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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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How can I improve this question?

I recently asked Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages, which wasn't received well, and got 2 downvotes, and I'm wondering what I did wrong/how I can improve the question. I can't really ...
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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 ...
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Should questions dealing with admitted cases of PEBKAC be closed as Too Localized?

A recent question triggered this, although I've seen many such cases in the past (as I'm sure have others). In all such cases the OP describes some steps that have been followed and also seemingly ...
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Question of the Week #40

Now we're into post #39 of the "Top Question" of Super User in the Super User blog. Please post and vote for your favorite question for this week. Please post any questions that you feel is of worth ...
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How should I handle this review task / answer?

While reviewing I came across this post: https://superuser.com/a/1359300/926024 and I'm very unsure on what to do about it. Technically, it is an answer to the question, even though it is basically ...
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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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Proposal: [parental-controls] tag wiki excerpt should be edited, so that it's not Windows-specific

Situation The tag wiki excerpt of the parental-controls tag makes it clear that the tag is Windows-specific. Problem But Mac- and Linux-using parents, too, might want to impose parental controls ...
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Tag clean up tools

I'm sorry I couldn't think of a witty title. I've been helping a lot recently with the ongoing tag clean up and I had a couple of ideas on how how to help further and speed up the process. Firstly, ...
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The external question of these [external] tags

So I went on a mini-tag cleanup for external-drive since it had about 36+ items. And many of them fit perfectly into the external-hard-drive category. A few still are there, but they are just two ...
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Question was downvoted and put on hold. I don't follow

I went through great length researching this topic because it's been a rather pain in my rear, and I reference what I consider an appropriate amount of detail, and describe the symptom, and lo and ...
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What's the [code] for Tag Cleanup?

Stumbled across another one... The code tag. Again, who is an expert on everything that a "code" could encompass? Too meta, too broad... Get rid of it
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Everyone's talking about the same [dialogue]

dialog and dialogbox are defined and synonomized. dialogue is undefined and had one question. I edited the tag to change it to [dialog], which leaves [dialogue] empty. If the alternate spelling is ...
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Remove the [label] tag

label is an undefined meta-tag that is used in many ways and does not appear to add value: naming of system-related objects (partitions, files, ports, devices) identifying names for rows/columns, ...
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Tag cleanup: [electronics]

electronics appears to be a pretty useless, undefined tag. Many of the questions contain this tag only because computers and related devices use electronics. Aside from that, usage includes: ...
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Where should [location] be dumped?

The location tag is undefined and is used in numerous ways: file location memory location software/OS installation device locale GPS position IP address/VPN location geographical source of images ...
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Separate the [separator] tag

I don't even understand why this tag exists. Only 5 questions.
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Rename [printer-scanner] tag?

Suggest broadening the printer-scanner tag to multifunction-printer. Many of these devices include fax and the more generic term would be a logical one that wouldn't cause confusion. There is an ...
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Fold the [card] tag

card does not look like it helps anyone (except the Texas Hold'em players). It doesn't make certain questions easier to find, and has low usage. I recommend getting rid of it.
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How to defend new users from unconstructive downvoting

This may be somewhat duplicate, but I think the issue still stands on its own compared to others. I've noticed a depressing trend for new users, who often write poorly formed questions, having their ...
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Unify the `http-status-codes-nnn` tags under `http-status-codes`

I just asked this question, which I wanted to tag with http-status-codes. However, no such tag exists, and I don't have enough rep to create the tag. I think the tag would nicely unify the existing ...
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Scan related tags

I think we need to sort out the following scan-related tags: scanner x 155 scanning x 87 printer-scanner x 9 document-scanning x 5 scan x 1 The rest are barcode-scanner, scan-disk and overscan which ...
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What is the difference between [profile] and [user-profiles]? Which to keep?

There are some questions tagged with both [profile] and [user-profiles]. See also: profile & user-profiles (Please note that I retagged some questions from user-profile to user-profiles as per ...
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TrickleEdit test question 2

As asked by @Bob in TrickleEdit test question: This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted ...
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We need to modify [mod]

mod has no definition, but 19 questions where the tag has varying meanings: modification of various and sundry things what appears to be a reference to MOD format recording the Excel function ...
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Clarify the Low Quality Posts review queue for answers

In the LQP review queue, some of the answers meet the criteria for flagging for moderator attention. Some are not flaggable but rather involve quality issues that moderators are not expected to deal ...
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Why was this user lambasted for using their real Domain Name in a DNS related question?

I don't find myself on SU very often, so I'll outright apologise for coming in and 'causing trouble' but this question caught my eye on the sidebar: Difference between pinging with and without http://...
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We're in the [same-state] as a messy tagged site

Does anyone know how to be an expert at same-state? Who are the experts that would benefit from this tag? Get rid of it!
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Unraveling the various types of [wiring]

wiring is an undefined tag that enjoys varied usage: computer circuitry network connections home electrical wiring (power/grounding) phone line wiring/connection networking over electrical or phone ...
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Tag cleanup: [interface]

interface is an undefined, ambiguous tag that appears to be unnecessary as a stand-alone tag. It is used to mean: network interface (existing specific tag) user interface (existing specific tag) ...
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Don't postpone fixing the [delay] tag

The delay tag is undefined and used in several ways. Many of the questions are about processing delays. Some are about postponing activity. Some are about external delays (like emails not being ...
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Do we need [privileges] and [permissions]?

I don't think we need either, but at the very least, privileges should be merged into permissions (or the other way around).
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Can we kill the consolidate tag?

Its not too bad, only 10 uses of it, and Its easy to eliminate. Its got no tag wiki, and as such it won't be missed if we drag it out somewhere and bury it. Its a classic metatag apparently used with ...
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Screen Recording and Screen Capturing tags

I would merge desktop-recording (x8) and screen-recorder (x18) into screen-capture (x122). After that, should we — per Daniel's suggestion — try to split up screen-capture into more precise tags, i.e....
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Should we have a question regarding how to minimize the impact of Windows 10 reboots for updates on your workflow?

We sometimes get questions from Windows 10 users who are asking for help after their Windows 10 machine rebooted while they were away, leading to lost work. These users sometimes mention offhandedly ...
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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How to make good tag wiki excerpts for software tags?

I recently came across the tag deluge which apparently is a BitTorrent client. Seeing that the tag had no excerpts but a few questions I wanted to add one so that users can easily see what deluge is. ...
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Should there be a V6 Specific Powershell Tag

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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SuperUser.com shares cookies with other SE sites?

I don't often come to SuperUser, but a lot on Travel.SE, Apple,SE, and various others. Typically, if I go from XX.stackexchange.com to YY.stackexchange.com, I remain logged in. And when I open a ...
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Usefulness of product line tags?

Product Lines Some model names describe a specific piece of equipment, so the name is synonymous with its unique characteristics. In other cases, it's a product line covering numerous models aimed ...
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Merge [IP] with [IP-address]

ip and ip-address cover the same topic. Please merge them.
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“blocking” is too generic

blocking includes questions about all kinds of software and problems, from Make computer lock itself after 30 minutes of continued usage to Block ONLY Google Ads and Block outgoing connection to a ...
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Are these Fail2Ban, Munin and “Failed password” related questions more appropriate for Server Fault?

While I spend a good chunk of time here on Super User, my day-to-day/work-a-day head is in the Linux server administration world. A lot of times there’s overlap between “power user” needs and server ...
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Restoring deleted questions and answers here on Superuser…

I don't know how I did but it appears I have deleted all of my questions and answers here on Superuser. How do I restore them? I want to restore them and then go through them so I can "mark" the right ...
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Are certain kinds of link-only answers acceptable?

A previous question focused on whether link-only answers that contribute something helpful, but not an actual solution, should be converted to a comment. My question here is whether certain kinds of ...
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...

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