EDIT: we're at under 100 questions with godaddy tagged.
GoDaddy is a platform for hosting, and these askers seem to think that tagging their questions with their service provider, when it doesn't make too much of a difference, will in some way solicit more answers. (well, technically it does apparently, because more baffled people come from Google for oft unrelated questions just because of "godaddy" in the title...)
GoDaddy is quite literally just shared VPS hosting, same as any other hosting, running on an IIS cluster if Windows or apache if Linux. They are often the XY Problem because these users are pretty much assuming their sloppy coding can't be their fault and assume it is the hosting provider's fault.
The majority of these questions* simply casually mention their hosting provider at the start of the question:
I'm [hosting|deploying] a [insert app/technology name] [project|site] on [hosting provider]
While this is fine and dandy to mention, it doesn't really tell us much of anything extra to mention the hosting provider, and it certainly doesn't make sense to tag it as such, unless GoDaddy were wishing to outsource their support or something. We can't magically fix a hosting problem with software solutions just because we know who your plumber is, or anything. We certainly wont be following that plumber's tags on SO to see a wide range of unrelated things they haven't done, either.
There are also a few questions which are effectively just godaddy support, namely:
- How to access the php.ini file in godaddy shared hosting linux
- Godaddy : $_FILES['tmp_name'] error
My request is this:
Burninate the godaddy-economy-hosting tag completely and immediately.DONE.
- Burninate the godaddy tag.
- Close questions which are solely tagged with godaddy (I have no idea how to search for this. Anyone know?) as off-topic.
Anyone else agree? If not, why?
* Sample of 80. I also came across this
It seems the vast majority of the remaining GoDaddy questions are pretty much GoDaddy tech support (And if you look in the tag top users, there's a godaddy employee, too). There is also a question I just flagged, which is clearly by a novice user, and would have probably been titled by me as "Magento base_url structure" over on Magento.SE. So many of these questions are either purely off-topic (how can i has teh codes on my host?), or have fluff in them about their web hosts.
When we are done with this tag, can we please have it blacklisted along with other web hosting/DNS hosting guys? Because everything that uses these tags is either off topic for SO, or is incorrectly using the tag.
As an addendum, due to Charles' comment, I have yet to find any questions about the godaddy API so far.