I wrote a query a little over a month ago that sorts tags based upon their closure ratio. Some of them are legitimate tags (nntp seems like a keeper), but most are just signs of poor tag choices or topics that don't apply to this site.
For posterity and clickability, below are the top 100 at the moment. Since it's unwieldily, I've broken it into categories: ...
Shouldn't we actually fix the problem and do a mass retag of that incorrect spelling, rather than apply a plaster like this?
I'm not suggesting the muggles among us do it (there are 157 tagged questions), but if a moderator or developer can do a mass retag without spamming the front page I think that would be far more preferable than allowing this ...
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
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.
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.
I think you'll find that when a system administrator mentions APC it's automatically assumed we're taking about a UPS, not a rather minor bit of software. Your statement that "questions about uninterruptible power supplies that are improperly tagged as apc" makes no sense. To put it simply, you've got it back to front and questions about "Alternative PHP ...
My understanding is that PIX != ASA, so should retain separate tags. ASA may supersede PIX but that doesn't make them equal. Seems to me it would be a bit like merging windows-server-2003 with windows-server-2008.
It seems that the vast majority of the questions tagged apache are relevant to some variant of Apache 2. There are 34 questions that are apache but the body of which contains a reference to apache 1.3 or apache1.3, these would need to be checked and manually retagged apache1 if required as at least some are just referring back to some feature of Apache 1.3. ...
Done. I also merged in file-system as well since it was lurking in the corners hoping I wouldn't notice it.
Also, I'm 90% sure this is that one tag-set I saw, said I'd get to it later, and promptly forgot the details of. Kudos for finding it.
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.