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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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How should questions about SPDY be tagged?

This web protocol is becoming more and more popular considering its' value, but it's not in the list of tags. How should a question be tagged since this tag isn't here?
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install tag bug?

I've been trying to kill several birds with one stone by reviewing unanswered questions with the blacklisted installation tag. This has been effective thus far. Unfortunately while editing this ...
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Should we split the installation tag into seperate tags for the installation of Ubuntu and the installation of software?

I was thinking after my previous post and probing the general of the SE sites, we should split the installation into: install-software: for general software installation instructions. If you are/want ...
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Unable to tag question using libvirt

I have a question asked recently here: Unable to start libvirtd which I am unable to tag with libvirt If I tag it, it disappears when the question is up on AU. What is going wrong here?
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What should the "gateway" tag be used for?

We have a tag called gateway. Perhaps with insufficient forethought, I am partially responsible for its existence. (I used it to indicate the personal computer brand.) Should gateway be used for ...
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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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Why do you need reputation to use certain tags?

Aren't tags used to help people find your question easier if you posted something similar to what their looking for? If so, then why does this site disallow people from posting certain tags that seem ...
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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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Should 'sharing', 'copy' and 'text' be burninated?

I've come across the following tags: sharing copy / paste and text It is my opinion that these tags should be completely removed from the system as they are too ambiguous. What are your ...
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Mozilla tag redundant

It seems to me that the tag mozilla is not used well, and should be removed. All of the mozilla questions are (or should be) tagged with either firefox or thunderbird, and not with mozilla. Should the ...
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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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Are [vsftp] and [vsftpd] dupes?

I came across the tags vsftp and vsftpd. Both have similar descriptions and are not related to each other. I would propose to alias vsftp to vsftpd (or the other way around). Because I see not reason ...
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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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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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Network or networking?

I went to tag a network-related question with one and ended up with: network x 37 networking x 26 There is also indicator-network and network-manager, which I think are useful to keep around. But ...
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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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Why is ubuntu-touch tag still in "my tags"?

Once upon a time, I was following ubuntu-touch for some reasons, later on I decided not to follow it. Great, I stopped following it and now questions tagged ubuntu-touch are not highlighted. Good. But ...
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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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Tag for questions like "What _____ are available?"?

There are a lot of questions like What native games are available? and What docks are available?. Do you think we should make a tag for them? The first thing that comes to mind is available-software, ...
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Tags: Messaging-menu and memenu

Should we make memenu a synonym on messaging-menu In looking at the questions in memenu it seems to be a abbreviation of "messaging". Based on research by Eliah Kagan, the name is "Me Menu" and not a ...
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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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Tag Synonym Request: [monitor-resolution] -> [resolution]?

Seems like monitor-resolution should be synomized with resolution.
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Retag request: 10.4 instead of 10.04

Would someone please retag this question with 10.04 instead of 10.4.
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How to sort/find tags based on used & votes?

I want to sort/list tags on Ask Ubuntu based on use. For example: used this week (no. of questions tagged this week) used this month/year (no. of questions tagged this month/year) Another example ...
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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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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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Make 18.04 and bionic synonym

When I add tags to the question and type xenial, it suggests me to add 16.04 but when I type bionic, no suggestion is given.
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Blacklist the "connection" tag

What kind of connection? Internet connection? USB connection? Asdfghjkl connection? It should be blacklisted, I think.
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Would a tag cleaning campaign be a good idea for AU too?

I just stumbled over a post in meta-superuser: https://meta.superuser.com/questions/5718/tag-cleanup-for-january-2014?cb=1 It looks like they have tag cleaning campaigns on a regular basis. Might ...
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Hunt down all those questions that have only a single tag!

I created... Lies, you just used another query and improved it! SHUT UP! *boom* *bang* *thud* As I said, I modified a query in the Data Explorer to find lonely tags. You know, those ...
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Could we get rid of all unuseful tags? (Tags that alone can't be)

Lets check this: http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/146225/what-tag-is-most-common-for-first-posts Well, someone see the problem? I do. The version specific tags and a bunch of overly general ...
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Tag synonym request: [persistent] to [persistence]

Remap persistent to persistence Both deal with persistence issues on Live USB. While persistent has more posts I propose to make persistence (or persistance??) the main tag anyhow. Suggestion for a ...
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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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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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Maybe change the tag description for [uninstall]

Related to Synonym request: [software-uninstall] to [uninstall]: To help with choosing the right tag, between uninstall and software-uninstall maybe the tag description for uninstall should be changed?...
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Should there be a new tag wsl2?

As Microsoft improved windows subsystem for linux to version 2 there should be some questions related to version. the new tag kind of wsl2 could be useful.
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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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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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Tag creation request: [hybrid-efi]

Would like to ask if anybody would find it helpful creating hybrid-efi? Hybrid-efi is efi compliant but is different to use especially when trying to install Ubuntu. Different manufacturers use ...
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Can we kill the "bounty" tag?

Yesterday a question about Ask Ubuntu was asked (by a user with more than 300 rep) on the main site. It was eventually migrated, but the tag the OP created (bounty) is still around. Can a ...
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I think we should block the [freeze] tag

Yes, I have found this question. But, it was last discussed over five years ago, and there are still new questions getting posted about it, so I think it is worth revisiting. Also, the linked 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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We have a Mint tag [duplicate]

We have a tag called mint, and one user said that it led him to believe that Mint questions are on topic, which they aren't. Is there any way in which this tag is useful or should we just delete it?
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What should be done with the 'edge' tag?

There has been a discussion about it on the comments of this answer but that is another question. I think that this tag (edge) is used for several case, such as mentioning a computer model, network ...
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How can I find a list of tags that lack a definition?

How can I find a list of tags that lack a definition? I am wanting to provide tags with definitions (if I fully understand the tag) if they do not have attached information.
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Tags related to languages

I have seen a user tag a question with swedish, and there may be other languages. Should such tags be avoided, instead using language, language-support or localization?
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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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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 really need a tag for each file format extension out there?

We have a tag for avi, mp3 (we also have a mp3-tag :/ ), mp4, mkv, jpg, png, doc, xls, ppt, odf, large etc. Are all of them really necessary? I mean, take avi most upvoted question, what is the ...
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