What should we do? Nothing special.
Use xbmc for XMBC and kodi for Kodi.
People know what they're using (the branding has historically been quite strong)
It'll be a while before XBMC stops existing. It'll be in the Trusty repos until 2019.
The featureset of XBMC 12 and Kodi-latest will diversify as time rolls on. Keeping them separate helps us too.
This is the tag's wiki excerpt:
Questions about using the command-line interface (CLI).
And the only usage guideline from the tag's wiki is:
Questions using this tag might be related to Bash - the default command line shell in Ubuntu, Shell-Scripting and Programming.
That's not very restrictive, my take on it is that any question that is explicitly ...
No. Trash dev instead. It seems to be used as an abbreviation for two unrelated subjects:
devices (about 10)
development (about 5)
So, let's just trash the dev tag and retag the maybe even four real development questions. The use of dev for devices does not make sense to me. I do understand new users seeing /dev/sda and thinking 'dev' would be a nice tag......
I believe review-audits is a better tag name than audits. The main reason is what you say: it is less ambiguous. But there is another, minor reason.
review-audits will be easier to find and, for users who are less familiar with meta, easier to apply. This is because its name contains both "review" and "audits". When askers are typing into ...
I don't see what's wrong with binutils, but the point is moot since it's already been removed.
parallel-port and sagemath are very obviously good tags about a specific kind of hardware or software. I'm puzzled as to how they got into your list.
Unix & Linux has a cloning tag, about cloning a Linux installation. The tag seems worthwhile for Ubuntu too.
I vote that we make hdpi a synonym of hidpi, as the latter is easier to read and seems to be the "official" name, at least according to the Arch Wiki and regular Google search results. Note the related queries on Google Trends. From that data itself, we can easily say that "HDPI" refers to mobile displays while "HiDPI" is used for computers. As we aren't ...
We don't seem to have tags like that for other Ubuntu release numbers. No ubuntu-16.04, for example, just 16.04. Since there were only two questions tagged ubuntu-17.10, I've just retagged them to 17.10.
The system will remove the tag after a while if it is not applied to any more questions. If it comes back and people start using it on multiple posts, I'd ...
Update: synonyms were added. Thanks to everyone who voted
Considering that the tag multiple-monitors has 3096 questions tagged right now, we may want to make all of those synonyms of this tag.
Back to the topic.Ubuntu Wiki articule and Arch Wiki article on this topic use "Multihead" and "multi-monitor" terminology. Gentoo Wiki as well. So these two are ...
Here are a my personal principles:
I prefer a tag too much, rather than one too little. Better too much information, than too little.
I am strongly against removing redundant tags from questions. Redundancy serves a purpose and hence I prefer to keep the command-line tag for past questions where it is relevant.
Tags should be edited if they are wrong. That ...
It's not "bash" on Windows. You can get dash on Windows, or zsh on windows, or Xorg on Windows. The whole "bash on windows" was more evidence to one of the three problems all programmers have: off by one errors and a less-than-passable naming sense.
Just saying "bash on Windows" opens a host of problems that we shouldn't have, like generic bash problems ...
I don't think either of those tags are useful.
We want tags to be used consistently to define the subject of questions, IMHO. The usage guidance for record currently says:
Questions about software for recording audio and video with Ubuntu.
Of the 98 questions with this tag, only this one is not about recording audio, video or the desktop, or some user ...
There are commands that are unsafe (variations on chmod and rm come to mind) but not exactly insecure (they don't expose the system to an attacker). So perhaps not really a synonym. However, the tag is vague and could be used for all kinds of randomness. I can't think of a situation when it would help to define the subject of a question. I think we should ...
This seems like a reasonable request. If you were confused by this, presumably others might be as well. I've now created the soft-link as a synonym of symlink.
If you now try to tag something with soft-link, it will be tagged with symbolic-link.
libvirt and virtualization tags are synonyms: https://askubuntu.com/tags/virtualization/synonyms. So, as Tachyons said in one comment, no need to use it separatly.
What happens when a question is asked using a synonym?
Any tags that match active synonyms will be automatically and silently changed ...
Why not delete both of them instead? Neither debug nor debugging give any useful information. In fact, they seem like prime examples of meta tags. For those who don't know, meta-tags are tags that
Can’t work as the only tag on a question.
Commonly mean different things to different people.
If I see a question tagged with debugging, what do I know? That ...
I propose that we merge shell-scripts as well. shell-scripts by itself is not much more specific than the others. Most, if not all, scripts contain some amount of code run by another language: Awk, Perl, python, to name a common few. We should just additionally tag with the target shell, instead: bash. After all, if the user wants a csh script, they will tag ...
These tags are getting too confusing and pedantic, we should:
Rename snap-package to snap, easy to remember and covers everything from the snaps themselves to snapcraft, this allows the core team to subscribe to just one tag so they can answer questions.
Alias snapcraft to snap.
Leave snappy aliased to ubuntu-core, which is a pure snappy system.
I'm not in favour of this. The command names of cp and mv are sufficiently different from their actions (copy, move) that the -command suffix is not needed to make it unambiguous. But this is not true for cut, where an action has the same name as the command. This also holds for watch. I do a fair bit of retag edits and I have seen plenty of people just use ...
Yes, they are useful. Tag synonyms are for tags that get created a lot, when they're a dupe of another tag.
For example, for every release of Ubuntu we synonymize it's code name:
Saucy -> 13.10
Raring -> 13.04
We do this because we don't need two tags for the same thing floating around.
And, yes it will provide the results when searching:
vi and vim are two different applications that share the same name.
By default, Ubuntu ships with vim-tiny, which does not have the same full feature set of true vim.
The tags are similar, yes, but they are not synonyms. Questions about vi very much do apply to vim as well, but questions about vim do not apply to vi.
This answer from muru on another tag change/merge proposal posted around the same time is also relevant here, as the same reasoning is also applied to the watch tag in their answer/reasoning:
I'm not in favour of this. The command names of cp and mv are sufficiently different from their actions (copy, move) that the -command suffix is not needed to make ...