On Q&A there's a tag . This is used for both the leader in replication and the SQL Server instance metadata database. These two are significantly different. Should we have separate tags for each? What should the tags be?


is a bad tag so we should remove it.

For replication, the following new tags might be good replacements (with the appropriate usage guidance for each):

For the SQL Server system database usage, perhaps .

I'm much less convinced that last tag would be useful though. How many people are looking to answer questions about the master system database specifically? Not many, I would venture.

There hasn't been too much feedback on this, so assuming general consent, I have:

The new replication tags will either be used or they won't. I'll leave that up to you all and future question askers.

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    What's more, I would encourage a more specific tag instead of one that's easier to type, so master-system-database – jcolebrand Nov 14 '16 at 22:55
  • @jcolebrand Added that in. – Paul White Nov 15 '16 at 0:12
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    Totally agree with this – Shanky Nov 15 '16 at 12:45

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