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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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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question of the Week #45

Note: From here on, until I'm done with school, I'll be posting QOTW every OTHER week (unless someone want to join up and help me out) Now we're into post #45 of the "Top Question" of Super User in ...
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Meta sites should count question scores toward tag scores

Questions don't count towards a user's badge score. This might make sense on the main sites, which thrive primarily through answers contributed by regular users. But those same regular users post ...
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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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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 is this a duplicate?

How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? Let's look at answers in the supposed duplicate: Click here in case you suspect corruption ...
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No screenshots after asking for it, added them myself, dropping the comment. Edit rejected: "This edit ... should have been written as a comment ...."

Edit rejected: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer. https://superuser.com/review/suggested-...
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First Posts queues are frustrating to work through

The 2 main issues with the First Post queue is that it is difficult to do what you need to do, and the controls we do have are unclear and don't appear to actually have much merit much of the time. If ...
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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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Can we get a description for the [ole] tag?

Could we ask for the description of the ole tag or its removal? I used the tag in the sense of Object Linking and Embedding in How to compare TIFF files with tags 37680 (0x9330)?, but see http://...
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Was this question closed because a new user made an (easily correctable) Markdown formatting mistake and (correctable, ESL) grammar?

WSL2 duplicated terminal was Mod-closed as "Needs clarity or details", but even as originally written it was (again) quite understandable to me. It definitely had two problems: The new ...
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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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