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Tag 'source' seems to be pointless

I just asked a question and added the tag source-code but only typed source to get it. I then noticed that the tag source exists, it has 83 questions and no wiki - should it be deleted? No questions ...
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What is wrong with the command-line tag?

A user is removing command-line tags from posts, for example this post. I'm a user who depends upon favorite tags to answer questions, and command-line is one of them. If the tag gets removed, I ...
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How to see the list of users with most reputation from foo tag

Is there any way to see the list of users who have the most reputation from specific tag? For example I want to know the list of top 20 users which have the most reputation from command line tag?
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Tag cleanup request [aliased]

The tag aliased is described as "Things that have effect from anti-aliasing." Only three questions asked; two about aliasing shown in fonts (and both tagged with fonts as well). The remaining one ...
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If a question has nothing to do with one tag, or it's tagged wrongly, shouldn't I remove it?

If an user unknowingly or not use or add the wrongs tags, isn't the community task to correct them (I mean the tags, through if the user ask for guidance it's cool for me too, everyone loves to teach, ...
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Would a off-topic tag warning be a good-idea?

Here on Ask Ubuntu we have quite a lot of tags for various Linux distributions/Operating Systems/things that could be off-topic if specific about them: debian, mint, fedora, crunchbang, windows, ...
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Have Any Concerns With The Newly Created Boot-to-ram Tag?

Earlier today I created a new tag boot-to-ram, which appears to have spurred some chat discussion. I've created this post so people can share their thoughts about the tag. Tag Excerpt: For ...
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How to sort/find tags based on used & votes?

I want to sort/list tags on Ask Ubuntu based on use. For example: used this week (no. of questions tagged this week) used this month/year (no. of questions tagged this month/year) Another example ...
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Rename an merge deb and package into debian-packages

Following through with Do we really need a tag for each file format extension out there? we agreed that extension tags are far from useful in most cases, since you will always be referring to ...
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The “dependency” tag mess

I'm really tired of hunting down all the APT "dependency" problems... There are already 7 tags that are used for something that ultimately translates to apt/dpkg in the "dependency problem" context: ...
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Deprecating [tag:vmware] in favour of specific software tags

This refers to the 600+ questions tagged with vmware. This tag is very generic and does not refer to one specific software and it would be better if we could organize the questions based on the ...
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install tag bug?

I've been trying to kill several birds with one stone by reviewing unanswered questions with the blacklisted installation tag. This has been effective thus far. Unfortunately while editing this ...
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Get rid of the Windows-application tag?

Why I think that the windows-application tag should be deleted: It's about Windows software, but this site is for Ubuntu. The only circumstances I could see it relating to Ubuntu would be if the OP ...
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Do we really need a tag for each file format extension out there?

We have a tag for avi, mp3 (we also have a mp3-tag :/ ), mp4, mkv, jpg, png, doc, xls, ppt, odf, large etc. Are all of them really necessary? I mean, take avi most upvoted question, what is the ...
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Rename unity [component] tags to [unity-component] to prevent confusion with gnome components

Well, now GNOME and Unity has some shared names with certain parts of the UI, namely the "launcher" and the "dash". There is already a tag for the unity dash and the unity launcher that are being ...
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Proposal For A New Tag & Synonym Tags To Help Prevent Misuse Of The Bootloader Tag?

I'd like to start by saying that I'm not anywhere near being an expert on this topic, but I get the basic idea. Before addressing the potential problem lets start with some background information. The ...
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How come we don't have the 'variety' wallpaper changer app tag

We all know the variety wallpaper changer app. Heck, we even have its developer here. How come then we don't have the variety tag?
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How to use the “system-installation” tag?

I didn't meant to lay rules about this tag, I presumed there will not be problems and the only one would be software-installation... apparently I was wrong. When I envisioned the system-installation ...
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I want to burn the [internet]

If you had read my own MSO question about this tag maybe the following wouldn't be new to you. I will highlight where it's different. Internet, depending who you ask, means different things in ...
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Let's delete the remove tag and remove the delete tag

I will shamelesly copy the same argument of derobet in UL: Questions can indeed be about (as Gilles mentions) deleting something. But that's not about "deleting" because they're all different. ...
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We need to improve the [system]

What's a system? Objectively speaking without context, anything can be a system. From biology, ecology, astronomy, computer science, specific programs, etc. There's no bounds to what you can call a ...
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Can the ubuntu-gnome-remix tag be renamed to ubuntu-gnome?

The ubuntu-gnome-remix tag is currently the official tag for questions relating to the GNOME flavor of Ubuntu. However, at the time this tag started being used, it was not yet an official flavor and ...
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Anyone finds [clock] useful?

First of all, the clock tag has 0 followers so I'm sure nobody will miss it. Now, the usage of the tag is totally alien to me, it seems to be used for anything related to any kind of clock or time: ...
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There's more than one type of multipath

I edited this question today as I monitor all the "multipath" tagged questions. Concurrent Multipath Transfer over SCTP multipath tag has always referred to the storage domain, even says so in the ...
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Do we need the Adobe, Microsoft and Apple tags?

On Ask Ubuntu we have several companies represented as tags. There are adobe, microsoft and apple. I don't think these tags are useful, and perhaps they should be removed. We don't have experts on any ...
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Can we kill the ubuntu14.04 tag?

the ubuntu14.04 tag has been used 16 times and it shouldn't even had been created. It should be linked as a duplicate to 14.04 or just burned from the system.
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is it OK to just change a tag on a question?

There's one user that removes installation and replaces it with system-installation or software-installation. Most of the questions are good questions with plus 15 votes. Should these edits be ...
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Don't suggest version specific tag when writing questions

As Gilles has said in his other answer "version tags are massively overused on AU", I think is our fault that such things happens. We allow them be alone we them shouldn't and we do nothing to fix ...
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Unicorn tag - potential conflict

The unicorn tag could mean one of two things: the U-series codename for 14.10, or the prefork server that can be used in conjunction with other webservers. It looks like there's edits in the tag ...
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Tags and tagging questions

A question about tags When you ask a new question on Askubuntu, you are usually adding tags to your problem. However, i've experienced that when i am tagging videos on YouTube, or tagging pictures on ...
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Lets get rid of the localhost tag

The localhost has been on the burner for some time now. Users that know the term, will know that it is the name of the system itself, a network loopback. In the last 30 days, nobody answered any of ...
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Lets get rid of keyboard and mouse tags

Really, most of this questions are about either: xorg xserver mir unity other DM Alone this tag doesn't tell what the question is about, and there are already tags that fit within that specific ...
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When should I use the command-line tag?

There have been a few edit wars recently concerning the command-line tag. This question is an attempt to reach a community consensus on the usage of this particular tag. So, what exactly is this tag ...
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Don't mix version specific tags with stuff that isn't version specific!

Version specific tags are meant to questions which are... version specific, right? Then why are we mixing with the apt tag which alone is a very broad tag, or bash, with is, again, a very broad tag? ...
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Can we add a rEFInd tag?

REFInd is a commonly used boot manager developed by Rod Smith. I think that it should be added due to its eminence. I can't add it myself because I don't have the rep. I'd like if someone added the ...
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What could be the reason to sack the “filesystem-hierarchy” tag in the main site?

Why filesystem-hierarchy is forbidden as a tag? Why can't the tag exist alongside filesystem? Is the former too minor a tag to have a separate identity (even in Linux!)? Do we want our tags to be ...
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How should I use the tags in Meta.AU?

I've found recently that people that ask questions in meta do not correctly tag their questions, and when the community reacts unexpectedly or their issues don't rise awareness to the developer team, ...
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Why is ubuntu-touch tag still in “my tags”?

Once upon a time, I was following ubuntu-touch for some reasons, later on I decided not to follow it. Great, I stopped following it and now questions tagged ubuntu-touch are not highlighted. Good. But ...
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When a version specific tag alone is good in a single question?

Ok, I'm here so people can point me out where my logic is wrong. I'm talking about the version specific tags. Every time I create, see, modify, processes a question or answer using the queues, ...
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Why does it take 300 rep to create a new tag?

I hope it's ok to provide my feedback for just now signing up and asking my first question in Ask Ubuntu. This post isn't my question but feedback. I'm really impressed how when you create a ...
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Should the wiki of the EOL tag be edited to notify users that their questions will be closed?

Should we add a notice to the tags wiki of those who have reached eol in bold, saying that if you're asking about this distro your question is likely to be closed because we don't answer such ...
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Blacklist the “connection” tag

What kind of connection? Internet connection? USB connection? Asdfghjkl connection? It should be blacklisted, I think.
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What hardware recommendations are okey to ask?

I've looked at the original question from a while back. But that is too early to give a definitive answer. I want to know when it's OK to ask about hardware recommendations if it's OK at all. For ...
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The plethora of power management tags - what to do?

We have a large number of power management related tags: power-management suspend standby hibernate There is also tag shutdown which is used in conjunction with power management but should be ...
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Synonym request: [software-uninstall] to [uninstall]

We have two tags: uninstall - lots of questions software-uninstall - handful of questions Both of these tags are for questions relating to uninstalling software. Can we merge the contents of ...
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Tag synonym request: [preferences] -> [settings]

I think settings and preferences should be synonyms. "Settings" is a more general term that applies to driver settings, program settings, system settings, etc. "Preferences" is a term that usually ...
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Can we synonymize the `apache-openoffice` and `openoffice.org` tags please?

Since the tags apache-openoffice and openoffice.org tags are for the same topic, can we please synonymize them?
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Can the tag suggestion help-text be changed?

At present the tag suggestion help-text is (note the 11.04): at least one tag such as (11.04 networking command-line), max 5 tags This is problematic for two reasons: it encourages ...
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Tag merge request: accounts and users

We have two tags: users - For questions related to users, user accounts, user permissions or guest accounts. accounts - Questions that relate to an area (or home directory), in which a user can ...
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Tag merge request: log and logging

The following tags need merging together: log logging These tags are both being used for questions about logging.