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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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Should we recalibrate the [calibration] tag?

The calibration tag is another broad tag that includes questions about calibrating displays, mice, batteries, printers, etc. I think it is helpful to have tags specifically about calibration issues, ...
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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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Do I need to post more details in this question?

I posted this question a day ago but it has not received many views and I haven't received any feedback for it. What can I do to attract more attention towards this question? How can I improve it? ...
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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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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags?

What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags? Is it best to leave them as two separate tags or merge them together?
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shouldn't a spam post not bump a post up after the spam post is removed?

I notice this old thread How can I migrate mails from Yahoo! Mail to Google Apps? got bumped up it got bumped up because a spam post was made. the spam post was removed but it remained bumped up.
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How to get questions out of the Phantom Zone?

The Phantom Zone In the last few days, I've encountered several questions stuck in the Phantom Zone. Here's the basic scenario: A poor quality question, unanswerable as-is, is posted. It gets ...
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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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Relocating an Answer to a More Specific Question

I wrote an answer to a question, which was only tangentially related to the general concept of the question. Later I discovered that there already exists another question that my answer would ...
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Reference question/answer for Kali Linux questions

Is there a reference question such as this on SU? On U&L, questions on Kali (especially all those about network connectivity) are flagged as duplicate of this one.
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I don't mean to be a [git], but shouldn't we encourage people to ask on Stack Overflow?

There are currently 1824 git questions on Super User. While they're on-topic here, there's 96,800 git questions on Stack Overflow, and having questions on different Stack Exchange sites means that ...
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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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discussion in number of views and tags

I have a question about my Super User post: SNMP : I HAVE 2 community name? I post this question from three deys , and until now the views number it's just 12 views so how we can increase the number ...
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Claim edit done while logged out

I edited this answer: https://superuser.com/a/435420/135459 but didn't realize I was logged out. Can / should I do anything to mark that edit as mine? Since it was entered as an unregistered user, it'...
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Merging multi part answer for a question?

If there is a multiple part answer for question what would be the best way to merge them? On the question Is there a way to search for files by hash value? there are two answers by the user ...
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Image modification tag cleanup

We have a number of tags relating to image modification: image-editing (189 Q) image-processing (85 Q) image-manipulation (25 Q) image-transparancy (10 Q). None of the tags have a definition, and ...
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Time to [exchange] with [microsoft-exchange]

In 2011, Microsoft products were retagged to include Microsoft in the tag title. (See 'Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?') Because of this, we have consistently named tags for microsoft-...
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How do I configure Opera to be able to use the built-in VPN and Super User's website?

Visiting Super User from Google when searching for a question shows a page not found. I kept thinking that the Super User deleted information so I used web-archive to find pages. But then once I ...
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Tags related to time and clocks

I believe that questions marked with time-zone should be re-tagged with time, and time-zone should then be made a synonym for time. Mentioning the phrase "time zone" in the title and/or body of the ...
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Need a better description for [Support] tag

Can we make a better tag wiki for [Support]? The current text is very unclear: Better Super User through use and working out why things are or how to better your experience here. Proposal based on ...
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Is there a better site for this question?

Wondering if I should move https://superuser.com/questions/768807/how-to-see-my-own-domain-from-host-server to another site? Or if it belongs here, what I might do to improve it, since it is being ...
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Eliminate results

Meta tag results has four questions, zero followers, and zero utility. Can we nuke it?
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Captcha freezes and does nothing

I try to post The captcha bot (are you a human ?) appears I guess the right letters A text field appears on the screen, asking me to cut and paste into another text field. I do that. Nothing else ...
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My bounty is expiring with no new answers or comments; how else can I draw attention to it?

I have a bounty with an upcoming expiration deadline. There were no comments, answers, or even votes on this question prior to placing the bounty. There are still no comments, answers, or votes. The ...
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How to ask a question about whether an ICT related product is genuine or not (APC UPS in this case)?

I have been trying to ask a question regarding whether an APC product is genuine or not. The result is that such a question is put on hold within 24 hours and completely removed within a few days. ...
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What to do with questions that you have “given up on”?

I used to have a problem with Firefox portable but for various reasons decided not to use it. So now what should I do regarding answers to this question? I can't test any of them as I don't have ...
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Should we merge tags `sublime-text`, `sublime-text-2` and `sublime-text-3`?

Whenever I ask a question regarding sublime text, I always include all three of these tags in order to attract the attention of anyone who has any one of them subscribed. This is because the programs ...
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Make a decision on [decision-tree]

decision-tree is an undefined meta tag with two questions, both of them closed. Recommend deleting the tag.
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Normalize [database]

database is largely a meta tag. Unlike the spreadsheet tag, its definition doesn't cover a non-meta usage, although there is some non-meta usage among the questions. It looks like the vast majority ...
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Eliminate [annoyance]

annoyance is a meta tag that serves only to diminish any question it is attached to. Actually, it's not even a meta tag, it's a comment tag. Recommend simply deleting it (4 questions, which makes ...
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tag cleanup: [editor]

I was looking for an example for my question on tag definitions and came across editor, which isn't the best example because it obviously needs tag cleanup. So this is a tag cleanup request. In ...
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Invalid review question? Can it be removed from the audit queue?

The answer in this review looks good enough to me - unless there is a context where this suggestion has been 'answered' so often that it is spam, but that cannot be seen from the audit. It's not the ...
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Cleaning [gigabyte] tag

I saw that the gigabyte tag said "Use this tag for questions concerning gigabyte technology, a hardware manufaturer - not filesize." (I also submitted a suggested edit for the typo in the tag wiki - ...
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Getting downvotes I don't understand

Could someone please tell me what's wrong with this question I asked?, it first got a downvote and no answers, shortly later I changed the question and still I got downvoted again. I'v asked alot of ...
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Why the Post appears which is already reviewed?

Whenever I go to review First Posts. It shows the Posts that are already reviewed or edited by the Moderators or other 2K+ users? Then why does it shows those Post that are already reviewed? Any ...
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Is the `windows-8.1-preview` tag really needed?

As the title says, is the windows-8.1-preview tag really needed, especially as we're near the release of the Windows 9 Developer Preview (or beta, whatever it is). The Windows 8.1 Preview is over a ...
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Are there ever any Superuser or SE site “meetups”?

Are there ever any events where Super User, Stack Overflow and/or other SE site members meet up and exchange hello's, discuss stuck keys, errors messages and the like, or generally engage one another ...
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Dealing with “Request for Work” type questions

First off, this is what our main closure and off topic dialogs look like at present: SO seems to be tackling "Request for Work" type questions head on as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Which forums can we point people to when they're asking for shopping recommendations?

Every once in a while, people ask for plain hardware shopping advice, which is off topic per our FAQ. However, there are probably countless forums that deal with hardware, and possibly even encourage ...
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What is the problem with this question?

Can someone explain with words, how is this question: NFS Server/Client administration of multiple machines through a GUI ... off-topic from SuperUser? Just to clearly point out that I've read the ...
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How to ask in Meta with only 1 reputation?

I’m trying to clarify the answer of a user on a question. However, I cannot reply to his post (ie: comment on his answer. thanks TheGrandPackard for pointing out this possible ambiguity) in order to ...

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