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...)

  • To the mods, I remember somewhere @Jeff Atwood wanted a dev to delete tags to prevent back end stuff. Just a heads up.
    – Jacob
    Commented Mar 17, 2011 at 21:13
  • Yup, this is a request for the devs. Mods alone can't do it anymore.
    – squillman
    Commented Mar 17, 2011 at 21:17
  • I didn't know that thanks!
    – Jacob
    Commented Mar 17, 2011 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
    Commented Mar 17, 2011 at 22:31
  • Anything [sysadmin-*]
    – jscott
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 0:08
  • 2
    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? Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 0:23
  • 1
    +1 for "Kill-with-fire" tag!
    – Chris S
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 18:36
  • @Chris heh, let's just hope I don't end up with a taxonomist for that one :)
    – squillman
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 18:48

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Agreed, it is now burninated.

tag burninated


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)

  • are server and computer still around? Eeeek, computer was.. burninated. If you see any more let me know. Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 5:15

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