Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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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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Recovery tag needs to stop recovering

I think that the recovery Tag is far too broad as there are so many different types of recovery (which also have tags for them) such as data-recovery, password-recovery, partition-recovery and so on. ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 [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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Usage of “external” tag - burninate?

I just removed the external tag from a question regarding viewing of source code for a browser, and it got me thinking that this is somewhat a meta-tag. There exists tags such as external-hard-drive ...
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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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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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