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Should we put [wallpaper] to the [background] (or vice-versa)?

We have the wallpaper and background tags. The tag excerpt of the first says: For questions regarding the image displayed on the desktop background. The tag excerpt of the second says: Questions ...
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Can we fix this tag or should we just [uninstall]?

It's been asked about before and asked about again but it seems like the large uninstall tag is still a bit of a miscellany, with the majority of questions in it being about uninstalling software, ...
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Can we [safely] remove this tag?

We have a safely tag. I don't really like it and think we should burninate it. Burnination criteria: Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? ...
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Should the [purchase] tag be burninated?

Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? No, this tag can refer to users attempting to (a) purchase Ubuntu itself (c) buy software on Ubuntu (c) ...
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Should this tag be put into [storage]? Or not?

This is a discussion, it is NOT an invitation to start burninating this tag. We must follow the documented procedure here. We have a tag, storage. I don't think it is a good tag, though. At the same ...
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Let's spin the [wheel] for ideas on how to handle this tag!

On AU, there is a wheel tag, with no usage guidance. From looking at the 14 questions tagged with it, the tag seems to refer to The wheel group - a group used on some *nix systems to give a user ...
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How should we clean up the [kvm] tag?

This is a discussion about a tag, not an invitation to mass-edit questions containing said tag (at least for now)** We have a kvm tag. It is meant to be about Kernel-based Virtual Machines (based on ...
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Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta

Could CMs please block the help tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide, we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
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I need some [help] getting rid of this tag from Ask Ubuntu Meta!

This tag is fully useless IMO. We don't need it. So... we have a help tag on Meta Ask Ubuntu (NOT the main site). IMO, it is useless. Let's go through the criteria to get rid of it: Does it describe ...
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In First Question filters, it suggests 14.04

In the filters of "First Question" queue, it is suggesting 14.04.
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Merge tags [video-driver] and [gpu-drivers]?

I think the tags video-driver and gpu-drivers basically means the same thing. I suggest we merge one of the tags into the other.
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Maybe change the tag description for [uninstall]

Related to Synonym request: [software-uninstall] to [uninstall]: To help with choosing the right tag, between uninstall and software-uninstall maybe the tag description for uninstall should be changed?...
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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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Does the [unreadable] tag make sense?

The unreadable tag makes very little sense in my opinion, as it encapsulates multiple, technically unrelated concepts. The usage guide reads as follows: This can describe a file or any output that is ...
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Why does the tag `20.10` Even exist If it is off topic?

Why does the tags of the releases who have met there end life even exists for eg - 20.10 19.04 16.04 What are the point of still using these tags ? When all the questions about them are off topic , I ...
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How do I find a question on this site that I may have already asked?

How do I find a question on this site that I may have already asked? A secondary question arises due to my failure to post this simple question. What tag should I use to allow the original question to ...
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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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I think we should block the [freeze] tag

Yes, I have found this question. But, it was last discussed over five years ago, and there are still new questions getting posted about it, so I think it is worth revisiting. Also, the linked question ...
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Is the scope of [hard-drive] tag and [drive] tag similar?

While reviewing posts, I noticed these two tags: drive and hard-drive. I feel both these tags have similar scope. So should we merge these tags?
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What is the purpose of unknown-device tag?

I am unable to understand the use of unknown-device tag. Please explain about the purpose of the tag and also explain if it is needed right now or useless.
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Why do we have so many usb tags?

There are four tags which I would like to focus upon: usb-drive usb-storage usb-c usb-device Do we really require these many tags? I feel usb-c tag is not good one. It sets a precedent that we can ...
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Should this tag be transformed in a [flicker] of light?

We have the flicker tag. Its usage guidance says: When something flickers it flashes repeatedly. Flickering in the Ask Ubuntu forums is generally referring to screen issues, or to describe an LED, ...
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Replace 'zoom' tag with 'magnification' (synonymise + merge)?

Six months ago, SurvivalMachine asked Should “zoom” tag also apply to the videoconferencing software? At the time, it seemed that relatively few questions about the Zoom meeting app used the zoom tag. ...
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A custom filter for excluding posts with specific tags?

I don't have a dual-boot setup, so I will not be able to help much to people with related difficulties; yet this topic makes up a very large percentage of incoming posts. I have never had an Nvidia ...
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Ask Ubuntu has a groovy tag that is dedicated to “a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine”. However, Groovy (Gorilla) is the name of Ubuntu 20.10 and users started to (mis)use the tag for ...
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The [format] tag has a broad scope. What should we do?

The tag wiki excerpt of format states that the tag has a broad scope: For questions regarding file formats, or formatting hard drives. We can ask questions about file formats or formatting hard ...
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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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Usage of image-viewer tag is somewhat inconsistent - what's the best solution?

In the process of removing the images tag, one of the tags I added to was image-viewer. At some point, I realised that Image Viewer is often the name shown in GUI elements for the system's default ...
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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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Can we remove this [virtual]ly useless tag?

The tag virtual covers so many rather unrelated things: Questions related to virtualization, virtual devices, virtual terminal emulators, etc. It's of little use for searching or following. Can we ...
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Troubleshooting the tag: can we diagnose it as unnecessary?

We have a tag troubleshooting. At best, troubleshooting describes a type of activity, though not a very specific one, and not one in which people would be likely to have a particular interest or ...
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Should "zoom" tag also apply to the videoconferencing software?

Currently "zoom" tag description is Questions related to desktop zooming effect Now, during Covid-19 lockdown many people are using the tag for Zoom videoconferencing program. Should we ...
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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 the uegt tag be removed?

The question Top Ubuntu Download manger with bandwidth limiter and is tagged with uegt. From the context I'd say the OP should have used the tag uget instead. The mentioned question is the only ...
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Proposed new tag: Atomic Pi

I just asked a question about an Atomic Pi, and thought I could create the tag for it, but I am lacking sufficient rep here to make it. Can someone make the tag on these questions? Please/thanks. ...
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Can [maintenance] be kept in good working order?*

*Credit to Eliah Kagan for the title We have a tag maintenance which currently has 38 questions in it. The questions relate to a miscellany of topics, since "maintenance" is a very broad category of ...
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How often is [frequency] useful?

We have 51 questions tagged frequency. This seems like an extremely general, cross-cutting concept that isn't useful as a tag. However, most questions tagged frequency are questions about CPU ...
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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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Should there be a new tag wsl2?

As Microsoft improved windows subsystem for linux to version 2 there should be some questions related to version. the new tag kind of wsl2 could be useful.
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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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Should there be a new tag "legacy-bios"?

I'd like to propose the creation of the tag "legacy-bios", as I believe it was relevant to a question I just asked. It seems like it could be relevant to a forum dedicated to an OS. And there is ...
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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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Why do some of my tag [suggestions or creations] get rejected?

Please, I will really like to know why some of my tag suggestions or tag creations keep getting rejected for (my personal opinion) nothing?! Meanwhile, it seems some could be needed and of important ...
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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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Do we need "support"?

As of now support has 137 questions tagged. There is no proper information about its usage on the site. The existing information looks vague. So, should we re-tag all questions and remove support from ...
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We should put these tags under [lock] and [keys]

(The only reason these are the same question is for the pun. If they should be split, I can split them.) Neither of these have tag wiki entries. As of now, lock has 182 questions, keys has 82. ...
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output tag needs some community input

The output has 149 questions tagged across wide range of topics - command line output, audio output, monitors - and no wiki nor usage guidance as to what this tag is all about. We already have ...
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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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In [comparison] to [diff]

So we have the comparison tag, with 38 questions which does have a few highly voted posts, but overall is spread out over a broad range of topics, ranging from comparing DVDs to text files, to Ubuntu ...
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