Seen on the scalability tag:

really stupid advert on tag

I assume it's an advertisement, but I can't quickly find anything that tells me what it's an ad for or if it's something other than an ad.

So that leaves me assuming that "RS" stands for "Really Stupid" as in, "It's really stupid to put something on a tag without explaining what it is."

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That's a sponsored tag, and I didn't know ServerFault had any left. The RS stands for Right Scale, though you wouldn't know from the icon. If you go to StackOverflow's tag page you'll see several that are similarly iconified.

As I understand it, vendors can pay to sponsor a tag. It'll get their logo on the tag. RightScale appears to be camping the Scalability tag.


If you go to the scalability tag info page you see this

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Unless you've got something like Add Block Plus running when you get this

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It's a sponsored link that RightScale have presumably paid for.

  • innocent whistle AdBlock, eh?
    – tombull89
    May 28, 2012 at 13:28
  • I had to switch it on to get that image ...
    – user9517
    May 28, 2012 at 18:37

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