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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.
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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags

There are quite a few tags on Ask Ubuntu that are basically fall into one of the following categories; meta tags Tags that describe the problem and are largely pointless (since the question ...
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Should the bar be higher to create tags…?

Sirs, we have 2772 tags (9*4*77) and pretty much of them are kind of vague, doesn't define a particular topic, or the topic they define has nothing to do with Ubuntu. I've destroyed twice an attempt ...
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Would a tag cleaning campaign be a good idea for AU too?

I just stumbled over a post in meta-superuser: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/5718/tag-cleanup-for-january-2014?cb=1 It looks like they have tag cleaning campaigns on a regular basis. Might ...
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Is there a way to see only questions related to my favourite tags?

From time to time I middle click all my tags to open them in new tabs and go look for some questions that I might be able to answer. I know that outside of this tags it is almost impossible for me to ...
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How to tag questions asking for drivers?

History. As part of making the tags useful and somewhat rational, I've found myself in a problem with the questions that asks how to install certain drivers. The problem is that they have tried ...
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Would it make sense to merge (and possibly establish a synonym) for ubuntu-on-arm to arm?

I noticed that the main site tag for ubuntu-on-arm is being used in the exact same manner as the arm tag and wondered if there were a reason why they weren't merged? 16 posts (12 this year) - ...
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Numlock, capslock and led tag (I'm surprised I didn't find PrntScr… yet)

Trogdor must be fed with these: numlock capslock key led - DONE something (this one still does not exist, still) More to the list: corruption mp3 / mp3-tag (irony?) files money transfer music ...
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Hunt down all those questions that have only a single tag!

I created... Lies, you just used another query and improved it! SHUT UP! *boom* *bang* *thud* As I said, I modified a query in the Data Explorer to find lonely tags. You know, those ...
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Do we need “put your internet services here” tags?

This pop-up in the chat when I was asked why I was removing the last.fm. Remember that Last.FM is a Web Service. Ubuntu has a client but up until now nobody has asked a question before about this, but ...
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Oh God! Troubleshooting tag!

Yeah, there's a troubleshooting tag... OMG... I don't have anything else to say :(
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YELP! Old-computer tag!

old-computer excerpt says: Questions about Ubuntu on old computers What exactly is an "old computer"? Where to draw the line? How I know my system has a problem because is old (btw, mine is ...
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Do we need a Dansguardian tag?

I was killing off the filter tag. And found this question but don't know what tag should I use. I found 44 something posts with Dansguardian keyword. So, we have people capable of answering ...
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Review mac tag and rename to Macintosh

As said by Takkat in his previous question the mac tag is prone to be misused to ask about mac addresses so I propose: Review that all the use of mac are about... Macintosh. Rename the mac to ...
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What to do with the silverlight tag?

So Moonlight development stopped in 2011, and the Moonlight plugin is mostly useless today. (It is even not possible to install it to Firefox without modifying the plugin.) So I think we could say ...
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What happened to the tag “mac-address”?

When tagging or re-tagging a question on a device's MAC-address we do find mac but the tag wiki there says: The Macintosh line of computers. Use this tag for questions regarding installing or ...
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Should we split the installation tag into seperate tags for the installation of Ubuntu and the installation of software?

I was thinking after my previous post and probing the general of the SE sites, we should split the installation into: install-software: for general software installation instructions. If you ...
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Why do you need reputation to use certain tags?

Aren't tags used to help people find your question easier if you posted something similar to what their looking for? If so, then why does this site disallow people from posting certain tags that seem ...
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Could we get rid of all unuseful tags? (Tags that alone can't be)

Lets check this: http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/146225/what-tag-is-most-common-for-first-posts Well, someone see the problem? I do. The version specific tags and a bunch of overly ...
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Anyone find the reset tag useful?

We have 88 questions tagged reset. It's used for almost any kind of reset action, from reset preferences to reset the system. I don't find that tag useful at all. Someone has been suggesting a tag ...
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Nuke away “Do not use this!” tags!

I found troubleshooting has a very interesting tag excerpt: Do not use! This is a very general tag - please use a more specific tag to describe your problem. If the tag is "too general" then ...
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Do we need “brand/manufacturer” tags?

Today was a very sad day... I found that one of the questions that I (tm) like to answer (apt/dpkg tags) was tagged with toshiba... to my surprise OP didn't even mentioned "toshiba" in its question ...
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Can we merge/synonimize all the game related tags?

Gaming.SE have an active monitoring of all the games tags in all the SE network. They are several times more knowable in Minecraft servers installation and Game performance issues (since they get ...
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Do we need the soundcard tag?

It seems, at least to me, that every question tagged soundcard would properly also be marked sound, and vice versa. Therefore, soundcard should be a synonym of sound.
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More odd tags… continues

certification - this had some value some time ago... What is the current state of the Ubuntu Professional certification? and now people uses it instead of certificates tutorial - in my eyes they ...
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Can the sysv tag be deleted?

There are currently three questions with the sysv tag ; I don't think this really adds much. It is used to describe "sysv-like" behavior, and cases where it is used would be better served by ...
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What is the “learn” tag good for?

Could someone tell me the pro's of having learn? Some questions are closed (as dupe, 1 NARQ). The others are very subjective (where do I start?), or too broad (asking for "good" books), instead asking ...
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Odd tags… well, rather keyboard keys tags

I've found a couple of odd tags, starting with alt which I believe would have more sense if used keyboard instead (yeah, 101 tags for each key in the keyboard is overkill) but the funny thing is that ...
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We have a Mint tag

We have a tag called mint, and one user said that it led him to believe that Mint questions are on topic, which they aren't. Is there any way in which this tag is useful or should we just delete it?
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'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd'

livedvd: a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. live-cd: Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it. I'd suggest to ...
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Should 'sharing', 'copy' and 'text' be burninated?

I've come across the following tags: sharing copy / paste and text It is my opinion that these tags should be completely removed from the system as they are too ambiguous. What are your ...