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Synonimization of singular/plural tag pairs

There are a few [foo]/[foos] tag pairs on Ask Ubuntu. Such tag pairs are usually the singular and plural of the same word and should be synonyms. Occasionally. Only moderators can create [foos] when [...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we need the [bootup] tag?

Looking at the questions tagged with bootup, I concluded the tag is synonymous to boot. Unlike boot, it has no description and is much less used and mostly by low-rep (assuming: new) users. Is it ...
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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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Do we need "brand/manufacturer" tags?

Today was a very sad day... I found that one of the questions that I (tm) like to answer (apt/dpkg tags) was tagged with toshiba... To my surprise, the OP hadn't even mentioned "toshiba" in the ...
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Merge the Space and Disk Usage tags

The space tag seems dubious at best, given it's current tag wiki: A space is a spot that is occupied or not occupied by something. However the usage of the tag makes it pretty clearly a synonym of ...
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Should askubuntu implement a "Humble-Bundle" tag?

Since Linux support for the Humble Bundles is pretty highly publicized (including integration with the Ubuntu Software Center), should askubuntu implement a "humble-bundle" tag to address bundle ...
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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 is the difference between the 'sound' and 'audio' tags?

Is there a technical or functional difference between the sound and audio tags?
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I think [trackpad] and [touchpad] should be tag synonyms

The description for trackpad is: an input device commonly found on laptops, used in place of a mouse. Also called a touchpad. And the description for touchpad is: Questions related to the ...
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Usage of image-viewer tag is somewhat inconsistent - what's the best solution?

In the process of removing the images tag, one of the tags I added to was image-viewer. At some point, I realised that Image Viewer is often the name shown in GUI elements for the system's default ...
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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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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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Can we just add [helpfile] to [documentation]?

According to tag excerpt of documentation: For questions regarding written documentation such as manuals, help files, policies, instructions, or guides. But there exists helpfile too which in my ...
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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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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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Shouldn't [boxes] be [gnome-boxes]?

Today I untagged the one and only question with the newly created gnome-boxes tag with the usual destructive intent. Someone in chat told me I shouldn't have done that, and someone else noticed that ...
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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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Can we kill the ubuntu14.04 tag?

the ubuntu14.04 tag has been used 16 times and it shouldn't even had been created. It should be linked as a duplicate to 14.04 or just burned from the system.
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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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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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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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Tag Separation and Handling: The Asus tag and separating it out into subcategories instead (asus-pc, asus-laptop, etc.)

Related: http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/15996/tag-synonym-request-asus-related-stuff (in dispute) http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/7733/do-we-need-brand-manufacturer-tags This ...
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Can we merge the 'dev' and 'devices' tags?

I was re-tagging a question about developing applications when I noticed there was a dev tag. To me, both dev and devices (or maybe development) cover exactly the same thing. Can we merge the tags ...
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Should we have a consistent naming scheme?

This is very much related to this question about merging tags. This goes one step further to assume that we SHOULD. What should the naming convention be?
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Unicorn tag - potential conflict

The unicorn tag could mean one of two things: the U-series codename for 14.10, or the prefork server that can be used in conjunction with other webservers. It looks like there's edits in the tag ...
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Is the rtorrent tag useful? If so, should we retag these posts?

I noticed a new tag rtorrent. It only has one post, but I did my usual thing of running a search which turned up ~40 questions mentioning rtorrent. Is this a tag we need? If so should old posts ...
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Tag synonyms: [17.10] and [ubuntu-17.10]

I just found out there's a ubuntu-17.10 tag with two questions currently. I think it's just a synonym of 17.10. I have suggested a tag synonym.
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What's the difference between serial-port and serial tag?

Title says it all. Both tags have pretty much just serial or serial-port mentioned just once (!), and the tag appears. Someone is kind enough to make an excerpt of both tags to separate cal from ...
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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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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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missing tag is meta/worthless

Do we really need missing? I can't imagine anyone subscribing to it.
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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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Deprecating [tag:vmware] in favour of specific software tags

This refers to the 600+ questions tagged with vmware. This tag is very generic and does not refer to one specific software and it would be better if we could organize the questions based on the ...
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Synonym request: [software-uninstall] to [uninstall]

We have two tags: uninstall - lots of questions software-uninstall - handful of questions Both of these tags are for questions relating to uninstalling software. Can we merge the contents of ...
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Is there some pull medium for my favorite feeds

I'm using mytags when looking for questions (as suggested by Jorge Castro). This list is sorted by votes. So new questions are hard to find. I'd like to have some RSS feed which contains new questions ...
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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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Can the tag suggestion help-text be changed?

At present the tag suggestion help-text is (note the 11.04): at least one tag such as (11.04 networking command-line), max 5 tags This is problematic for two reasons: it encourages people to ...
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Renaming a misspelled tag? / Rep requirement for synonym suggestions?

Currently there is a tag hp-pavillion aimed at HP Pavilion laptops; this tag is actually misspelled. I've tagged my question Regular audio corruption when listening to music with hp-pavilion, but can'...
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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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