Questions tagged [retag-request]

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

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Grouping various tags regarding energy efficiency

I've recently gained the rep to retag, so when I saw this question and didn't think the energy tag made sense (yes it's about energy, but really something like "energy efficiency" would be more ...
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Merge ram and memory?

[ram] has 277 questions; [memory] has 296. Should we: Merge the two into [ram]? Merge the two into [memory]? Leave both of them alone? Retag [memory] questions that aren't about RAM into another tag, ...
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14 questions tagged superuser

And some of these aren't even meta questions... I'd retag them all myself, but I don't want to fill the front page with old questions. superuser
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SU retag request: hdd, bluescreen, karmic, torrent, …

Tags in need of automated retagging: [xp] (31) to [windows-xp] (1987) [vista] (57) to [windows-vista] (1239) [hdd] (37) to [hard-drive] (493) [bluescreen] (33) to [bsod] (65) [*] [karmic] (47) to [...
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Merge tags driver, drivers, and device-driver on SU

This is a simple retag request: Merge driver, drivers, and device-driver. driver is the most common, so they should probably be merged into that. Actually, as a few people have pointed out, ...
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Let's remove the “change” tag

change is an absolutely meaningless tag. With 43 questions tagged, it should be easy to get rid of. All that's needed is a handful of users who want to go through these questions and remove the tag, ...
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Merge connection & configuration related tags

configure & configuration should be merged (although I think they both should be removed). Some of the following should be merged: connect connection connectivity disconnects disconnection ...
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merge [shortcut], [shortcuts] and [keyboard-shortcuts] on superuser

On superuser we have [keyboard-shortcuts] x 34 [shortcuts] x 4 [shortcut] x 2 I was thinking of changing the 6 ones labeled shortcuts and shortcut to keyboard-shortcuts as this would be the least ...
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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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Please merge the excel and spreadsheet tags on SuperUser

As I just asked a question on Excel, I saw that the tag spreadsheet had 3 questions (which are also about excel) and that excel has 50 questions. It feels redundant.
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Change virtualmachine and virtualdesktop to virtual-machine and virtual-desktop

I've seen many multi-word tags without hyphen in superuser. The last ones being virtualmachine and virtualdesktop. Should they be changed this way?: virtualmachine => virtual-machine ...
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Microsoft related Retagging

I've noticed some alternate tags that should be cleaned up. The first one listed for each of these should be correct (unless I don't know of some other naming convention). windows-7 windows7 windows-...
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Tag clean up request - [repeating]

There is a repeating tag. It doesn't seem to be very useful, almost a meta tag. It's only on 16 questions (at the time of writing) so should be easy to clean up.
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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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Do we need “warning” and “alert”?

Similar to error-message, which we just got rid of, there are also: alert × 26 warning × 37 Neither of these are really specific. They don't add meaning to the questions. Sometimes, ...
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Merge password tags

These are the password tags: passwords x 730 password-management x 127 password-recovery x 90 password-protection x 52 password-generation x 11 password-prompts x 4 Do we really need all of them? I ...
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Merge [utf8] and [utf-8]

Can we merge utf8 and utf-8 & synonymize? They're obviously identical. I would merge utf8 into utf-8, since it's usually written with a hyphen (Wikipedia).
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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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Tag for cleanup - finger

finger - Usage seems to roughly equally divided between the *nix command and the digit of one's hand. Perhaps we can break this up into 2 separate tags? Or even remove the references to physical ...
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Tag for removal - heater

heater - Stupid tag used by a single closed question. I think we can safely get rid of it.
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List of tag merge requests (Dec 2012)

Merge: merge php-ini x2 => php.ini 10x merge autofill x1 => auto-form-fill 3x merge dos 2x => ms-dos 91x (checked their posts. They mean ms-dos) synonym mainboard 2x => motherboard 954x Split: ...
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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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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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Merge [mic] into [microphone]

mic obviously refers to microphone. Can we merge mic into microphone and synonymize?
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High Definition tags

I think we can merge / rename / remove some of the following HD tags: hdtv x 93 high-definition (hd) x 57 hdvideo x 51 What do you think? hd-dvd x 5 fullhd x 2
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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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Make [blue-ray] a synonym of [blu-ray] and [bluray]

bluray is already a synonym of blu-ray, so why not make blue-ray a synonym as well? (Hope no-one creates blueray!)
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Merge [web-crawler] [webcrawling] [crawler] [spider] tags

web-crawler x 20 spider x 12 webcrawling x 6 crawler x 5 They're all identical and refer to Web crawler: Other terms for Web crawlers are ants, automatic indexers, bots, Web spiders, Web robots,...
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Merge [advanced-format] and [4k-sectors]

Advanced Format, at least in its current state, specifies sectors of 4096 bytes in size, but questions involving 4K AF drives have been tagged as both advanced-format and 4k-sectors. Can someone ...
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Design, cleanup, recycling tags

There are 3 "design" tags: design x 75 web-design x 26 graphic-design x 20 The problem is that according to the design tag wiki, it already covers web-design and graphic-design: Questions ...
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Merge [email] and [email-client]

Half of the questions tagged with email-client are also tagged with email (62 / 130) . About email (tag wiki): Questions about email clients, mail transfer agents and email software ...
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Merge [xbox] and [xbox360]

Can we merge xbox and xbox360? I think all of the questions tagged with xbox refer to Xbox 360.
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Do we really need the [recursive] tag?

I recently found a question tagged with recursive, and my first immediate thought went to recursive function calls in programming. Then my thoughts went to the -r option you can specify with most ...
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Merge [hard-disk-space] and [storage-spaces] into [disk-space]

disk-space: The amount of computer storage space on devices, such as hard drive, floppy or USB flash drive. I think we can merge hard-disk-space & storage-spaces into disk-space
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Merge [dual-monitor] and [triple-monitor] into [multiple-monitors]

I don't really know a lot about dual-monitor, triple-monitor or multiple-monitors setups, but it seems logical to move dual-monitor and triple-monitor into multiple-monitors since "multiple" refers to ...
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Merge [tips] into [tips-and-tricks]

Can we merge tips into tips-and-tricks (and maybe even synonymize)? They're identical.
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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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Merge [packet-sniffers] and [sniffer]

Can we merge and synonymize packet-sniffers and sniffer (probably sniffer into packet-sniffers)? It's not like there are non-packet sniffers; "sniffer" refers only to a packet-sniffer. Also, should ...
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Tag for burnation - [new]

I've just noticed we have a new tag. I can't see any benefit for such a tag - so it needs removing. There's at least one question where this is the only tag so it has to be a manual process. There ...
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Retagging [find][replace] questions with [find-and-replace]

Please retag questions tagged with findreplacement with the find-and-replace tag. I know I could do it myself, manually, but I thought it would be better to post about it here on meta first. I've ...
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Merge [spoof] and [spoofing]

spoofing - 21 questions tagged. spoof - 6 questions tagged. They're obviously identical. Can we merge them (I guess spoof into spoofing?) and synonymize?
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Merge [vbs] into [vbscript]

Can we merge vbs into vbscript and synonymize?
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Merge [sound] and [audio] tags

audio - 1338 questions tagged. sound - 692 questions tagged. Both audio & sound - 107 questions tagged. What is the difference between those tags? I think that most of the users (including me) ...
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Merge [process] and [processes]

I guess processes refers to multiple process, but I don't see why process can't refer to both single / multiple processes so I don't think we really need processes. I think processes should be merged ...
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Difference between [shutdown] and [system-shutdown]

What's the difference between shutdown and system-shutdown? 1/3 (16/43) of the questions that are tagged with system-shutdown are also tagged with shutdown, so I don't think the difference between ...
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Retagging [microsoft] questions [duplicate]

Same as the 2 previous questions I've posted: Retagging [google] questions Retagging [firefox] [mozilla] questions? Most of the questions tagged with microsoft (180 questions) relate to Microsoft ...
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Merge [acer-aspire-one] and [aspire-one]

acer-aspire-one - 40 questions tagged. aspire-one - 2 questions tagged. They're identical, please merge them.
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Merge [nvidia-geforce] and [geforce]

nvidia-geforce - 119 questions tagged. geforce - 3 questions tagged. These tags are identical, please merge them.
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Use of the [extension] tag

Where should the extension tag be used? Does it refer to browser extensions? This question has both google-chrome-extensions and extension tags, and this question has both firefox-extensions and ...
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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 ...