Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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Where should [location] be dumped?

The location tag is undefined and is used in numerous ways: file location memory location software/OS installation device locale GPS position IP address/VPN location geographical source of images ...
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Stop attending [events]

events is a flexible, undefined meta tag with so many uses: system actions programming triggers or actions (covered by [vba] and other programming tags) calendar activities (covered by specific ...
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Escape from [escaping]

Some of the uses of the undefined escaping tag look like they should have used escape-sequences The rest don't seem to have a whole lot in common. Can someone look at this and see if they can make ...
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Compute a solution for [spreadsheet]

spreadsheet is a meta tag but it has a definition that describes when it would be relevant (spreadsheet software in general and interoperability between spreadsheet programs). That sounds like ...
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Unraveling the various types of [wiring]

wiring is an undefined tag that enjoys varied usage: computer circuitry network connections home electrical wiring (power/grounding) phone line wiring/connection networking over electrical or phone ...
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The tag [os-agnostic] is meaningless

os-agnostic is a classic example of a meta-tag. It doesn't provide any meaningful information and should be deleted.
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There's no point in running

run is absolutely useless. We should get rid of it.
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Tag cleanup: [electronics]

electronics appears to be a pretty useless, undefined tag. Many of the questions contain this tag only because computers and related devices use electronics. Aside from that, usage includes: ...
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Kill the [live] tag

live is undefined and used in many ways: booting into memory-resident OS streaming multi-media accomplishing a secondary task during an active process Windows Live etc., including irrelevant usage ...
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Everyone's talking about the same [dialogue]

dialog and dialogbox are defined and synonomized. dialogue is undefined and had one question. I edited the tag to change it to [dialog], which leaves [dialogue] empty. If the alternate spelling is ...
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Make a decision on [decision-tree]

decision-tree is an undefined meta tag with two questions, both of them closed. Recommend deleting the tag.
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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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Writing off [doc], [document] and [documents]

doc is undefined but should refer to the MS Word file extension (like docx does). However, it is synonomized with documents. It should be unsynonomized (or is that dissynonomized?), the relevant ...
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What action on [action]?

I'm not sure what to recommend for the undefined action tag. The questions all seem to have something in common and "action" is probably the best single word to describe the concept they share. If ...
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Stop mis[behavior]

behavior is a meta tag that does not appear to add value. A few of the 8 questions with this tag could benefit from the addition of an existing specific tag (unrelated to "behavior"). Recommend ...
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Eliminate [capabilities]

capabilities is an undefined meta tag that does not appear to add value to any of the three questions using it. One of the questions should probably use [permissions] or [file-permissions] instead. ...
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Eliminate [annoyance]

annoyance is a meta tag that serves only to diminish any question it is attached to. Actually, it's not even a meta tag, it's a comment tag. Recommend simply deleting it (4 questions, which makes ...
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Re-align the [alignment] tag

Usage of the undefined alignment tag is split between referring to visual appearance of content and partitioning disk drives. The usage should be split between two new specific tags. I'll toss out ...
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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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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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The theory tag may be redundant

theory has 15 questions. Some are low quality but out of scope. Its also a classic meta-tag, and considering our close reasons contain a mention of practical problems, I propose we nuke this
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Cleanup up [organization] tag [duplicate]

Most of the 98 questions with the undefined organization tag refer to providing structure, and that is probably the appropriate usage. There are some exceptions that should be retagged. A number ...
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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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tag cleanup: [editor]

I was looking for an example for my question on tag definitions and came across editor, which isn't the best example because it obviously needs tag cleanup. So this is a tag cleanup request. In ...
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Merge: [charging] into [battery]

I don't see why charging should be a seperate topic area from battery, any battery will need to deal with charging, and any 'battery expert' is also going to know how to troubleshoot charging issues ...
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Eliminate the [skills] tag?

skills is undefined. It has two questions, both generally about acquiring skills. Acquiring skills seems off-topic. The tag doesn't add anything to either question. Should it be eliminated?
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Eliminate the [home] tag?

home is an undefined tag with one question and it is closed as off-topic. Is this a needed tag?
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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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Normalize [normalize]

normalize is used mostly to mean equalizing volume. However, some questions use the tag to mean standardize the format of a document or spreadsheet. Although there are not yet any examples, the term ...
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Canning the ccna tag

The ccna tag seems to either be "I saw this question in an exam" IE - not a actual problem or dosen't really add to the searchability of a question. There's 7 instances of it, a good chunk of which ...
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Remove [asus-g73jh] tag

asus-g73jh has two questions. It is obviously too specific, I believe in both cases just asus would fit better. I am new to the whole tag cleanup/merge/remove concept and I am still trying to figure ...
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Cleanup the [typing] tag

typing is a pretty mixed bag: how to enter specific characters keyboard hardware problems how to change font attributes in various software hot to handle various page layout and LaTeX problems issues ...
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Separate the [separator] tag

I don't even understand why this tag exists. Only 5 questions.
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Possible Tag Merge: [toshiba-satellite] into [toshiba-laptop]

As part of the Manufacturer & Company tags cleanup, I'm removing toshiba and replacing it with a more topic/product-centric toshiba-laptop (for laptop-related questions anyway). However I've just ...
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Get rid of the Manufacturer (tag)

manufacturer looks quite useless for the 7 questions it has... Let's just get rid of it! Too meta for us
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Remove [os-rot] tag?

os-rot contains two questions. One was a duplicate (of a question that didn't need the tag). The other asked, "What is OS rot?" in response to the duplicate. It appears to be unnecessary and not ...
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Eliminate [point] tag?

point has seven questions with almost as many tag definitions. It has been used to mean restore point, mounting point, wireless access point, and location on an image. There were no examples of data ...
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Split the [manual] tag

manual usage is evenly divided between people referring to documentation and people referring to doing things by hand. Recommend splitting it into two tags that each have a consistent meaning. ...
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Rename [printer-scanner] tag?

Suggest broadening the printer-scanner tag to multifunction-printer. Many of these devices include fax and the more generic term would be a logical one that wouldn't cause confusion. There is an ...
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Clear up the [clear] tag

clear is another undefined tag that is used is multiple ways: the "Clear" command in a number of command languages To empty various lists like history, cache, or cookies Clear (TM) brand hardware to ...
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Can we pair off [pairing] with [bluetooth]?

pairing is a tag specifically for pairing bluetooth devices, according to it's Wiki. However I'm not convinced it's different enough of a topic area from bluetooth to warrant it's own tag. Should we ...
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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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Remove [zip-drive] tag?

A single question (about how to recover data from the obsolete drive). Although, it's possible that a museum or archaeology team could post a question asking to identify a relic. zip-drive
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Performance tag requires eleboration

Not entirely certain from my observations of this tag but I seem to see that this tag is always linked to other tags such as hard drive or graphics card or seems to be relatively broad, I was thinking ...
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Time to downgrade [upgrade]

I propose we clean up upgrade. It is a meta tag that is bloated and all over the place content-wise. There are questions about upgrading operating systems, RAM, software, etc. Furthermore, some are ...
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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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Un-referencing the [reference] tag

It only has 7 questions, but I can't imagine reference is specific enough to be useful. I didn't want to just clear this out without asking others if it could be useful.
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Should we Merge/Synonymise [button-remapping]/[remapping] -> [keyboard-layout]?

button-remapping and remapping are the same thing, and keyboard-layout's Tag description says to use it for remapping keys. I'm for merging both of the former into the latter. Does this seem sensible?...
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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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Replacement needs a replacement

replacement Questions range from file replacement to find and replace text to hardware replacement