21 votes

What should we do about XBMC's new name?

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. ...
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14 votes
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Should apache2.4 be a synonym of apache2?

Yes.
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11 votes

Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

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 ...
9 votes
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Please revert merging amd-graphics tag into ati

I have reversed the synonym. ati is now a synonym of amd-graphics. I left amd unsynonymised since it is also a CPU brand and we have intel and intel-graphics.
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9 votes

Maybe [hdpi] is not high enough, add [hidpi] as a synonym?

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 ...
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9 votes
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Tag synonyms: [17.10] and [ubuntu-17.10]

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....
9 votes
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Are [dual-monitor] and [dualhead] the same?

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 ...
9 votes

Synonymize tags related to partitioning

I agree. Some even have both; seems overkill to me. And it is 767 :=)
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8 votes

Make [recording] a synonym of [record]

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 ...
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8 votes

Do we need [safety] when we have [security]?

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 ...
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8 votes
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Tag synonym request: [soft-link] -> [symbolic-link]

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 ...
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8 votes

Tag Synonym Request: Ubuntu on Windows

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 ...
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7 votes
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Tag synonym request: [debug] -> [debugging]

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 ...
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7 votes
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Request to merge multiple scripting-related tags

This is done. I have remapped scripting and shell-scripting to scripts.
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7 votes

Request to merge multiple scripting-related tags

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, ...
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7 votes
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Can the snapcraft and snap-package tags please be merged?

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 ...
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7 votes
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Tag change: [cut-command] -> [cut]

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 ...
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6 votes
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Synonymize tags [secure-erase] and [secure-delete]

Done. Merged secure-delete into secure-erase and created a synonym between the two. updating post history, 12 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 11 rows affected (pipe delimited) ...
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6 votes
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Combine [vi] and [vim] tags

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 ...
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6 votes
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Tag change: [watch-command] -> [watch]

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 ...
5 votes
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Do we need the [bootup] tag?

Tada! updating post history, 31 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 24 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating PostTags associations, 23 rows affected updating Documentation tag proposal ...
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5 votes
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Tag Synonym request: [.bashrc] -> [bash]

If any action is taken, .bashrc should be made a synonym of bashrc, not of bash. It's true that we don't need a separate tag .bashrc. That tag is hardly used (surely some question has at some point ...
5 votes
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Merge squid and squid3 tags

I've merged squid3 into squid and created a squid3->squid synonym. Any new question tagged with squid3 will be tagged with squid instead.
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5 votes

Is [top-bar] just another [panel]?

I'm not really comfortable with the idea of merging top-bar with panel. Here's why: "Top bar" in the context of GNOME 3 means something specific (analogous to menu-bar in Unity), not exactly same as "...
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5 votes

How should we tag the Dash?

I never heard anyone referring the "screen that appears when you click the "Show Applications" button" as "dash" in respect of GNOME. Only the side-bar thingy which appears in "Activities" overview (...
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5 votes

Make [desktop-recording] a synonym of [screencast]

For me, both are synonyms to be specific and not go around the bush. Anything mentioned about one will still land on the other one. What can both do: Record small videos Record long videos Record ...
5 votes
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Is emulator emulating emulation?

As emulation has at least a sensible excerpt while emulator has none I agree with your proposal to keep emulation and make emulator a synonym.
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5 votes

Someone made a meta tag [review-audits] - is that a better name than [audits]?

I guess I was the first one to use the review-audits tag. (https://meta.askubuntu.com/revisions/19292/1) The reason why I used the review-audits tag was because the Meta Stack Exchange has a tag named ...
4 votes

Maybe [hdpi] is not high enough, add [hidpi] as a synonym?

I would tend to agree due to the recent popularity of the hidpi acronym. I don't think it matters too much which is master and which is synonym, but I would agree having both and having one a synonym ...
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4 votes

Make [recording] a synonym of [record]

I agree. As recording and record {verbs} mean the same thing (creating a record {noun}) I see no valid reason whatsoever why we shouldn't proceed as you suggest. If you have a score of 5 or higher in ...
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