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Why aren't all the [dependencies] tagged question tagged with dpkg/apt?

Supposedly, all dependencies question are about dependencies problems with apt or dpkg, yet, less than the 50% (460 out 735 doesn't have it) has either of the tags. Why if every question about ...
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Some basic tags?

I'm not that much crack on askubuntu - more of an asker than an answerer. Compared to other experiences with S.E. sites, I find it pretty difficult to find useful information. I think that you could ...
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Is there a tag for “single user mode”?

Just created a tag for a question that was specifically about single user mode, and searched for a tag about it, but didn't see one. Just want to correct my mistake if it already exists.
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Which questions should get the release tag “14.04”?

I'm trying to understand which questions should get the tag "14.04". I had rejected two sugested edits, both adding only the tag to: How do I install MP3 codecs? newest kernel not loading But on ...
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Should we remove the “tag with Ubuntu version” advice from the help center?

There have been many discussions on meta (here and here for example) about using the Ubuntu version tags (12.04 etc). Mostly, they support the position that these tags should be used when the version ...
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Need a few >2k people to help with the merge of the Recovery tag

I would like to merge recovery into data-recovery. A good ~90% (at a glance) of the ~500 questions tagged recovery are about data-recovery. The other ~10% are about things like password-recovery or ...
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Remove EOL tags

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases some of tags are out of date such as 13.10, 13.04 and more. and according to @rinzwind's comment We only support official Ubuntu releases (that are ...
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Tagging Xubuntu when Ubuntu is meant

I'm basically doing limited patrol for Xubuntu Team to keep an eye on questions and have done a couple tag edits relative to the xubuntu tag. While I am aware of the prior discussion of tagging ...
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What should we do about XBMC's new name?

XBMC will be called kodi in newer versions, what should we do about it? People will still refer it to XBMC for several years to come, but some users will use the new name kodi. I suggest that we make ...
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Migration of tags (live-cd, livedvd)

This has already been mentioned here: 'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd' Correct term for 'LiveCD'? There hasn't been a change yet it seems. Do we really need ...
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The “recovery” tag

Just now, I saw recovery. I'm not sure what to do about it, but it seems it needs to go, because it isn't specific enough. File recovery? Recovering a system to a usable state? The tag has a variety ...
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Tag synonym request: [window-placement] -> [window-managment]

The two tags window-placement and window-management are essentially synonyms. Since it has only been used 7 times, window-placement should probably be deleted, especially since the description for ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.09 a thing? Should we have 14.09 tag?

When asking a question about Ubuntu Touch, I found that there's apparently going to be a 14.09 release of it: Ubuntu 14.09 RTM, daily-preinstalled Should we have a separate 14.09 tag for it?
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Should we have 14.10 tag?

When asking a question that touches upon the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 version, I found that there's no 14.10 tag, so I have created one. Is it okay or should we only create a tag when the version is ...
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Make numeric only/composed of just numbers tags that should only be created by moderators

Everyone knows I hate with burning passion version specific tags. The reasons are explained here and elsewhere, but that's not what I'm going to ask about. Today, I again removed the 14.04.1 for ...
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Delete tag 14.04.1

The tag 14.04.1 seems useless, as there is already a 14.04 tag, and the questions involving the tag do not seem to be related to 14.04.1 but could be migrated to 14.04.
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Why is there a Custom Distributions tag?

I was explaining to a user why their question is off topic (not about Ubuntu or official derivatives). Their reply was the following. Then why is there a "custom-distributions" tag? So why is ...
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Appropriate tag for locally-hosted webapp / web interface?

I previously tagged my question about locally-hosted web interfaces with localhost (since that's what you'd use to access them), but that tag was removed. I think that although uncommon, this ...
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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. 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 miss questions that I may ...
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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 ...