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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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How should we clean up the [kvm] tag?

This is a discussion about a tag, not an invitation to mass-edit questions containing said tag (at least for now)** We have a kvm tag. It is meant to be about Kernel-based Virtual Machines (based on ...
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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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Please block the [help] tag on AU Meta

Could CMs please block the help tag on AU Meta. Following Shog9's guide, we have accomplished the prerequisites: Burninate the tag: A combination of myself and the community have edited out the tag ...
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Module and Modules needs to be merged/linked

module and modules needs to be symlinked/merged
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Tag synonym request: [xfce4] -> [xfce]

There is really no need for a separate xfce4 tag, since virtually any question about xfce in Ubuntu will pertain to major version 4. Previous versions are not currently supported in Ubuntu. (They use ...
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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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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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'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 do tag subscriptions work?

I know I can hover over a tag and click on subscribe. It then says I get an email. In the email it says I should confirm. When I click the link (https://stackexchange.com/filters/email-confirm/<...
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Don't suggest version specific tag when writing questions

As Gilles has said in his other answer "version tags are massively overused on AU", I think is our fault that such things happens. We allow them be alone we them shouldn't and we do nothing to fix ...
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Would it make sense to merge (and possibly establish a synonym) for ubuntu-on-arm to arm?

I noticed that the main site tag for ubuntu-on-arm is being used in the exact same manner as the arm tag and wondered if there were a reason why they weren't merged? 16 posts (12 this year) - https://...
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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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Tag Synonym Request: Dell Tags

Right now, we have dell (1643), dell-vostro (60), dell-mini-10 (17), dell-studio-xps-16 (10) and dell-mini-9 (8). Since those tags, except for the dell tag, barely have any questions, it doesn't ...
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Can we make the tags more visible when reviewing suggested edits?

When reviewing suggested edits, the "tags" are at the bottom, and if the post is lengthy, one can sometimes miss taking a look at them to see if they were edited. Also, the suggester might forget to ...
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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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Can I create and maintain a tag to support unity-tweak-tool?

Unity Tweak tool is a configuration tool meant for Ubuntu that I and some of my friends are working on. It is not yet available in official repositories but we provide a PPA for those who want to try ...
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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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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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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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Tag synonym request: [soft-link] -> [symbolic-link]

Could I ask for another tag synonym for symbolic-link, that is soft-link. Reference Wikipedia Symbolic Link. I don't have enough reputation to work with tags yet. I came across this because I am new ...
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What to do with tag-only edits?

Here's the suggested edit in question. The OP was asking about security on a shared WiFi connecton. They had it tagged as 16.04, firefox, and security. An edit came up that only changed the tag 16....
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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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Can the sysv tag be deleted?

There are currently three questions with the sysv tag ; I don't think this really adds much. It is used to describe "sysv-like" behavior, and cases where it is used would be better served by ...
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Rename an merge deb and package into debian-packages

Following through with http://meta.askubuntu.com/q/10307/169736 we agreed that extension tags are far from useful in most cases, since you will always be referring to something that "creates, plays, ...
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Anyone find the reset tag useful?

We have 88 questions tagged reset. It's used for almost any kind of reset action, from reset preferences to reset the system. I don't find that tag useful at all. Someone has been suggesting a tag ...
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merge tags: repository and repositories

These two tags both have roughly the same number of uses (10 and 8, I believe) so we can't just wait for the weaker one to atrophy. Perhaps they should be merged?
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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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Why do we have a specification tag?

I just found out that we have a specification tag. Can we remove it because it doesn't say anything about the problem? Or just give me a reason for that we even have it! specification Now when there ...
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Moving from packaging to platform-development tags

One of the coolest integration stories we have is the tie in between Ask Ubuntu and developer.ubuntu.com, which enabled us to build a pretty impressive library of q+a for application developers. You ...
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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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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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What happened to the tag "mac-address"?

When tagging or re-tagging a question on a device's MAC-address we do find mac but the tag wiki there says: The Macintosh line of computers. Use this tag for questions regarding installing or using ...
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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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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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Do we support [language-support]?

We have a language-support tag which has the following guidance: Questions related to the language support provided by Ubuntu. We also have a language tag which has the following guidance: ...
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How to use the "system-installation" tag?

I didn't meant to lay rules about this tag, I presumed there will not be problems and the only one would be software-installation... apparently I was wrong. When I envisioned the system-installation ...
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Can we merge/synonimize all the game related tags?

Gaming.SE have an active monitoring of all the games tags in all the SE network. They are several times more knowable in Minecraft servers installation and Game performance issues (since they get ...
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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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In First Question filters, it suggests 14.04

In the filters of "First Question" queue, it is suggesting 14.04.
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Remove [desktop--envoriment]

It's obvious typo in the tag. I see "1 questions tagged" here but can't retag because I see "0 question tagged" here It has tag wiki so it'll not deleted themself as far as I know
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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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Should the bar be higher to create tags...?

This was discussed before but no action was taken. I think this is still needed, since we have 2772 2844 tags (9*4*77 79) and pretty much of them are kind of vague, doesn't define a particular topic, ...
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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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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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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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