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Is it possible for beginners to suggest tags?

Seriously is it possible to let beginners suggest tags? I tried to create the tag XFCE-desktop which is the large package I had to reinstall, but was told I did not have 300 points. It is more to the ...
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Can software recommendation still be used?

I need a free vpn that works on Ubuntu 16.04 and connects to UK. The old questions about that subject are obsolete. I'd like to ask the question on this site, since it has a big community, definitely ...
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Useless tag of the day: local

The local tag has no usage guidance and it has been applied to questions without any consistent sense (from package management to networking, wherever people think some meaning of the word "local" can ...
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Should the copy.com tag be removed?

It currently has no watchers. At this time, there are 13 questions tagged with copy.com. copy.com has been discontinued. I saw it in this recent question: compare and move a file from one directory ...
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Does the [remote-login] wiki need an update?

I just reviewed this helpful edit suggestion and realised that Ubuntu 14.04 is the only currently supported Ubuntu the advice in the wiki is relevant to. What happened to remote-login-service, I ...
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How do tag subscriptions work?

I know I can hover over a tag and click on subscribe. It then says I get an email. In the email it says I should confirm. When I click the link (https://stackexchange.com/filters/email-confirm/<...
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Rename the atom tag

The atom tag is currently being used for questions about GitHub's Atom editor and Intel's Atom CPU. I would favour a new tag for either. Maybe the best practice is to follow Stack Overflow and ...
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Should we do something about the [lowgraphics] tag?

A while ago I noticed that we have a tag lowgraphics. This seems like a suboptimal situation. Lowgraphics isn't a even a word. If we really need a tag for that, shouldn't it be low-graphics-mode? ...
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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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Should the [software-recommendation] tag be deprecated?

Related: How to run the Software Recommendation tag? Given the existence of Software Recommendations Stack Exchange, is there any need/justification for the software-recommendation tag here any more?
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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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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 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 to install a downloaded .deb file along with its dependencies in a system with an internet connection (offline?)

Despite the teaser in this Meta question's title, the title of the question that was closed is How to install a downloaded .deb file along with its dependencies in a system with an internet connection,...
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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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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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Should the "package" and "packages" tags be merged?

The package and packages tags seem to be used in an identical matter. Should we merge them?
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Purpose of the "split" tag

I noticed there is a tag called split without any description. The list of 49 questions tagged right now includes all sorts of questions: splitting text files, splitting large archives, splitting ...
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Tag synonym request [fc] -> [history]

Consider the description for history: The history command can be used to retrieve commands you have previously typed in a shell. However, fc and related variables FCEDIT and HISTSIZE exist in bash....
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Is UBPorts within the scope of AskUbuntu?

I have this question here: Does SECURE BOOT need to be disabled on the Nexus 5 before I can install UBPort's Ubuntu Phone Image? I subsequently created new tags for UBPorts, and one of its core ...
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Can this tag be [repair]ed or should we throw it away...?

I came across the tag repair today: 112 questions tagged Excerpt: Questions about repairing Ubuntu can be tagged here (after a fatal error, looping kernel panics, etc.) Wiki: none Followers: 0 ...
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How do I respond to my question being marked as a duplicate when it clearly isn't?

I have a question about my Ask Ubuntu post: apt-get upgrade fails I'm posting about this problem because my question was marked as a duplicate when it clearly isn't a duplicate of the linked question....
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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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Should we ditch [glitch]?

Seems we have a tag glitch. This seems to me equivalent to having a tag bug. It could apply to issues of various types and with various causes. It seems unlikely that anyone will be especially ...
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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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Re-keying [key] to be more useful

Recently, I discovered the existence of key. This tag is currently being used for both cryptographic keys (SSH/GPG/RSA/etc.) as well as keys on one's keyboard. A tag that functions like this has, in ...
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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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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 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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Should [messages] be sent to /dev/null?

Ubuntu is trying to tell me something In the course of removing the warning tag from a few posts I encountered the tag messages, which is currently attached to 62 questions. It seems these questions ...
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What to do with tag-only edits?

Here's the suggested edit in question. The OP was asking about security on a shared WiFi connecton. They had it tagged as 16.04, firefox, and security. An edit came up that only changed the tag 16....
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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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Is the rtorrent tag useful? If so, should we retag these posts?

I noticed a new tag rtorrent. It only has one post, but I did my usual thing of running a search which turned up ~40 questions mentioning rtorrent. Is this a tag we need? If so should old posts ...
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Let's delete the remove tag and remove the delete tag

I will shamelesly copy the same argument of derobet in UL: Questions can indeed be about (as Gilles mentions) deleting something. But that's not about "deleting" because they're all different. "...
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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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Should we delete blocklist tag?

The blocklist apparently is misused, out of 11 questions where it's used , it's used for block devices, on other - for blocking specific websites. There's also no usage-guide for that tag.
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Is the abcde tag helpful to spammers?

See this (possibly now deleted) question: Inpage Installation The user just threw abcde in the tags list, and thus saved themselves from entering a tag.
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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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Can we burninate shared?

shared is useless. Just completely and utterly useless. It doesn't refer to anything currently, is used all over the place (shared folders/shared libraries/shared memory), and has no definition for ...
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Shouldn't [boxes] be [gnome-boxes]?

Today I untagged the one and only question with the newly created gnome-boxes tag with the usual destructive intent. Someone in chat told me I shouldn't have done that, and someone else noticed that ...
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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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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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What is the [office] tag for? Can we clarify?

On a routine purge of useless new tags I found and attempted to destroy msoffice. This led me to office which has a significant number of questions but no wiki or usage guidance. From the questions it ...
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Give [recovery] the [installation] treatment

Let's talk for a minute about the recovery tag, again. There are many different kinds of recovery, including (but not limited to): data-recovery, for recovering lost data, password-recovery, for ...
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I created a new tag "csm" and someone changed it to "bios"

I created a new tag, csm, but it was replaced with bios on one of my questions. I'd like to challenge this, and propose the creation of the csm tag for things related to CSM under the UEFI spec. ...
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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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What hardware recommendations are okay to ask?

I've looked at the original question from a while back. But that is too early to give a definitive answer. I want to know when it's OK to ask about hardware recommendations if it's OK at all. For ...
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Mint "tag warning" proposal

I propose that we create a "tag warning" for mint, because it seems like we are getting a lot of OT questions about Mint. Now you say, this is a dupe! Well yes, sorta, but nothing came out of it. ...
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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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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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