Tag seems to be in use for various things. What should be retagged?

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"Key" seems to mean quite a few different things. Good catch, it would involve a lot of manual retagging though doesn't matter anymore though :P

Let's see:

Keyboard keys

Both the physical ones on the keyboard and the conceptual ones like hotkeys, key-combos, and keystrokes that perform functions. Mostly in combination with , , , .

Registry key

The ones used in Windows Registry. Mostly in combination with .

Cryptographic keys

Encryption keys as in PGP. Mostly in combination with or .

SSH keys generated by ssh-keygen tool. Mostly in combination with .

Database keys

Keys as used in databases. Mostly in combination with , , etc.

Serial numbers

CD keys, product keys, serial numbers, et. la. Mostly in combination with or .


Based on the 12 questions it was on, seems utterly unnecessary to me.

It is now burninated.

tag burninated

  • Huh, weren't there like over 100 questions tagged keys? superuser.com/questions/tagged/keys
    – slhck
    Aug 3, 2011 at 11:02
  • uhhhh, only 12? I recall seeing over 100 when I had a quick glance at the tag (when this question was posted)...
    – DMA57361
    Aug 3, 2011 at 11:03
  • @dma well, not any more. Based on the sampling I saw, and the fact that once I deleted it only one question was untagged .. I stand by the burnination. Aug 3, 2011 at 11:05
  • f/e, I was just looking at the "questions tagged" number, didn't bother having a detailed look. I imagine a lot were accidentally split composites anyway (command key, license key, etc) and it's pretty useless as a tag, so I've no problems with the tag being gone. :).
    – DMA57361
    Aug 3, 2011 at 11:07
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    webcache.googleusercontent.com/… - One hundred and seven, as of July 15ᵗʰ, 2011.
    – Hello71
    Aug 3, 2011 at 15:49
  • Um, Jeff, one of your questions seems to have had that tag recently.
    – Synetech
    Aug 8, 2011 at 5:38
  • @syn keyboard seems sufficient, don't you think? Aug 8, 2011 at 5:53
  • Don’t ask me; I didn’t add the keys tag to your question in addition to the keyboard tag (actually, I'm not sure who did).
    – Synetech
    Aug 8, 2011 at 5:57

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