This is a discussion about a tag, not an invitation to mass-edit questions containing said tag (at least for now)**
I recently noticed a few Suggested Edits that re-tagged questions that were (wrongly) tagged with the kvm tag to use the kvm-switch tag (for questions about KVM switches). These edits aren't wrong at all.
However, I noticed there's about 1,100 questions tagged with the kvm tag, 104 of which also contain the word "switch". In addition, 28 questions tagged with
kvm include the phrase "kvm switch". There's also three questions tagged with both the
kvm tag and the
I haven't gone through all 104 questions that contain the kvm and the word "switch", but a quick glance indicates many (most?) are about KVM switches (although at least a couple are actually about Kernel-based Virtual Machines).
So, what should we with the kvm tag? Some initial ideas include:
- Keep the kvm tag, clean up the wrongly-tagged questions, and request a tag warning for that tag Pros: Less work,
- Create a kernel-virtual-machine tag, and retag all questions tagged with kvm to either kernel-virtual-machine or kvm-switch. Pros: tag name is unambigous Cons: Retagging tons of questions is a lot of work, and would likely heavily polute the front page*
**This should be obvious, but several of my other tag-related Meta questions (on MSO) have resulted in other users deciding to take action on a tag before consensus was reached, so I'm trying to avoid that issue here