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Let's retire the [sysadmin]

The sysadmin tag has a different meaning almost every question, and it never seems to refer to the actual role of a system administrator. It seems to be used for questions that have to do with the ...
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Nicer <kbd> style

Apple.SE has a much nicer design for kbd tags: It works much better for embedding it in other text (e.g. an explanation) as it contains a sans-serif font and a more subtle border. The style currently ...
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modprobe -r [modules]

60 questions tagged modules. Most of them are dealing with kernel-modules. Others talk about Apache2/Perl/Python/Puppet/Drupal/Slax modules. There's even one about memory modules. The [modules] tag ...
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What do a writer, taxi, and horse have in common?

Answer: we don't yet have questions with the hack tag covering these, perhaps the only common uses of the term not included. hack and its synonym hacking are undefined and have 44 questions. The ...
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Remove the [Glitch] tag

The glitch tag has no use. The top five questions don't relate at all. In order: Glitch detection in MP3 files Glitchy GPU output Office 2013 drawing oddly Mouse moving on its own Sound card ...
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Should Random be elected a moderator on Super User?

Random is very, very helpful on Super User (and of course Meta Stack Overflow). Not that other users aren't, but Random goes the extra mile, and then some. He is often so far in the distance that I ...
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Isn't the close reason “gaming” a dupe of “off-topic” on Super User?

Due to this question, the close reason on Super User not computer related has been replaced with off-topic now: close reasons http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.php?u=19720qFeUy&i=122378 This ...
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Blacklist Google?

google (the manufacturer meta tag, see Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again), was cleaned up a little over a year ago. It stayed dead for almost a year, but starting in July of this year, ...
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DROP [columns] FROM tags;

There are 103 questions tagged with columns, and they are all over the map: several Excel questions that involve a column of data somehow (i.e., Excel questions), some questions about manipulating ...
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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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Show the [guest] the door

The guest is unwelcome and would benefit from clarification. As it stands "guest" is simply too vague to be useful. We have guest-additions, but this tag might do with being split into guest-...
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Too many [options] to choose from

There are a lot of questions tagged with options. It's extremely meta, and there are no "options" experts that would benefit from a tag like this. I suggest burninate, and black list.
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Do we have any experts on “applications”?

The applications tag has suddenly been added to a lot of posts by an enthusiastic tagger. There are now over 400 questions. I didn't do an exhaustive review of these, but for the ones I looked at, ...
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Get rid of “text”

My question is about text, so I tagged it with "text". text
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You like them hats? [closed]

Last year around Christmas time arQAde had a little promotion in which they awarded hats for gravatars for completing basic tasks around the site. Here's a link to the promo from last year (and a ...
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Three free video cards for Valued Community Members(tm)

I've been doing some upgrading, so this means I have some extra PCI Express video cards. They are not too shabby, either. ATI 5870 1GB ATI 5870 1GB ATI 5770 1GB Now, the two 5870 cards are still ...
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Don't hate the [player] hate the tag

The player tag feels like a classic meta tag, and one likely to be misused. I saw it in use for a question what seems to be a glorified cd player but could refer to audio, video or other software that ...
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Should we add a “no shopping recommendation” clause to the Super User FAQ?

As discussed several times, shopping questions are off-topic on Super User. They are too specific, related to a particular time, a particular place, and are also open to subjectivity (advising "which ...
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You're fired: Burn the [position] tag

position seems quite meta - no useful description, and no consistency, and it will not help experts in "positioning" find questions, in my opinion. I vote to fire it
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I am getting a “You are currently banned from flagging…” message but no clear end for this ban is given

Title says it all. I went to flag something as SPAM on the main Super User site recently and got a message (see screenshot below) that states, “You are currently banned from flagging…” Okay, fair ...
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Split up the [split] tag [duplicate]

split is all over - it's about splitting files, DVDs, splitting windows/screen into two, Excel formula to split contents - I propose that we kill split
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Should we put a limit on [limit]?

limit is a meta-tag used for a bunch of totally different purposes. Scanning the first page of questions I find questions about limiting screen resolution number of files downloaded amount parallel ...
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There's no point in running

run is absolutely useless. We should get rid of it.
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Update the FAQ to specifically allow home networking questions

Update at 20/0 — Hm, any chance of updating the FAQ? If this isn't community consensus, I don't know what else is. Brought up by the overwhelming consensus in: Is there a valid Stackexchange for my ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election

The 2012 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Recovery tag needs to stop recovering

I think that the recovery Tag is far too broad as there are so many different types of recovery (which also have tags for them) such as data-recovery, password-recovery, partition-recovery and so on. ...
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Update the FAQ to disallow any product recommendation questions

Foreword added at +2/-1: To make this clear: As far as I can tell (and I quote a diamond moderator below), this is already official moderation policy on this site. I just want to have this added ...
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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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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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Make syntax highlighting possible to enable with prettify language codes

On Super User syntax highlighting is turned off. But there are questions on Super User where syntax highlighting can be helpful. Therefore I suggest that syntax highlighting is made possible to enable ...
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Can the review system be fixed?

I was just assigned the task of reviewing this inappropriate answer. I immediately flagged the answer, and when I did so, the SE system issued a red notification indicating that the answer had ...
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Time to be LESS organised

organization is a pretty big meta-tag. It's uses include, Organisation charts Sorting data Windows Explorer functionality Email organisation and many more. Should we burn it?
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Turn Markdown “code” blocks into plain “preformatted” blocks on Super User

On SU, can we remove the default syntax highlighting? It seems that most uses for the Markdown 4-space-indent-code-block on SU are not actual code, and the syntax highlighting is more of a hindrance ...
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Do people still use a [downloader]?

Nice useless meta tag. downloader is only a useful tag when people tell you just what downloader they are using. On its own it serves no purpose. Only a few questions tagged with it so it's an easy ...
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Let's bring [tables] to the table

tables is a very broad tag, which currently has no tag wiki and encompasses everything from questions about Excel, SQL tables, tables in Microsoft Word, and a whole host of other things. In other ...
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Reverse the [vlc] synonym direction?

Currently, vlc-media-player is synonymised to vlc. I think it would be better the other way around. Doing so, we would: Reduce the ambiguity of the tag. It would then be obvious, even to people who'...
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Usage of “external” tag - burninate?

I just removed the external tag from a question regarding viewing of source code for a browser, and it got me thinking that this is somewhat a meta-tag. There exists tags such as external-hard-drive ...
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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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Add Android Enthusiasts to the default migration targets, drop Gaming

As Android devices become more popular, Super User gets more and more off-topic Android questions. To quote our FAQ (emphasis mine): If your question is not about... videogames or consoles ...
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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 ...
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Reason for flags declined?

I had ~20 flags declined, and I do not know why. In addition, I posted to the "Ask a SU mod" chatroom why and did not hear back (hence me posting here). Why were these flags declined? EDIT: As a ...
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Delete [delete]

I don't even know what to say about delete… but I don't like it.
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Terminology issue of computer related questions

This is a purely language issue, but IMHO, it deserves some thought. I don't know how things currently stand on Stack Overflow and Server Fault, but on Super User questions often get closed as non ...
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Merge [bugcheck] into [bsod]

bugcheck contains 16 questions, practically all of which are about bsod. "Bugcheck" is the technical term for a BSOD and so the tags should be merged. Your thoughts?
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Files and folders everywhere

I hate to see these perfect examples of our tag problem go, but, oh well. Please help clean up the tags: file 1407 - 679 141 questions folder 1129 - 857 319 questions
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Burnination Request - Invisible

invisible is absolutely useless! Top three questions mean 3 completely different uses. I suggest getting rid of it.
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Do we really need the [executable] or [exe] tags?

We have two tags representing 'executable programs': executable An executable is a fully compiled program that can be run without further processing. exe (tag was merged into executable) An ...
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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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Can we empty out [null]?

Seriously, I have no idea what null is for - null characters, null processes, errors, null strings, nil, nada, nothing, blank, empty? I really don't see the point of null when it's not specific ...
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No excuse for [odd-behavior]

odd-behavior doesn't seem to be very meaningful. It's very vague as it just means something is acting oddly, failing to denote any cohesive topic. I suggest that this tag be deleted.