I've just noticed that a user had removed the
ldap tag from this question (and replaced it with
novell): How to connect to LDAP Novell using SSL in C#?
The way I read it, this question is clearly about LDAP, so it would make sense to have the LDAP tag.
By coincidence, I also found that the same user had also remove the
ldap tag from another question: Documentation on LDAP authentication in JAVA?, which also seems to be on-topic for LDAP.
Looking at this user's profile, he's done this for a number of LDAP-related questions.
ldap tag description (in fact written by this user) says the following:
Questions that are specific to Active Directory should not be tagged with the LDAP tag unless the question is specifically related to the protocol or the Directory Information Model. Active Directory provides an LDAP interface, but that interface does not fully implement the LDAP standard, and deviates from it in important ways. Therefore, there are questions that can be answered specific to Active Directory that are not applicable to standards-compliant LDAP servers and vice versa. Correctly tagging a questions will result in a higher probability of an accurate, timely response.
This sounds like the reason behind this un-tagging, although that's not quite the way I would personally have interpreted this. This would seem to go against the guidelines specified here (although it's about versions, not specific products).
In particular, if there was a question that's about Active Directory and its LDAP interface, I would have tagged it with both
ldap, if only to increase the chances to get an answer from someone who knows about the subtle differences between the LDAP standard and the Active Directory implementation.
Is there a policy for this?
(I must say I tend to look at the
ssl tag and answer a number of questions there. If someone started un-tagging
tls when it's an
https question, I wouldn't necessarily notice them. It seems that un-tagging for similar but non-synonym tags reduces visibility.)