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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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When should I use the command-line tag?

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 - ...
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Should "zoom" tag also apply to the videoconferencing software?

I had a look upon questions tagged with zoom. Only a small portion of them are related to the meeting app "zoom". I was able to only spot three. Most are using it to show that the question ...
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Thoughts on a history-of-ubuntu tag?

While it smells an awful lot like a meta tag, I can certainly see the value: It tells potential answerers what the user is looking for (a historical report). It should be interesting for people to ...
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Let's burninate [mint]

We also have various windows tags as well as e.g. macosx, kali or debian although we do not support questions that are specific to those foreign operating systems. Their main purpose are dual-boot ...
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Should we ditch [glitch]?

glitch seems to be completely undescriptive as a tag. We're limited to five tags per post. We should make them useful and descriptive so that people with expertise can find and answer those tagged ...
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Purpose of the "split" tag

remove this tag I vote to delete this thing. One could think about making it solely about GNU coreutils' /usr/bin/split, but in my opinion this program does not really need a tag of its own.
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Should tags be edited out from a question if they appear irrelevant?

You should absolutely remove irrelevant tags, wrong tags, add missing tags and anything else that makes the question better. Collaborative editing is a big part of the SE model and tags are not ...
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Should apache2.4 be a synonym of apache2?

Yes.
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Does the [unreadable] tag make sense?

Every now and then, somebody will go and type parts of some error they're seeing into the tag box, and if the have more than 300 reputation, the tag system will gladly create tags out of each ...
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Should we remove the "tag with Ubuntu version" advice from the help center?

Regardless of what side of the version tag saga you sit, I'm not sure we need to be prescriptive with tags in the on-topic section of help. I'll change it so it's more open.
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Can version tags be removed if a question can be modified to be general to all versions?

Yes, and I believe version tags should be avoided as much as possible anyways. They make the question have a limited value. I would even go as far as believing that removing versions from title and ...
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[warning]: questionable tag detected

I would agree that the warning is pointless and while I don't follow specific tags personally I don't see warning as being useful to anyone. I support the idea of eliminating warning entirely and have ...
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Can software recommendation still be used?

This tag is in use and fully on topic, but remember your question should be specific and clear, see the software-recommendation tag info: Questions asking for specific applications that perform a ...
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Unicorn tag - potential conflict

No questions are linked to "unicorn". So we can delete the tag wiki if required and then make it a synonym. Seems like a perfect synonym for 14.10 - unlike "trusty" questions I would expect both "...
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Don't mix version specific tags with stuff that isn't version specific!

While you raise a good point that version tags are massively overused on AU, there's nothing wrong with combining them with other tags. If a question is about APT and the exact Ubuntu version doesn't ...
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What should we do when encountering wiki excerpt suggestions on useless tags?

I'd say to reject the suggestion and to get rid of the tag. Creating / editing a tag wiki excerpt for a tag that has no reason to exist puts the cart before the horse, and shouldn't be encouraged: ...
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Should we take [pictures] and [images] out of the picture?

images is a poor tag name, not only because it does not define any specific task or software, but also because it has more than one distinct meaning, especially in our scope. A brief survey shows that ...
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output tag needs some community input

Let’s burminate it! (but I need 30 chars here)
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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 ...
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A custom filter for excluding posts with specific tags?

You can ignore tags. Hover over to the tag and click "🚫 Ignore Tag". Find "Ignored Tags" window on the right side of the homepage, click on edit and select Hide questions in ...
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Don't mix version specific tags with stuff that isn't version specific!

No, sorry, you're completely wrong here. Before I explain why, just for anybody else watching, this is about my question here and seems to have since dissolved into an argument about version tags... ...
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Tags and tagging questions

The tagging guidelines can be found on the main meta site, here and they are also explained in the Help Center, here. Briefly, they suggest the following: Tag from the general to the specific. ...
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Would a off-topic tag warning be a good-idea?

It could also have bits like 'you may want to post the question here' as well, where here is a relevant SE site Yes, this. Or something like it. An off-topic warning that includes actual hyperlinks ...
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Why ask-ubuntu can seem frustrating to the average user

So far you've asked a question 9 times and answered a question 7 times. Only 2 out of the 9 questions you have asked (excluding this one) has been downvoted (this one and this one); personally I ...
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Prevent misuse of the ".desktop" tag

I'll move my proposal from the comments to an answer so that people can vote on it. I propose to rename it to desktop-files, because: Having a leading dot makes sense only when referencing desktop ...
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Can we burninate shared?

Done.
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Is the rtorrent tag useful? If so, should we retag these posts?

We have tags for some other BitTorrent programs1, such as deluge, ktorrent, transmission, qbittorrent,utorrent, and--though it's only on a handful of questions and I don't think I know anyone who uses ...
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The [groovy] tag became ambiguous

Great catch! Another alternative - we could remove the tag altogether. Do we actually need a tag for that language? There are only 20 questions in the tag (including the wrongly tagged ones) and most ...
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Why do we have so many usb tags?

I'll add my opinion on each tag. But in summary, I say we should get rid of all of them except usb-drive. usb-drive Excerpt: For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port. ...
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