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From what I can tell, this project improves the site but also requires a lot of thankless work, so I would like to thank the contributors for their well-meaning efforts. I do hope that contributors will still have time to answer and curate new questions.


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Tag: lid Action: remove completely Why: Any questions raised regarding the lid of a laptop will reference closing or opening the lid in the question. No tag wiki, a single follower. The last 3 questions asked still unanswered. 36% of all questions are unanswered. No answerer or asker has more than 1 post with this tag, except ixz. Related Tags suspend × 28 ...


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Two big things changed for me: Review was invented. The system deals with most of this stuff by itself. From my personal viewpoint —that I seem to push every chance I can— I really think we can stop worrying about the old crap that we used to say would clog up the internet. These days I think The most helpful thing you can do on the site today is answer a ...


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Tag: browser Action: nuke it away. Why: it's not specific in any way, if you are talking about firefox, then tag firefox, etc.If you are talking about best browser then it's software recommendation. Still browser doesn't tell you anything about the question.


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Tag: devices Action: Delete Why: each device has it own tag, e.g. usb modem keyboard and etc.


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It's hard to talk about "what users want" when none of the cited past discussions seem to end in agreement. The "accepted" answer on this question is not the popular favourite... By a very long way. It appears to be a battle between: A small, tight band of Deletionists. People who would uphold every single founding rule of SE, regardless ...


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Tag: split Action: Remove. Why: Information like this should be in the post itself.


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Tag: merge Action: Delete Why: Same reasons as import, export, restore, etc


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Tag: effects Action: remove tag Why: this tag is currently in use in all instances where "effects" would apply, including compiz effects, issues caused by graphics drivers, drop shadows, transparency issues, etc. Doesn't have tag wiki. Top users: No user has more than 2 questions/answers with positive points on this tag. Of all the 72 questions 12.5% is ...


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Tag: testing Action: remove Why: Most of the questions tagged with this tag are likely off-topic on this site. For all the other cases when someone is just trying out new software/hardware and encounter a problem it is totally unnecessary to flag it with this tag. Like all new Ubuntu user could tag his question with this tag. Current tag excerpt: Release ...


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Tag: offline Action: remove completely Why: this tag's meaning is inconsistent depending on the question it has been used on so should either be completely removed (and the information portrayed in the question being asked) or rescoped to a particular purpose.


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Tag: unlock Action: delete Why: It's a meta tag used to describe an action taken in a wide variety of different applications.


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Tag: configuration Action: Delete Why: It is to broad. Almost each application has some sort of configuration. Instead of this tag tags describing the application, e.g. firefox, ssh etc should be used. It has been used 752 times, but is has no more than 4 followers.


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Tag: io Action: Remove. Why: Ambiguous, doesn't really mean anything, or can mean too many things.


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Tag: downloads Action: Delete Why: It's to broad and widely used in many contexts: downloading Youtube films, open downloaded files, check MD5 has of downloads. It has been used 485 times but has only 3 followers.


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Tag: download-speed Action: merge into networking or network-monitoring Why: not a tag that's ever going to get used for filtering questions, would probably be better suited tagged networking or network-monitoring. Doesn't have tag wiki. The last two questions asked one is still unanswered. 33% of all questions are unanswered. Most users has only 1 answer ...


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Tag: youtube Action: remove Why: this is a service offered in internet. It has 0 relevance to Ubuntu. The correct tags should be the client OP is using (firefox, chrome, flash, youtube-dl, others) instead of the tag of the service. Tag wiki describes what is YouTube, not what means YouTube for Ubuntu: YouTube is an online video site for viewing and sharing ...


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Tag: restore Action: remove completely Why: this tag describes an action and wouldn't really ever be used as a filter. It's tagged against a large number of questions from various different subjects including features in applications and performing backups.


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Tag: interface Action: remove completely Why: this tag's meaning is inconsistent depending on the question it has been used on so should either be completely removed (and the information portrayed in the question being asked) or rescoped to a particular purpose.


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Old questions with good answers should remain open. Just remove any references to the version in the question itself. Why remove version information? If a question has an answer and the release is since EOL'd just leave it alone. Old questions that have no good answer... This seems highly subjective. If the question has an answer leave it be.


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Just to clarify here, I think there's a difference between AU purposely asking for people to use it as a bug tracker vs. being a useful resource when a high traffic bug/issue is found. Obviously we don't want people to just file bugs here, but in the past when a high traffic issue has been found we've marked one question as a canonical one, summarizing the ...


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Not all of them, no. There does need to be a merge/dupe-fest but the thing you're painting as harmful, pulling in a quote isn't off-topic. We've been through that at least a dozen times or more. It doesn't "drive away experts". That's ridiculous and I don't think taking it that way (without the context of the big ranty question) represents Jorge very fairly....


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ATI For ATI hardware we should use this question as the canonical post. nVidia For nVidia hardware we should use this question as the canonical post. In both post we need users confirming if the methods mentioned there will work for newer versions of Ubuntu or not.


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Here (I think) is the very minimal new Launchpad bug report for this issue. IMHO, because it has upvotes and upvoted answers, Library corruption error during apt-get update is looking like the master post - After automatic upgrade, apt-get update cause `Error in `appstreamcli': double free or corruption` is already closed against it. However, I think ...


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Tag: user-profile Action: merge with users Why: it doesn't specify a different context than users. It is followed by only 1 user (I pity him/her).


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Tag: internet Action: remove. Why: Too general, people that can't access to internet, trying to download from internet, firefox doesn't have internet, my wifi doesn't work ergo I don't have internet... Tag wiki suggest the use of other tags: Questions about connecting to the Internet. "wireless" and "networking" might be better tags, ...


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This is a much more reasonable solution that simply deleting them, true. However, there are still quite a few problems with it: You are still moving this content off-site which is part of why we don't want to delete them in the first place. Many users will be scared off by github. This is AU not SO. This means that your stated goal of allowing edits to ...


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I wanted to start working on this but several of the links are either lost or moves because I keep on getting on several of them when I click Could not locate object I will try to do as many as I can this weekend. If you find another method to search for more let me know.


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Tag: administration Action: remove. Why: it doesn't specify any issue or spec, it is too broad, etc.


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Tag: info Action: remove (possibly retag info command into info-command or similar) Why: Ambiguous tag. Used for all types of information not necessarily related to the info program. In cases where it is relating to general information, a tag is not necessary.


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