questions under this tag have nothing at all in common, beyond that many of them are rather low-quality.

Can we please burninate and/or blacklist this tag? It's useless.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, we'll have to use the "question" tag instead. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 24, 2015 at 22:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ Kill it with fire. \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt Young
    Dec 26, 2015 at 4:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ Agreed. The tags are supposed to help narrow down sub-fields so that people knowledgeable in them can find questions easier and help more people. Problem, Question, Help: they're all pretty useless to that effect. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dave
    Dec 26, 2015 at 5:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ The two questions (y'all probably nuked the rest) i see tagged as "question" are in fact meta-questions. Someone attempting to use that tag should be guided to the meta site. \$\endgroup\$
    – gbarry
    Dec 27, 2015 at 1:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags \$\endgroup\$ Dec 28, 2015 at 21:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are no more question tagged as [problem], what's next? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 4, 2016 at 19:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Perhaps we should use the euphemism, "challenge?" \$\endgroup\$ Mar 29, 2016 at 13:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe you should just kill all the questions with that tag on them also, it might clean things up a bit. \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    Aug 2, 2016 at 18:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ At least it's not a [doubt] tag. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 19, 2018 at 20:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ Replace with [Houston] \$\endgroup\$
    – Russell McMahon Mod
    Feb 21, 2019 at 18:40

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Looks like this tag was cleaned up in 2016. If it shows up again, remove it on sight.


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