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Tag synonyms - which one should be the main tag?

There has been some discussion regarding tags with models, series, and manufacturers, and combinations. If we make synonyms, what should we choose to be the main tag? The shorter one? Example: cisco-...
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Choosing a tagline and a motto

Similar to the elevator pitch - what would you suggest as a tagline or motto? Taglines can be a short and clever sentence to the point, an even shorter motto could be a good companion to a logo. Who ...
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Name for the chatroom

Since the consensus at the moment seems to not change the name of the website, maybe we can reuse the proposed names in A Cool, Witty name for NetworkEngineering to give our main chatroom a name?
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What are the criteria for upvoting?

I'm curious as to what the criteria for upvoting are. For me if I feel a question/answer/comment is interesting or has potential I'll upvote it, and I usually max out my votes in any given day. What ...
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No representative tag found and no reputation to create tags

I was writing a question for which none of the currently created tags would be representative and I had no reputation enough to create a new tag. What would be the correct way to proceed in such a ...
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A Cool, Witty name for NetworkEngineering

I'm probably just dreaming, but... Given that the flagship sites have amusing names (i.e. Stack Overflow, Server Fault) - perhaps we could eventually attain something similar? Here's a few of my ...
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Are Telecommunications questions on-topic here?

A couple months ago I suggested the merge of two Area51 proposals: Network Engineering and Telecommunications. Turns out that the network were much faster, congratulations! So, are ...
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Are questions on config examples welcomed?

Whilst many people are asking theoretical questions "How should I best set up IGP metrics for this topology....blah blah blah" no one seems to be asking for specific config examples (which are vendor ...
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are questions about loadbalancing on topic?

Do we consider loadbalancer configuration on topic? Though they certainly do things on layer 2/3, a lot of the things they do is on higher layers as well. At the company I work for loadbalancers are ...
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Establishing Core Users

The beta guidelines suggest that we should have a number of users with 2000-3000 rep. Should we vote more aggressively in order to meet the guidelines?
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Are capital-fixing edits necessaries in question titles?

I wonder if it is worth, and accepted, to edit questions just to fix a missing capital letter at the beginning of the question title. Or the beginning of the second sentence if there is one in the ...
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We need your questions - now!

You are reading this post on meta - great! So you are interested in this site, and very probably you have been watching it for some time. Seeing the questions come in, do you think, it's launching? ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a place for open-ended questions and/or discussion?

Within the Stack Exchange structure is there a place for discussions and general sharing of information? In addition to specific questions and their answers I'd love to have a place where I can ...
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How do we work out a concept together?

I just noticed this question: Network-related regular expressions. Actually, it's not a question, but it's compiling some useful snippets for work, done by the original poster, with an invitation to ...
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Should we avoid manufacturer prefixes in tags in general?

This is a bit related to the question about prefixing tag names for equipment with manufacturer's name. For example, currently we have such tags: cisco-nexus-1000v, cisco-ios-15, cisco-catalyst, ...
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Are questions about specific devices off topic?

Are questions about a specific product off topic? For example, about problems with a certain hardware model, questions about upgrading a specific product. It's already discussed if comparison and ...
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Will questions about iptables, or other host-based firewall software, be on topic?

I suspect we are going to see a lot of questions about iptables, (and other flavors of on-host firewall/packet filtering.)
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Storage Networking On-Topic?

With the advent of converged switching fabric, there is a great potential for overlap between storage and data networking. Being an integral part of the data center environment, I feel that the ...
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Our set of tags

Well chosen tags improve the experience of the site regarding browsing and searching. If we would create some guidelines regarding tag names, we could get more consistent tags and avoid creating too ...
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Drumming up site traffic from other SE sites?

Note: SE has asked that we NOT do this. See the accepted answer below. I've been keeping an eye on the questions feed from Server Fault. When I see juicy questions that should be here on NE, I've ...
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Bring your questions out from Area51

I think people should post their sample questions from proposal stage, out on the Beta site. Everyone probably invented their sample questions, but they were upvoted as being good questions. I think ...
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Rejecting a lot of tag wikis: A clarification

I've had to reject a lot of the suggested edits for tag wiki excerpts, probably leaving a lot of people wondering why. The most common problem I've see is tag descriptions that simply define the word ...
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Certification/Education questions

April 2014 update: This is now listed on the what can I ask here? page's list of off-topic subjects. The consensus here seems to be that this site should be limited to technical discussion. However, ...
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Does the scope of this site extend to virtual networking?

For example vDS or Nexus 1000v. Example here.
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What tag to use for optical networking?

There's already a fiber for fiber questions, but I think we need another tag for optical networking (ROADM/DWDM/etc). I suppose it could just be optical-networking but that's doesn't really roll off ...
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What’s our “elevator pitch”?

#5 from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would ...
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What should be in the FAQ?

What do we want the FAQ for this site to look like? What are some on and off-topic topics? We want to avoid 'which is better' questions like OSPF vs MPLS, since they can not be canonically answered.
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Are questions like “Cat5e vs Cat 6” on topic?

Are they on topic? Should we make one big community wiki, about the different cat5(e)/6(a)/7?
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Should telephony questions relating to technologies like TDM be considered on-topic?

I know that in the most basic sense "Network Engineering" has an implication that it's IP Network Engineering, but I feel like this would be a great place to talk about telephony-based networks as ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

Things are looking fairly generic right now, it will need some sprucing up before public release!
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Are questions regarding specifc device selection on or off topic?

Usually "shopping" questions are considered off topic in Stack Exchange sites, however in this site should there be an exception?
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Answer of questions

I have noticed people are choosing to answer their own questions. Is this apart of the go-to-live from the proposal stage or people answering anything? The idea of asking a question is generally ...
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BEST PRACTICE: prefix tag names for equipment with manufacturer's name (eg “cisco-”)

PROBLEM-- If we have tags with just specific model numbers, we'll quickly have a sea of tags. People can mention the specific model in their question, and searching will turn it up. SOLUTION-- We ...

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