Additional to the tag oracle we have the tags oracle-8i, oracle-9i, oracle-10g, oracle-10g-r2, oracle-11g. oracle-11g-r2
All tags contain the statement
Please also tag oracle for search purposes.
oracle-10g should be used for Oracle Database 10g r1 and not for all 10g releases. Similar is the usage of oracle 11g defined. So all Oracle Database related questions should be tagged oracle. But how should a version specific tag be used? In the oracle11g tag we read
Questions specific to a particular database version may be tagged with a version tag such as oracle11g-r2, oracle-11g, oracle-10g or oracle-9i, but they should also be tagged oracle.
Do we really expect that a poster researches if a feature is introduced or specific for this version? Especially most of the posters that are new to Oracle Databases will not be aware of the history of a feature. And if a posts about an error, how should he know if it is a version specific error (e.g. a bug). So most users will tag the question according to the version of the database they use. This is definitely not the kind of usage that is recommended in some of the tag descriptions. For analyzing a problem the exact version of the database product is necessary and should be always supplied in the problem description, e.g
- Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 188.8.131.52.0 - 64bit Production
- Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.5.0 - 64bit Production
- Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 184.108.40.206.0 - 64bit Production
- Oracle Database 12c Standard Edition Release 220.127.116.11.0 - 64bit Production
These information if returned by the query
select * from v$version
I some options are enabled they are showed, too., and can be pasted into the post. Das anybody use a version specific oracle tag for searching? I can’t imagine that.
So I here is my question again: Do we really version specific oracle tags or can we abandon them?
If we want to use them, how do we use them?