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Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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Drop kick [dropout]

Is dropout useful? A long time ago it was identified as a tag that should never be the only tag on a question...I good sign it's a meta tag. There are only 4 questions tagged as such so I get it's ...
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Unsynonomize [synaptic] and [synaptics]

Synaptics is a company that makes human interface devices like touchpads. Synaptic is a Linux package manager that works with Apt. At some point in the past, these two tags were incorrectly ...
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Rename Tag: [attachments] into [email-attachments]

I would like to suggest to rename the attachments-tag into email-attachments, analogue to the email-signature-tag.
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I recommend tossing [hardware-rec]

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the hardware-rec tag. This site specifically flags items on a regular basis that are hardware recommendations since they are too broad, so why ...
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Don't give us static about deleting [dynamic]

dynamic is meaningless. Seems like it mostly attracts Excel-related question for some reason. There are also some questions on random topics, like folder binding, task scheduler, DDNS, dynamically ...
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Should [clock] be split up into 3 tags?

I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the clock tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple ...
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Cue the removal of [queue]

I came across the queue tag and found that just about every use had a different definition. There's no tag wiki excerpt. Proposal: asterisk queue => asterisk asterisk-queue printer queue => Is it ...
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Vampyric tags: [design] won't die

design didn't die like we wanted it to. The answer to life, the universe, and everything may be among the questions tagged with it, but these still cover such a broad swath of computery experience ...
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Pummel [panel]?

panel is an undefined tag with 42 questions. Even if it was defined, it begs misuse because it can apply to so many different kinds of things, and people don't read the wiki excerpts. Should we beat ...
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Time up on the [trial]?

I have recently discovered the trial tag. The questions in it all appear to low quality. Is it worth retiring this tag?
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Is there any difference between the tags “windows-server-2003” and “windows-2003-server”?

Discovered a few semi-related tags: windows-server-2003 539 questions, 10 this year this has a good excerpt, but no tag wiki windows-2003-server 19 questions, 2 this year this has nothing... no ...
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Are [diagnostic], [troubleshooting], and [debugging] too meta?

diagnostic is used on 190 questions. A few are about diagnostic software, a few are about some specific display of diagnostic information, a few are on questions asking how to troubleshoot a problem, ...
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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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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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How far should we take manufacturer meta tags?

We have tags for a number of companies that make only one type of equipment or software, like synaptics, wacom, aptana, and mikrotik. There are also companies like apc that make a range of products, ...
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Make a [conversion] to proper tags

I couldn't think of a pun for the title that wouldn't sound more forced than witty, so the current title comes courtesy of Canadian Luke. Looking at the conversion tag, the vast majority of the ...
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Should we keep stretching the meaning of [stretch]?

This is about stretch. It's the code name of the current stable Debian release, and it's also a tag on the main site. Most of the usage seems to be about debian-stretch -- there are 19 questions ...
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Is application-error an error?

We have a tag, application-error, with 79 questions. Since a good percentage of software questions could be labeled "application error", it is not only meta, but does nothing to differentiate ...
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Ship [shipping] to /dev/null

We have six questions tagged shipping. The tag has no description and there seems to be no clear usage for it. I would like to remove it completely. Opinions please.
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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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Send out [newsletters]

newsletters has no usage guidance, there are 14 questions tagged with it, mainly about format of newsletters, or sending newsletters in e-mail. I see it from time to time as a favoured tag of spam ...
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Is [numbering] tag useful or too vague?

I am looking at the tag on SU, called numbering. It appears to be very broad and not useful at collecting similar questions. Should it be there, or removed?
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Disconnect the [intermittent] tag

The intermittent tag has 7 questions. It seems too meta to be useful. Should we keep it around? Or is it time to end the connection?
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Let's part ways with [computer-parts]

computer-parts appears to be a useless meta tag. Nobody is an expert on all computer parts and there is no reason to search for questions using that tag that I can think of. Should we remove this tag?...
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Burninate the [ssid] tag

All of the questions tagged with ssid are related to wireless-networking. There are only 4 followers of ssid. All experts on wireless-networking should be experts on ssid. I see no purpose of the ssid ...
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Remove [micro-sd-card] tag

This tag is redundant, as [sd-card] exists. There aren't many things specific to micro SD cards that aren't shared traits with SD cards.
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Drop dropdownlist?

dropdownlist:A drop down list is a list with predetermined options that expands when clicked to reveal the options available. Do we have experts on drop-down lists? Does this tag helps clarifying ...
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Sonicwall: Is it a manufacturer tag?

As part of the ongoing manufacturer tag clean up I came across this question: L2PT VPN ports are not opening Which is tagged with sonicwall, I was wondering if this is considered a manufacturer or ...
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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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aria2 vs. aria2c?

A proposed tag wiki edit raised a question about two tags: aria2 and aria2c. The first has 5 questions, the second has 8, and a number of these questions have both. I'm not familiar with the program,...
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Teach [tutorial] how to go away

tutorial had its last question removed almost two days ago (i.e., past the 1 day period for automated tag deletion). tutorials had been synonomized with it. Typing "tutorial" into the search box ...
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The monster that can't be killed

The microsoft tag is like something from a sci-fi horror movie. This manufacturer meta tag was cleaned out in March of this year, but people keep using it. I just fixed the third question in the ...
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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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Is [GNU] a manufacturer meta tag?

The gnu wiki excerpt defines the tag as referring to the GNU OS. The wiki says the tag can be used for any software developed by the GNU Project. As far as I know, there is no working GNU OS, at ...
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[hardware-combination]: lock it away

hardware-combination decorates questions about anything that contains two or more non-identical components. mixing RAM of different speeds how to orient the fan on a computer case that contains a ...
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Shred document meta tags

I've found a handful of meta tags related to text editors: newlines (and its synonym: newline), linebreaks, bullets I think none of them should exist. And a related tag which also seems to be not ...
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How to handle acronym tags, especially if not unique?

This question uses the adb tag as an example, but it applies to any acronym tag that doesn't have a universal and common usage (like, say, pdf). adb is a new tag. I drafted a wiki and excerpt for ...
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Can we [design] a better tag?

design: "Questions relating to software used for graphic design, web design, computer-aided design, et cetera." It appears to have been intended as a catch-all tag for software that didn't have a ...
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Pew Pew the Laser Tag

While working my way through the manufacturer tag clean up list I came across the tag laser. It has no description and the questions listed all appear to refer to laser-printer. Am I ok to remove ...
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Clean up document formatting tags

I've recently faced footers, looking around I've found also headers, margins and layout. Should we delete them? I don't think they would help to find the questions, also I've never met anybody being ...
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Let's expel [native]

native is undefined and has 12 questions, pretty much each about something different. Does anyone object to nuking this tag?
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Lyse the [cells]

Similarly to my previous question: Tag cleanup: Delete tag [rows], I think we don't have experts on cells and adding this tag to questions doesn't increase their value , so we could get rid of it.
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Tag cleanup after migrating posts elsewhere

google is one of the manufacturer meta tags we're cleaning up. Many of the posts with this tag have been migrated away (e.g., to Web Apps), and the tags then get changed to appropriate tags for the ...
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Document or shred [manual]?

manual is an undefined tag that originally had 20-some motley questions. I cleaned up the ones where the tag was just decoration, or should have been a more accurate existing tag, like [command-line] ...
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Time to change [pop] flavor(s)

I see 12 questions using this tag. 25% of the questions are related to pop-ups. 75% are related to the Post Office Protocol. So (at the time I'm making this question) we really have two separate ...
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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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Tag cleanup: Delete tag [rows]

rows A row is a horizontal line of something within a program. It can be a row of cells in excel, or a row of text in a text document. Rows are horizontally positioned and are generally read left-...
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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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Are we [licensed] for all this?

I think license-key and product-key should be synonyms. There's also software-activation. I also don't see why the 12 volume-license questions aren't just tagged with license given you can get volume ...
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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 ...