# What does the tag “quality” mean?

Well - obviously I understand the english word. But in the context this post, I dont see any use of it. Maybe there is - but a description would be nice. Or is it some kind of meta-tag for describing "bad quality"?

I think everyone who creates a new tag, should use the tag-wiki to give it a good description. In other cases it is not that difficult to understand, of course. But well defined tags is a must have in the long run.

It's a meta tag - kill it, quickly.

But yes, I agree that everyone who creates a tag, especially one that is not self described by the tag itself, should take the time to create at least a wiki excerpt to explain what the tag should be used for.

• Meta tags describe the question, rather than the subject of the question. As such I don't think quality is a meta tag. It doesn't seem to be relevant to the question it was used with, certainly. I do think it's a bad tag that should be killed with fire, though, because "quality" is rather indistinct. Better to use a tag specific to the metric that we are using to measure quality -- "durability", for example. – Matthew Read Jan 20 '15 at 22:49

It is about quality engineering. I removed it from the magnetic levitation question and changed it to [quality-engineering] on the DOE question:

What do you think of my new tag?

I can't edit the wikis, as I don't have high enough rep.