I propose that we create a "tag warning" for , because it seems like we are getting a lot of OT questions about Mint.

Now you say, this is a dupe!

Well yes, sorta, but nothing came out of it. Sooooo.... can we please look at this again?

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    Just a word of caution: this tag type was intentionally not selected when Tag Warnings were first being tested/implemented on Ask Ubuntu, because "these warnings are about pushing questions away, we really want decent tracking in place before doing that." (from Thomas Orozco, in this other Meta thread); for this to be reliably implemented, I think we need to evaluate whether or not we have such a 'decent tracking' in place for this to work. (For this to work it has to hit all Non Ubuntu OS tags.)
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 20:22
  • @ThomasWard - It seems like they have "decent tracking" in place... meta.askubuntu.com/a/15207/518562 Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 20:25
  • I meant tracking for "Other OSes", not tracking for the warnings that are being triggered. Which is what I was trying to say about the reason they didn't chose "Other OSes" to begin with. Just like tracking for EOL releases.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 20:33
  • My main concern is that if we are implementing this for one tag that's not an Ubuntu OS, how far will we have to extend that? I agree that this is a good idea, but I"m not sure how "wide spread" this would have to extend to really be captured.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 20:47

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We are already doing very good at closing off-topic questions especially related to Mint. Mint-specific questions are being closed very quickly. So, these are not too much of a problem.

Also preventing a mint tag won't prevent a user to ask the question anyway. If we create one for mint, we need to create every other non-ubuntu distro. So, I'm not sure we really need this.

  • But what would the negatives be of implementing them? Commented Oct 26, 2016 at 15:26
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    Then we have to create a lot of tag-warnings for non-ubuntu distros
    – Anwar
    Commented Oct 26, 2016 at 15:27

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