We have a tag for with no definition.

Currently the questions that use this tag are:

How to remove screws with stripped heads?

How can I eat an apple without getting sticky fingers?

How to remove mould (fungus) from clothes?


How to cover nail holes effectively and inexpensively?

How can I (painlessly) add/remove keys to my key ring?

What is the best way to light a hard-to-reach candle wick without burning your finger?

How can I stop my shower from dripping

What can I do to find the end of the tape roll easily?

Quick way to defrost food?

If I break a window, how can I keep out cold air while I buy another?

What is the best way to cool off with an oscillating fan without having it blowing directly on me?

I'm not really seeing anything in common between these questions. Is this a tag for hacks that haven't been imported from another country? Which country?

Before this tag becomes any messier, could we come up with a definition for what it is, and what types of questions are supposed to use it? Or delete it?

  • 2
    It looks to me like it describes "problems one might have in one's home".
    – hairboat
    Dec 10 '14 at 3:50
  • Possible synonym of the 'home' tag.
    – Mast
    Dec 10 '14 at 8:18

I created this tag for all posts that are related to workarounds and hacks that are useful in a household.

As abby mentioned, it is for posts that provide hacks for "problems one might have in one's home".

  • If there are [domestic-hacks], what over tags are there that cover this space? [outside-hacks]? [car-hacks]? I suspect this will become far too broad (and inconsistently applied). Domestic hacks does not really help categorize a question into anything useful; something that a specific group might want follow at the exclusion of all others. It just doesn't seem like a good use case for tags. Dec 10 '14 at 20:19
  • @Robert: Ok, then should we burninate it?
    – user19
    Dec 10 '14 at 20:22
  • Probably. I'm having trouble envisioning how this will help better organize the content. Dec 10 '14 at 20:26
  • @Robert: It categorizes hacks related to stuff inside the household. Stuff related to curtains, cupboards, windows, lighting, shower.
    – user19
    Dec 10 '14 at 20:37
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    @Sunshine and Robert: I have retagged them all to home, this to make sure 'xxxxx-hacks' tags will not keep popping up everywhere. Dec 12 '14 at 7:25
  • Thanks @Richard, that is a much better tag.
    – user19
    Dec 12 '14 at 8:02

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