As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from the site or try to improve its usage information?
While I would not go so far as to say that the posts in support have nothing in common with each other at all, I do not think grouping them with this tag is useful.
The questions fall into three categories:
- Questions about support periods for Ubuntu versions.
- Questions about hardware or software working or not on Ubuntu.
- People who want our support or someone else's are tagging their questions with support.
Of these, the second and third categories are IMHO much too broad to be grouped by a tag. The first category, support periods for Ubuntu versions, could possibly benefit from being grouped by a tag, but it should have a less ambiguous name, such as support-period.
Not just Ubuntu's support period but they are also about Java support period, Python 2, device compatibility and some are really about Ubuntu support– KulfySep 10, 2019 at 12:26
@Kulfy device compatibility and the Python question are the second category. The support period of Java versions as such is off-topic, but the question about it you linked to is the second category too IMHO. Questions about paid support (I only saw a couple) could be tagged [paid-support]?– Zanna ModSep 10, 2019 at 12:38
Aren't Questions about hardware or software working or not on Ubuntu. and What would happen to python 2 different?– KulfySep 10, 2019 at 14:32
canonical-support? But we'd still have to re-tag probably 90% of what it has now.
canonical-support, what would be the definition?
supportalone tells you very little.