Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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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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Rat's nest of tags

Raystafarian recently posted a number of tag cleanup requests: Be done with [gtd] What to do with [to-do] It's time we managed [time-management] and a tag synonym request: Tag Synonym request: [tag:...
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Could we finally get rid of [software-rec]?

I know that this has been covered before (for example here), but communities evolve constantly and our current view on this matter can be different. In my humble opinion, software-rec should be ...
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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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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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Let's put [preview] in the rear-view

The tag preview has an ambiguity problem. It has no tag wiki and is often misapplied in place of better, more specific tags. For example, about half of the questions tagged with it are about Preview, ...
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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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Split off [split]

The tag split is used for lots of things and not used consistently for anything. It has been planned to make it go since 2014. Can we burn it now?
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Be done with [gtd] [duplicate]

The gtd tag is about getting things done which is a method or strategy for productivity. All the questions could easily be retagged as productivity or even time-management or time tracking (why aren'...
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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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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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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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Get to the core of [dual-core], [quad-core], and [multi-core]

I suggest merging dual-core, quad-core into multi-core. I propose this because there is no reason to have multiple tags on one topic. Uses for multi-core Virtualbox Some OS have problems with multi ...
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Should we preserve these tags?

This is an offshoot of the Rats nest of tags question. Because of the number of tags involved, I don't want to flood Meta with individual tag cleanup requests. This question is a little in the style ...
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Let's pull the plug on [plugins]

The plugins tag is not very specific to any question. It doesn't add any information as to what the question might be about and is very vague and overall useless.
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Handling general plus specific tags in a question

In many cases, questions will be tagged with both a specific tag and a general tag. For example, network-interface and interface on a question dealing with network interfacing. Both tags are ...
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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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Girl, you're a mess: [images] needs a makeover

This is a plea to add images to the tag-cleanup agenda. It was discussed tangentially in the comments on this meta question from over two years ago, but no firm plans were made to attack this massive (...
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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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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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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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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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Burn [version-number], [updates] and related tags

BUMP: I started to write a new question about version, then discovered that it had been raised 5 yrs ago, when there were 47 questions, but not resolved. Then I found this question from 2 yrs ago, ...
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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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Kill the overutilized [utilization] tag

13 questions are currently tagged utilization (I removed the tag from one other question). How to find maximum amount of requests for a file with a certain utilization percent? elasticsearch + kibana:...
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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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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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Nuke the [damage] tag

The tag damage is too vague, and people use it for very different things. Please block it.
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Skip the [skipping] tag?

skipping has no wiki definition and is used in various ways: failing to process fragments of audio or video intentionally ignoring items when processing a list like a playlist searching for the ...
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Size doesn't matter

It's not the size that matters; it's how you use it. That being said, I have no use for these size-related tags: size (155) resize (207) (merged into size) filesize (96) (merged into size) folder-...
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Should we delete the [homework] tag?

The homework tag is a meta-tag, which is explicitly discouraged. Should we delete the homework tag from all questions? Although a question may be about homework, there's nothing useful gained by ...
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Tags beyond saving

save (merged into saving) save-as (merged into saving) saving These tags need to die.
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Replace the `Surface` tag?

Users having a Microsoft Surface Computer/Tablet are using the microsoft-surface tag. But I also find some questions having just surface, which does not have a lot to do with the Microsoft Surface ...
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Replacement needs a replacement

replacement Questions range from file replacement to find and replace text to hardware replacement
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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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Tag cleanup: Delete the [bug-report] tag

The bug-report tag doesn't specify any cohesive topic. Instead, there are questions under this tag about: how to report bugs to developers; issues caused by specific bugs, whether identified by the ...
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Eliminate [processing] tag

processing appears to be a virtually meaningless, undefined tag attached to 112 questions. It does not appear to add any value because everything requires processing so the tag does not differentiate ...
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Burninate or clean up the tags [freeware] and [shareware]

Could we burninate or clean up the tags freeware and shareware? They are meta tags without explanation about the topic, usually used for off topic searches for software or licence issues.
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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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Remove the [label] tag

label is an undefined meta-tag that is used in many ways and does not appear to add value: naming of system-related objects (partitions, files, ports, devices) identifying names for rows/columns, ...
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Reprocessing processing [duplicate]

processing is used in two ways - firstly as a meta-tag. Secondly to do with the processing language/IDE. I'd propose killing off the processing tag and merging it with a tag that specifically denotes ...
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What to do with [to-do] [duplicate]

The tasks tag says - Tasks are processes that are to be done. A task can be an item on a to-do list, a process that needs to be completed, a scheduled event to take place, or any number of ...
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Should we remove the [android] tag?

Recently there's been some contention regarding whether or not android questions are on-topic. Actually, It seems this topic has come up a lot in the past. As we're on a bit of a tag-cleaning bender, ...
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