Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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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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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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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. ...
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Is [numbering] tag useful or too vague?

I am looking at the tag on SU, called numbering. It appears to be very broad and not useful at collecting similar questions. Should it be there, or removed?
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Is application-error an error?

We have a tag, application-error, with 79 questions. Since a good percentage of software questions could be labeled "application error", it is not only meta, but does nothing to differentiate ...
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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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Ship [shipping] to /dev/null

We have six questions tagged shipping. The tag has no description and there seems to be no clear usage for it. I would like to remove it completely. Opinions please.
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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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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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The [corruption] tag is corrupted

I've checked out some of the questions with corruption, and the more I read the more I'm convinced it's unhelpful as it is. Corruption of files, of streams, of download, upload, screen, filesystem, ...
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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 ...
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Time up on the [trial]?

I have recently discovered the trial tag. The questions in it all appear to low quality. Is it worth retiring this tag?
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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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Dump the [dump] tag off

dump is useless. Most questions are about memory dumps, and are tagged memory already
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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.
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Are [diagnostic], [troubleshooting], and [debugging] too meta?

diagnostic is used on 190 questions. A few are about diagnostic software, a few are about some specific display of diagnostic information, a few are on questions asking how to troubleshoot a problem, ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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Tags beyond saving

save (merged into saving) save-as (merged into saving) saving These tags need to die.
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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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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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How to handle acronym tags, especially if not unique?

This question uses the adb tag as an example, but it applies to any acronym tag that doesn't have a universal and common usage (like, say, pdf). adb is a new tag. I drafted a wiki and excerpt for ...
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Remove "binary"

I heard computers use binary. My question is about computers, so I tagged it "binary". binary
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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?
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Vampyric tags: [design] won't die

design didn't die like we wanted it to. The answer to life, the universe, and everything may be among the questions tagged with it, but these still cover such a broad swath of computery experience ...
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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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Drop kick [dropout]

Is dropout useful? A long time ago it was identified as a tag that should never be the only tag on a question...a good sign it's a meta tag. There are only 4 questions tagged as such so I get it's ...
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Let's change our [background]

There are actually a few 'background' tags floating around in the... background. ...Ok, that one was terrible. In all seriousness: Updates These tags have been removed: background - used ...
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Should [clock] be split up into 3 tags?

I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the clock tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple ...
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Pummel [panel]?

panel is an undefined tag with 42 questions. Even if it was defined, it begs misuse because it can apply to so many different kinds of things, and people don't read the wiki excerpts. Should we beat ...
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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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Let's make [repair] disposable

repair is a meta tag that can be applied to anything and has been (370 questions). Since we have few experts in repairing everything, this should be cleaned up by re-tagging with existing (and new) ...
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Clean it up, and [diy]

diy has many, many questions, that could be closed. This tag is also EXTREMELY meta. I propose we get rid of it, quickly... And with a can-do attitude
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Unsynonomize [synaptic] and [synaptics]

Synaptics is a company that makes human interface devices like touchpads. Synaptic is a Linux package manager that works with Apt. At some point in the past, these two tags were incorrectly ...
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Any arguments for [command-line-arguments]?

command-line-arguments is a classic meta-tag. Any arguments for keeping it?
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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 ...
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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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Pew Pew the Laser Tag

While working my way through the manufacturer tag clean up list I came across the tag laser. It has no description and the questions listed all appear to refer to laser-printer. Am I ok to remove ...
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Does [bricked] need to be bricked?

bricked has been used with 16 questions, but it is applicable to a pretty high percentage of questions. It's good information about the current condition of the equipment, but it's too meta to be ...
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Disconnect the [intermittent] tag

The intermittent tag has 7 questions. It seems too meta to be useful. Should we keep it around? Or is it time to end the connection?
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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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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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Drop dropdownlist?

dropdownlist:A drop down list is a list with predetermined options that expands when clicked to reveal the options available. Do we have experts on drop-down lists? Does this tag helps clarifying ...
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Archive the outlook-archive

We have 23 questions tagged outlook-archive and 113 questions tagged pst. Both are about .pst files used by Outlook. We do not have any special -archive tags for other programs. E.g. no thunderbird-...
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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 ...
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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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Should we preserve these tags?

This is an offshoot of the Rats nest of tags question. Because of the number of tags involved, I don't want to flood Meta with individual tag cleanup requests. This question is a little in the style ...
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