On Server Fault, we have the tag with 2283 questions as of this post. The general consensus is that it's a useless tag and it doesn't help to sort questions, but the sheer number of questions tagged with it makes manual removal of the tag impractical and very undesirable.

Any time I see that tag used on the front page I make no apologies for removing it, but this will never get all of the tagged questions, so we need a better solution.

Can you please burninate this tag, and then we can slowly (so as not to flood the front page) retag the questions which are left as untagged. Could you also please prevent this tag from ever being used again.

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    I'm in, and I agree, it needs dev intervention to kill this one with fire rather than us^h^h you editing the bejesus out of it.
    – Rob Moir
    Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:06
  • I came back. I added a tag-wiki to it saying in effect "this is a useless tag" and changed it. Constant vigilance will be needed to prevent its recurrence.
    – sysadmin1138 Mod
    Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 11:55

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Agreed, it is now burninated.

Watch out for the questions though.

tag burninated

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    Awesome, thanks Jeff. You have no idea how long that tag has been annoying the hell out of me :-) Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:21
  • amazing service... Is now a bad time to ask about the error tag too? serverfault.com/questions/tagged/error
    – Rob Moir
    Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:21
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    @robert sure, error is gone too Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:22
  • Wow... thank you :-)
    – Rob Moir
    Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:23
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    Sorry Jeff, also just noticed we've got a plural [servers] as well. Can you burninate that too? Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:29
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    @JefAtwood: Please Burninate [slowness]
    – user9517
    Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 20:30
  • @JefAtwood: I just found 2 questions from today (1 hour and 5 hours ago) that had the server tag ? I thought it had been BURNINATED
    – user9517
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 21:08
  • @Iain, I think you have to specifically ask for blackholing as Jeff probably doesn't fully comprehend the magnitude of our burnination desires.
    – Chris S
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 22:21
  • @ChrisS: cheers @JefAtwood: please blackhole tags: server, servers, slowness.
    – user9517
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 22:24
  • @iain I added ^servers?$ to the intrinsic tags for serverfault -- this will block them Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 22:40

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