Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It's time to talk about [date] and [date-time]

date and date-time are both undefined meta tags that are used in a variety of ways related to dates (and times). Even though these are meta tags, there might be some value in categorizing the subject ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A sneak peek at the end of [preview] [duplicate]

preview has 107 questions with no consistent usage. Some refer to the OSX Preview.app (there's already preview-app) Quite a few refer to Microsoft Office or Adobe Reader document previews (there are ...
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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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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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Let's nuke a tag down to its [origins]

We have five questions tagged origins. Three are about origins of something (history). One is about the screen positioning (with origin at 0,0), and one is about a game client. I propose to be ...
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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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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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Archive the outlook-archive

We have 23 questions tagged outlook-archive and 113 questions tagged pst. Both are about .pst files used by Outlook. We do not have any special -archive tags for other programs. E.g. no thunderbird-...
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Erase the [notes]

notes is an undefined tag with multiple uses: The "Notes" feature of various software The Notes page in PowerPoint Small text files Endnote Lotus Notes Notes 9 Webmail Evernote MS Onenote Request for ...
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Usefulness of product line tags?

Product Lines Some model names describe a specific piece of equipment, so the name is synonymous with its unique characteristics. In other cases, it's a product line covering numerous models aimed ...
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Does [bricked] need to be bricked?

bricked has been used with 16 questions, but it is applicable to a pretty high percentage of questions. It's good information about the current condition of the equipment, but it's too meta to be ...
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Let's make [repair] disposable

repair is a meta tag that can be applied to anything and has been (370 questions). Since we have few experts in repairing everything, this should be cleaned up by re-tagging with existing (and new) ...
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We need to modify [mod]

mod has no definition, but 19 questions where the tag has varying meanings: modification of various and sundry things what appears to be a reference to MOD format recording the Excel function ...
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Clean it up, and [diy]

diy has many, many questions, that could be closed. This tag is also EXTREMELY meta. I propose we get rid of it, quickly... And with a can-do attitude
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Let's dellete [dell] [duplicate]

There are currently 1002 questions tagged dell. According to Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again: We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to ...
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"blocking" is too generic

blocking includes questions about all kinds of software and problems, from Make computer lock itself after 30 minutes of continued usage to Block ONLY Google Ads and Block outgoing connection to a ...
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The external question of these [external] tags

So I went on a mini-tag cleanup for external-drive since it had about 36+ items. And many of them fit perfectly into the external-hard-drive category. A few still are there, but they are just two ...
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Is a tag named [messaging] relevant

As the title says messaging as a tag is confusing. Here is a question that I just saw: How to disable Messaging on Windows 10?
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Tab Tab Tab, is this browser on

We currently have multiple tab tags open on our site: tabs Tabs are a graphical user interface feature that allows multiple documents to be contained within a single window. browser-tabs The tag ...
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Tag cleanup: Delete / merge [function] tag

function has no description, but it has cc 130 questions. In most of the cases it's used as synonym of worksheet-function (with or without it), and sometimes referring to functions in scripts or ...
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Tags related to time and clocks

I believe that questions marked with time-zone should be re-tagged with time, and time-zone should then be made a synonym for time. Mentioning the phrase "time zone" in the title and/or body of the ...
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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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No [news] is good news

The news metatag is old news. It only has 7 questions, including one that's spam, and is a candidate for speedy deletion.
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Lets turn the blinking off ... on .. off.. on ... PERMANTENTLY OFF

The blinking tag is used in 18 questions. Mostly about blinking LEDs, cursors and monitors which turn on and off. I suggest we permanently blink it out of existence.
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Eliminate results

Meta tag results has four questions, zero followers, and zero utility. Can we nuke it?
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Potential Tag Merge/Synonym: [msiexec] -> [windows-installer]?

msiexec is used by 7 questions to denote msiexec.exe, which is the actual executable of Microsoft's Windows Installer program. Seeing as we already have a tag for windows-installer, and the fact that ...
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Popping the [party] tag

We have a party tag. Its a metatag. It needs popping.