Please note, the tag burninator script requires 10k rep to use. Sorry, noobs!
I pass on to you, dear taxonomist terrorists, the burninator toolkit.
This toolkit consists of two user scripts which, when configured and used in conjunction, can chew up and spit out whatever tag needing burnination faster than you can believe.
The first user script can be located at this gist. Its goal is to allow you to easily open up many questions that have the same tag. The reason for this will be revealed later.
You use this script by visiting the list of questions for a particular tag. For example, let's use this awful disgusting tag: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/education
This userscript adds a clickable div to the top of the list:
Which, when clicked, expands to show links to all questions on that page:
When you are using this script for tag eradication, simply ctrl-click (or whatever the equivalent is for your particular keyboard) on the first link to open that in a new tab. Clicking on the link also removes it from the list.
By just holding the mouse and hitting ctrl-click repeatedly you can open up all questions on the page in other tabs in under a minute.
You may be asking me, "why would I want to do this?" I'll tell you.
You would want to do this so that the other half of the kit, this user script right here, can automatically edit out the tag and, optionally, cast a delete vote on it. All without any effort on your part. Yep.
There isn't anything photogenic about this half of the process, so let me illustrate the feeling you get from ripping a crap tag from fifty questions in under a minute:
The script comes preconfigured with many tags that plain old suck. There are ones that just need to be removed from questions,
var tagsThatShouldJustBeRemoved = ["mmorpg", "authors", "technologies", "code-reading", "teaching", "information", "guide", //etc
and the ones that indicate the question should be nuked from orbit (proven to be the only way to be sure)
var tagsThatGetYouDeleted = ["education", "suggestions", "books", "ebook", "exam", "tutorials", "tutorial", "oreilly-book", ];
You can personalize your targets to suit your needs. In fact, you should personalize both lists of tags before you use this script. Please note that your edit will happen asynchronously, will run on every question you view, and unless you cast a delete vote you will not know anything happened. Also, if tag removal would result in the question not having any tags, you will be informed by an annoying alert. You'll have to retag it manually :/.
One last warning, you will hit a rate limit if you open fifty tabs one after another. Keep it to about one per second, or more if you're voting to delete after every edit.
Now, install these scripts, go forth, and burn!
1.0 First release
1.1 Move all closed questions to the front of the list
- Rip through these, then burn the window. No need to examine closed questions.
1.0 First release