What's the point of the tag
[bestestes]? and is it useful?
This tag is not useful. "Recommendations" and "Favorites" is covered by voting on questions/answers and the star. "Best" is relative and there are tools in place to better facilitate what I think Peter is trying to accomplish.
Rather than retagging, a better way to point out "best of breed" questions is to create a blog post or something outside the site which points to your "top X questions and answers on [some subject]" or something like that.
Yeah, I'm not trying to get them closed or anything. I'm just making up something that maybe we can merge into recommendations or favorites or just leave alone so that some semblance of what I believe to be the original purpose of this website can be preserved. People who like the "bestestes" (or "worstestes") tag can have it in their list, people who would just close'em on principle can just ignore them.
I'm all done now, I just searched for "best" got to page 12 and they kind of fizzled out.
I think we can merge tags into some sort of better synonym. There obviously is a better (real) word than bestestes. I just wanted something that'd stick out. And as I'm a bum not a moderator or a high-rep-y-ite and don't believe in closation without representation I'm doing what I can within my limited powers, feel free to join in!