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What is this [blocking] tag?

It looks like a tag that should be burninated to me.
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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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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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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 ...
Sven's user avatar
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Whence the [language] and [languages] tags?

I can't see any good reason why either of these tags exists. As far as I'm concerned, they can be burninated.
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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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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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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Is it usefull to have both tags 'datastax' and 'datastax-enterprise'?

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 ...
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Let's patch up the [patch] tag!

This isn't a widely used tag, getting under 120 questions after 12 years. But the confusion in there is clear. I'm fine with weeding it, and sorting what's in there between maybe patch-cable and ...
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create "self-hosting" tag

I would consider this as promoting bad practice (in most situations these days, self-hosting is not a good idea) and a quick look to the questions you linked shows that many of them are quite bad.
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Brocade tag outdated?

At the moment we have exactly four questions mentioning Ruckus hardware. There are 11 mentioning Arris, all of which are about small business/SOHO cable modems (at least, of those that are still open)....
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Is there benefit to a Windows-Identity-Foundation (or related) tag here?

I've created a new tag windows-identity. Unfortunately, using windows-identity-foundation was impossible due to the tag length restriction of 25 characters. Also, I am reluctant to create a synonym ...
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tag confusion with [ghost]

Since the majority of the existing questions with the ghost tag appear to be about the Symantec disk cloning and backup software, I have only created a single new ghost-blog tag for the newcomer ...
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Tag badge mouseover: factor-of-ten error?

Score, here, is total upvotes minus total downvotes. As far as I know it's worked that way since (almost) the beginning. To quote from the SE FAQ: A tag score is basically the combined total of ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Can someone please create a new "LEMP" stack tag on ServerFault?

Going over the questions recently tagged lamp, I've got to say I can't see that it adds any value. As such, I'm having trouble imagining how a "lemp" tag is going to fare any better. Can ...
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Does ansible-tower also cover AWX?

Since these products are virtually identical and the question volume is very low, I've made a synonym from awx to ansible-tower. If this becomes a problem in future, we can do something else at that ...
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How about creating a tag for Powershell JEA (Just Enough Administration)?

I've created the tag powershell-jea by adding it to this question. If you have enough reputation for this, feel free to propose edits to the tag wiki.
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Please rename freenas tag to truenas

And we have zero truenas questions in the database that I can see. Nice branding strategy. This should be doable.
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Could oom, oom-killer and outofmemoryerror be merged to oom?

I don't think oom and oom-killer should be synonyms. The first one describes a specific situation and the second one a mechanism to handle said situation. They are of course closely related, but not ...
Sven's user avatar
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merge [gnu-screen] and [screen]

screen does seem too generic. I'm merging screen into gnu-screen. I did see a few questions under that tag that weren't about GNU screen, but apparently about the user's physical display. Any such ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Some tag changes needed related to Google Kubernetes Engine

I've merged and synonymized google-container-engine to google-kubernetes-engine. I've removed the synonym google-kubernetes from kubernetes. As far as I can tell there's no particular need for this ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Proposal for rename of tcp-offload-engine tag

Sounds reasonable to me. If there's no objections in the next few days, I'll make the change. Maybe remind me, @juhist, in case I forget. <grin>
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Merge the tags about Linear Tape Open: lto, lto-3, lto-4

I disagree. There are enough differences between LTO generations to warrant different tags. With the same argument, you could merge all Windows server variant tags into one.
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Is anyone looking into the untagged tag?

I wrote a SEDE query which compares the number of untagged questions across different Stack Exchange site. It turns out that ServerFault is really an outlier with over 500 questions; there's no other ...
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Should we have a Slack tag?

Just create it if you feel the need for it. You have more than enough reputation to create tags. There are already more than 100 questions containing the word slack. I'd say it's warranted.
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Does ansible-tower also cover AWX?

As mentioned a tags purpose is to help find questions. That's why I believe it is contra productive to create too specific tags. Too specific tags just mislead new users to set only the specific tag ...
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How do I create a new tag?

If you see a need for a new tag, consult Help Center > Privileges > create tags. There is advice there on evaluating if the proposed tag is appropriate to add. Create the tag by adding it to a ...
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Reputation from sister sites should be considered

For such suggestion I think it must be asked on MSE, but please validate if it was already asked in the past there. I would not migrate directly as often duplicate get downvoted a lot on MSE I think ...
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Should the Tag #ansible-playbook be merged into the Tag #ansible?

I believe I suggested a while ago to mark ansible-playbook as a synonym of ansible but the suggestion didn't receive enough votes. While I believe that, strictly technical speaking, ansible, ansible-...
Henrik Pingel's user avatar

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