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Should a tag be created for "closed"/"rejected" questions? It might make sense to have them tagged if they're being kept for archival purposes—it would also mean that a question like this one on Win32 worms won't have a tag about "optimization," when the question has absolutely nothing to do with optimization. . . .

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No.

Closed questions can already be searched, by searching for "closed:1". Most closed questions are kept around. If we really want to have a "this question was closed for historical reasons" banner like Stack Overflow, we should submit a feature request.

Closed questions that are way off-topic, like the Win32 worm question, should be deleted. Thank you for reminding me to do that.

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  • $\begingroup$ Okay. Didn't realize that capability was already in the system. Never mind then. :-) $\endgroup$ – aeismail Oct 17 '12 at 19:49

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