Often, when browsing or searching SharePoint.SE, I come across questions that closely relate to a situation I'm experiencing, but that are nevertheless not helpful to me, either because they were framed in the specific context of an aspect of SharePoint administration to which I do not have access, or because they were generally framed, but have an accepted answer that utilizes such an approach, and thus, any answer that I could implement in my environment was never posted.
(To be clear, I'm only referring to questions where I have reasonably high certainty that there also exists some solution using a tool that I do have at my disposal.)
My specific situation:
- I'm the Site Collection Administrator for a small team within a large corporate organization, so I have access to (nearly) everything in the browser UI that an SCA can be expected to have available (though I do know that there are a few links that the server team have hidden from the Site Settings page e.g. due to compatibility concerns).
- The organization's general SharePoint guidelines are:
- Use OOTB, no-code solutions whenever possible.
- Do not create/use a solution that negatively impacts the performance of other sites.
- If you have to use SharePoint Designer and/or write custom code, this is allowed, but is considered "Community Supported", subject to your colleagues' availability and willingness to help - otherwise, you're on your own.
- Such customizations should be kept to a minimum, to avoid inflation of the training, skillset, and/or acclimation timeframe of a replacement, in the event that you get reassigned, or leave the organization.
- InfoPath is specifically disallowed, due to some compatibility issue with a Managed Metadata column that is set as "required" on all content.
- The servers were recently upgraded to SP2013, but all sites are still running in "2010 mode" and the upgrade option is currently disabled by the server admins.
- I have access to SharePoint Designer (2013) and often use it for custom workflows (2010 workflow platform only until upgrade phase 2). For anything else, I avoid using SPD unless it's the only viable option, as per the aforementioned support guidelines.
- Importing custom templates, web parts, etc. from the Internet is prohibited. Code snippets are ok, with conditions:
- I'm responsible for supporting any code I use, so I must thoroughly understand it, and should be capable of explaining it to someone else.
- I can't obtain and use code in such a way that might expose the organization to liability for a license violation. (Basically, I have to write the code myself, unless it's CC0 or CC-BY only, or is too trivial to constitue an "original work".)
- I do not have access to PowerShell or Central Administration.
- A lot of questions and answers refer to things like SCOM, and those are way over my head.
Is there a tag, or set of 2-3 tags, that I can put on a question I ask that will help to ensure that I get answers I can implement, without having to replicate a substantial portion of the above details in the question text every time? Simply using the OOTB tag would be too restrictive, but if I need 5 tags to do it, then I can no longer categorize my question by its content.
Similarly, how should I set up tag filters to maximize the ratio of questions I could hope to answer, given the details above?