I can see we have a tag called "designer". I am pretty sure this was called SharePoint-designer before. Designer doesnt make sense, it is a product called "SharePoint Designer". I hope we soon can get to a point where the SharePoint experts can regain control on tags on this site, because this SharePoint-tag-deletion ting has really become rather silly...

I apologize in advance if the tag has been designer all along, but i am pretty sure it has changed.

  • please could you change it back to sharepoint-designer?
    – SPDoctor
    May 29, 2011 at 8:08

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I think this whole "SE deciding about the content" in general is off the rails. The 2007 and 2010 tags don't make sense to me (we were fine with the sharepoint- lead before), sharepoint-designer became designer (different meaning), etc.

"I leave that to your mods" after the SE folks mess with stuff is just rude. I truly wonder whether this move to SE 2.0 may end up detracting enough from the SharePoint Overflow mission as to significantly diminish the site's usefulness. I have sent people here first for many types of questions, but my loyalty is waning.

  • So, if the OP saying "I hope we soon can get to a point where the SharePoint experts can regain control on tags on this site" and then me doing exactly that by saying "I'll leave that to the mods" is me being rude, what did you want me to do in this situation? May 29, 2011 at 8:55
  • Who changed the sharepoint-designer tag in the first place? Who pushed changing from sharepoint-2007 and -2010 to just 2007 and 2010? I don't believe it was "our" mods. Point is, there seem to be SE decisions about the SharePoint content corpus driven not from knowledge of the SharePoint domain but by some other mythical reasons. May 29, 2011 at 13:02
  • I'll just point you to the other three questions. There are no mythical reasons going on here. There is experience with the SE engine and knowing what works and what is actively harmful to a site. May 29, 2011 at 15:40
  • It's clear we are having some teething issues as part of the migration, I suspect mostly due to changes in culture and how the site now needs to be run. We also have two mods still learning the system and myself who has been flat out at work over the last few days while the migration happened. Please be patient, it's early days and we will resolve these issues.
    – Alex Angas
    May 30, 2011 at 3:43

I checked the SPO data dump for this question; it's tagged as in the dump but here, so you're right that it changed. Can you just change it back? I assume the devs didn't realize the product was actually called "SharePoint Designer", so you might want to let a community coordinator know if you haven't already

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    I have no idea, i just dont like this tampering with tags without being asked. We really need to be more involved in this process, I appreciate the old content being migrated, i really do, but i am a bit uneasy with what gets changed and for what reasons. For somebody who dont know anything about SharePoint it may seem a good idea to take the SharePoint part out of that tag, but since its the name of the tool, and not about solution design or similar it makes absolutely no sense to rename that tag to "designer". And thats just the tag i noticed, one of what? 100? May 27, 2011 at 23:45

The old questions from SharePoint Overflow had all the version tags in them that have been discussed in the last few days. I looked at what tags were renamed as part of that process, and made sure to handle those that reappeared as part of the import.

  • I dont think this is about versions. Se my comment to Michael Mrozek May 27, 2011 at 23:47
  • I just looked at what tags had been merged at the same time. shrugs May 27, 2011 at 23:55
  • @Rebecca Please could you change it back? This particular one doesn't actually make sense if you remove "sharepoint-".
    – SPDoctor
    May 28, 2011 at 8:26
  • @SPDoctor, I leave that to your mods. May 28, 2011 at 15:35
  • @Anders Please could you change it back?
    – SPDoctor
    May 29, 2011 at 8:06
  • Im not sure how... I can set that I can merge tags but not rename. Im still pretty green as mod so we will have to ask @alexangas or @kitmenke May 29, 2011 at 12:28
  • @AndersRask It's under "Mod", "Links" and has been done.
    – Alex Angas
    May 30, 2011 at 3:38

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