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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 synonym request: [gksudo] -> [gksu]

While they can behave differently (mostly on non-Ubuntu systems), gksu and gksudo are not really separate topics. They're provided by the same package (gksu). They're even the same executable (which ...
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Add tag synonyms for [tag:community]

There are a bunch of ways to say the concept behind community. I was tagging a question and typed what I thought were plausible ways to express it (project, management, ubuntu-project, governance, ...
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Is application-development a useful tag?

It seems a bit of a meta tag to me. But I can also see some desire to keep it (I have used it myself!)
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Websites tag is worthless, should we kill it?

websites doesn't really mean anything. Should we get rid of it?
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Should we merge the mail tag with the email tag?

While both tags are popular, I think we should merge mail and email since you can't send a real mail in ubuntu and most questions using mail are often problems in sending or receiving email.
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Tag synonym request: [upgrading] -> [upgrade]

I think the new tag upgrading should be made a synonym of upgrade. I've proposed the tag synonym.
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Tag synonym request: [winxp] -> [windows-xp]

winxp was created yesterday. We already have windows-xp, which is used extensively. But "winxp" is a pretty common abbreviation for "Windows XP." Therefore, I recommend making winxp a synonym of ...
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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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Should [encrypted-home] be a synonym of [ecryptfs]?

Should the tag encrypted-home be a synonym of ecryptfs? While there are other ways to encrypt a home directory, Ecryptfs is the official method under Ubuntu. All three questions tagged encrypted-home ...
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Why Tag synonymizing needs so much rep?

Why do you need so much reputation in order to propose Tag synonyms?
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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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Official canonical questions list

Could there possibly be a [canonical-answer] moderator-only(or otherwise officiated) tag on the main site to single out good canonical questions? Currently, a list of canonical questions is hidden ...
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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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Tag synonym request: [teaching] -> [education]

We have seperate education and teaching tags. It seems that teaching with 4 questions, and education with 6 questions are essentially the same. Also there is the children tag that may factor into ...
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Tag synonym request: [screen-resolution] -> [resolution]

We have separate resolution and screen-resolution tags. resolution is almost always used, and screen-resolution almost never. Theoretically these are different, as resolution applies to things besides ...
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Tag synonym request: [version] -> [versions] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs We have both version and versions tags. I recommend version be made a synonym of versions. There are more questions in versions, ...
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Tag synonym request: [library] -> [libraries] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag synonym request: [library]->[libraries] library and libraries seem to be used exactly the same way. Perhaps one of them was once meant to relate to the use of Ubuntu in ...
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Tag synonym request: [compiling-from-source] -> [compiling] [closed]

The compiling-from-source tag is rarely used and the potential differences between it and compiling are small and mostly theoretical.
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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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game tag needs to be cleaned up

game needs to be merged into games. I've taken care of merging in ubuntu-games already.
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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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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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missing tag is meta/worthless

Do we really need missing? I can't imagine anyone subscribing to it.
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Redundant voting meta tags

Currently there are various meta tags for voting: voting× 8 down-votes× 4 vote-to-close× 3 up-votes× 3 votes× 3 downvoting× 2 There seems to be no reason to have so many different tags for voting. ...
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missing is meta/worthless, time to remove it?

I don't know who would subscribe to a missing tag. I'd be happy to clean up untagged ones afterwards.
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How do I create a new tag?

From time to time, I notice some missing tags that would be useful. How do I add one?
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Some minor cleanup, with a focus on tags

Something that I've noticed lately is that we have some bad tags springing up (nothing "new" there), as well as some tags that are being abused/cluttered. Do note that this isn't a witch hunt against ...
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Are the tags networking and internet-connection duplicate?

I tried to tag a question and found out that there are two tags which are somewhat similar: internet-connection and networking. In my opinion both are more or less duplicates and should be handled as ...
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Let's tag our questions properly

I'm just posting this as a proxy for jokerdino. He can't post because of internet problems, but we both agree this needs to get out now. Also, special thanks to N.N for asking jokerdino to write ...
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home-server tag makes no sense

From looking at home-server there's nothing there that can't just go in server
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STD Tag information

I was doing some tag editing and found the STD tag: https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/std It only has 1 question associated with but the tag can be many things, for example: STD - Standard ...
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Is there a URL to ask a pre-tagged question?

I'd like to say, on another web site, please ask a question on AskUbuntu tagged foo, and make that a link to the 'ask' form here with the tags already populated, so that it's more likely the right ...
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Too many images!

We have 3 quite similar and somewhat ambiguous tags: image, images, and image-processing. Only images contains an ounce of info. But only an ounce: Questions about opening / editing / saving ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [file] -> [files]?

I don't see any difference between file and files. Alternatively, blacklist? They don't seem particularly descriptive, and I doubt anyone considers themselves an expert on the topic of files and ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut tags are messy

Completed: keyboard-shortcuts which is weird, as we symlinked keyboard-shortcut to shortcut-keys a while back. This one not only is dupe but ended up with a tag wiki, woo! key-bindings keybindings ...
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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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"card" tag is too meta, time to kill it?

card makes no sense as a tag, it should be killed as we have video for video stuff and the various wireless tags for wireless. Perhaps synonyming it to hardware?
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What to do with black-screen tag?

I just came across the black-screen tag that has about 81 questions tagged against it. A quick look at the questions seem to suggest that they are either graphic problems or boot error. I am not sure ...
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PHP, PHP5 tags merge

I know PHP5 is very different from previous versions and that all (its a new version!) but do we need a split between the tags php and php5? Are not talking about the same thing in the end? Can you ...
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Do we want to burninate the move tag?

I noticed that the move is rather useless, do we want to destroy it? We need to reach a community consensus before Stack Exchange can do it.
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Should we have have IF or ELSE type statements in tags?

In this tag wiki, we have the following: Refers either to Microsoft's Windows operating system(s), or application windows. emphasis mine Is that kind of thing "allowed" or not? Or should we have ...
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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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Is [date] a tag that needs some fixing?

I've noticed something about the date tag. It has questions regarding the date/time indicator, getting date/revision info from a file/folder metadata, and has been included on questions regarding "...
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Should the [background] tag be burninated?

Apparently people are using the background tag for two totally different topics. Some refer to their desktop background and others refer to running a process in the background. It seems rather ...
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Please burninate speed tag

speed has the perfect quality of a meta tag can’t work as the only tag on a question (I see speed on network, bootup, video playback & so on) means different things to different people (is it ...
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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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When does a component of a larger project require its own tag?

When does a component of a larger project require its own tag? Example: We have unity, dash launcher - dash and launcher are components of Unity, as well as separate packages. So the question is, do ...
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Use of the tag "Always-Friday-In -Iceland

I came across this question and noticed that it was tagged with 'always-friday-in-iceland, I couldnt catch the reason behind creating that tag and also its Usage/meaning, kindly elucidate.
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