I've noticed that people asking SQL-Server questions sometimes tag their questions with the SQL and Server tags or just the Server tag rather than the SQL-Server tag. Often the question isn't about SQL at all and Server doesn't necessarily add any information unless it means SQL-Server. As of this post there are 14 questions tagged Server. Ten of them are SQL-Server questions most without the SQL-Server tag. The other four questions don't deal with SQL-Server, and none really benefit from the tag. It seems like something should be done, but I'll leave it to community to decided what is best. Here are some options.
- Make the Server tag a synonym for SQL-Server. This would help 10 questions and hurt four today. In the future it would probably have the same ratio of benefit/determent.
- Manually remove/replace the tag. This would be more work not just today, and would require continual modification of questions. On the other hand every question would get the correct tag(s).
- Ban the Server tag. I don't know if this is even possible, but it would keep the tag from cluttering up questions in which it is not helpful and promote selection of the better SQL-Server tag. I suspect such a thing doesn't exist because of the confusion it would bring to a user trying to add it to their question.
If you have an alternative suggestion, please post it. I suppose "Do Nothing" is also an option.