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Cleanup 2014: A tale of tags

There are quite a few tags on Ask Ubuntu that are basically fall into one of the following categories; meta tags Tags that describe the problem and are largely pointless (since the question ...
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Should the bar be higher to create tags…?

This was discussed before but no action was taken. I think this is still needed, since we have 2772 2844 tags (9*4*77 79) and pretty much of them are kind of vague, doesn't define a particular topic, ...
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Would a tag cleaning campaign be a good idea for AU too?

I just stumbled over a post in meta-superuser: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/5718/tag-cleanup-for-january-2014?cb=1 It looks like they have tag cleaning campaigns on a regular basis. Might ...
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Is there a way to see only questions related to my favourite tags?

From time to time I middle click all my tags to open them in new tabs and go look for some questions that I might be able to answer. I know that outside of this tags it is almost impossible for me to ...
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How to tag questions asking for drivers?

History. As part of making the tags useful and somewhat rational, I've found myself in a problem with the questions that asks how to install certain drivers. The problem is that they have tried ...
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Would it make sense to merge (and possibly establish a synonym) for ubuntu-on-arm to arm?

I noticed that the main site tag for ubuntu-on-arm is being used in the exact same manner as the arm tag and wondered if there were a reason why they weren't merged? 16 posts (12 this year) - https://...
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Numlock, capslock and led tag (I'm surprised I didn't find PrntScr… yet)

Trogdor must be fed with these: numlock capslock key led - DONE something (this one still does not exist, still) More to the list: corruption mp3 / mp3-tag (irony?) files money transfer music -> ...
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Hunt down all those questions that have only a single tag!

I created... Lies, you just used another query and improved it! SHUT UP! *boom* *bang* *thud* As I said, I modified a query in the Data Explorer to find lonely tags. You know, those ...
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Do we need “put your internet services here” tags?

This pop-up in the chat when I was asked why I was removing the last.fm. Remember that Last.FM is a Web Service. Ubuntu has a client but up until now nobody has asked a question before about this, but ...
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Oh God! Troubleshooting tag!

Yeah, there's a troubleshooting tag... OMG... I don't have anything else to say :(
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YELP! Old-computer tag!

old-computer excerpt says: Questions about Ubuntu on old computers What exactly is an "old computer"? Where to draw the line? How I know my system has a problem because is old (btw, mine is ...
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Do we need a Dansguardian tag?

I was killing off the filter tag. And found this question but don't know what tag should I use. I found 44 something posts with Dansguardian keyword. So, we have people capable of answering ...
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Review mac tag and rename to Macintosh

As said by Takkat in his previous question the mac tag is prone to be misused to ask about mac addresses so I propose: Review that all the use of mac are about... Macintosh. Rename the mac to ...
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What to do with the silverlight tag?

So Moonlight development stopped in 2011, and the Moonlight plugin is mostly useless today. (It is even not possible to install it to Firefox without modifying the plugin.) So I think we could say ...
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What happened to the tag “mac-address”?

When tagging or re-tagging a question on a device's MAC-address we do find mac but the tag wiki there says: The Macintosh line of computers. Use this tag for questions regarding installing or using ...
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Should we split the installation tag into seperate tags for the installation of Ubuntu and the installation of software?

I was thinking after my previous post and probing the general of the SE sites, we should split the installation into: install-software: for general software installation instructions. If you are/want ...
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Why do you need reputation to use certain tags?

Aren't tags used to help people find your question easier if you posted something similar to what their looking for? If so, then why does this site disallow people from posting certain tags that seem ...
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Could we get rid of all unuseful tags? (Tags that alone can't be)

Lets check this: http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/146225/what-tag-is-most-common-for-first-posts Well, someone see the problem? I do. The version specific tags and a bunch of overly ...
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Anyone find the reset tag useful?

We have 88 questions tagged reset. It's used for almost any kind of reset action, from reset preferences to reset the system. I don't find that tag useful at all. Someone has been suggesting a tag ...
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Nuke away “Do not use this!” tags!

I found troubleshooting has a very interesting tag excerpt: Do not use! This is a very general tag - please use a more specific tag to describe your problem. If the tag is "too general" then ...
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Do we need “brand/manufacturer” tags?

Today was a very sad day... I found that one of the questions that I (tm) like to answer (apt/dpkg tags) was tagged with toshiba... To my surprise, the OP hadn't even mentioned "toshiba" in the ...
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Can we merge/synonimize all the game related tags?

Gaming.SE have an active monitoring of all the games tags in all the SE network. They are several times more knowable in Minecraft servers installation and Game performance issues (since they get ...
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Do we need the soundcard tag?

It seems, at least to me, that every question tagged soundcard would properly also be marked sound, and vice versa. Therefore, soundcard should be a synonym of sound.
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More odd tags… continues

certification - this had some value some time ago... What is the current state of the Ubuntu Professional certification? and now people uses it instead of certificates tutorial - in my eyes they seems ...
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Can the sysv tag be deleted?

There are currently three questions with the sysv tag ; I don't think this really adds much. It is used to describe "sysv-like" behavior, and cases where it is used would be better served by ...
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What is the “learn” tag good for?

Could someone tell me the pro's of having learn? Some questions are closed (as dupe, 1 NARQ). The others are very subjective (where do I start?), or too broad (asking for "good" books), instead asking ...
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Odd tags… well, rather keyboard keys tags

I've found a couple of odd tags, starting with alt which I believe would have more sense if used keyboard instead (yeah, 101 tags for each key in the keyboard is overkill) but the funny thing is that ...
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We have a Mint tag [duplicate]

We have a tag called mint, and one user said that it led him to believe that Mint questions are on topic, which they aren't. Is there any way in which this tag is useful or should we just delete it?
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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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Should 'sharing', 'copy' and 'text' be burninated?

I've come across the following tags: sharing copy / paste and text It is my opinion that these tags should be completely removed from the system as they are too ambiguous. What are your ...
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How can I see my rejected tags?

Very simple. I added a description to several tags on askubuntu, and now when I try to edit more, it says: Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days. It shows the accepted tags on my ...
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How can we help make developer.ubuntu.com better?

The Ubuntu App Developer website makes use of Ask Ubuntu questions for its "Cookbook" feature. The App Developer Cookbooks are: a collection of short examples, how to’s and answered questions from ...
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Merge python with python-2.7

Currently there are three tags for Python questions: python python-2.7 python3 Whilst I see the reason for the existence of python3, I can't see how python-2.7 could be useful. I guess it has been ...
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Tag: when are they useful, when they are not and when they harm

Ok, someone might remember in chat that I asked what is the tiling useful for? I still don't find any use but being merged/changed to window management (don't confuse with window managers, which are ...
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Here I go again

Ok I have gotten a few possible duplicate question tags already tonight. I just want to say that I do "NOT" feel we should have to re-word our questions 100 different ways just to see if there is a ...
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Is the “permissions” tag really just about filesystem permissions?

Currently, the description of the permissions reads: Short for "file system permissions" - access control based on user, group, or global access. But is it true? If I ask why doesn't strace -p 1 ...
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Version tags are being used improperly — what to do?

Tags like 12.04 and 13.04 are being used almost every time even if the question isn't version-specific, and even if the tag description explicitly says: You should only use this tag if your ...
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What's the difference between serial-port and serial tag?

Title says it all. Both tags have pretty much just serial or serial-port mentioned just once (!), and the tag appears. Someone is kind enough to make an excerpt of both tags to separate cal from ...
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Can we make the tags more visible when reviewing suggested edits?

When reviewing suggested edits, the "tags" are at the bottom, and if the post is lengthy, one can sometimes miss taking a look at them to see if they were edited. Also, the suggester might forget to ...
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Kill `parallel-port` tag with fire

The title is pretty descriptive: can we kill the parallel-port tag with fire? Only 2 questions are affected by this tag, and LTP is a dead technology, pretty much it can be absorbed by the hardware ...
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Ambiguous tag: blocking

The tag blocking is ambiguous. It contains stuff about blocking websites, unblocking hardware, email, and more. I wanted to use it for blocking websites, but given the ambiguity I doubt about it. I ...
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What should be done with the 'edge' tag?

There has been a discussion about it on the comments of this answer but that is another question. I think that this tag (edge) is used for several case, such as mentioning a computer model, network ...
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Remove [desktop--envoriment]

It's obvious typo in the tag. I see "1 questions tagged" here but can't retag because I see "0 question tagged" here It has tag wiki so it'll not deleted themself as far as I know
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Do we need the `setup` tag?

Do we need an actual setup tag? I mean, for all intents and purposes, installation should suffice for setup questions related to Ubuntu, no?
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What's the tag for Ubuntu Edge?

Is it edge or ubuntu-touch? I guess it should be the first one, but it has no description and also was used before for screen edges.
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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 ...
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How can I find a list of tags that lack a definition?

How can I find a list of tags that lack a definition? I am wanting to provide tags with definitions (if I fully understand the tag) if they do not have attached information.
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Can we remove the synonym link between tags ‘appmenu’ and ‘applications-menu’?

The appmenu tag is for the global application menu AKA appmenu-indicator, that allows screen real estate to be conserved in desktop environments (DE's, AKA ‘graphical shells’) that support it. The ...
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New tag proposal: meta tags “Concern” and “Quality”

I think that a concern tag and quality tag should be added. This question (Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual-boot: Many duplicates) could use these tags as well as many other meta questions. Tag uses and ...