Questions tagged [tag-cleanup-request]

Questions that deal with our cleaning up unwanted junk tags.

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Audio tags cleanup

There are a bunch of audio-related tags. In a quick search, I found 5.1, surround-sound, stereo, audio, mono, audio-output, static and clicking-sound. As per it's tag description, mono is meant for ...
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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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Let's stop [chat]ting about it

There are 3 followers and 136 questions for tag chat. The tag itself is very broad and seems to be useless. Thus, let's get rid of it.
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Potential Tag Merge/Synonym: [msiexec] -> [windows-installer]?

msiexec is used by 7 questions to denote msiexec.exe, which is the actual executable of Microsoft's Windows Installer program. Seeing as we already have a tag for windows-installer, and the fact that ...
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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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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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[hardware-combination]: lock it away

hardware-combination decorates questions about anything that contains two or more non-identical components. mixing RAM of different speeds how to orient the fan on a computer case that contains a ...
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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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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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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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Replacement needs a replacement

replacement Questions range from file replacement to find and replace text to hardware replacement
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Time to change [pop] flavor(s)

I see 12 questions using this tag. 25% of the questions are related to pop-ups. 75% are related to the Post Office Protocol. So (at the time I'm making this question) we really have two separate ...
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I recommend tossing [hardware-rec]

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the hardware-rec tag. This site specifically flags items on a regular basis that are hardware recommendations since they are too broad, so why ...
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Is [GNU] a manufacturer meta tag?

The gnu wiki excerpt defines the tag as referring to the GNU OS. The wiki says the tag can be used for any software developed by the GNU Project. As far as I know, there is no working GNU OS, at ...
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Can we [design] a better tag?

design: "Questions relating to software used for graphic design, web design, computer-aided design, et cetera." It appears to have been intended as a catch-all tag for software that didn't have a ...
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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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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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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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Eliminate [temporary] permanently?

Many of the questions with the temporary tag deal with temp variables, folders or files, but otherwise, this is a motley collection of stuff. Does this tag add value for any use?
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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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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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Let's [bypass] usage of this tag

I saw the bypass tag a few moments ago. I think it is redundant. It has no tag wiki. I saw it when a question was asking how to bypass school controls. The tag seemed totally useless in that question. ...
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Lyse the [cells]

Similarly to my previous question: Tag cleanup: Delete tag [rows], I think we don't have experts on cells and adding this tag to questions doesn't increase their value , so we could get rid of it.
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Is a tag named [messaging] relevant

As the title says messaging as a tag is confusing. Here is a question that I just saw: How to disable Messaging on Windows 10?
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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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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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We're not a bank, get rid of [audit] (or replace it with less ambiguous tags)

audit isn't useful as it refers to a whole bunch of different topics, including license auditing, security auditing, and software auditing. Can we get rid of it, or perhaps retag questions with less ...
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Split off [split]

The tag split is used for lots of things and not used consistently for anything. It has been planned to make it go since 2014. Can we burn it now?
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Make a [conversion] to proper tags

I couldn't think of a pun for the title that wouldn't sound more forced than witty, so the current title comes courtesy of Canadian Luke. Looking at the conversion tag, the vast majority of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remove the [malicious] tag

A classical meta tag, malicious needs to go. 'nuff said.
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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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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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Clean up document formatting tags

I've recently faced footers, looking around I've found also headers, margins and layout. Should we delete them? I don't think they would help to find the questions, also I've never met anybody being ...
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Popping the [party] tag

We have a party tag. Its a metatag. It needs popping.
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Let's expel [native]

native is undefined and has 12 questions, pretty much each about something different. Does anyone object to nuking this tag?
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The external question of these [external] tags

So I went on a mini-tag cleanup for external-drive since it had about 36+ items. And many of them fit perfectly into the external-hard-drive category. A few still are there, but they are just two ...
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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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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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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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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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Separate the [separator] tag

I don't even understand why this tag exists. Only 5 questions.
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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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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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