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Questions tagged [tags]

The tag has no usage guidance, but it has a tag wiki.

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The bad tag collection

Summary Ok, we have a lot of bad tags. I found at least half a dozen without trying over the weekend. Some of these tags have hundreds of questions in them, meaning that it will take a dev so that we ...
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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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Should the rep requirement for creating tags on Server Fault be raised?

I have a simple question, per the title, that I'd like community feedback on before venturing over to Stack Exchange meta and/or bugging one of the Stack Exchange Community Managers. Should the rep ...
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Tag synonym for “XMPP”: “Jabber”

We have a xmpp and a jabber tag. Current stats: tagged with xmpp: 77 questions tagged with jabber: 52 questions tagged with both: 25 questions As far as I can see, they are used for the same thing: ...
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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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Burninate “size”

I just noticed the size tag on a question and discovered there are 42 other questions with it. Surely this is a meta tag and needs to go bye bye. If you disagree I'd be interested in the reasons.
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Burninate “cheap”

Currently there are 17 questions (including this gem) which are mostly shopping related, and I would wager that any new questions created on that tag would be similar. I move that we torch cheap
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Which Header tags need beheading?

I was looking for a suitable tag for a question about the email headers my email server creates but while looking I noticed that header-related tags could probably do with a clean-up: I'm sure there ...
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Someone is removing the history tag. Was that discussed and should the edit be accepted or rejected?

Someone started to remove the history tag from all questions, as I see in the 'Suggested Edits' queue. I agree that this tag is useless and should be removed. However, I don't find a discussion and ...
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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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IT Certification tags used in questions

I saw this over on Meta.SO: Should certification questions be closed? where the answer stated: Questions that ask for clarification on or an answer to a specific question from a certification ...
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Remove the messages tag

I recently stumbled across the mess that is the messages tag. It has no followers, which should probably be the main reason for burning a bad tag, as nobody is currently using it to track incoming ...
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Burninate [repair]?

repair seems like a meta tag to me (repair what? the RAIDs? the LAMPs? TomTom's phone?). Should it be killed, and if so, how?
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Poll: Administrator tag

Should the administrator tag be nuked?
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Should reverse-dns and ptr-record be merged?

The tags reverse-dns and ptr-record are obviously highly related. Are they so related to each other, that it would be better to have them merged as a single tag? If it is desirable to keep them as ...
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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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Burninate 'legal'

Seeing this question revealed that we have a legal tag. As legality is and always will be a local matter there can be no legitimate use for such a tag.
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What is this [blocking] tag?

The blocking tag has 113 questions, covering Firewall blocking (probably redundant with ip-blocking) Undeliverable e-mail blocking IO resource limits There is no tag wiki at all. What should be ...
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Why is there a Dell-r710 tag and not others?

This can be asked in many ways, but why is there a specific dell-r710 while there aren't for r200, r610, r620... etc etc? Do we really want a tag for every model? Isn't poweredge enough?
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Updating the apache tag

Currently the apache is synonym-ed to apache-2.2. While perhaps useful in the past, it has since lost its usefulness. As apache-2.4 exists now, and the general apache tag is misleading to those who ...
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Google Cloud Platform support on Server Fault

For a while now, Google has supported their various Cloud Platform services on Stack Overflow, both in terms of directing developers to the site and in actually answering questions about using these ...
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Should remoting tag be renamed to powershell-remoting?

I found a tag called remoting which seems to uniformly refer to questions about PowerShell Remoting. Therefore, I suggest changing the remoting tag to be named powershell-remoting. Why? When somebody ...
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hardware-selection needs to die

The tag hardware-selection is littered with shopping questions and nothing else. It should die a painful death. A very, very painful death.
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Clean up [change] tag?

Is there any specific meaning to the change tag? There is no tag wiki, and I don't see that the 33 questions that currently carry that tag have much of anything in common. There are questions about ...
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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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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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Please burninate the [local] tag

local needs to die. There are currently 55 questions with this tag. All of them have at least 1 other tag. Can't see any possible reason to keep it.
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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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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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Remove or Rename “Site” Tag

I posted a question about Active Directory Sites, so I looked for a tag specific to it. The sites tag appears to have questions relating to websites, Active Directory Sites, SharePoint Sites, DNS, etc....
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Do the four 'cable'-related tags differ or should we merge them?

I've noticed that on the Main-site there are the tags cable, cables, cabling, and cable-management. The latter is the only one with a description, which says: the term used to describe how one ...
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What to do with the gameserver tag?

Recent activity brought to my attention that there is a gameserver tag, and a significant fraction of the questions under that tag looks like they are off-topic due to being hobbyist questions rather ...
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home-server tag

Should the tag home-server be deleted as it's surely off topic here on server fault? It has 22 questions, many of which that are still open. A few more candidates: home-network home-networking ...
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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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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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Death to the homework tag!

On the basis of the answer my previous question (and the SO blog post linked to therein), I've bulldozed all homework tags from questions on serverfault. Anyone with the appropriate mod bits want to ...
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Virtualbox is losing the benefit of the doubt

We have one user who has started flagging anything with virtualbox and isn't clearly about server-stuff. To them, VirtualBox has lost the benefit of the doubt in the same way that anything with the ...
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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 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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vsan tag on Server Fault

There's a tag vsan on Server Fault without any usage guidance. 7 out of 11 are about a specific product: VMware VSAN. Since tags for other VMware products include the company (vmware-esxi, vmware-...
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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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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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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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Suggestion: removal or rename of the “rebuild” tag

This tag happens in most cases with raid or with other non-trivial sector-mapped storage solution. But its standalone meaning is at least unclear or too broad. My suggestion were to Either delete ...
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We've always been at war with [standby]

Let's handle standby like thought police: eradicate all traces and deny its existence. I've just finished eradicating this tag from the conscious memory
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Should the XAMPP tag be removed?

Should the xampp tag be removed? I can flag a question as off-topic with the following reason: Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business ...
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The tale of ghost: vmware tag

Once upon a time in SF land, there are mass-killing and burnination ritual of vmware tag. This mass-killing initiated at Mar 10, 2011 and lasted until July 6, 2011. The last-killing blow is done by ...
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Deleting the `default` tag?

I'm still a bit new about reviewing posts on SE/SF, but after reading some guidelines, I'd like to suggest the deletion of the default tag. In the recent posts I've reviewed, I felt this tag was not ...
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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

I was asked to review an edit on a tag which has only a single question. Turns out it is a duplicate tag because both regex and regexp exist. Should I approve an edit to create a description on a ...
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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 ...