I would like to suggest banning the and tags.

Any question we ask on this site is by definition a network question. As such, these tags wind up being a magnet for off-topic questions. For instance, consider some recent questions closed with this tag:

In all, I think we are better off without the tags. Unless someone voices a reasonable concern below, we will delete the and tags.

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    We're better off without it. There isn't even a good way to write an excerpt for the network tag.
    – Ryan Foley
    Nov 27 '14 at 22:46
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    And also, if it's not related to the Network, how come the question is on Network Engineering... Dec 3 '14 at 21:24

I hate that I had to manually edit over 100 questions to do this, but I am just over 2/3rds done. We started with around 200 questions, and we're now down to about 60.

Update 1:

Thanks to Ryan Foley for helping out with the 60 remaining questions

Update 2:

I deleted a bunch of tags over the weekend, but a moderator will need to delete them from the remaining closed and migrated questions. I flagged for a moderator to do so but they didn't seem to get the point of my flag. I just checked and we already have two new posts tagged .

Mods, please delete the tags. Perhaps blacklisting is warranted, if we can limit it to blacklisting tags.

  • That explains the sudden surge of old posts being bumped ;) Looks like @Ryan Foley took care of the rest. Thanks Mike and Ryan for taking care of the Network Engineering stack exchange!
    – Eddie
    Dec 9 '14 at 0:28

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