Feature Request for Tags
Some of the tags used on DBA.SE (and possibly other sites) are related to a specific version of a product or exist as part of a certain product. It would be nice to have a feature in the tags that would allow the community to mark a tag as obsolete, no longer required or EOL.
Reasons for Marking a Tag
Reasons for marking a tag could be:
- End-Of-Life (EOL)
- Deprecated (no longer used)
- No longer available
- other reasons?
Users would mark a tag via a check-box in the tag section of a site and be able to select from the above list of reasons.
The tag would end up in the queue where community members with a score of 5000 reputation could vote to "soft-close" the tag.
Soft Closed Tags
Soft-closed tags would appear as greyed out or marked with a certain colour (orange?) to discern them from regular tags. When a user selects a soft-closed tag for a question a warning pops up à la:
The tag your are selecting is no longer supported. The product / software / hardware is no longer available and should be upgraded/replaced.
Benefits for The Community
Soft-closed tags are visible and allow the community to discern between relevant information and possibly no longer relevant information.
Open for Suggestions
This feature request is open for additional suggestions of how we could handle "old" tags.