deprecate baton

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I'm don't think a request tag should be being used for something that is never going to be identifiable as a specific type. But such things do want a tag to identify the item in question.

I'd rather see this turned into an umbrella tag - it's perfectly reasonable for someone to want to find a baton without caring what specific type of baton it is.


Yeah, it's one thing to deprecate tags that have specific alternative tags, but things like baton are too nebulous and there's genuinely cases where it's impossible to tell what something is without already knowing the name. I'd rather we keep it as an usable tag that is cleaned up by the experts® rather than something new users have to fight against.

Also baton request (which would just be a renamed baton) is dumb and you can't change my mind on that.