I just removed all the few questions tagged , and I was thinking about removing for the ~27 questions, but I didn't really want to bump all those questions. I think both of these tags should be blacklisted here, since almost every question should be able about system administration.

  • @sysadmin1138, Is inserting tags something we can all do but I never noticed or is it a mod and up thing only? Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 3:25
  • @JohnGardeniers Special syntax [tag:microsoft] will do it now.
    – sysadmin1138 Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 5:21
  • Could we get rid of the 'vmware' tag too please, there isn't any software called VMWare but that company does make lots of different products and it frustrates me as I answer a lot of them, it might force the questioner to add this vital information from the start.
    – Chopper3
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 13:28

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ok, I blacklisted ^(system-administration|it)$ from tags, and destroyed -- these are what we call "intrinsic" tags meaning they are assumed on the site, like you wouldn't tag a question on apple.se [apple] because, well, they're all apple questions.

These intrinsic tags are also checked on migrations.


Unfortunately, tag blacklisting is not one of the superpowers I have at my finger-tips. There might be a dev-tool for that.

On the other hand, I can destroy with fire.

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    Also, a bunch of the system-administration tagged questions could be tagged learning as a more appropriate tag.
    – sysadmin1138 Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 1:26
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    only devs can destroy tags, but diamonds can rename and merge tags. I would also argue learning is not a good tag either, see blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 4:27

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