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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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Combine [l2-cache] and [l3-cache] into [cpu-cache]?

l2-cache: 6 questions l3-cache: 1 question Is it really necessary to be so specific? We already have cache and cpu which together cover the CPU cache. cpu-cache could be created but having separate ...
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Make [unity] a synonym of [ubuntu-unity]

unity (×21) refers both to: ubuntu-unity (×21), Ubuntu's new default desktop vmware-unity (×12), a special display mode in VMware I've already mapped all "unity" questions that ...
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Do we need the [slow] tag? [closed]

slow … Something that is not fast or moving at a slow pace. 276 questions tagged. But does it add any value? Seems like a classical meta-tag to me. If something is slow, then we already tag it ...
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Tag deletion request: unknown

It's unknown to me what this tag is supposed to mean. Unrecognized hardware ("unknown device")? Default file editor, or file type associations ("unknown file types")? What is this file? ("unknown ...
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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 ...
Nate Koppenhaver's user avatar
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The [static] tag is ambiguous

static (26) refers to both things being motionless and noise.
Oliver Salzburg's user avatar
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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 ...
Nate Koppenhaver's user avatar
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Do we need both [website] and [webpage]?

Seems like one would be plenty: website (376) webpage (61)
Oliver Salzburg's user avatar
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CD-related tags

Why do we have both compact-disc and cd-rom? UPDATE: Please vote on options below.
kinokijuf's user avatar
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What can we do with [restart] and [reboot]?

Problem: We have these two tags: restart (x100) reboot (x187) "restarting" could mean anything, e.g. services, applications, daemons, and computers. "rebooting" only affects computers (the tag wiki ...
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The [howto] tag seems barely useful, please burninate

I call the mighty Trogdor to burninate … howto … a tag with 49 questions. Why delete? Having the tag doesn't add any value to a question. People probably shouldn't specifically ask for how-tos, ...
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Disassembling the "assembly" and "disassembly" tags

Here's a very tricky ambiguous tag. We have assembly (x16) and disassembly (x8). Both are a perfect mix between: Assembler code, architectures and whatnot Computer building Proposal: I suggest we ...
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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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What do we do about [web-conference], [conference] and [video-conferencing]?

I've found a set of conference-related tags, here are the retags I have already did: Retagged 4 questions from conferencing to conference. 1, 2, 3, 4 Retagged 2 questions from teleconference to ...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
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1 answer
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Tag [general] is so meta

Trogdor? Please burninate the tag general. No explanation necessary...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
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3 answers
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Does [windows-xp-sp3] need its own tag?

There are 73 questions tagged windows-xp-sp3. Does this version really need its own tag? I'm sure that questions related to specific service packs can be tagged service-pack. Also we wouldn't create ...
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The [touch] tag is ambiguous

touch has 24 questions and no wiki. Some of these questions are obviously talking about touchpad (175 questions) or touchscreen (52 questions), but some are talking about a device with touch in the ...
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Please help wade through the meta tag [tips-and-tricks]

The tag tips-and-tricks (x33) really feels like a meta tag to me, you can't ask a single question about it and a question that would be polling for tips and tricks is off topic anyway. Can people ...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
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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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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. ...
slhck's user avatar
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Fixing the [run] tag

run It's often about the Windows run dialog, and often it isn't. Therefore it's pretty useless.
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Ambiguous tag: [build]

The build (x31) tag seems ambiguous. It either relates to: building a computer or accessories building software (e.g. with make, etc.) What should we do with these? Note: I stick to answering my ...
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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 ...
Nate Koppenhaver's user avatar
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The 'Things' tag should be renamed

things refers to the program Things. Makes sense. There was no wiki on this, so I just stumbled on to it. Of the 6 questions tagged with things at least 4 of them give some specifics as to what "...
Raystafarian's user avatar
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Difference between 'range' tags; discussion about wireless range/signal tags

We have a total of 27 range questions on SU. Of these, 15 refer to wireless-range and 12 to data-range. My thought is to split these up into wireless-range and data-range and have the range be a ...
Raystafarian's user avatar
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Oh noes... [pc] Trogdor? You there?

Hello citizens of the Super User Ville! As our website is all about these beloved personal computers, it appears to me that pc can be applied to almost any question. As so, I don't think that it is ...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
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Disambiguating or burninating the [movies] tag

Another update – went through the tag three times now. We're down to 50 questions left. If you still see anything that'd be left tagged poorly, please don't hesitate to fix it. Update after 4/0 on ...
slhck's user avatar
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Merge [encoder] → [video-encoding]

Questions currently tagged under encoder (x8) all are about video-encoding, and therefore should be merged.
slhck's user avatar
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Merge [tag:windows-nt] → [tag:windows]

Microsoft no longer produces 9x versions of Windows, and I’ve seen lots of questions tagged windows that apply to NT-based versions (2000, XP, Vista), so the windows-nt tag seems a bit redundant. I ...
kinokijuf's user avatar
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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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The silent tag... dismember and burninate?

The silent tag is used in at least two different contexts , to do with silent-installs and silent-cooling - could we get rid of the silent tag, and replace them with seperate, more accurate tags?
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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 ...
slhck's user avatar
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1 vote
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Retag request X and x11

Please merge tags x, x11 and xorg See Daniel Beck’s comment. They seem to refer to the same thing.
kinokijuf's user avatar
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Merge tags [802.11] and [wireless-networking]

Merge tags 802.11 and wireless-networking. Considering wireless-networking has wifi as a synonym …
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13 votes
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Remove the [tweaks] tag

The tag tweaks (x60) is very broad and does not really serve any good purpose. It never adds value to any given tag combination, since you mostly want to "tweak" a certain thing – and we already ...
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Merge [video-conversion] → [video-converter]

video-conversion (x13) needs to be merged into → video-converter (x94), and a synonym needs to be created. I would actually propose to do it the other way round, focusing on the "conversion" ...
slhck's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer
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Burninate the [tag:region] tag [closed]

region tag seems to have a mixup of unrelated questions.
kinokijuf's user avatar
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5 votes
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Merge the various retrocomputing tags

retro 8 questions legacy 25 questions vintage 24 questions I would suggest for these a common tag retrocomputing.
kinokijuf's user avatar
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4 votes
1 answer
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Synonymize [ahk] with [autohotkey]

ahk should probably be a synonym of autohotkey
Nick T's user avatar
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11 votes
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Burninate or disambiguiate the [data] tag [duplicate]

Looking through data (x70), there's a lot of ambiguity: data transmission data encryption data recovery data saving data in Excel data editing So, unless somebody wants to retag these manually, I'd ...
slhck's user avatar
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8 votes
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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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Merge [radeon] into [ati-radeon]

radeon (x13) should be merged into ati-radeon (x94). It should also be a synonym of the latter.
slhck's user avatar
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Rename [tag:ds-store] to [tag:.ds-store]

ds-store should be renamed to .ds-store
kinokijuf's user avatar
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18 votes
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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 ...
Daniel Beck's user avatar
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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 ...
soandos's user avatar
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Burninate the [unlocking] tag [closed]

The unlocking tag seems too generic.
kinokijuf's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
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Merge the tag "test" with the tag "testing"

It seems that test and testing should be set as synonyms.
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1 answer
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Merge [vaio] into [sony-vaio]

vaio (x11) should be merged into sony-vaio (x93) and be made a synonym thereof.
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The [xps] tag... What is it intended to refer to?

I just noticed that the xps tag seems to refer to two different things: the Dell computer series, and the .xps file type. Which was it intended to refer to, and if one, should the tag be removed from ...
Nate Koppenhaver's user avatar
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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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