After cleaning up a few facepalm coding questions from novices, I failed to find an existing appropriate tag to distinguish such questions. Quality-based tags do exist however, (i.e. the "humor" tag), so the question is what would be the most useful name for such a tag or tags?
Terms that come to mind:
- learner-(name of programming language)
Some of those might needlessly offend some users, and are therefore doubtful.
Michael Mrozek notes that SE once had Meta-tags, which were often abused and were thereafter abolished. Therefore any quality-based tag that survived that purge should not be construed as a model.
Are there any general demographic impressions as to how those Meta-tags tags were abused? That is, was the problem universal? Did the tags corrupt any who read or used them, or was there some conspicuously errant minority or majority?
(If the problems were not general, then it suggests a question of non-general meta-tags -- tags that require permission (i.e. reputation or whatnot) to write, or perhaps read.)