I humbly request that the tag on Serverfault be killed with fire.

Currently 384 questions tagged with it. I expect quite a few of them may have been migrated to SF.

Any other thoughts on this? I've retagged anything with just the single tag so killing this tag shouldn't leave anything orphaned (sorry for the homepage spam...)

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  • To the mods, I remember somewhere @Jeff Atwood wanted a dev to delete tags to prevent back end stuff. Just a heads up. – Jacob Mar 17 '11 at 21:13
  • Yup, this is a request for the devs. Mods alone can't do it anymore. – squillman Mar 17 '11 at 21:17
  • I didn't know that thanks! – Jacob Mar 17 '11 at 21:42
  • I thought this was a dup of this meta.serverfault.com/questions/1298/…. I guess I didn't notice that sysadmin also existed when I made that request. We should probably go check to see if there are any other [sysadmin] synonyms tags that also need to be killed. – Zoredache Mar 17 '11 at 22:31
  • Anything [sysadmin-*] – jscott Mar 18 '11 at 0:08
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    While we're at it, can anyone think of any others that should be eliminated? e.g. Should server be on that list or not? – John Gardeniers Mar 18 '11 at 0:23
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    +1 for "Kill-with-fire" tag! – Chris S Mar 18 '11 at 18:36
  • @Chris heh, let's just hope I don't end up with a taxonomist for that one :) – squillman Mar 18 '11 at 18:48

Agreed, it is now burninated.

tag burninated

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Doubleplusgood idea.

As for other tags, I'd personally also burn as worthless: server, computer - or any others so hopelessly vague as to defeat the purpose of tagging entirely. These strike me as analogous to tagging SO questions with 'code' or 'programming'. (Accurate but useless)

Unless someone can think of a way the 'server' tag's 2k+ results would help narrow down a search? (Not sarcastic)

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  • are server and computer still around? Eeeek, computer was.. burninated. If you see any more let me know. – Jeff Atwood Jun 14 '11 at 5:15

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