I jumped the gun and created #needs_discussion already. Bad manners on my part, @Aklapper has communicated concern and I want to step back and get things on a task as I should have from the get go. I'm not sure what the best outcome is but I have a use case in mind so let's see if it makes sense.
A needs discussion column takes up rarely used real estate on our board but we do have some tasks that are essentially waiting [column] and the wait is on more discussion. With the workboard I can do a custom query to narrow down what tasks show up and it's nice to be able to show only those things in Security-Team that #need discussion. So for us the thinking was that it is a transient state but a manually curated one, and one that is sort of preference based on workboard sanity. I view it differently from the patch review tag as that's a bunch of bot madness integration with gerrit. I'm not sure how you feel about all that.
Proposal: I would like to keep the tag and see if it becomes troublesome. We are basically saying we want to have one waiting/pending column and use the tag for annotation. With a herald rule to remove on task resolution or maybe even movement off the workboard idk? I would like to try it essentially and I may be wrong and it's a fiasco, but it's a small experiment I think.