Now that server is an app you install from the Mac App store on Lion and later, should I tag questions about server as osx-server or server.app?

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As of mid 2013, the wiki tags indicate that osx-server is only for Snow Leopard and older server installs. I have been retagging server.app to all Lion and newer questions and removing the osx-server tags when it's not used on 10.6 and earlier.

Perhaps we will want to re-evaluate this and make a synonym to point them all to the same tag and/or re-tag old questions.

The only problem is that old server installs aren't served well by server.app but the number of people that need that distinction will shrink rapidly. Also, I wonder if we can prevent use of the old tag and still link things so the new tag feeds both in terms of badge counts and searching.

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    This sounds like a good policy.
    – Daniel Mod
    Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 20:18
  • It's a little bit swimming up stream (so to speak) since many people want to use osx-server tag even now.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 20:24
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    In the end, isn't it still osx-server. The delivery mechanism of the server installation files shouldn't matter, should it?
    – Anil
    Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 21:12
  • To add, if a person has installation issues regarding a flavor of osx-server, they can further qualify their post with tags like "mac-appstore", or other pertinent tags.
    – Anil
    Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 21:16
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    I was actually doing exact the same thing (reading a lot of questions tagged #osxserver) and got to the point that it is completely wrong to remove the #osxserver tag!
    – user71997
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 20:43
  • @hugelshofer Thanks for the great efforts to retag. I have one request, try to fix the posts while you are editing them. Most of the retags you mentioned had pretty obvious problems, so I'd like to empower you to fix multiple things when editing :-)
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 20:46
  • @bmike I am not very good at writing. I am better in formatting, structuring and analysing stuff. Text editing takes me a huge effort. But I'll try when I see typos and heavy grammar mistakes.
    – user71997
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 12:43
  • @hugelshofer Think of it this way. When the typos literally make it impossible to figure out what's going on or large portions of the text can be cut or formatted properly to clarify the issue - go ahead and make an edit. Simple grammatical errors and typos of an otherwise understandable post probably can be left alone. For a new post, if the title, body and tags only require minor corrections I'll probably edit. For older posts, the bar is even higher on what is a substantial improvement for grammar alone.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 12:52

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