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I wouldn't take it personally. I have it on good authority that the guy's just a prick. But, he's a prick who's going through a massive tag cleanup effort at the moment, so he probably bumped into a group of your old questions because of their tags. I'd venture a guess that upon reviewing those questions with the site's current topicality rules in mind, ...


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No, that is an invalid assumption. If I ask a question about configuring IPv6 on my corporate network and whether my subnetting/address assignment/whatever makes sense, that is on topic. If I ask a question such as "How do I get IPv6 connectivity at home?" that is off-topic. Context is required, tags alone do not determine acceptability.


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I've gone with @kasperd 's suggestion and synonymized, then merged 443 to port-443.


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My initial thought upon reading the question was that 443 was a rarely used HTTP status code. It turns out that's not what it was used for. Which proves your point about the naming being extremely poor. I agree that port-443 would be much better. I don't have much opinion on whether renaming or creating both names with 443 being a synonym for port-443 is ...


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It does seem entirely redundant and overbroad, and the questions in it are all tagged with other tags (and have no particular unifying feature). Death to it.


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The Debian community will know that squeeze is version 6 and sarge is 3.1. Similarly the Ubuntu community will know that natty-narwhal (natty) is 11.04 and hardy-heron (hardy) is 8.04. If I asked a question about Windows 6.1.7601 or 6.0.6002 would you know which is on topic ? The important thing is that their respective communities know what they mean. It'...


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I would suggest we merge the tag with HTTPS. The current description already says "AKA HTTPS"... And we might as well merge port-80 with HTTP.


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I can't see any good reason why either of these tags exists. As far as I'm concerned, they can be burninated.


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No No, it's not reasonable to assume that anything related to a TAG on the site is on-topic. Have you read the FAQ? Server Fault is for system administrators and desktop support professionals, people who manage or maintain computers in a professional capacity. Programmers and end users will use the same technologies, but with different issues and those ...


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I would have allowed it. I realize that it's old, but the question is specifically about BackupPC. The question itself is a valid one (it hasn't been closed or downvoted) and tags exist as a way of indexing and organizing questions.


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The merge has been completed, and the thesarus updated. So mote it be.


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Like yourself, I'm essentially a Windows admin and therefore also don't know a sqeeze from a broken monkey. However, as it's highly unlikely I'd be able to answer questions with such names and/or tags does it really matter? The way I see it, if you don't know what or when the version is the question is really unlikely to be of much interest to you. On the ...


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There are dozens of Stack Exchange sites. Server Fault is just one of them. Each site has a FAQ explaining the purpose of the site's existence. No site here is without a specific purpose. Each site has a target audience and content matter; some are more specific than others. Server Fault is squarely aimed at System Administrators (and related support staff) ...


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qos = Quality of Service. No deliberate traffic shaping, but ensuring certain protocols have a higher priority than others. For example, VoIP traffic will always win in an argument over bandwidth with Bit Torrent. traffic-shaping and bandwidth-control to me sound like the same thing (with traffic-shaping being the correct tag). Actually limiting the amount ...


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No. We delete tags that don't belong all the time. Just because there's a tag doesn't mean that any question tagged as such will be on topic here.


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This has been completed and all questions relating to Tinc VPN are correctly tagged. Just providing an answer so this can be considered answered.


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Personally I despise Mac OSX version names, I'm using 10.6 right now and will be moving to 10.7 when it's released, they can call it whatever they like but I'm 'Cat-Blind'.


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If I asked a question and added a tag that doesn't exist then that tag is automatically created. Whether that tag is appropriate of even relevant to the question is a whole other matter. e.g. There's nothing to prevent me from asking an on topic question and adding a tag such as lawn-bowls. Of course I feel quite confident that tag will be edited out of my ...


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Basically, I think version numbers are more usable than code names, at least in the case of Linux distributions, but this is much more true for Ubuntu than for Debian (they had 14 releases while Debian had 4 in the same time). Nevertheless, I think many questions suck on the tagging side anyway. I see questions tagged with linux that are only relevant to a ...


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Personally I share your hatred for the "pretty" names, but also your aversion for Linux questions. I'd rather see tags that are mixed, ie if Acme Rocket Sled is actually version 3.14, then the tag should be acme-rocket-sled-3.14 I think this is more applicable to Linux and other software which releases new version more frequently than the typical MS 3 (on-...


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The Question is over a year and a half old and I didn't feel it needed to be dug up just to add a scarcely used tag. If you really feel it adds value to Server Fault and the Question having that particular tag added, I'll be glad to toss it in there, I just don't see it myself. Side note: There are no "penalties" or detraction for having a edit rejected. My ...


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Unless anyone objects I will be writing to the team and asking them to implement the changes above on Friday 10th Feb 2012.


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throttle and throttling are now synonyms to rate-limiting


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