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The wiki of says:

Do not use. This tag is in process of removal. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will likely be closed.

I feel this is similar to the bug or error tags, both of which were blacklisted:


On a related note, we have a tag, which I just emptied - it should be nuked too (probably as a synonym).

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    We've trying to remove those tags since '12 meta.askubuntu.com/questions/3343/…, tried again in '14 meta.askubuntu.com/q/8911/169736 – Braiam Jan 4 '16 at 12:55
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    If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug Sometimes a workaround is what's needed. I recall a really nasty glitch that would render the system frozen sometimes, or other times simply unusable. It had to do with Chromium hardware acceleration, which could be disabled. So my #1 worst problem while using Ubuntu related to a freeze, and was solved by Ask Ubuntu. Not saying this tag should necessarily stay, but the description seems a bit off. If the tag is being misused, then by all means remove it. – Nateowami Jan 7 '16 at 11:02
  • @Nateowami er... that's a perfect example of a bug report. HWA not working with a X graphics card should be addressed by developers, by either explicitly disabling HWA with that graphic card or fixing their implementation so it works with that graphic card. – Braiam May 9 '16 at 14:45
  • @Braiam I definitely agree it's a bug, but the fact is it wasn't addressed in several years (perhaps it has been by now, I don't know, it wasn't that long ago I had the problem). My point being that sometimes bugs, in this case a system freeze, have an easy workaround, so I think bugs are sometimes on topic, if the goal is to find a workaround. – Nateowami May 10 '16 at 4:18

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