See this related question: Is the tag “travel” a little broad?. Or more specifically, its accepted answer by Michael Hampton:

The tag already has zero questions (and strangely, two followers).

This tag is uselessly broad on a site which is about travel. It should be blacklisted so that it cannot be used in the future.

I noticed the tag has resurfaced with 5 questions. As such, I'm posting this as feature request for a CM to add it to the blocked tag list.

I acknowledge that burination and not using the tag is the usual solution to prevent tags from being used. Since this site is so focused on travel, I assume the tag will be back even after we remove it form the current questions. In fact, the tag has only recently reappeared after it had been...

burned with flames so tall as to make it an example for all other similarly useless generic tags.

Source: JoErNanO♦ in another answer

As such, I think block-listing is warranted. :)

  • " Per-site lists of tags that cannot be created or used. To suggest a tag be blocked, use [tag-block-request] instead. " - you can always suggest it ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 22:43
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    @MarkMayo yea I think we're still supposed to ask on the per-site meta (on main meta it might be closed as a one-site issue). This is my way of making the suggestion, I think a mod can add the [status-review] tag and that should put it in the CM queue who can create the tag-block.
    – JJJ
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 22:46
  • @MarkMayo I agree with JJJ, the Travel Meta is more appropriate to request this.
    – Xnero
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 23:02
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    Not fussed, as long as travel gets removed ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 23:18
  • I cannot find travel in the list of tags: travel.stackexchange.com/tags?tab=name What's happening?
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Jul 6, 2021 at 7:20
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    @JoErNanO Since I already removed the tag from all the questions, it has been deleted in the meantime.
    – Xnero
    Commented Jul 6, 2021 at 8:43

3 Answers 3


The tag has travelled straight onto the blocklist as an intrinsic tag - users trying to tag a post with the tag will now receive the message:

The 'travel' tag is not allowed.

Safe travels, everyone. 😊

  • Thank you Kyle.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Jul 11, 2021 at 20:09

I totally agree with the idea to block-list this tag. I have removed the from the 5 questions mentioned in the meantime.


At the cost of quoting myself, I believe:

[] should be burned with flames so tall as to make it an example for all other similarly useless generic tags

Since the blocklisting feature exists (I was honestly not aware of this until right now) let's use it. As per the current procedure, I have asked Community Managers to blocklist on Travel.SE. I am confident we will get notified once this happens.

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