The annoying bit is that jail has a specific meaning on FreeBSD that that is a kind of virtualization, somewhat similar to LXC. It looks like 90% of the chroot-jail questions are tagged Linux because many people have confused the term.
I think that we need to go through jails, jail, and chroot-jail tags. All three should be completely removed and in the ...
directory-permissions and file-permissions can get combined.
permission and permissions
database-permissions questions had nothing to do with DB permissions....
Not so sure about combining permissions and file-permissions
Seems like overlap, but they have a fair amount of individual use.
Since there seem to be a few of these DNS-related tags let's collect them all in one place
mx-record <- mx,
a-record <- arecord
soa-record <- (Selective retagging of stuff in soa)
cname-record <- cname
ns-record <- ns
Even if there are questions in [restore] that are not related to backups, the tag excerpt is unambiguous: (Actually, I interpreted the tag dates wrong. The tag has been around for five years, but the tag wiki was only applied in 2012.)
This has been the description of restore for the last three years:
Returning data from a backup to its original location ...
I'm not adverse to doing that and making datastax (the company) a synonym for datastax-enterprise (currently their main product) .
Users with sufficient reputation can are encouraged to propose and create that synonym here: https://serverfault.com/tags/datastax-enterprise/synonyms and it will pop-up in the review queues, allowing the community to decide.
Found some more that seem bad, while cleaning up the existing bad tags. They're all relatively unused, so we can handle them ourselves.
interview, technical-support, globalization, employment, personal-use, vacation, job-skills, work-environment and gaming and probably support-contract.
Not so sure about support-contract, but it seems to only be used in ...
From the perspective of a Windows admin with a fair bit of mail experience, no one says Outlook Web Access, it's just OWA, therefore, I'm personally a proponent of merging everything into owa, but I'm not sure it matters much which way they're merged, so long as they're merged.
By extending Jeff Ferland query from top 100 to top 300, here some tags that I'm proposing
Nuked tags because off-topic: suggestionsalternatives-togotchas
Cleanup tags (similar with documentation): referenceguides
setting-as-default: some questions about how to make an option as default option for client
select: 5 Questions about how select ...
I'm not convinced this should be done. Security is quite a broad topic, and "hacking" is clearly only a narrow subset.
This will also potentially inconvenience the 30 people who are following this tag, and may not want to see all questions from the broader tag.
What do we gain from merging these tags?
We kind of go back and forth on it, but version numbers do matter in some cases. This does lead to things being tagged multiply when they don't need to be. Witness all the questions tagged:
It matters, as I imagine it matters somewhat for things like php.
It's one of those battles where the nuance of where to use a version number and ...