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Questions that are asking to have some questions retagged, usually for a misused tag, or generally removing a tag

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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to purge them: Can we get rid of the company tags? Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse! What should the [...
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Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse!

Just when we thought we finally got rid of them all they appear to have been resurrected. adobe x 200 — about 100 software and service products, PDF, Flash, Flex, graphics and video editing, web ...
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Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?

Tags for Microsoft products are currently a mess. Office: office, microsoft-office office-2007, office-2010, office-2010-beta, ms-office-2007, office-2008, microsoft-office-2010, office-2010, office-...
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The msi tag is ambiguous

Currently we have the msi tag which (according to the description) is supposed to be used for tagging questions about Windows .msi installer files. However, there are quite a few questions (about a ...
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What could we do with the [error] tag?

Well, we have a tag called error. Its description says: Please use a more specific tag instead. Awesome. So what do all these 547 questions have in common? A non-descriptive tag. On Oct. 10, @...
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Can we get rid of the company tags?

I don't think any of the following tags have questions that benefit them: microsoft, apple, acer, samsung, sony, asus, ... And thinking in the meta tag way, a question that's only about those tags ...
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Let's nuke the “error-message” tag

We have a tag named error-message, with now 220 95 49 questions tagged. This is quite the meta tag, because it doesn't mean anything and adds no value to a question. Most problems result in some kind ...
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What is the standard term for a USB flash-drive/pen/thumb/stick?

There are several questions, particularly on Super User, which refer to the use of these drives but there isn't a standard term in use nor a standard tag. Though SU has 'thumb drive', it is not ...
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Firefox versions going to infinity – should we merge the tags?

This is an update to: Merge firefox-related tags? We now have: firefox-3.6 x33 firefox-4 x129 firefox-5 x33 firefox-6 x15 firefox-7 x8 (nothing in between) firefox-10 x4 How is this going to end up?...
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The [failure] tag, a story of fail?

Please look at the 226 questions under failure. We are a site for computer problems. Tags such as "error" often don't add any additional value. The same goes for "failure", and it's probably a bit ...
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“mono” tag as in “vs .net” and as in “vs. stereo”

There seem to be two uses of the tag "mono", one for questions related to audio and one for questions related to the Mono framework. Wouldn't it be better to create a tag "mono-framework" and retag ...
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The [filter] tag is ambiguous

See list of questions tagged filter: some of them are about ffmpeg filters (used for resizing videos and such), some are about filtering data in MS Excel, some are about organising emails... none of ...
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Retag windows-8 as windows-8-preview

As of now, Windows 8 is not out, and as such, all questions with tag windows-8 really relate to the preview, and should be retagged as such to windows-8-preview This is in line with implementing the ...
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Burninate error, errors, fatal error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What could we do with the [error] tag? I know this has been brought up already (the error tag anyway), but it has still not been acted on, so I thought I would bring it up ...
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A bunch of tag rename/synonym requests

(See related chat discussion here) NOTE: Most are small, so doesn't need special moderator attention, just update my post when you help. Proposed tag renames/synonyms: (old tag --> new tag) .net -->...
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Is [data] an useful tag? Do we need it? What should we do?

How to cancel hard disk from wanting to format and how to get my files back? This question is tagged data but you know it's about data from hard-drive-recovery. Best Light Software to Manage Large ...
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Deprecate product version preview tags - just use new version tag straight away

(Related to What will happen to the Windows-8-Preview tag once Windows 8 goes live?) I notice windows-10 is synonymous with windows-10-preview. What's the rationale here? In theory having the two ...
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Retag [mikrotik] to [mikrotik-routeros] or [mikrotik-swos]

mikrotik is a manufacturer meta-tag. Mikrotik makes a variety of routers, but for all intents and purposes they have two main products: RouterOS and SwOS (their operating system for switches). I ...
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Retag cmd, cli, terminal, and terminal.app into command-line

command-line probably is/should be the canonical tag, with 782 questions. cmd is more Windows-oriented, but is still command-line. cli is about half-and-half, with half on Windows and half on Linux. ...
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The DOS tag is ambiguous

As it is, the dos tag is ambiguous. Even the tag wiki excerpt is split: DOS is an acronym for "Disk Operating System." DoS is an acronym for "Denial of Service." Do not use this tag for questions ...
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Get rid of the [annoyances] tag

I was surprised to see that we have a tag called annoyances (99 questions). Really? Burninate it, fast! Trogdor, I summon you! It is obvious that this is a useless meta-tag, that adds no valuable ...
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Merge [laptop-battery] into [battery]

battery x 373 laptop-battery x 69 I think that instead of having 2 separate tags, questions about laptop batteries should be tagged with laptopbattery instead of having a special laptop-battery tag....
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What’s up with the volume tag? [closed]

The volume tag is a mixup of partitioning questions and audio questions. Could someone sort it out? (FYI it's the same mistake done by Polish Windows translators: translating "volume manager" like it ...
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SU Retag Request: [applications] --> [software]

applications might benefit from being merged to software.
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Retagging [google] questions [duplicate]

Some of the questions tagged with google actually relate only to Google Chrome and not to Google products / Google company in general, for example: How does Google Chrome installer work? Google ...
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Tags flash, adobe-flash and flash-player

flash: Adobe Flash is a cross-platform multimedia runtime used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages. According to Adobe, Flash delivers over 75% of online video ...
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Ambiguous Tag: “atom”

Current status: The tag atom in its current form is used for both: The Intel Atom CPU architecture The Atom standard for XML-based web feeds Resolution: There already is an intel-atom tag. I've ...
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Kill the [software-tools] tag

The tag software-tools seems like a perfect meta-tag. It could never be the only tag of a question. What are "software tools", even? People often abuse it for software-recs. Also, a common mistake ...
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Tag rename request: [excel] -> [microsoft-excel] & [powerpoint] -> [microsoft-powerpoint]

This question has been superseded by Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?. At the time of writing this, there are 722 questions tagged as excel & 161 questions tagged as powerpoint I ...
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Should [charts] and [graphs] tags be merged?

charts - 205 questions tagged / 77% answered. graphs - 148 questions tagged / 79% answered. Both charts & graphs - 27 tagged with both / 74% answered I think the real difference between charts ...
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Is there a way to block the recreation of the “bug” tag on the main site?

I've been editing out the bug tag from threads on the main site because I've noticed that there were just a few questions tagged with it and that it doesn't improve the post in any way that can't be ...
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Tag merging suggestion: [joystick] [joypad] [gamepad]

I propose to merge joystick joypad and gamepad (with a total of 25 questions) into game-controller; as we do not get many questions targeting one specific type of game controller, instead, having one ...
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Can `ui` tag be merged with `user-interface`?

There are two tags which have the same meaning: ui (15 questions), user-interface (89 questions). I imagine that ui may be removed, and the 15 questions retagged with user-interface. What do you ...
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SuperUser tags: [nas] vs [network-attached-storage]

I've asked a couple questions on SuperUser that I originally tagged with [nas]. There were a few other questions out there with that tag already. After awhile, one of my questions got the [network-...
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Retagging [firefox] [mozilla] questions?

Almost all of the questions tagged with mozilla are questions about Firefox or Thunderbird, for example: Is there a Firefox extension to bookmark a specific position on a webpage? How to override the ...
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Merge [external-display] and [external-monitor]

There's external-display, 121 questions external-monitor, 13 questions As the two are obviously synonyms, and the first one is much more widely used, I suggest to: Merge external-display and ...
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Merge [screen] [display] [monitor] and [resolution] [screen-resolution]

I really think we should merge 2 tags out of these 3: screen x 544 display x 564 monitor x 1032 because they're too similar. There are even 11 questions tagged with all of them. I also think we can ...
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Merging [images] [photos] [pictures] tags?

Why do we need 3 different tags for this? Is there any difference? I understand that the terms might be a little bit different by definition, but I don't think it matters when tagging questions on ...
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Please burninate the [problem] tag

We've had it before and way before that, and also on SO, but the "problem" (which is problem) seems to be reappearing. Can we please get rid of this meta-tag again? By the way: There are a few ...
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Help clean up the Mac Office tags

Office for Mac uses versions like 2008 and 2011, which makes it different from Office for Windows (2003, 2007, 2010). The word tag wiki suggests that for Mac there should be: word-2004 word-2008 ...
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SU retag request: [wireless-network] --> [wireless-networking]

Retag wireless-network(28) to wireless-networking(349). Also, there is also the more general wireless(222), but this one may not be an exact match on all questions.
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Synonym: [comparison] and [file-comparison]

The comparison (162 questions) and file-comparison (9 questions) tags seem to be synonymous. The tag wiki for comparison specifically mentions file comparisons, so since it has more questions, I ...
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SU Retag Request: [tools] <--> [utilities]

tools and utilities are the same thing, right? I think they should be merged under tools. What do you think?
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Remove bugs tag on Main site

Is there any point keeping bugs on the main site around? Related: Is there a way to block the recreation of the "bug" tag on the main site? (where soandos even commented about and drew ...
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SU Retag Request: [network] --> [networking]

Similar to SU Retag Request: wireless-network --> wireless-networking. Can we retag network to networking? Was doing this manually because I saw this first, until I saw it lists 400+ questions. :-( ...
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SU Retag Request: [cmd] --> [command-line]

All questions tagged cmd are also tagged windows or something similar, given that there is already a more popular tag command-line shouldn't we just retag all questions? cmd might be made a synonym ...
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Retag + synonym [systray] => [notification-area]

Could we have systray (4 Qs) made a synonym of notification-area (19 Qs)? At least according to Raymond Chen, the correct name is "(Taskbar) Notification Area", so the systray tag is incorrect. They ...
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Can [problem] be obliterated or merged to [troubleshooting]?

Most of the questions are using problem as a meta tag, can that tag perhaps be obliterated? Update: I looked through all tags, re-tagged only one to troubleshooting because it was necessary... ...
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Retag suggestion: [old] -> [old-computer] && [old-hardware]

old (34) seeems to be a mixture of questions about old computers and old hardware, which should be retagged to old-computer and old-hardware respectively.* Since there are other tags which are more ...
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Please use [modern-ui] instead of [metro] for the moment, Metro conflicts

Please use Modern UI for the moment, because Metro was a code name that conflicts with Metro AG. Feel free to update questions with the new naming as you go around making our Windows 8 part of the ...