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.
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.
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?
Can't we just ban the use of 'cat names' and insist on version numbers, it's childish and crappy, it's 10.7 or whatever - we don't call Windows by its dev names 'Windows Whistler' etc.
Personally I'd kill all use; back-convert every posting of cat-names and bad the words from new questions.
And I LOVE apple otherwise btw.