Yes, nuke it.
Bump: I've started the cleanup of this tag. If anyone else would like to assist, please feel free. Please perform your edits in small batches so that the front page doesn't stay inundated with these edits.
Yes increase the reputation requirement to create tags. Most people with only 300 rep probably don't quite get how tags are supposed to work. People tend to forget or not know that spaces separate tags and where a - should be used or that they are sorted by popularity. For example the fixed and width you cite should probably be fixed-width and they could end ...
As I've been the one doing much of the proftpd, vsftpd, and pureftpd retagging, I feel I should explain why I've been doing it. I'm the author of proftpd, and have lately been spending much time on SO, trying to discover some of the oft-asked questions/pain points with my project, so that I can address them if I can. And of course, as I see some of the FTP-...
Personally, I think these tags should go away.
I don't see any use for "certification tags" -- You wouldn't ask a "practical answerable question about an actual problem you face" in CCNA or MCSE certification for example (and if you did, like "The stupid testing center double-charged me, what do I do?" or "The testing center's lab lost power halfway through ...
These tags are sufficiently generic as to not be all that useful. It's a concept, not a specific technology, and isn't the kind of thing we'd build a tag-community around.
Nor are they common enough to warrant blacklisting, so probably should be periodically gone-through and retagged with more specific items. That said, we could pretty easily alias header ->...
I googled up hpsa and got a screenful of "Health Professional Shortage Area." I'm pretty sure hpsa isn't that. It could be "HP Service Activator," or it could be "HP Smart Array," or it could be "Hippo Party Sunday Afternoon," although that last one seems unlikely. ;)
It's possible that you might need a more descriptive tag, like hp-smart-array or hp-...
The apache tag should be blacklisted. Apache 2.2 and 2.4 (and there are still a few freaks out there using 1.3!) are sufficiently different that people usually need to specify the version they are using.
(Moderators can't blacklist a tag, though; SE will need to be called in.)
The tag cable, cables and cabling are synonyme, thus all point to the cable's tag, which is sadly missing a description like you find.
The questions tagged that way are more for the physical aspect of the cable, like length limitation, physical properties, tubing, installation, etc..
For cable-management it's more related to the racking and management, as ...
The tag custom serves no purpose. No one follows it, and no one is likely to use it to find questions of interest. It should be burninated and blacklisted.
For that matter, the customization tag looks equally useless.
Feel free to remove the tag from any such question you come across, and to replace it with another tag if a more appropriate one exists.
Travis CI isn't a service used by system administrators, but by programmers. It's therefore more appropriate to ask questions about it on Stack Overflow, where you'll find hundreds of questions already.
We have aws and azure, so google-cloud-platform would certainly seem to belong, as they are the other big public cloud option. Plus, we do already have the more specific tags about specific parts of their cloud.
As to its purpose, I'd say it should be used like the AWS and Azure tags. To tag questions about sysadmin-y things specific to Google's cloud ...
Well, I did. Because the tag was an awful mess, and is a poor tag to begin with. Related to this thread, of course.
At the start of the year, Server Fault had just shy of 5,200 tags. Think about that for a second. 5,200 tags. And what are tags? They are labels/categories/an organizational aid. By grouping similar things together, you make it easier to ...
Having had a quick look at the 50 questions tagged rebuild I'd be inclined to agree with 1. deletion.
It doesn't always appear as though people wanted to use it as raid-rebuild etc so just removing it seems like a good option.
I can't imagine any questions which would be tagged as one or the other. That says to me that it would be reasonable to make one a synonym of the other. I'm not sure about which one to make the "primary", though.
I can see the value in consistency of tag name with other DNS record types, so ptr-record would seem to be the better primary. On the other ...
My first association with a tag such as "self-hosting" is @HOME, DIY and an amateur approach, rather than managing information technology systems in a business environment which makes it off-topic for ServerFault.
Since questions regarding the polar opposite, shared web hosting, are usually already off-topic and there are already specific tags for most of ...
Agreed. Since I have a bit of time to kill, I'll start removing the tags from the questions. There's 26 questions with that tag; none of which were asked this year. Once that's done, it'll just disappear from existence.
Ok, the apache tag is now blacklisted:
Along with this comes the requirement that a version-specific tag exists for each Apache version being asked about. In practice, this isn't likely to be too different from what was already occurring (since the raw apache tag was being silently renamed to apache-2.2), but be aware that some amount of confusion or ...
A large part of our job is ensuring that good documentation is in place. As such, questions about documentation methods, systems, ideas, etc. are perfectly on-topic, and warrant having their own tag.
That's not to say that current usage of the tag is appropriate. It may need some cleanup attention, but due to various other tag cleanup efforts ...
I recommend doing whatever you feel is appropriate. You have the required rep, so the SE system trusts you with making that judgement. (I think it also assumes that there are more than ~7 active members in its communities, but that's nothing you have any control over.)
I'm of the firm opinion that the tag is useless - it may be used accurately, but with ...
I agree with your reasoning and I think the best thing we could do is to edit the tag wiki to make it clear that only game servers in a business context are valid here. This will likely be a very small set of questions but I don't think we should exclude it in general.
I just did that.
For me I use:
In the search dialog:
or my favorite that HopelessN00b helped me with:
And THEN click the newest tab
This assumes by "unanswered" you literally mean 0 answers so far, if you want "unanswered" meaning that the OP hasn't accepted an answer yet you would use: