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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag synonym request: [window-placement] -> [window-managment]

The two tags window-placement and window-management are essentially synonyms. Since it has only been used 7 times, window-placement should probably be deleted, especially since the description for ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.09 a thing? Should we have 14.09 tag?

When asking a question about Ubuntu Touch, I found that there's apparently going to be a 14.09 release of it: Ubuntu 14.09 RTM, daily-preinstalled Should we have a separate 14.09 tag for it?
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Should we have 14.10 tag?

When asking a question that touches upon the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 version, I found that there's no 14.10 tag, so I have created one. Is it okay or should we only create a tag when the version is ...
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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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Delete tag 14.04.1

The tag 14.04.1 seems useless, as there is already a 14.04 tag, and the questions involving the tag do not seem to be related to 14.04.1 but could be migrated to 14.04.
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Why is there a Custom Distributions tag?

I was explaining to a user why their question is off topic (not about Ubuntu or official derivatives). Their reply was the following. Then why is there a "custom-distributions" tag? So why is ...
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Appropriate tag for locally-hosted webapp / web interface?

I previously tagged my question about locally-hosted web interfaces with localhost (since that's what you'd use to access them), but that tag was removed. I think that although uncommon, this ...
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Tag 'source' seems to be pointless

I just asked a question and added the tag source-code but only typed source to get it. I then noticed that the tag source exists, it has 83 questions and no wiki - should it be deleted? No questions ...
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What is wrong with the command-line tag?

A user is removing command-line tags from posts. I'm a user who depends upon favorite tags to answer questions, and command-line is one of them. If the tag gets removed, I miss questions that I may ...
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How to see the list of users with most reputation from foo tag

Is there any way to see the list of users who have the most reputation from specific tag? For example I want to know the list of top 20 users which have the most reputation from command line tag?
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Tag cleanup request [aliased]

The tag aliased is described as "Things that have effect from anti-aliasing." Only three questions asked; two about aliasing shown in fonts (and both tagged with fonts as well). The remaining one ...
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If a question has nothing to do with one tag, or it's tagged wrongly, shouldn't I remove it?

If an user unknowingly or not use or add the wrongs tags, isn't the community task to correct them (I mean the tags, through if the user ask for guidance it's cool for me too, everyone loves to teach, ...
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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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Have Any Concerns With The Newly Created Boot-to-ram Tag?

Earlier today I created a new tag boot-to-ram, which appears to have spurred some chat discussion. I've created this post so people can share their thoughts about the tag. Tag Excerpt: For questions ...

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