Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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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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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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Tags beyond saving

save (merged into saving) save-as (merged into saving) saving These tags need to die.
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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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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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Filter the [filter] tag [duplicate]

Well, another useless meta tag - filter has a useless Tag Wiki and Tag Wiki Exert, and does not enhance any of the questions tagged with it. There was another request already to kill it, but it looks ...
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Should we recalibrate the [calibration] tag?

The calibration tag is another broad tag that includes questions about calibrating displays, mice, batteries, printers, etc. I think it is helpful to have tags specifically about calibration issues, ...
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Is the [multitouch] tag needed?

Tag multi-touch is useless because these years almost all devices support multi touch, and we have other tags such as touchpad or touchscreen that is used for every question with the multi-touch tag. ...
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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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Fold the [card] tag

card does not look like it helps anyone (except the Texas Hold'em players). It doesn't make certain questions easier to find, and has low usage. I recommend getting rid of it.
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Can we kill the consolidate tag?

Its not too bad, only 10 uses of it, and Its easy to eliminate. Its got no tag wiki, and as such it won't be missed if we drag it out somewhere and bury it. Its a classic metatag apparently used with ...
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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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Is the `windows-8.1-preview` tag really needed?

As the title says, is the windows-8.1-preview tag really needed, especially as we're near the release of the Windows 9 Developer Preview (or beta, whatever it is). The Windows 8.1 Preview is over a ...
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Deletion of several tags

I believe the following tags should be deleted since there are no questions that use them. data-explorer interesting-tags limits scraping
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Tag cleanup for [activation] tag

There is an activation tag, that has no description associated and is mostly used for questions concerning windows-activation (which exist as tag and has an appropriate description). I saw one ...
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Meat tag needs killing: [Devices]

devices does not seem to help a question. Although already proposed last year, it still is running rampant with over 290 questions!
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Remove the [malicious] tag

A classical meta tag, malicious needs to go. 'nuff said.
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Deletion of microsost-word-2011

Typo in name. Currently with one question. https://superuser.com/tags/microsost-word-2011/info
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Removing the [unlock] tag

The unlock tag seems to meet all the criteria for a tag that should be removed - per the recent tag-cleanup initiative: If the tag falls into any of these categories, it should probably be removed ...
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Do we need the [scattergraph] tag?

With only 10 questions and no follower or tag summary, scattergraph seems a good case for deletion and, when possible, replacing with the more frequented graphs or chart tag whenever needed.
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Do we need the endianess or multiarch tag?

endianess and multiarch don't seem to add to the questions (looking at what is there), and I don't feel it may be useful in its current form. I recommend getting rid of them.
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Do we need the [downtime] tag?

I can not see any possible use for the downtime tag, and there are only 7 questions tagged with it. Should we remove it?
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Disable virtual menus

Please help clean up the tags: disable now removed virtual now removed menus now removed I've already been working on these for some time.
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I need some [Output] [Technology], can anyone help?

Here are some really ambiguous tags: output - Used for everything from Command Line output, Logging output, TV/monitor output etc. technology ...Really? ಠ_ಠ Questions using these tags are already ...
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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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Destroy the [send-to] tag!

send-to seems very meta, or very specific. A majority of the questions use it in a sentence of tags, or are closed. The few that are still open, I don't feel the tag improved the question. I suggest ...
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Burning [books]

books is a very ambiguous tag. It's use is varied, although generally it is used by questions looking for book recommendations. It heralds from the era of '09 A lot of the questions are closed and ...
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Should the Box tag be removed?

The box tag has to do with an online service. Online services questions are better suited for Web Applications, and typically end up off topic at Super User. The description is vague and the tag could ...
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Deletion of [tag:wrong]

I believe that the wrong should be deleted. It is not description and I do not see how it could be applied to any question.
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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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Burnination Request - Invisible

invisible is absolutely useless! Top three questions mean 3 completely different uses. I suggest getting rid of it.
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Why has the Failure tag been resurrected?

The failure tag was burninated in 2012 since it doesn't add any value and could probably apply to half the questions on Superuser. Somehow there are now another 16 questions with the tag, including ...
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About [crash] and [freeze] tags

(I did point this out earlier in the now defunct June tag cleanup post as a comment, but this way I can discuss it better). Now... as per the June cleanup audit, the freeze tag was uncovered in the ...

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