As we add things under the umbrella project it's becoming too meta and doesn't really mean anything anymore.

  • also appears to be not useful.
  • isn't being used for the kernel, but more as a "I happen to be running linux" tag. This was once cleaned up but it appears to be back, perhaps just symlink it to ?

I've checked the affected questions and they all have proper tags to the subprojects, which is better anyway, so safe to remove those tags.

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    I originally read this as "Ayatana tag becoming too metal?"
    – belacqua
    Feb 21, 2011 at 3:43

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What Jorge says makes sense.

No need for every (1298) and (203) to also be tagged (22).

I can think of no situations where it would be particularly useful.


For clearness, what about renaming to ? That tag will be suggested when users tag questions and will avoid the use of . does not necessarily have to do with Linux, but even the tag description says so. Perhaps all of the questions tagged should be moved to for the above mentioned reason.

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    I don't see why we need the "linux" there, I don't think people will mix it up with the hurd or whatever. Sep 15, 2011 at 15:32
  • @JorgeCastro: I agree, but with both of you. It is unfortunate, but many inexperienced users will think Linux == Kernel == Linux. They don't really stop to pick up on the specifics, so it is useful to have linux-kernel tag IMHO.
    – RolandiXor
    Sep 17, 2011 at 0:29

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