seems to be used to indicate that a question is subtle or difficult. I'm not sure if it's a meta tag or not. On the other hand, it's used like , and the other connotations that it brings are well-covered by and .

If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Every tag you use should be able to work, more or less, as the only tag on a question. Meta-tags, like [beginner], [subjective], and [best-practices], are useless by themselves — they tell you nothing at all about the content of the question.

If the tag commonly means different things to different people, it’s probably a meta-tag. In a cruel, ironic twist, the meaning of the tag [subjective] itself … is actually subjective. Ditto for [best-practices] and [beginner]. Best practices to whom? Beginner by what criteria? These tags are impossible to define by anything remotely resembling an objective metric. In comparison, the the meaning of tags like [java], [c#], and [javascript] are crystal clear to all but the nuttiest of nutbags.

  • Not sure if it's a meta-tag or not, but it does not seem to be used consistently, which is a bad sign.
    – Shog9
    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:59
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    I vote for it being removed. Aug 26, 2011 at 9:22

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Yes, it should be removed. Nuance is clearly a meta tag:

they tell you nothing at all about the content of the question

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