I came across the tag today:

  • 112 questions tagged
  • Excerpt:

    Questions about repairing Ubuntu can be tagged here (after a fatal error, looping kernel panics, etc.)

  • Wiki: none
  • Followers: 0
  • New questions during the last 12 months: 18
  • Highest question score in that tag: 10

Similar to e.g. and , this tag doesn't really have any informational value on its own and could probably be applied to half of our question base.

I have mostly seen it in context of boot repair, sometimes hardware (especially disks and therefore also data rescue), package management (dependencies etc) and a few other topics.

Unless you have any objections or proposals how the scope of this tag could be refined, I propose should be removed.

Due its not so large size (only around 100 questions instead of over 700 for the other two mentioned examples), I also think we can successfully remove it and retag the respective questions if needed.

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    Indeed. There is no consistency among the posts with this tag and no specific program, command or task to which it could be consistently and exclusively applied. I don't think anyone could have a particular interest or expertise in repair in general. So in my opinion there is no argument for keeping the tag.
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 14:12
  • 1
    Tag destroyed. Thanks for asking :)
    – Zanna Mod
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 15:56


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