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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.


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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 ...


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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 is related to desktop zooming effect. So I guess creating a new tag should be the correct decision here. Something like zoom-app as suggested or zoom-meeting or ...


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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 read through. But like software-recommendations, it shouldn't be used alone; there should be other tags. Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing what other people ...


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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......


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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 questions. Nobody can be experienced in "glitch", so I'd say burn the tag. +1


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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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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 special. So yes, please, correct any tagging issues you see!


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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 questions where there are issues having both Ubuntu or one of its official flavours installed together, but other common use cases include questions about networks ...


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Yes.


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We don't need these to be separate tags. setup should be made a synonym of installation. installation does apply to things other than Ubuntu as a whole (I can install a program, which would be within the scope of that tag ...I can install more memory in my computer, which might not be within that scope.) But so can setup. I doubt we gain anything by having ...


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Besides what Oli said, the solution is to edit posts that use version tags incorrectly, adding other tags, and removing the version tags unless the question appears version-specific. Many people will probably imitate the use of tags they see on the site. If we're good enough at editing questions to fix wrong use of version tags, we'll probably have fewer ...


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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 body is valid if those have nothing to do with the problem. Only if it is apparent that the question is off topic (due to the version for instance) leave it ...


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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 managed to edit a few but ran out of time.


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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 given task or work with a given file format. Give details about the purpose of the software you want and your minimum requirements for it. You know what ...


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I could kinda see this working specifically for questions on "desktop environments" - but obviously those are the minority. I've removed the tag - if it re-appears, we can blacklist it.


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Public spankings! Ahem, maybe not. I don't think there's a lot we can do. They can be valuable tags to keep around but there's currently no feature which allows us to make sure somebody posts another tag. The best we can do is improve the short wiki text so that the description they see in the tag suggestion box tells them they shouldn't be using it on its ...


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Well there is no doubt that both have a considerable overlap, both in meaning, and in usage. However taking them literally they are not really synonyms: sound is a general purpose term which may include all, speakers, headphones, Bluetooth, sound system, pulseaudio, jacks, ... (long list). soundcard should be restricted to the hardware, the chips that ...


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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 matter, use only apt. If a question is about APT and is only applicable to Ubuntu 14.04, use both apt and 14.04. Generally speaking, use a version tag if and ...


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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 "utopic" and "unicorn" questions popping up for obvious reasons. For the moment I've unlinked the unicorn synonym. If you would like to make unicorn a synonym ...


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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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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: much like useless edits it wastes reviewers' time for no benefit, since the tag is to be removed.


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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 this tag is being used for questions about images that are not pictures of stuff, for example Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device) What ...


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Let’s burminate it! (but I need 30 chars here)


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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 ...


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I strongly agree with Flimm on keeping them distinct. My opinion on mobile is that it's overly broad and ambiguous being a general adjective. That being another discussion, see this: Can we please disambiguate or discourage the 'mobile' tag? A specific tag like ubuntu-for-phones is a lot more self-descriptive and much less likely to be used ...


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The mobile, phones and tablet tags are all used for other things (interacting with phones and graphics tablet input, etc) so I don't think commandeering them is a great solution. Even in combination, it's not a great solution. I'm fairly confident that the "product" is called Ubuntu Touch now, so I suggest we release mobile back into the wild (or nuke it ...


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Indeed, this should be removed. Nobody can be an expert in the general practice of turning stuff off. There's no reason anyone would subscribe to this tag, and it tells us nothing about the nature of the questions being asked. Even together with a question's other tags, it tells us nothing. Suppose a question is tagged internet and disable. Does that mean ...


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There is already the tag ubuntu-edge - I assume that would be the best to use ;) It looks like edge is being used far more generally than it probably should - out of the three questions that appear, one is for screen edges, one is for a Thinkpad Edge (computer model) and one is for a Sapphire Edge (another computer model). The more specific one seems far ...


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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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