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Could somebody please create the [router] tag?

I just submitted a question with regards to networking. A router is involved. Unfortunately, there is no router tag, only a route tag.
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what the difference between system-tray and panel?

the tag system-tray refers to the upper panel, and the panel refers to the upper panel. So why do they both exist? like this question: it has system-tray listed and not upper panel?!
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manager tag is horrible, I have killed it

I ran into manager and realized that people weren't really using it properly, instead it was people doing things like network and manager instead of just network-manager. Ditto for file-manager, ...
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Tag synonyms needed [duplicate]

I noticed that there are two nearly-identical tags: script and scripts. One should be made a synonym of the other, but I don't have enough rep to do so. Would someone else like to handle this?
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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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How to retag a question without making it go to the top of the question list?

I want to retag posts that have to do with dv6 laptops by HP with the new dv6 tag. I can do this by searching for "dv6" and going down the list and retagging each question with the dv6 tag. The ...
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Tag Wiki Edits on Ask Ubuntu Mobile

Ask Ubuntu mobile does not let you make tag edits, you have to switch to the full site, make the edits, and switch back. And the editor is temperamental on my mobile browser, sometimes working and ...
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Version tags on questions involving upgrades

On questions where the person posting had upgraded their Ubuntu version (for example, from 11.04 to 11.10) prior to / while experiencing an issue, how should the version tags be properly handled? ...
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Should tags without description be allowed?

I just earned the create new tag privilege and this made me curious to check out the current NEW tags created. For my surprise I noticed that there are quite a few tags without description. I know ...
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Tag organisation - reputation reward inconsistency?

I'm quite new on Ask Ubuntu but have been getting stuck in, mostly answering, some editing, some retagging. I noticed that while I was at low reputation and needed approval to tweak tags, I would get ...
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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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Adding a tag is a minor edit?

I edited (or rather, suggested an edit) on a question about Chuck montages on Planet Ubuntu, to add the tag 'planet-ubuntu'. It was rejected with the following reason: This edit is too minor; ...
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Why separate "torrent" and "bittorrent" tags?

Why do we have torrent and bittorrent as separate tags on main?
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I can't see suggested synonyms unless I'm logged out?

When I go to this page I don't see any suggested synonyms. But when I log out, I can see several listed there Is there any particular reason for it? I'd like to be able to see what synonyms have ...
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What is the dual tag for?

Someone's comment in this question led me to realize there's a dual tag. This tag is pretty silly. It looks like most of the questions are about dual booting, but some of them are about dual monitors....
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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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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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What does the [embedded] tag on AskUbuntu mean?

embedded has questions about embedded systems, about audio embedded in a PDF, and about embedding a terminal in the desktop, as well as this one about a tablet, which might be considered an embedded ...
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Tag Synonym Request: [processes] -> [process]?

The tag processes is just a pluralization of the process tag. Seems like they could be synomized.
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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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merge tags: tab and tabs

Very recently a new tag "tabs" was created. From the one linked question, it looks like it could have been tagged "tab". Maybe "tabs" should be merged with "tab"?
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Tag Synonym Request: [monitor-resolution] -> [resolution]?

Seems like monitor-resolution should be synomized with resolution.
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Tag Synonym Request: [lense] -> [lenses]?

I think this tag was just created by Pablo maybe as a mistake for the lenses tag. So I'm not sure if it should just be deleted, or synomized with lenses (Wikipedia says "lense" is an appropriate but ...
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Tag Synonym request: [keybindings] -> [key-bindings]?

I haven't earned sufficient privileges here to make a proposal -- would it be reasonable for keybindings to be a synonym of key-bindings?
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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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Missing tags, will someone with a reputation >= 300 create tags for pyRenamer and Krename

In question regarding batch rename, the tags pyRenamer and Krename don't exists (and should). I don't have the need rep of 300+ to create them. Will someone here - with the capacity to create tags do ...
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What is the purpose of two topics in one tag: windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper usage of the windows tag? I am curious. Why does the windows tag cover both the Windows OS as well as application windows? shouldn't those be two separate ...
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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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When should we use the versions tags?

For example, when someone asks a question and he is saying I am using Ubuntu 11.04. Should the question also be tagged 11.04 or not ?
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Purpose of the firefox-4 tag

Jorge Castro brought this up in chat a few days ago so I'm opening a discussion: Do we need the firefox-4 AND firefox tags? I don't think firefox-4 offers any additional data that couldn't be derived ...
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Software recommendation tags

I'm surprised no one brought this up before, but there are both software-recommendation and software-recommendations tags around representing the same thing. Fix? EDIT Okay, found out too late that ...
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Why was this tag deleted and added in the same revision?

After editing a question's tags, its revisions page indicates that the r tag was both removed and added by me. Why wasn't it just left untouched?
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Software tag too meta, delete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The future of the applications tag(s) I ran into software today and it's pretty meta/worthless. I've gone through and retagged the ones that should be software recommendations ...
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How can I disable the grey highlightening on askubuntu?

I don't like the grey highlightening on askubuntu, it highlights every two questions, and is just very annoying. How can I disable it? since I don't really know why it's being highlighted, makes it ...
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Clarification on twinview vs dualview tag

I was tagging a multimonitor question and initially chose dualview, although it does not exist currently I have used/seen this often. I did a little searching and came across this thread so decided ...
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Tagging for Windows Active Directory questions

For questions that have to do with authentication to a Windows AD (an Active Directory server or infrastructure), what's the best tag to use? A lot of people were using domain, which seems pretty ...
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Splitting up the installation tag? [duplicate]

It has always slightly bugged me that installation contains questions both about installing Ubuntu, and about installing applications within Ubuntu. It seems to me that it might be good to split it ...
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What does it mean to "Blacklist" a tag and when should I request it?

More and more I see requests for blacklisting tags. However, I'm not sure what a tag blacklist is - or when it's appropriate to request one. On what cirucmstances should this be requested and how ...
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New questions for different versions or pile them together?

This person had their question answered by plugging it in and it works: How do I get a CSL Usb Modem U1-TF to work? However a new user just posted because it didn't work on an older version of ...
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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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Ayatana, linux and tips tags becoming too meta?

As we add things under the umbrella ayatana project it's becoming too meta and doesn't really mean anything anymore. tips also appears to be not useful. linux isn't being used for the kernel, but ...
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Should we create a wish-list tag?

I know that its not the scope of this forum, but I see some answers being provided by developers of the said applications, and it would be a good place for the average user to post them, and another ...
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Blacklist the linux tag?

I don't see any use for the linux tag. It would seem to me that the only valid uses are when it is used instead of the kernel tag.
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Is the ubuntu-desktop tag immortal ?

As of 2011-01-18, Jeff Atwood deleted the ubuntu-desktop tag. One day later there are already new ubuntu-desktop questions. Considering all askers are relatively new to askubuntu, I suppose they were ...
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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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The future of the applications/software tag(s) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Applications, application and software tags must die! To my mind applications, application and software is useless - there is no clear meaning to them. Some questions should ...
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Deprecate the ubuntu-desktop tag?

This first came up when SE introduced displaying the most common tag at the start page s for SEO reasons. Commenting on the following two questions and their new titles ubuntu desktop - What native ...
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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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How can I create a new tag for an existing question?

Having gained "create tag" privilege I noticed tags are created when asking a new question. I can't seem to find how to add a new tag to an existing question. Is this possible ?
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Remove [subjective] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please can we destroy the subjective tag? The [subjective] tag should be removed and blacklisted from Ask Ubuntu for the same reasons it was removed from other sites. For ...
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