The tag is a mixup of partitioning questions and audio questions.

Could someone sort it out? (FYI it's the same mistake done by Polish Windows translators: translating "volume manager" like it had something to do with sound).

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    This one will be interesting. Both meanings are well-known and fit the site topics.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Dec 14, 2011 at 22:10
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    Split the tag in two: volume-audio and volume-storage ?
    – iglvzx
    Dec 14, 2011 at 22:35

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New questions tagged will now be remapped to .

This does not merge them as there are some logical and partitioning questions. For those the community will need to check out the existing questions tagged and retag them as appropriate.

While you're at it, look at the body of the question and do some fixes there. The extra time you spend cleaning up the body will hopefully slow down any potential flooding of the site.



  1. Split these up first in OR (the tag is too specific) and .

  2. Make a synonym of .


You can't have a single question about , volume will always be interpreted as ambiguous even when you do keep the tag and write as much in the information of the tag as you want. In other words, it does not solve the problem that we are having now; we don't want ambiguous use of .

We have to find two tags that better fit the purpose, one of them should be . People that don't know about it will type volume and wonder why this tag comes up; then they read a short description and they will know that is what they want. The definition can be extracted from a online dictionary like Webopedia, which explains this term very well:

logical drive

A part of a physical disk drive that has been partitioned and allocated as an independent unit, and functions as a separate drive altogether. For example, one physical drive can be partitioned into drives F:, G:, and H:, each representing a separate logical drive but all still part of the one physical drive.

Using the logical drive hierarchy is one method of organizing large units of memory capacity into smaller units.

As for audio, do we actually want a tag that's called or ? Isn't it OK to just categorize these under OR ? I don't think that the volume tags have any benefit while searching, and I think that a question that's only about the tag can't exist.

Now the only question for this last paragraph is whether we want or ...

  • +1 Getting rid of it is the only real solution. Logical drive, if equivalent, sounds like a good idea. Hopefully the synonym is obvious enough to not lead to mistagged questions.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Dec 15, 2011 at 6:12
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    @DanielBeck: Woops! Yeah, corrected now. Logical drive should be equivalent according to what I read. Wikipedia lists both as synonymous... Dec 15, 2011 at 14:38
  • I don't understand what you mean "audio-volume tag is too specific." and I disagree with your claim that "question that's only about the tag audio-volume can't exist." This question would be fine with a primary key of 'audio-volume' along with secondary ones for 'windows' and 'keys'. Dec 18, 2011 at 17:45
  • @MatthewFlaschen: However, it is not fine when there are no secondary ones. About it being too specific, for the same reason we don't have tags called office-word-subscript. So, the question is (as I listed in a later paragraph) whether we actually want such tag. Otherwise asked, does the tag make up for a large enough subset within audio or sound? Dec 18, 2011 at 21:01
  • This is way more detailed than what I proposed. Never the less an excellent idea.
    – surfasb
    Jan 14, 2012 at 16:05
  • Why don’t you do it?
    – kinokijuf
    Jan 28, 2012 at 20:18
  • @kino: I'll look into this next week, still in my exams now... Jan 28, 2012 at 21:02
  • Don’t just retag blindly. You just tagged this question with audio.
    – kinokijuf
    Jan 30, 2012 at 17:44
  • @kinokijuf: I'm not doing so, that's indeed one that slipped in but I've been watching the others. It became a bit annoying that you entered my progress, thanks for doing it backwards / double checking. I guess we can consider this done... Jan 30, 2012 at 17:46
  • I simply searched for [hard-drive]+[audio] and [partitioning]+[audio]. Are there any other tags that could be searched for? And it’s you that entered my progress.
    – kinokijuf
    Jan 30, 2012 at 17:47
  • @kino: I started first, feel free to verify. But doesn't matter, it's done now... Jan 30, 2012 at 17:50

Volume should be used for partitioning, not audio. Disk format questions are far more prevalent.

Volume also has a specific meaning on the Windows side compared to partition. So using just partition may not be an ideal solution considering GPT will see further adoption in the coming future.

Add on the fact that Linux calls their partition manager the Logical Volume Manager.

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    4 of the top 5 questions by votes are about audio IIRC. It's really not clear from the use of the tag.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Dec 15, 2011 at 6:10
  • It's rather uncooperative to just ignore the audio volume questions, without even providing a suggested alternate tag. Dec 16, 2011 at 23:59
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    @MatthewFlaschen: My bad. Call it [Loudness].
    – surfasb
    Dec 17, 2011 at 0:17
  • @surfasb, that's not perfect, but it's a reasonable candidate. However, I can't remove my downvote until someone edits your answer. Dec 18, 2011 at 17:42
  • NP, I'm not sure if I need more rep at this point. I just need to answer a question which happens to get tons of views.
    – surfasb
    Dec 18, 2011 at 18:22
  • Non-MSO Meta votes don't affect reputation, neither for the voter, nor the "votee". It's just a measure of community opinion about a post.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Jan 14, 2012 at 15:43

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