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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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Tag synonym suggestions

For future suggestions, make a separate post so we can keep track of how well we are doing with tags, as well as facilitating discussion on a specific tag. Thanks I don't have enough reputation to ...
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When should we use the versions tags?

For example, when someone asks a question and he is saying I am using Ubuntu 11.04. Should the question also be tagged 11.04 or not ?
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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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Don't mix version specific tags with stuff that isn't version specific!

Version specific tags are meant to questions which are... version specific, right? Then why are we mixing with the apt tag which alone is a very broad tag, or bash, with is, again, a very broad tag? ...
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Summer cleanup, feedback wanted, etc

Basically, what I'd like to do is get community 'permission' to do the following over the next few weeks (for whats left of June, and then thereafter whenever I have time): Completely destroy and ...
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How to tag the Ubuntu editions and derivatives

[ The previous revision of this question didn't get much response and was incomplete because it did not include the derivatives, at least one of which also has editions. I have revised it to hopefully ...
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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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Deprecate the ubuntu-desktop tag?

This first came up when SE introduced displaying the most common tag at the start page s for SEO reasons. Commenting on the following two questions and their new titles ubuntu desktop - What native ...
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Discouraging "Ubuntu" tags

Figured I might as well be the first to bring this up... Some relation to but not the same issue as: What ubuntu versions are covered? At time of writing, there are currently nine instances of the "...
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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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Should we blacklist the freeze tag?

The wiki of freeze says: Do not use. This tag is in process of removal. If your software is freezing then you likely need to file a bug, as freeze problems are usually off topic here and will ...
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Would a off-topic tag warning be a good-idea? [duplicate]

Here on Ask Ubuntu we have quite a lot of tags for various Linux distributions/Operating Systems/things that could be off-topic if specific about them: debian, mint, fedora, crunchbang, windows, ...
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Request: Burnination and Blacklisting of [error] tag

One of the most overly used tags in the site is error. In almost every case, there are many other tags which are far more descriptive. All 303 questions using that tag aside, I believe the tag ...
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Applications, application and software tags must die!

Originally discussed here: The future of the applications/software tag(s) Needs to be discussed again as an effort to ban the tags permanently applications, application and software are useless - ...
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Can we please disambiguate or discourage the 'mobile' tag?

I've decided to branch off my mobile concerns from Do we need a new “ubuntu-for-phones” tag?. In my opinion 'mobile' is too ambiguous and broad in its name being an adjective. Yes, we may have a ...
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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 describes ...
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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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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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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 general ...
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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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Do we need the Adobe, Microsoft and Apple tags?

On Ask Ubuntu we have several companies represented as tags. There are adobe, microsoft and apple. I don't think these tags are useful, and perhaps they should be removed. We don't have experts on any ...
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Do we need a new "ubuntu-for-phones" tag?

I see Jorge Castro has been replacing ubuntu-for-phones with mobile here and here. (Hi Jorge!) Shouldn't those two tags be kept distinct? ubuntu-for-phones is the newly announced project with the ...
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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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Can we *please* blacklist the error tag?

The tag has reappeared two more times again. The error has reappeared after at lease 2 purges. Can we please blacklist this tag? Reasons for this have been discussed several times already: The '...
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What is the proper usage of the windows tag?

I noticed this question today. The question is apparently about workspaces, but is a bit unclear on that. In any case, it used the "windows" tag with a different meaning than the other questions using ...
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PSA: When reviewing, remember to think of the future!

I've been reviewing a ton lately and the version tags are becoming worse and worse. Note to selves, Jeff warned us about this: When should we use the versions tags? Version tags can be dangerous ...
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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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Tagging Xubuntu when Ubuntu is meant

I'm basically doing limited patrol for Xubuntu Team to keep an eye on questions and have done a couple tag edits relative to the xubuntu tag. While I am aware of the prior discussion of tagging ...
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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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Do we really need or want the "post" tag?

I stumbled across a review of the "post" tag edit which appears to be driven by this post and voted to reject it as lacking usage instructions, but while the definition appeared to be one accurate ...
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Is the ubuntu-desktop tag immortal ?

As of 2011-01-18, Jeff Atwood deleted the ubuntu-desktop tag. One day later there are already new ubuntu-desktop questions. Considering all askers are relatively new to askubuntu, I suppose they were ...
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Burninate the meta tags {help} and {features}?

I found two tags here on meta that might be considered meta tags and, thus, should be burninated. What is your opinion of the following? help features
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Tag Separation and Handling: The Asus tag and separating it out into subcategories instead (asus-pc, asus-laptop, etc.)

Related: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/15996/tag-synonym-request-asus-related-stuff (in dispute) http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/7733/do-we-need-brand-manufacturer-tags This ...
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Should we have a consistent naming scheme?

This is very much related to this question about merging tags. This goes one step further to assume that we SHOULD. What should the naming convention be?
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How should questions about SPDY be tagged?

This web protocol is becoming more and more popular considering its' value, but it's not in the list of tags. How should a question be tagged since this tag isn't here?
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Tags related to languages

I have seen a user tag a question with swedish, and there may be other languages. Should such tags be avoided, instead using language, language-support or localization?
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Make numeric only/composed of just numbers tags that should only be created by moderators

Everyone knows I hate with burning passion version specific tags. The reasons are explained here and elsewhere, but that's not what I'm going to ask about. Today, I again removed the 14.04.1 for ...
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Let's burninate [mint]

If Linux Mint is off topic, why the heck do we have the tag [mint]? How does it help to tag Ubuntu questions with it? This user wrongly assumed Mint was on topic due to the existence of said tag: ...
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Are computer brand tags necessary?

Within the past few hours (of writing) have had two tag synonym requests to clean up branding tags and to unify them under some centralized tags. However, this brings up the following question: ...
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is it OK to just change a tag on a question?

There's one user that removes installation and replaces it with system-installation or software-installation. Most of the questions are good questions with plus 15 votes. Should these edits be ...
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When a version specific tag alone is good in a single question?

Ok, I'm here so people can point me out where my logic is wrong. I'm talking about the version specific tags. Every time I create, see, modify, processes a question or answer using the queues, ...
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Please blacklist the 'bug' tag

In regards to this, http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/3343/summer-cleanup-feedback-wanted-etc?cb=1 the jrg has eliminated questions tagged with bug. I would like to request blacklisting of this tag,...
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Discussion about tag: uninstall

The uninstall says: Questions about uninstalling software in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer. And software-uninstall says: for questions about uninstalling software on Ubuntu. ...
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[warning]: questionable tag detected

We have 57 posts tagged warning. Should they be retagged to remove it? warning is not as bad as the banned error tag. error roughly meant "Something happened!" There are just a few common meanings ...
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Are any of these tags [remote]ly useful?

A few days ago I asked this question, and this answer by Kaz Wolfe pointed out that remote-login is only one of several tags about remote stuff. remote-desktop, 761 questions Questions that refer to ...
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Prevent misuse of the ".desktop" tag

I recently noticed that the tag .desktop (notice the dot before desktop) being used as a tag for questions concerning the Desktop Environment in general (most likely because desktop is gone): Ubuntu ...
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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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Can we increase the minimum reputation requirement for creating new tags?

Currently, you only need 300 reputation to create new tags. If you couple that with the 500 reputation required to retag questions at your will, you can easily end up with lots of tags that should ...
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Desktop tag must go!

desktop is something we all use, unless you want to specifically refer to server (as in, I dont have a desktop, this is a server) most questions will be directly related to it. That renders the tag ...