Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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
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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?
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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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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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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 ...
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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 (...
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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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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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 [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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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) ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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