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Tag Synonym Request: Dell Tags

Right now, we have dell (1643), dell-vostro (60), dell-mini-10 (17), dell-studio-xps-16 (10) and dell-mini-9 (8). Since those tags, except for the dell tag, barely have any questions, it doesn't ...
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Should we keep the zenbook tag

There aready exists tag for asus, and zenbook is sub-family of Asus ultrabook products. From asus tag description: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated product range includes motherboards, laptops, ...
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Can version tags be removed if a question can be modified to be general to all versions?

The question Are there any good programs to learn Dvorak? has a 10.04 tag, but this is a general question that really shouldn't be specific to a particular version of Ubuntu. Can questions like this ...
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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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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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Can we get a tag for the 'at' command for Ubuntu?

There doesn't seem to be one and I use both cron (which has a tag) and 'at' at different times. I'm not able to add a tag at this time. Tags just for more common commands would be very helpful. I ...
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Someone is editing my question's tags and I disagree with their edit

As is suggested by Eliah Kagan; In general, if you believe your question is de-tagged wrongly, here are some options at your disposal: Read the tag's tag wiki and see what other questions ...
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What should we do when encountering wiki excerpt suggestions on useless tags?

In review I got a suggestion for a wiki excerpt, the proposal in itself was not bad (https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/511060) but the tag bible is quite useless, it has only one question ...
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Warn in case of new questions with tags of outdated Ubuntu versions

I have asked this question yesterday, which was for Ubuntu 10.04. I wasn't aware that it is not allowed to ask questions for outdated Ubuntu versions. As you can see, I have tagged the question as 10....
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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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Tag Synonym Request: [scanning] -> [scanner]

Since, I would argue that these tags have no difference in meaning (this thread has a +9/-1 score), scanning has no wiki, while scanner does, the tag synonym suggestion mechanism is fundamentally ...
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Merge the tags "schedule" and "scheduled"?

Both the tags schedule and scheduled exist, but usage is fully identical. It seems inefficient, could they be merged into schedule (which is used slightly more often)?
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Thoughts on a history-of-ubuntu tag?

Other sites I frequent have a tag related to history (not your command history): Unix & Linux: history Vi and Vim: history-of Science Fiction and Fantasy: history-of And others: English ...
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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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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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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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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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Should the 'on-topic' and 'offtopic-questions' tags become synonyms?

I think that the tags on this site called on-topic and offtopic-questions should be made synonyms of each other, and yes, it may be argued that they are actually complete opposites of each other, ...
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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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(virtual-terminal): redundant and confusing [duplicate]

Most questions tagged with virtual-terminal actually refer to virtual-console, the famous Linux feature. But some of them, such as this one, assume such GUI terminal emulators as gnome-terminal and ...
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how are tags ordered and why only the first one is included in the question title?

I'm supposing that tags specified are reordered by occurrences (the most used fo first). The first tag goes directly in title of the question, not the others, even if they could be better related and ...
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Why do certain tags also go in tab title?

I am asking a question extending from this one: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/6224/how-are-tags-ordered-and-why-only-the-first-one-is-included-in-the-question-titl: Why for instance in this ...
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Merging the "ati" tag into "amd-graphics"

This tag merge will affect a lot of questions, so I think we should discuss it here before doing it. To be clear: all ati questions will be tagged amd-graphics after the merge. the ati tag will be a ...
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Why ask-ubuntu can seem frustrating to the average user

So, I've been using Ask Ubuntu for a while now, but the whole thing is rigged against the average user. So the same thing happens every time I have a problem on my computer and I go here for an answer....
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What does "version-specific" mean in "Only use version tag if the question is version-specific"?

For example, 14.04 has the description: The current LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Trusty Tahr". Released on 17th April, 2014. Only use this tag if your question is version-...
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What is meant by the phrase "first tag wiki edit"?

I find this badge tip extremely confusing: tag editor. What is meant by the text provided?
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Do we need the e1000e tag?

Against my better judgement I actually approved this edit and I wasn't given the option to edit it further. It was my intent to add "Intel Linux Base Driver for Gigabit Ethernet controllers" to at ...
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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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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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How to use the "system-installation" tag?

I didn't meant to lay rules about this tag, I presumed there will not be problems and the only one would be software-installation... apparently I was wrong. When I envisioned the system-installation ...
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I'd like to know how to replicate the process of building Ubuntu. How do I tag such a question?

I'd like to know how to replicate the process of building Ubuntu. How do I tag such a question?
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How do I ask a question that applies to the default flavor of Ubuntu specifically?

If I would like ask a question that applies to just the default flavor of Ubuntu specifically (not Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, etc.), how should I phrase and tag it?
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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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Inconsistency of Tag definitions across the various Stack Exchange sites

Has anyone noticed that there is a distinct lack of consistency in the definitions of the same Tag, across the various sites under the Stack Exchange umbrella? Cases in point: The definition of ...
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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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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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What is the [packages] tag useful for?

We have .deb or was deb, well, we have that. We have package-management as well. Why do we need yet-another-tag without someone that can be actually be an expert of all aspect of the "packages" topic? ...
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Why do we have [updates]?

Updates can happen in almost any piece of software. Update this database (engine) or this database (entry). Update the (package) list or update the (file) list. It has very well-defined meaning but ...
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Tiny tweak to the [livedvd] tag

This isn't even worth bringing up in Meta, but if I don't point it out it's going to nag at me in the back of my mind. Observe the following set of tags: live-usb live-cd livedvd If some helpful ...
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AskUbuntu: how do I filter in questions which have both tag1 and tag2?

For example, what if I want to see questions that have both tags: graphics and drivers. How do I do that? Or, how do I see only posts that have the "graphics" tag, "drivers" tag, and have an answer? ...
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Why aren't all the [dependencies] tagged question tagged with dpkg/apt?

Supposedly, all dependencies question are about dependencies problems with apt or dpkg, yet, less than the 50% (460 out 735 doesn't have it) has either of the tags. Why if every question about ...
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Some basic tags?

I'm not that much crack on askubuntu - more of an asker than an answerer. Compared to other experiences with S.E. sites, I find it pretty difficult to find useful information. I think that you could ...
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Is there a tag for "single user mode"?

Just created a tag for a question that was specifically about single user mode, and searched for a tag about it, but didn't see one. Just want to correct my mistake if it already exists.
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Migration of tags (live-cd, livedvd)

This has already been mentioned here: 'livedvd' should be a synonym for 'live-cd' Correct term for 'LiveCD'? There hasn't been a change yet it seems. Do we really need live-...
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Which questions should get the release tag "14.04"?

I'm trying to understand which questions should get the tag "14.04". I had rejected two sugested edits, both adding only the tag to: How do I install MP3 codecs? newest kernel not loading But on ...
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Need a few >2k people to help with the merge of the Recovery tag

I would like to merge recovery into data-recovery. A good ~90% (at a glance) of the ~500 questions tagged recovery are about data-recovery. The other ~10% are about things like password-recovery or ...
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Remove EOL tags

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases some of tags are out of date such as 13.10, 13.04 and more. and according to @rinzwind's comment We only support official Ubuntu releases (that are not ...
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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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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 "recovery" tag

Just now, I saw recovery. I'm not sure what to do about it, but it seems it needs to go, because it isn't specific enough. File recovery? Recovering a system to a usable state? The tag has a variety ...

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