The tag is littered with shopping questions and nothing else. It should die a painful death. A very, very painful death.

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    – Wesley
    Commented Jan 19, 2013 at 19:10
  • I've closed all the shopping questions in the tag.. It can be Baleeeeted by the devs.
    – Chris S
    Commented Jan 20, 2013 at 14:28
  • @Devs It'd be super nice if Mods could merge a tag into $NULL and remove the tag from all it's currently tagged questions. Seems to work already up until a sanity-check in the SQL or something.
    – Chris S
    Commented Jan 20, 2013 at 14:30
  • This is not a question. I don't understand why hardware selection questions are bad.
    – Flimm
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 21:10
  • @Flimm it's a request to have a dev delete the tag. The tag is bad because its clearly about shopping or product recommendations which are off-topic
    – MDMarra
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 21:12
  • There are 53 questions with this tag, 43 have been closed. It's a good indication of less than topical questions. If someone wants to go through them and save the good ones (removing the tag as you go) and flag the rest for deletion I'll happily oblige.
    – user9517
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 22:33
  • Look - if the tag itself said lemmings would you jump off a cliff?
    – Rich Snow
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:47
  • No, but I'd also want to blacklist that one as well. It's just plain not a good tag. What situation could you possibly use that tag in that is on topic? Also, tags should be nouns that categorize the question.
    – MDMarra
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:52
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    Apologies, this is probably the wrong place to say that I like shopping questions...
    – Rich Snow
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:56
  • Yep, considering that they're off-topic across the entire stack exchange network - not just Server Fault. If you have a subjective issue like what to buy, you can always pop into Server Fault Chat and discuss.
    – MDMarra
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:57
  • @RichSnow: This isn't the right room for an argument. May I request that you familiarise yourself with the faq and our /about page. Cheers.
    – user9517
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 16:51
  • @MDMarra Thanks, great suggestion!
    – Rich Snow
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 21:02

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Great to see as always, more and more users who are seeking input from others being told their questions are worthless and go away.

Do you actually feel you're helping ANYONE with stupid rules like these? I think it's more likely you're just enjoying lording over other users.

  • Children, please behave. For what it's worth Chris, downvotes on meta sites do not indicate "wrong", they indicate "I disagree". That's why there's no individual rep on this part of the site. You're totally entitled to your opinion, and its just as valid as anyone elses opinion on here, and this is the correct place to voice it. Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 22:50
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    Also, I see that this answer has collected some "delete" votes. This is a totally inappropriate use of the delete feature. You can't just go around deleting opinions you don't like. Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 22:51

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