I have seen several posts recently looking to add or remove a tag. Specifically:
The about page says this about adding or removing tags:
Creating new tags and retiring old tags is done by the community by voting on and discussing meta-tagged requests about them.
My question is this: what criteria are actually used to determine whether one of these threads is successful in its attempt to create or destroy a tag? Is it number of up votes? If so, what constitutes a strong enough feeling in the community for the desired action? Are comments taken into account? If so, how is it determined when there has been enough discussion of high enough caliber that a decision has been reached?