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Questions tagged [tags]

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Kill it with Mundane Crystal Dagger: [fail]

The fail tag is fail - how meta is that? And I'm posting this on a meta site. It's meta meta meta. fail offers no benefit. It's not likely to be searched, it does not distinguish a question's content ...
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delete tag ad-cert

I accidentally made a tag I didnt intend (ad-cert). I intended to retag as ad-certificate-services that already exists. Can someone please delete ad-cert? Or will it disappear on its own accord from ...
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DFSR and DFS-R tag merge request

Can someone please merge these tags? People use both terms to ask/answer questions on DFS Replication. Thanks M
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Synonym IIS version with Windows version?

IIS is unique in the sense that the version that ships with an operating system is the only version available for that operating system. Windows 2000 Server got IIS 5, 2003 got IIS 6, 2008 got IIS 7 ...
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Should [leopard] be [os-x-leopard]?

We don't have 7, but rather we have windows-7. By the same token, there seem to be a lot of "cat name only" tags out there that, I believe, should be prefixed with os-x, making it os-x-leopard instead ...
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Please (re?) burninate the [apache] tag

The apache tag seems to have risen from the dead and is attracting new questions - I think it may have gotten missed in the burnination requests from Apache tags - a bit of a mess? . (Per the ...
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What do we do about company name tags? Specifically McAfee?

There is a mcafee tag with three questions in it. Should this be destroyed and retagged with the relevant product name or are brand-name tags a kind of meta tag that we keep around? It just seems ...
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Can we black hole the “errors” tag?

It's worthless, IMO. Can we get it black holed, or at least discuss the possibility?
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Apache tags - a bit of a mess?

So, we've got apache, which is the second most popular tag on the site. It's a superset of the versions of it - apache2, apache2.2, apache1.3; and apache2 is essentially a superset of 2.0, 2.2, and ...
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Tag: Career-development and Career

What should be done with the Career-Development and Career tags? I believe The Community's position on questions that relate to the non-technical aspects of system administration and support jobs are ...
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Fun and Humor Tag

What should be done with the fun and humor tags? I'm not sure if What should we do with "coolest server names" is the exeption, but should we try to clean up questions that aren't directly ...
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tag merge: utf-8 and utf8

Suggest we merge utf8 into the correct tag utf-8, and make former a synonym of utf-8. Maybe there's a more general fix you could make in the StackExchange code - when creating a new tag, save the ...
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Tag merge request for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server tags

Here is a list for Microsoft Small Business Server tags that do not mention version number: sbs x 46 sbs-server x 2 small-business-server x 96 Here is a list of all SBS tags that I can find which ...
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Ways to improve the quality of questions concerning some tags (tag-triggered suggestions?)

I'm quite new here, but I often find myself desiring there was a way to suggest people asking questions to include information probably relevant because of the tags they've used - something like "...
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What happened to the apc tag?

A few months back I asked about a retag-request for the apc tag because of the confusion between the PHP APC opcode cache and APC meaning American Power Systems backup power supplies. I just noticed ...
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The Canada tag should probably go

Why is there even a canada tag? Isn't that a bit too localized? I did a quick look, and there's no usa or great-britain or australia, so why on $DEITY'S green Earth is there a canada tag? There's 5 ...
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Should the 'configuration' tag be nuked from orbit?

It's on 788 questions, but I can't imagine where it'd have a valid use. Should configuration perhaps just be silently nuked in the database and blacklisted?
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AS400, iSeries, and IBM-i are all the same system

I started this on StackOverflow meta, but we decided it needs to be over here as well. IBM has had a identity problem for their midrange system over the past decade. There are several names for the ...
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Introduction of new tags to achieve consistency throughout SE sites

To achieve consistency for tagging questions about Dynamics CRM throughout the SE network, I would like to know if it's possible to create the tags listed under ***dynamics-crm****. Questions on ...
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Free tag - multiple meanings

The tag free seems to be put on questions with a few different meanings Software with no cost free memory free/busy info in outlook It seems either some retagging is in order, or the tag is not too ...
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Die, [multiple], die! *stabstabstab*

I've just noticed this tag float across (as the only tag on a question, which was what brought it to my attention). I've skimmed over the list of questions with the tag (66 at current count), and I ...
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Death to [newbie]!

Not to newbies themselves, of course... As part of the continuing war on metatags, I've cleaned up all 36 or so questions that were tagged 'newbie', and would appreciate an SE employee blacklisting ...
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Equivalent tag to 'homework': 'do-my-job-for-me'?

In the same way that questions which are obviously homework get tagged homework, should questions which are obviously attempts to get someone else to do the questioner's job for them be tagged do-my-...
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MS Access tag merge/alias

We've got: msaccess - 31 ms-access - 4 microsoft-access - 2 I'd say that ms-access or microsoft-access would be the better tag, but the people have spoken, and msaccess is the most common option.
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Tag Merge Requests

We've got: printing-printers-printerdriver driver-drivers
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Please block the amazon tag

We did some work to remove the plain amazon tag recently but yesterday 2 questions appeared with the tag. Can the amazon tag be blocked please?
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[ios] matches Cisco's IOS and Apple's iOS

Apple had the wonderful idea to name its mobile operating system iOS, which was already used by Cisco Internet Operating System. There are hence 94 questions tagged ios, but only 82 of them contain ...
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Retag request: APC (Alternate PHP Cache) and APC (American Power Conversion) the power supplies.

There are lots of questions about uninterruptible power supplies that are improperly tagged as apc There also questions about web application performance and the Pecl PHP opcode caching package, APC, ...
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Kill [sysadmin] tag on SF with fire

I humbly request that the sysadmin 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. EDIT: Any other ...
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Do we really need a backup-exec-2010 tag when there's a perfectly good backupexec tag?

Is the rather recent spate of retagging of questions around Backup Exec with backup-exec-2010 by user KCotreau strictly necessary? We've already got a perfectly servicable backupexec tag, and my ...
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Retag or Synonym pxe & pxeboot

The tags pxe (89) and pxeboot (15) are the same thing. Could we create a synonym for these?
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Retag or synonym Corruption tag

Right now, there are a lot of unnecessary corruption tags. We have corruption, corrupt, file-corruption and data-corruption. Frankly way too many. Corruption is the most commonly used one, and ...
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Ubuntu and ubuntu-10.04 tag synonyms

Wanted to create a synonym there but being a version synonym it's not possible for mortals. How are the policies about versions and softwares btw?
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Please delete [tag:fusion]

I noticed earlier that there was a fusion tag. The tag had been used 6 times and was used exclusively to reference VMware Fusion. I have changed all occurrences of fusion to vmware-fusion to make it ...
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Please delete [tag:tweaking]

tweaking has been recently created - please burninate it before it picks up too many uses.
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tags with plus (+)

The tags help box (shown when editing tags) says tags can contain +, but when I type a tag like "lost+found", it tries to use two tags, "lost" and "found".
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Random idea: add tags of any question asked to user's 'favourites'?

I've a suggestion/idea for a feature that might come in useful, and would appreciate other's feedback. I've marked a few tags as favourite and see that questions tagged with those are highlighted ...
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KVM tag, synonyms on the same area of expertise…

So, we kave KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine and KVM, the Keyboard Video Mouse switch. Both are correct and both are heavily used on the sysadmin world. Luckily enough we have only a few ...
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Please burninate the [server] tag

On Server Fault, we have the server 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 ...
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Raising the Tag Limit for Serverfault in Particular

I just ran into the 5 tags limit, asked a lot of questions and never thought to use that many tags before, but this time it would have been useful. So I would like a little higher tag limit myself. ...
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These tags should probably be blacklisted.

I just removed all the few questions tagged it, and I was thinking about removing system-administration for the ~27 questions, but I didn't really want to bump all those questions. I think both of ...
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Delete 'server' tag

I don't think the 'server' tag serves any purpose at all on a site that's all about servers. Might as well have a 'Programming' tag on StackOverflow. Perhaps it would be better to have tags linux-...
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What's the difference between 'vm' and 'virtual-machine' tags?

I see there's separate vm and virtual-machines tags. What's the difference? Should they be made synonyms?
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Bug: Unanswered My Tags empty after clicking on a couple tags

I was viewing Serverfault Unanswered Questions with My Tags, and clicked one of the tags in the Unasnwered tags list, on the right, I believe Apache. This took me to the Questions section, showing ...