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What is this [blocking] tag?

It looks like a tag that should be burninated to me.
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Poll: Administrator tag

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 ...
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Should the rep requirement for creating tags on Server Fault be raised?

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 ...
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Many old questions getting additional proftpd/vsftpd tags

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 ...
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Clean up [change] tag?

My vote goes to burninate - it's adding nothing.
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Which Header tags need beheading?

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 ...
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Updating the apache tag

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 ...
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Who is removing a tag I use?

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 "...
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Many old questions getting additional proftpd/vsftpd tags

Yes, I think this particular kind of retagging is a good thing.
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Do the four 'cable'-related tags differ or should we merge them?

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 ...
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Do we really need a [custom] tag?

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 ...
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It's ok to ask the question about Travis CI?

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 ...
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Google Cloud Platform support on Server Fault

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 ...
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create "self-hosting" tag

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 ...
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Should the rep requirement for creating tags on Server Fault be raised?

I baited a friendly and unsuspecting Community Manager just now. The request to increase rep minimum (to 1000, or failing that, 1500) for the tag creation privilege has been made and received.
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Should reverse-dns and ptr-record be merged?

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 "...
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Who is removing a tag I use?

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 ...
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Suggestion: removal or rename of the "rebuild" tag

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 ...
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Remove the messages tag

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 ...
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Tag synonym for "XMPP": "Jabber"

Yeah, it's pretty telling that half the questions in jabber also had xmpp already. Merged and synonymized.
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Updating the apache tag

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 ...
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What is the added value of the documentation tag?

I disagree. 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 ...
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Should the XAMPP tag be removed?

I find your argument compelling. I'm inclined to think the tag should be removed, but first, all the questions on the tag should be Dealt With, one way or another.
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Someone is removing the history tag. Was that discussed and should the edit be accepted or rejected?

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 ...
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What to do with the gameserver tag?

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 ...
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Q: Proposing tags that do not have questions yet?

To create a new tag, either: Add it as a tag on a new question, or Edit an existing question to include the new tag. In either case, creating a new tag requires 300 reputation. Once the tag is ...
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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

In a case like this, you should bring the tags to meta so that we can do this: regexp has been merged into regex and synonymized. Enjoy!
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How do you sort unanswered questions with [tag] by newest first?

For me I use: In the search dialog: answers:0 [tag] or my favorite that HopelessN00b helped me with: answers:0 intags:mine And THEN click the newest tab This assumes by "unanswered" you ...
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Do we want anonymity?

I would burn it, I cant see a professional use of that tag. To compare, on Information Security that tag is used 289 times, and its a better site suited for that tag in my own opinion.
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vsan tag on Server Fault

This seems perfectly fine to me. It will give better visibility to questions regarding VMware vSAN. It might also be a good idea to create a tag starwind-vsan for the few questions regarding that ...
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