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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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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 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 ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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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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Eliminate the Career tag

Can we please eliminate the career tag? I just can't imagine a question where that tag is appropriate and still be on topic but not totally subjective (although the subjective vote has now been ...
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Who is removing a tag I use?

There was an hpsa tag, until a few days ago, that I was tagging my questions about HP's Server Automation Software suite with. Someone went through and replaced it with hp. Today, (~7 hours ago) I re-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What, in summary, are we supposed to do to clean up tags?

I know it's not a good question title... I'd like to have a question and short answer here on meta.SF that explains what - if anything - people can or should do to clean up tags. I've seen blog ...
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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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Many old questions getting additional proftpd/vsftpd tags

There seems to be a rash of questions recently getting resurrected by the addition of either a vsftpd or a proftpd tag. Let me be clear: I don't refer to previously-untagged questions; those 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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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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Are the rg tags getting out of control on ServerFault?

Possible Duplicate: legitimate ways for users to protest irrelevant sponsorship of tags Ok, fine, Redgate has tools for Exchange and SQL Server, so maybe it makes sense to have the annoying ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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How do I create a new tag?

I have an idea for a new tag. I think adding this tag would improve Server Fault. How do I add this tag? I am not finding documentation of how to do this. Topics I would like to know about creating a ...
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Hey! Why does that community guy get credit for my tag creation?

As in, for example, this tag. Is it because I don't have enough rep for tag-wiki edits without approval? Not that it matters a whole lot, but it feels like something of a punch in the fun bits, and ...
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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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Will someone please add this tag? tickzoom

Can someone add the tag tickzoom at stackexchange? I don't have enough reputation yet to add the tag. Why? We developers at tickzoom want to track the specific tag tickzoom so we can watch for ...
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