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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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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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When should I use the command-line tag?

There have been a few edit wars recently concerning the command-line tag. This question is an attempt to reach a community consensus on the usage of this particular tag. So, what exactly is this tag ...
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Can we make some low quality tags synonyms, and outright remove some others? [duplicate]

Credit goes to jokerdino for making me aware of almost all of these tags. He sent me a list of tags he considered low quality, and asked me to post on meta about the ones I think we should take action ...
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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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What should we do about XBMC's new name?

XBMC will be called kodi in newer versions, what should we do about it? People will still refer it to XBMC for several years to come, but some users will use the new name kodi. I suggest that we make ...
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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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What is the dual tag for?

Someone's comment in this question led me to realize there's a dual tag. This tag is pretty silly. It looks like most of the questions are about dual booting, but some of them are about dual monitors....
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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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Tag synonym request: [asterix] -> [asterisk]

The tag asterix should really be a tag synonym of asterisk. Just so you understand why. This guy, is Asterix: Asterisk on the other hand is an open source PBX software.
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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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Tag synonym request: [gksudo] -> [gksu]

While they can behave differently (mostly on non-Ubuntu systems), gksu and gksudo are not really separate topics. They're provided by the same package (gksu). They're even the same executable (which ...
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Tag cleanup list

We still need feedback on these tags! Esp. the "Not Sure" ones. I have started a list of tags that need some cleanup per request. Please contribute. Burniate: bits z475 vm-guest-files ...
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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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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: [library]->[libraries]

library has 15 posts, and libraries also has 15 posts. They should be merged into libraries, as both tags have fairly similar questions about missing libaries.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag synonym request: [vlc] -> [vlc-player]

vlc and vlc-player seems like they should be synonyms, not entirely sure which way round though!?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Should the tag wi-fi be a synonym of wireless?

I think so. This question is just a way to get a consensus/vote on the thing. wifi is already duped to wireless and wi-fi is just another spelling of wifi.
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Can we merge retina with retina-display

The only time the word retina is of use on a site a bout technology is when talking about Retina displays. Since we aren't a Q&A site for Apple, I think it should the relevant tag should be called ...
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Unsynonym ntp from time

I have a subscription for ntp. It seems that recently ntp became a synonym for time, so that I now get questions like this (which is not related to ntp) via my subscription. Please remove this ...
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Please, fix the gnome* tags mess

Ok, according to the help pages: Incorrectly tagged questions are hard to find and answer. If you know of common, alternate spellings or phrasings for this tag, add them here so we can ...
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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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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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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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Is "internet" a synonym of "internet-connection"?

Well, basically: Their tag wikis say the same, I see no other application for internet than for internet-connection and I don't see why we need to split the whole tag-system around connections into ...
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Is the off tag really needed?

I suddenly came across a question which had the off tag. The tag itself has no explanation and I asked myself what the purpose of this tag is. From my perspective this tag is somehow confusing. Would ...
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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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Tag synonym request: [icon] -> [icons]

icon and icons look like they should be the same, there is also desktop-icons but that's only been used once so guess that'll die out on its own accord.
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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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'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd'

livedvd: a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. live-cd: Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it. I'd suggest to have ...
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Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs

There are a few [foo]/[foos] tag pairs on Ask Ubuntu. Such tag pairs are usually the singular and plural of the same word and should be synonyms. Occasionally. Only moderators can create [foos] when [...
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Tag synonym request: [debug] -> [debugging]

I think debug should be a synonym of debugging. They have identical tag wiki excerpts and cover the same thing, although it's extremely wide and needs to have additional tags included to narrow down. ...
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Should [encrypted-home] be a synonym of [ecryptfs]?

Should the tag encrypted-home be a synonym of ecryptfs? While there are other ways to encrypt a home directory, Ecryptfs is the official method under Ubuntu. All three questions tagged encrypted-home ...
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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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Merge the Space and Disk Usage tags

The space tag seems dubious at best, given it's current tag wiki: A space is a spot that is occupied or not occupied by something. However the usage of the tag makes it pretty clearly a synonym of ...