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According to Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again:

We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to purge them

Should we cleanup ?

There is also (282 questions) and (122 questions). Should they go as well?

Please discuss.

  • It isn't clear what you're asking. Dell is already in the list of manufacturer meta tags, with status planned. Anybody can clean up those tags at will. The ones that are left tend to have huge numbers of questions, which is why they're still there (not low-hanging fruit). [dell-inspiron] and [dell-latitude] are product-specific tags. One could argue the need (are there problems specific to these product lines, and experts whose knowledge is limited to those product lines?). They actually have 5 and 7 followers, respectively, which would suggest the tags are serving a purpose.
    – fixer1234
    Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 18:48
  • @fixer1234 Ah. Ok. I will clean [dell] up as I see it ;)
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 18:49
  • And [dell-optiplex] and [optiplex].
    – Hennes
    Commented Feb 8, 2016 at 18:02

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I don't see much of a point in - it seems to be used for all manner of things that really aren't Dell-specific, from networking issues to power problems to OS-specific questions to power management surprises. There might be Dell support people on the site, but in the current way is used, nobody can be an expert in it. It would be nice if we could get to be used only for things that are actually directly caused by or related to Dell hardware, but at the moment, people are just slathering it on anything incidental to Dell.

I think the Dell model tags, however, actually have some usefulness. Model tags should (in my opinion) be used for hardware servicing questions on those models. Machine models can have certain idiosyncrasies, properties, and problems. It is entirely conceivable that somebody could be an expert on the 's hardware, and I would be open to retagging such questions to carry the model tag.

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