A million years ago (in Internet years), Jeff put a tag blacklist in place to stop people tagging things with linux or unix. Probably makes sense but I think his regex was bum:


That's being interpreted as:

begins with linux or ends with unix

I don't think this was the original aim here.

Why is this a problem? Well I've just tried to tag something as linux-headers (a real package in Ubuntu) and a pretty important one if you're compiling stuff against the kernel. Of course there are flowery alternative I could pick (or create), but I just don't see why this is blocked.

TL;DR: I think we need the regex updating to:


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This is now fixed and active. Ping me if there are problems down the line.

  • Thanks. That works now.
    – Oli Mod
    Oct 25, 2016 at 0:50

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