The tag identification-request is completely redundant. And, the way it's excerpt is written, it can be used with way too many questions.
A tag, which is redundant as well as not being related to Hinduism at all, is being tagged with that many questions, is totally unacceptable.
Use this tag for questions regarding story identification, verse identification from scriptures and image identification of Hindu God, goddesses and characters from Hindu mythology.
Use this tag for questions regarding story identification
That means for questions like "What is the story of..?" and there are a plenty of questions asked like that. Anyways, for such questions we have the mythology tag. Having the identification-request does not add any value to anything really. Or for questions like "In which scripture is this story found?" --then for them we have the scripture and mythology tags.
Verse identification from scriptures
That means for questions like one of my own questions " Which scripture is the source of the verse janmana jayate sudrah...?. then, for such questions we already have the scripture and the verse tags. The tag in question is again redundant as it is completely useless and it adds no value after the scripture and verse tags (which are important tags for Hinduism-related discussion unlike the tag being discussed) are added.
Image identification of Hindu God, goddesses and characters from Hindu mythology.
For this purpose only it can be used. Although not much useful, still this is the only kind of questions where the tag should/can be used.
Therefore, my proposal here is either kill the tag because it is not even related to Hinduism in any way and it is redundant. Or, if that's not possible, limit it's usage as suggested.
Also, rename it to something like image-identification.
The tag may be existing before, but it's description was created only recently around October, 2017. And, my problem is with this description. The tag is currently used rampantly only because the way it is described now.
Making my point more clear:
The I-R tag is created based on the fact that "we are trying to identify something in somewhere" (which will be part of almost all questions understandably) but it completely ignores the fact what we are trying to identify. Which is what we should be focusing on and which is what the question is "about" or "related to".
Tags for what we are trying to identify - e.g verses in scriptures, stories found in scriptures - are what should be our focus on at Hinduism.SE and not on the fact that we are trying to identify .
And, for those kinds of situations, suitable tags are already present (e.g - verse, scripture, mythology etc etc).
That's exactly how the I-R tag is redundant and artificial.
So, what we are trying to identify - based on that, the tags of should be chosen. And, it should be present in Tag's body/name and not only in the description/excerpt. So, Tag's name itself should clearly indicate what we are trying to find , whether it's a verse or a story or whatever.
It should not simply suggest that it is a request for identifying something.
But right now it is only indicating that we are trying to identify something and that it is also a request. Now, how is that useful and not redundant?
Image-identification, on the other hand, is quite clear in that aspect.
Bottom line is here the I-R tag's name is not at all indicating what the question is about. Rather it is indicating what the asker's action is ( viz - a request to identify something).
Tags should be chosen based on what topics of Hinduism, the question is about and not on a user action. For example, we can't have a tag called asking-questions on the Main site.