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Can the [charset] and [character-set] tags be made synonyms?

The charset tag and the character-set refer to the same thing. One is simply the abbreviation. I don't see any reason for them to be seperate. Can they be made synonyms, please?
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Should [edits] and [editing] be tag synonyms on meta?

I think the edits and editing should be the same (on Meta). I guess there is a small difference (one being the action and one being the edit itself). But the tags are used interchangeably, so I think ...
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I think [trackpad] and [touchpad] should be tag synonyms

The description for trackpad is: an input device commonly found on laptops, used in place of a mouse. Also called a touchpad. And the description for touchpad is: Questions related to the ...
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Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

Yesterday I removed the recently created tag review-audits from a post here on meta. We have a preexisting tag audits for that subject, so to keep all the audit-related questions together they should ...
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Is emulator emulating emulation?

We have two tags emulator and emulation, each with around 130 questions. The questions seem to me to be covering the same range of topics. Should one be a synonym of the other (I prefer emulation ...
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Synonymize tags related to partitioning

I discovered recently that apart from the well-known tag partitioning (10,271 questions currently), there is also the tag partitions with 771 questions. Even funnier thing is that the tag partition ...
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Should apache2.4 be a synonym of apache2?

I'm at fault here, as I first created that tag. However, I agree with @terdon's answer on another question that, separate tags for separate versions of a tool aren't helpful unless there was a big ...
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Can we just add [helpfile] to [documentation]?

According to tag excerpt of documentation: For questions regarding written documentation such as manuals, help files, policies, instructions, or guides. But there exists helpfile too which in my ...
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Tag synonyms for [window-buttons]

I found two similar tags for referring to the "close, minimize, and maximize buttons". window-buttons with 106 posts (6 asked this year). Tag info: Window Buttons are the buttons at the top of the ...
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These two tags could get [compressed]

Currently we have both: compression × 185 (19 asked this year) the process in which a file or folder's size is reduced by using an algorithm to encode the same information using fewer bits. ...
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Are [dual-monitor] and [dualhead] the same?

There are two tags: dual-monitor (currently 128 questions): For questions about using multiple monitors on a computer system. dualhead (currently 47 questions): Dualhead describes multi ...
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Make 18.04 and bionic synonym

When I add tags to the question and type xenial, it suggests me to add 16.04 but when I type bionic, no suggestion is given.
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Make [desktop-recording] a synonym of [screencast]

screencast and desktop-recording almost mean the same thing. I say almost, because there may be some subtle differences. But I don't believe they are enough to keep the tags separated. For example, a ...
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Add tag synonym for [tag:wsl]

As the global maximum tag length has been increased to 35 characters, now the tag wsl should be renamed to windows-subsystem-for-linux (or similar) and act as a synonym to the latter. Other SE sites ...
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Tag synonyms: [gnome-shell-extension] and [gnome-extensions]

I just found out there's a gnome-extensions tag. I think it's just a synonym of the older and well-documented gnome-shell-extension tag. So gnome-extensions should be merged with gnome-shell-...
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How should we tag the Dash?

The dash tag is currently a synonym for the unity-dash tag, so all questions that are tagged with dash are automatically retagged with the unity-dash tag instead. Ubuntu 17.10 and later also has an ...
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Is [top-bar] just another [panel]?

Today I noticed while reviewing suggested edits that someone had helpfully suggested a tag wiki and excerpt for top-bar. I improved (er, in my own biased opinion) the suggestions, and I wrote in both ...
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Tag change: [watch-command] -> [watch]

The tag watch-command should be called watch. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have watch-command changed to watch. Firstly, all the questions ...
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Tag change: [cut-command] -> [cut]

The tag cut-command should be called cut. Many other commands, including cp, mv are not with the suffix -command. Please could we have cut-command changed to cut. Firstly, all the questions should ...
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Merge squid and squid3 tags

Should we merge squid3 and squid, and make squid3 an alias of squid? Currently there's 74 questions tagged squid3, and 117 tagged squid. Of those tagged squid, a large portion appears to be tagged ...
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Tag synonym request: [soft-link] -> [symbolic-link]

Could I ask for another tag synonym for symbolic-link, that is soft-link. Reference Wikipedia Symbolic Link. I don't have enough reputation to work with tags yet. I came across this because I am new ...
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Tag synonyms: [17.10] and [ubuntu-17.10]

I just found out there's a ubuntu-17.10 tag with two questions currently. I think it's just a synonym of 17.10. I have suggested a tag synonym.
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Can [spam] handle [spam-handling]?

Here on meta, we have separate spam and spam-handling tags. They are not even synonyms. A few questions are even tagged with both of them. Since only seven questions in total are currently tagged ...
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Tag Synonym request: [.bashrc] -> [bash]

Please could we have the [.bashrc] tag made a synonym of [bash]. Statistics: 0 questions ever 0 followers ever It is not needed. So: .bashrc -> bash
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Combine [vi] and [vim] tags

We should combine the [vi] and the [vim] tags. From the [vi] tag wiki: Questions about the text editor "vi" or "vim" I am not sure whether to keep the [vi] tag or the [vim] tag, but I don't think ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [armv8] [aarch64] -> [arm64]

I would like to request that the following tags: armv8 aarch64 be made synonyms of: arm64 The official name for the technology in question would by either ARMv8 (with the 64-bit platform being ...
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Maybe [hdpi] is not high enough, add [hidpi] as a synonym?

I have seen posts tagged with hidpi twice or thrice in the past, and each time I replaced it with hdpi, whose tag info reads: High DPI (dots per inch) screen resolutions, e.g. 4k/UHD/QHD screens ...
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Do we need [safety] when we have [security]?

Just saw that there's tag for safety, with no usage guidance, and questions mostly about how "safe" something is. Seems like it should be a synonym of security. Or nuked altogether.
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Do we need the [bootup] tag?

Looking at the questions tagged with bootup, I concluded the tag is synonymous to boot. Unlike boot, it has no description and is much less used and mostly by low-rep (assuming: new) users. Is it ...
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These tags are [virtual-]ly the same!

Right now we have separate virtual-console and virtual-terminal tags. One should be made a synonym of the other, but which one should be the master tag? We have another question on meta about this, ...
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Make [recording] a synonym of [record]

We have two tags, one called recording and one called record. I propose recording become a synonym of record. recording has a few questions but no description or anything, while record is more ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [respin] -> [remastersys]

We have a lot of remastersys questions. We have very few respin questions, but they sometimes pop up. As Respin is a fork (and is pretty similar to) of RemasterSys, it would make sense to have a ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [dual-monitor] -> [multiple-monitors]

This is relatively short... It seems unnecessary to have both dual-monitors AND multiple-monitors. The latter tag should be able to cover every question including the former as it's still more than a ...
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Tag Synonym Request: Dell Tags

Right now, we have dell (1643), dell-vostro (60), dell-mini-10 (17), dell-studio-xps-16 (10) and dell-mini-9 (8). Since those tags, except for the dell tag, barely have any questions, it doesn't ...
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Tag Synonym Request: Ubuntu on Windows

There are currently multiple tags covering Ubuntu On Windows. This proposal aims to bring them all into a single centralized (and easy to use) tag. As such, I'd like to request that wsl be used for ...
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Tag Synonym Request: Asus-Related Stuff

Recently, Asus tags have been getting created left and right. I'd like to propose the following synonyms: asus-pc -> asus asus-laptop -> asus The ASUS tag seems good enough to cover almost any ...
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Make [architecture] a synonym of [cpu-architecture]

I propose to make architecture a synonym of cpu-architecture and retag all questions. Although architecture is the bigger tag, it is not as unambiguous as cpu-architecture which I would favour as ...
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Make [privileges] a tag synonym of [permissions]

I propose to make privileges a synonym of permissions. The synonym is already officially suggested here. If you meet the requirements, you can vote on the suggestion depending on whether you agree ...
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Synonymize tags [secure-erase] and [secure-delete]

Well, secure-erase and secure-delete simply mean the same, so we should synonymize them. Here some stats about those two: secure-erase: 13 questions 0 followers Excerpt: none Wiki: none secure-...
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Can the snapcraft and snap-package tags please be merged?

Since snapcraft is the tool to build snap packages, the two tags snapcraft and snap-package should be the same thing, if possible. Having both tags in addition to ubuntu-core and snappy gives us who ...
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Please revert merging amd-graphics tag into ati

there was a post a few months ago about the tag synonym and I just got reminded of if today. The AMD ATI merger was almost 10 years ago (in 2006) and Wikipedia says AMD stopped using the ATI brand in ...
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Request to merge multiple scripting-related tags

There are the similar tags: scripts and its synonym script (1940 questions) Excerpt: Script is series of instructions written in plain text file. The script interpreter (i.e. shell, Python, Ruby, ...
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Rename "blogs" tag to "blog"

I have no idea why we need the blogs tag to be plural. We have terminal, not terminals. We have shell, not shells. We have scanner, not scanners. For consistency's sake, can we please make the tag ...
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Tag synonym request: duplicate -> [duplicate-files]

duplicate's wiki says: Two or more files that exactly same. ... which is pretty much what duplicate-files says right in the name. Either way would do, but one of them must go. Aside: Ah. We can't ...
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Should the 'on-topic' and 'offtopic-questions' tags become synonyms?

I think that the tags on this site called on-topic and offtopic-questions should be made synonyms of each other, and yes, it may be argued that they are actually complete opposites of each other, ...
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Replace ati with amd-graphics tag

At present not many people remember that AMD graphics used to be ATI sometime. Now amd-graphics is a synonym of ati that seems to be wrong. It should be vice versa, so amd-graphics should be ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [scanning] -> [scanner]

Since, I would argue that these tags have no difference in meaning (this thread has a +9/-1 score), scanning has no wiki, while scanner does, the tag synonym suggestion mechanism is fundamentally ...
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Tag synonym request: [display-resolution] -> [resolution] [duplicate]

screen-resolution and monitor-resolution are already synonyms of resolution. display-resolution should be too.
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Please undo tag synonymizing: gnome-shell -> gnome

GNOME Shell is, ultimately, just one component in the GNOME DE. I can use it without many of the other trappings of GNOME, like GDM or Nautilus. It seems very weird that gnome-panel - a thing of ...
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Remove the (mv-command) tag as all questions got edited to be tagged with (mv) instead

There are the tags mv and mv-command. UPDATE: Please do not make mv-command a synonym of mv, but just delete it. As suggested by @Braiam, I edited all 9 questions tagged with mv-command and removed ...
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