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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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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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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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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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How to get the “Peer Pressure” badge

What reasonable ways are there to get the Peer Pressure badge on SU? Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower. I'm serious here: I don't particularly want to provide false information, write off-...
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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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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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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 [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Normalize [normalize]

normalize is used mostly to mean equalizing volume. However, some questions use the tag to mean standardize the format of a document or spreadsheet. Although there are not yet any examples, the term ...
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Can we pair off [pairing] with [bluetooth]?

pairing is a tag specifically for pairing bluetooth devices, according to it's Wiki. However I'm not convinced it's different enough of a topic area from bluetooth to warrant it's own tag. Should we ...
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Do we need the [downtime] tag?

I can not see any possible use for the downtime tag, and there are only 7 questions tagged with it. Should we remove it?
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Deletion of [tag:wrong]

I believe that the wrong should be deleted. It is not description and I do not see how it could be applied to any question.
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About [crash] and [freeze] tags

(I did point this out earlier in the now defunct June tag cleanup post as a comment, but this way I can discuss it better). Now... as per the June cleanup audit, the freeze tag was uncovered in the ...
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Tag prefixes (like wireless-networking and networking)

I know that there are easy ways to deal with tags like windows and windows-7 (specifically, windows-7 includes windows). What happens with tags like wireless-networking and networking? It seems like ...
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Are questions about the Windows 8 upgrade offer too localized?

There are quite a lot of questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. You could reason that (some) of these questions are too localized as the offer expires at the 31st of Januari 2013. I just asked the ...
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[internet], [connection] and [internet-connection]

First of all, there are 91 questions tagged with internetconnection (both) that should be retagged with internet-connection. Second, what's the difference between internet and internet-connection? ...
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What should we do with [diy]?

The diy (do it yourself, x22) tag covers computer-building in the sense of assembling your own machine repair in the sense of doing the repair yourself "DIY" alone doesn't really have a purpose. ...
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Reviewing edits that substantively modify an answer

What is the appropriate way to handle these kinds of edit reviews? The edit claims that some facet of an answer is wrong and proposes replacing the "incorrect" part with the correct information. ...
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Asking detailed and varient of an old(9 years) closed question

I have come across a problem which was already asked here in a very general way in 2010. That question was closed citing as overly broad, vague, ambiguous etc. Now, I have tried many things on this ...
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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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Delete redundant [microsoft-dynamics] tags

Note: The question has been revised since Mokubai posted the comment below. It originally looked like all of the microsoft-dynamics tags referred just to CRM, and the question suggested synonomizing ...
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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 ...