It seems reasonable to have distinct tags for , , and , as they are fundamentally different features/areas of the Ansible family.

The Tag by itself is unnecessary -- any post with this tag should also have .

It is like having separate tags for , , and , much too granular. It does not make sense to have a separate tag for questions that are playbook related.

The precedent for this exists with and the symbolic-tag . Shouldn't the same work for ?

  • So, a downvote and not even a comment why? That's helpful... :P – 0xSheepdog Dec 28 '19 at 1:36

My (extremely) understanding of the Ansible ecosystem is that "Ansible" by itself most properly refers to the entire suite of Ansible-related tools, with most people understanding that saying "ansible" by itself in an appropriate context refers to the playbook tool, for backwards-compatibility purposes. If that's a correct understanding, would it make more sense instead to blacklist and require people to use the appropriate more-specific tag in all cases?

I'm a fan of tag cleanups, so whichever way works best I'm all in favour. Just a matter of determining which way makes the most sense.

  • So "Ansible" is the name of the software but also the executable command and the most basic form of the tool. That basic tool is used in "Ad Hoc" mode which works great, but really isn't useful for large sweeping operations in the way Ansible is usually discussed and considered. Technically, that command is "ansible-playbook", and requires the user provide a .YAML formatted file, the 'playbook'. Ansible-tower is the enterprise automation framework and GUI that runs ansible-playbook, and Galaxy is the "docker hub" of ansible roles/plays that others have written and shared. – 0xSheepdog Dec 28 '19 at 5:42
  • (continued). Using the tags this way is like having separate tags for python commands directly versus writing python code into a file and executing that script. Do we need separate tags in that scenario? If not, why do we do it for Ansible? – 0xSheepdog Dec 28 '19 at 5:43
  • Sorry, I'm not feeling like you're making your case. If "ansible" is a recognisable separate thing from "ansible-playbook", then perhaps both tags should stay, but with improved descriptions as to when each is applicable? – womble Dec 28 '19 at 6:37

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