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Collect the multitude of “SMART - failure predicted” questions?

We have half a dozen questions asking about a boot-time SMART warning: On booting my laptop warns me about failure of hard disk is imminent...can it be repaired or to be replaced..? Is there a script ...
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What would you like from MetroSE?

MetroSE is an application that I worked on for the Stack Overflow contest apptivate.ms. Now that it's been a few weeks, I'm looking to get feedback on the current version and any other features that ...
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Please be sure of your migrations

This question was migrated to the wrong Stack Exchange site by the Super User community. This isn't the only community mis-migration I have encountered and tried to clean up. I have flagged this for ...
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I have a suggestion on what to do with the Software Rec Tag

With the upcoming release of Windows 8 we expect an influx of users and questions. I feel that we need to prep for their coming. With that in mind, the software-rec is a nuisance in mine and others ...
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Tag synonym request: vmware-player to vmware-workstation-player

Someone asked a question that was explicitly about VMware Workstation Player. They tagged it with the vmware-workstation tag, which has traditionally been used for the product that is now known as ...
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Question of the Week #42

Now we're into post #42 of the "Top Question" of Super User in the Super User blog. But WAIT! What happened to post 41! I messed up and didn't get it up in time. So I selected my own question of ...
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Let's make [repair] disposable

repair is a meta tag that can be applied to anything and has been (370 questions). Since we have few experts in repairing everything, this should be cleaned up by re-tagging with existing (and new) ...
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Synonymize [keyboard-shortcuts] and [hotkeys]

keyboard-shortcuts has 3.7k questions. Its tag guidance says: “Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.” hotkeys has 626 ...
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Pummel [panel]?

panel is an undefined tag with 42 questions. Even if it was defined, it begs misuse because it can apply to so many different kinds of things, and people don't read the wiki excerpts. Should we beat ...
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Logistics for Cleanup Weekend 2

We are having another cleanup weekend. This time we will focus on: fixing the rest of the broken images (most of this work has been completed) cleaning up some more tags The cleanup will last for ...
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Stick it to [pin]

pin is undefined, with 35 questions and many meanings: Damaged pins on chips, connectors, etc. Personal Identification Number Connector configurations Anchoring an application, folder, etc. Deskpins ...
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Are answers duplicate if they use different aliases of the same command?

This answer came up in the First Posts queue. It uses the Windows rd command to accomplish the task in the question. The accepted answer (from 2010), however, uses rmdir with the same parameters. rd ...
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Reward not solved question

I had a question, Connect two subnets on Linux, which is not solved yet. But user TomS has done many constructive attempts to solve it. Which does give me a direction where to search further. I would ...
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Get rid of [scaling]

scaling is a tag that covers multiple disparate areas. Some would be better retagged as display-scaling, while others deal with image and video scaling (and even things like PDF zoom!) and perhaps don'...
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The next [selection] for burnination

The selection tag has 131 questions and 0 followers. Questions with this tag cover the entire scope of the site. The tag serves absolutely zero purpose and should be wiped from the face of Super User ...
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What could lead to [troubleshooting] tag cleanups?

What is the point of a troubleshooting tag? It's a process, but it does not gain "troubleshooting experts" anything, and the questions are all different areas of Super User. It's way too meta, since ...
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Merge [email-rules] and [email-filter]

email-rules has 1 follower and 61 67 uses: Actions performed automatically on incoming or outgoing messages, based on conditions that you specify. email-filter has 0 followers and 48 51 uses: ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Should [clock] be split up into 3 tags?

I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the clock tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Tag cleanup: Delete tag combine

There are around 40 questions with the tag combine. Some of them is related to combining, merging items, for some I don't know why they're tagged. I don't think this tag would add to the value of ...
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Deduct [Finance] from Tag Bank

The tag Finance has 36 questions and no description. I thought maybe I'd add a description, but I can't find any discernible relationship among the questions where a finance tag would be useful. The ...
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The theory tag may be redundant

theory has 15 questions. Some are low quality but out of scope. Its also a classic meta-tag, and considering our close reasons contain a mention of practical problems, I propose we nuke this
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Canning the ccna tag

The ccna tag seems to either be "I saw this question in an exam" IE - not a actual problem or dosen't really add to the searchability of a question. There's 7 instances of it, a good chunk of which ...
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Can we merge the tags speech-to-text and voice command into “speech recognition”?

I've just created a tag wiki for speech-recognition (should be under review by now). I propose that we merge speech-to-text and speech-recognition into speech-recognition because it is the most ...
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Merge [aero-snap] and [windows-snap-assist]

aero-snap has 44 questions whereas there are only 7 questions in windows-snap-assist small enough that none of them has a wiki. They're all about Windows' snapping feature aero and windows-aero has ...
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Are these two questions about viewing ZIP file contents actually duplicates?

I ran across two questions which are marked as duplicates, but which appear to be asking slightly different questions (I say "appear" since the wording is ambiguous), and whose answers are answering ...
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Will Windows Phone questions be on topic when Windows 10 is released?

Will Windows Phone questions be on topic when Windows 10 is released? Releated: How are we going to deal with Windows 8 on ARM? and Should Tablet Computer questions be allowed on Super User? Windows ...
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Erase the [notes]

notes is an undefined tag with multiple uses: The "Notes" feature of various software The Notes page in PowerPoint Small text files Endnote Lotus Notes Notes 9 Webmail Evernote MS Onenote Request for ...
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Replacement needs a replacement

replacement Questions range from file replacement to find and replace text to hardware replacement
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Could we be doing our tag edits better?

This came up on chat, and well, there's a few issues to be raised. Folk who're editing tags tend to get adviced to edit a few tags at a time, and it kinda worked - we've having more people editing ...
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Super User's new Twitter name

As you may know, there is a Twitter account that automatically tweets out questions from superuser.com. Previously, this account was using @stacksuper_user for two reasons: Twitter does not allow ...
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Canonical question for remapping keyboard keys

We have many questions regarding remapping keyboard keys on Windows. Should we make one of them a canonical question and close the others as dupes?
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Lyse the [cells]

Similarly to my previous question: Tag cleanup: Delete tag [rows], I think we don't have experts on cells and adding this tag to questions doesn't increase their value , so we could get rid of it.
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What's the reasoning behind not allowing questions with active bounties to be closed?

Looking at the list of questions with active bounties I found this one, which in my opinion is off-topic because the OP is seeking advice/third party software. I was about to flag it for closing, but ...
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Interesting insights from the site analytics available to users with 25K

Access/views into the site analytics are available to users with 25,000 reputation By my count we have 39 users with this privilege (plus moderators). Has anyone done any analysis on the raw data ...
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Burninate or clean up the tags [open-source] your help is much appreciated

Since the last request did work perfectly, could we burninate or clean up the tag open-source? It's a meta tags without explanation about the topic, usually used for off topic searches for software or ...
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Request to merge or cleanup tags related to “system-monitoring”

I have recently added a tag wiki excerpt for system-monitoring and found out that there are several tags that might be related to it and therefore might be considered as tag synonyms. Such tags ...
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Notify on Super User review queues

Is there any solution to notify my iOS devices that new items are populating the review queues?
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Are questions about adblocking on-topic?

Our help says that questions about "websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress" are off topic. What about web browser add-ons, specifically configuring adblockers? We've had ...
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Merging [character-set] and [charset]

Both are about character sets, but they don't have any wiki character-set has only 8 questions charset has 24 questions I think charset should be made a synonym of character-set
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Why are comments pointing out critical errors in questions getting removed?

The second paragraph in this answer: https://superuser.com/a/1272440/163253 is patently false. I down voted the answer, up voted a few answer that weren't wrong and commented about the problem. The ...
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How to deal with questions about debugging?

I've met a question asking to debug an Excel formula without providing the necessary details: https://superuser.com/questions/1029939/excel-index-match-returning-value-that-doesnt-exist-in-the-table ...
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Is a tag named [messaging] relevant

As the title says messaging as a tag is confusing. Here is a question that I just saw: How to disable Messaging on Windows 10?
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Proposed OS X Wiki changes

We have nine "named" OS X tags (ex: osx-yosemite) plus four synonomized "number" tags (ex: osx-10.10). They account for over 4,000 questions. The wiki information on all of them is similar, but ...
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Merge tags trusted-root-certificates and trusted-root-ca

I can't really tell the difference between trusted-root-certificates and trusted-root-ca. There are some minor technical differences, like in PKIX, a CA requires basicConstraints=critical,CA:TRUE. But ...
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Remove the [malicious] tag

A classical meta tag, malicious needs to go. 'nuff said.
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Yellow sidebar on SU meta does not have coloured SU logo for Blog

Update: You can no longer see this because the Podcast link is now there. It may come back in the future. On the yellow sidebar on SU (the main site), this is what you see: The Blog logo is the ...
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Burning [books]

books is a very ambiguous tag. It's use is varied, although generally it is used by questions looking for book recommendations. It heralds from the era of '09 A lot of the questions are closed and ...
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Possibility of a canonical Fn-invert question?

Annoying Fn keys How To Permanently Lock the "Fn" Key Down So It Is Active On My Laptop Keyboard? How can I make my laptop F-key's work as F-keys? F-Keys are Alternate by default on a ...