Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
16 votes
1 answer
158 views

Should the [signature] tag be removed?

There are two tags on my radar today: signature and digital-signature digital-signature is obvious and clearly defined (though, it still needs a description). It's signature that is ambiguous. ...
11 votes
2 answers
114 views

Any arguments for [command-line-arguments]?

command-line-arguments is a classic meta-tag. Any arguments for keeping it?
9 votes
2 answers
195 views

Audio tags cleanup

There are a bunch of audio-related tags. In a quick search, I found 5.1, surround-sound, stereo, audio, mono, audio-output, static and clicking-sound. As per it's tag description, mono is meant for ...
10 votes
0 answers
58 views

Tag cleanup: Delete tag combine

There are around 40 questions with the tag combine. Some of them is related to combining, merging items, for some I don't know why they're tagged. I don't think this tag would add to the value of ...
2 votes
1 answer
19 views

Tag cleanup: Delete the tag [collecting]

There are currently five questions with the tag collecting, some of them has some relation to collection, list... I don't even understand the meaning of this tag, neither can imagine an expert of ...
5 votes
0 answers
39 views

Tag cleanup: [interface]

interface is an undefined, ambiguous tag that appears to be unnecessary as a stand-alone tag. It is used to mean: network interface (existing specific tag) user interface (existing specific tag) ...
13 votes
3 answers
177 views

Remove "binary"

I heard computers use binary. My question is about computers, so I tagged it "binary". binary
45 votes
0 answers
287 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
68 views

Glitch tag cleanup now completed

Similar to yesterday's question: Looking at the planned tag cleanup requests, the tag glitch has now been cleared. No questions remain. So, can the question: Remove the [Glitch] tag now be set to ...
40 votes
0 answers
267 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
53 views

Options tag cleanup now completed

Looking at the planned tag cleanup requests, there is one, options, that now has no tagged questions. So, shouldn't the question: Too many [options] to choose from now be set to status-completed? ...
27 votes
0 answers
163 views

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.
7 votes
1 answer
331 views

We're not a bank, get rid of [audit] (or replace it with less ambiguous tags)

audit isn't useful as it refers to a whole bunch of different topics, including license auditing, security auditing, and software auditing. Can we get rid of it, or perhaps retag questions with less ...
1 vote
1 answer
49 views

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 ...
13 votes
2 answers
173 views

Tag cleanup suggestion: [copy]

Description of copy is "Questions about copying in the context of file managemenent and backing up." Okay we have another tag file-copying which serve more or less the same purpose; we have xcopy ...
9 votes
1 answer
433 views

Let's stop [chat]ting about it

There are 3 followers and 136 questions for tag chat. The tag itself is very broad and seems to be useless. Thus, let's get rid of it.
29 votes
1 answer
269 views

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 ...
14 votes
1 answer
157 views

Dump the [dump] tag off

dump is useless. Most questions are about memory dumps, and are tagged memory already
5 votes
0 answers
102 views

Don't postpone fixing the [delay] tag

The delay tag is undefined and used in several ways. Many of the questions are about processing delays. Some are about postponing activity. Some are about external delays (like emails not being ...
11 votes
0 answers
127 views

The next [selection] for burnination

The selection tag has 131 questions and 0 followers. Questions with this tag cover the entire scope of the site. The tag serves absolutely zero purpose and should be wiped from the face of Super User ...
17 votes
0 answers
93 views

Merge or synonymize [indentation], [indent], [autoindent]

indentation exists with 60 questions. The content is pretty uniform; all about indentation issues in text editors, so I think it's a useful tag. That said, there are a couple of variations of the ...
1 vote
0 answers
25 views

Clean off the [Dashboard] tag

dashboard looks pretty meta to me... It does not describe one single product, or even one company. Is there an expert on every dashboard available to answer all the questions? I think we need to get ...
13 votes
1 answer
136 views

Beating the beta tag

Considering we already recommend having a sub-tag for betas and RCs, beta is redundant. Can we get rid of it?
2 votes
1 answer
43 views

Split the [dolphin] tag

dolphin is currently used for both the file manager and the Dolphin emulator. The tag info says: File manager for KDE As there are only 13 questions tagged with dolphin, and as I don't have ...
14 votes
0 answers
193 views

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, ...
19 votes
1 answer
494 views

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 ...
14 votes
2 answers
779 views

Batch and batch-file tags

There are batch and batch-file tags. Their description is pretty much the same: batch the execution of a set of commands or software programs without user intervention. A batch file is a text file ...
5 votes
0 answers
32 views

We're in the [same-state] as a messy tagged site

Does anyone know how to be an expert at same-state? Who are the experts that would benefit from this tag? Get rid of it!
6 votes
0 answers
41 views

What's the [code] for Tag Cleanup?

Stumbled across another one... The code tag. Again, who is an expert on everything that a "code" could encompass? Too meta, too broad... Get rid of it
26 votes
1 answer
498 views

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 (...
15 votes
0 answers
186 views

Close down the [small-business] here!

The small-business tag seems quite meta, and I don't see how an "expert" in small business would profit from using this tag. Thoughts? Should we keep it or get rid of it?
12 votes
0 answers
54 views

What could lead to [troubleshooting] tag cleanups?

What is the point of a troubleshooting tag? It's a process, but it does not gain "troubleshooting experts" anything, and the questions are all different areas of Super User. It's way too meta, since ...
24 votes
1 answer
244 views

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
5 votes
1 answer
107 views

Should we keep the [front-panel] tag?

While questions tagged with front-panel seem to be really about it, is this tag useful for anything?
16 votes
0 answers
301 views

Please make [amazon] stop hurting my brain

I started to write a tag cleanup request for amazon, listing the different ways in which the tag is used. I got writer's cramp. Basically, if you can create an anagram that spells "amazon" from ...
3 votes
1 answer
46 views

Is [crowd] needed?

crowd is undefined. It has one question which never received an answer. The question appears to be about basic functionality which would seem to indicate that there is not much familiarity with it ...
8 votes
0 answers
141 views

Burninate or clean up the tags [open-source] your help is much appreciated

Since the last request did work perfectly, could we burninate or clean up the tag open-source? It's a meta tags without explanation about the topic, usually used for off topic searches for software or ...
7 votes
1 answer
181 views

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.
17 votes
0 answers
122 views

Burninate or clean up the tag [dual]

We currently have 48 questions tagged dual. There questions are on different subjects: Dual ISPs Dual dual mail accounts Dual monitors Dual graphics cards Dual boot Dual OS installations (...
5 votes
1 answer
44 views

Is the [ethics] tag appropriate?

ethics is an undefined tag. It has two questions, both closed. Comments on both go to the issue of whether ethics is an appropriate topic for this site. I would think the existence of the tag would ...
4 votes
1 answer
118 views

Memory channel tangle: Clean up [single-channel], [dual-channel], [triple-channel], and [multi-channel]

There's a bunch of different tags related to multi-channel memory architecture, including single-channel, dual-channel, and triple-channel. However, we happen to have multi-channel as well. Can ...
7 votes
1 answer
119 views

Go green with environment-related tags

There are three overlapping environment-related tags: environment, work-environment, and physical-environment, none of which are defined, plus desktop-environments, which does not overlap. I did some ...
13 votes
0 answers
175 views

Get rid of Microsoft tag [duplicate]

microsoft shouldn't exist, as it does not help find pertinent questions. I vote to get rid of it
3 votes
0 answers
43 views

Normalize [database]

database is largely a meta tag. Unlike the spreadsheet tag, its definition doesn't cover a non-meta usage, although there is some non-meta usage among the questions. It looks like the vast majority ...
16 votes
0 answers
221 views

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 ...
9 votes
2 answers
99 views

The [helpdesk] tag isn't helpful

If you look at helpdesk, most of the questions have nothing to do with helpdesks, or they are denoting a "helpdesk"-style question. I recommend that this tag be deleted because it does not have a ...
21 votes
1 answer
277 views

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 ...
8 votes
1 answer
39 views

Eliminate [temporary] permanently?

Many of the questions with the temporary tag deal with temp variables, folders or files, but otherwise, this is a motley collection of stuff. Does this tag add value for any use?
14 votes
1 answer
115 views

Kill the [identification] tag

A very typical meta tag: identification for all kinds of "identify this for me" questions. Most of these are barely useful and can probably be closed and deleted while cleaning up the tag.
17 votes
2 answers
124 views

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.