In my 1½ year here, I don't think I've ever seen the tag used correctly. People usually use this tag when asking about Kali Linux, which will then be closed. And there already is a tag for the script that helps install Kali Tools on Ubuntu.

In my opinion, this tag adds more confusion than it solves, so removing/blocking it would probably help with new users not using it correctly.

Also, the description is pretty vague: "Kali Linux Tools can be a synonym for Katoolin ...". But what else can it be? The options for misuse are endless...

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    The same reason Mint tag exists... it is a trap to catch topics... filter on them and you have a 90% chance the topic can be closed as "not about official Ubuntu" :D
    – Rinzwind
    Sep 30, 2021 at 7:18
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    When kali-linux-tools are installed in Ubuntu, they are by definition a Ubuntu Third Party App. According to Ask Ubuntu Help, Ubuntu Third Party Apps are On-Topic in Ask Ubuntu. askubuntu.com/help/on-topic. I see no reason to reduce the number of people that Ask Ubuntu serves. Seems like everyone wants to make their own rules around here. Oct 1, 2021 at 8:51
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    I'm not opposed to supporting questions about Katoolin (Kali Tools) if the tag is used correctly. My point is that currently, the tag is almost never used correctly. So if it's to be used, I guess the description should be updated to be much more precise. Oct 1, 2021 at 10:33
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    "the description should be updated to be much more precise" that rarely (read never) works.
    – Braiam
    Oct 6, 2021 at 12:22
  • @Braiam Did you read down to the answer, which details the edit that I suggested and is now in effect? Oct 6, 2021 at 12:26
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    Is not a problem with the edit itself, is that people literally don't read it. It could be perfect for the people that reads it, but those are already aware that there's information to be found there and would not misuse the tag. Editing the tag excerpt is not the solution.
    – Braiam
    Oct 6, 2021 at 12:41
  • Fair point :-D In that case, I'm not sure what would solve it though. Oct 6, 2021 at 12:46

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This question has been resolved by edits that were made to the tag by Artur Meinild.

EDIT: Added the following - Artur

The suggested change focused more on what Kali Linux tools (and Katoolin3 script) is, and why it differs from the Kali Linux distribution.

The following text were added:

Kali Linux contains a large amount of penetration testing tools from various different niches of the security and forensics fields. Many of these can be installed and used on Ubuntu.

Kali Linux Tools is a suite of software that can either be installed manually from the Kali Linux page or with the Katoolin3 script. Installing and using Kali Linux Tools on Ubuntu is largely unsupported, can break your system and will require some knowledge of the end user.


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