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Use of the macbook-air tag and the macbook-pro tag instead of the macbook tag

I think that we should use the macbook-air tag and the macbook-pro tag instead of the macbook tag if the question is Macbook-Air or Macbook-pro specific, since Macbooks are discontinued. I spent some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Terminal vs. Command-Line

What is the difference between terminal and command-line? Is it a big enough difference to make a distinction at all?
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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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Should we remove the "tag with Ubuntu version" advice from the help center?

There have been many discussions on meta (here and here for example) about using the Ubuntu version tags (12.04 etc). Mostly, they support the position that these tags should be used when the version ...
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Tag cleanup list

We still need feedback on these tags! Esp. the "Not Sure" ones. I have started a list of tags that need some cleanup per request. Please contribute. Burniate: bits z475 vm-guest-files ...
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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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Merging codenames with versions

Should we merge all codename tags with the version tags? Already there are tags like lucid and 10.04 which are identical.
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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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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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How should we tag Dash (the shell)

I went to ask a question about Dash (/bin/sh) in Ubuntu to find that "dash" is being used to describe problems with Unity's Dash interface.
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scanner/scanning: Duplicate?

Why do the tags scanner and scanning both exist? Are they exact duplicates? If not, the scanning tab could do with a tag wiki to resolve the ambiguity. (The scanner tag already has one.)
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Do we need a tag for every Apple product?

I was editing a Mac related question, and noticed we had a macbook, mackbookpro, macbookair and mac-mini tags. Do we really need all these tags for Apple products? I'm not sure anything needs to ...
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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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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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'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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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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What to do with useless new tags?

Tags are quite helpful when searching for question on a specific topic, and they are also used for Google searches. Therefore a nice base of tags like we have is precious and should not be spoiled by ...
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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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Is it appropriate to suggest tag synonyms on Meta?

There are currently no tag synonyms on the Ubuntu StackExchange site, and only a few users with the required reputation. It seems unlikely that I will have enough reputation to suggest synonyms ...
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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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Troublesome tags that need cleaning up

We've got a ton of incoming questions and I've realized some tags really do need some love, so I'm going to make a list of the worst ones:
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Delete Tag: 4096

A new tag called 4096 has been recently created. It is linked to only one question. I personally don't see future questions using this tag and I don't see any value why the one linked question ...
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'games' or 'gaming' tag?

Is there any reason to have both gaming and games tags? IMO the games tag should be used instead of gaming. Should we replace all gaming tags with games or vice versa, or use tag synonyms instead?
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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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Tag Synonym Request: [script] -> [scripts]?

The tag scripts is just a pluralization of the tag script. Also, I don't know if these should be synommized with the shell-scripting tag. I suppose there are scripts that aren't shell scripts, ...
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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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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 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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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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What should the "gateway" tag be used for?

We have a tag called gateway. Perhaps with insufficient forethought, I am partially responsible for its existence. (I used it to indicate the personal computer brand.) Should gateway be used for ...
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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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Tag Synonym Request: [monitor-resolution] -> [resolution]?

Seems like monitor-resolution should be synomized with resolution.
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Does it make sense to have both chrome and chromium tags?

We have google-chrome (41) and chromium (32). Seeing as they are basically the same product, the main difference being the branding, does it make sense to have them under two tags on our site?
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Can misspelled tags be deleted?

I just re-tagged a question with a misspelled tag. From these two search results, it looks like tags are dropped after a period of inactivity. Can misspelled tags be deleted instead, so the error is ...
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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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(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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Can we kill the "bounty" tag?

Yesterday a question about Ask Ubuntu was asked (by a user with more than 300 rep) on the main site. It was eventually migrated, but the tag the OP created (bounty) is still around. Can a ...
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Do we really need a tag for each file format extension out there?

We have a tag for avi, mp3 (we also have a mp3-tag :/ ), mp4, mkv, jpg, png, doc, xls, ppt, odf, large etc. Are all of them really necessary? I mean, take avi most upvoted question, what is the ...
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Should re-tagging really be considered as edit?

I have seen recently that, When I re-tag a question, It is considered as edit. Then I can even reverse my vote on that question. I have a feeling that, It should not be considered as edit since, The ...
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Tag untagged: He's dead, Jim

It is useless and should not exist in the first place! Kill it please! Who, oh who has enough time to remove that nasty tag out of all those questions?
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Do we need separate version specific DE and flavour tags?

Currently, we have multitude of various version specific DE tags and flavour tags. My feeling is that the group of tags should be made synonyms of each other to prevent users from getting confused.: ...
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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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Please burninate the "untagged" tag

untagged does not mean anything. Any question should at least belong to one tag, so this is useless. It should be burninated. Note: I had retagged the questions that had untagged to their ...
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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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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 ...