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A request to add one tag as the synonym of another tag. Please be specific about which tag should be a synonym of which. Bidirectional synonyms and cycles are implicitly disallowed, so suggest wisely.

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Merge Request: [visual-studio-code] and [vscode]

I would like to propose making vscode a synonym of visual-studio-code. Questions regarding Visual Studio Code are actively posted under both the visual-studio-code and vscode tags. There is no ...
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Are we [licensed] for all this?

I think license-key and product-key should be synonyms. There's also software-activation. I also don't see why the 12 volume-license questions aren't just tagged with license given you can get volume ...
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Rename macos tag?

We just did a tag synonym reversal for osx and macos. The move was technically correct, but it's creating an unanticipated problem (at least for me, I'm just assuming some others are similarly ...
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Merge [EFI] and [UEFI] tags?

The tag description for EFI is : EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface, and is an updated version of BIOS. It sits between firmware and the operating system in the software stack. while ...
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Reverse the [vlc] synonym direction?

Currently, vlc-media-player is synonymised to vlc. I think it would be better the other way around. Doing so, we would: Reduce the ambiguity of the tag. It would then be obvious, even to people who'...
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aria2 vs. aria2c?

A proposed tag wiki edit raised a question about two tags: aria2 and aria2c. The first has 5 questions, the second has 8, and a number of these questions have both. I'm not familiar with the program,...
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The DOS tag is ambiguous

As it is, the dos tag is ambiguous. Even the tag wiki excerpt is split: DOS is an acronym for "Disk Operating System." DoS is an acronym for "Denial of Service." Do not use this tag for questions ...
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Merge [bugcheck] into [bsod]

bugcheck contains 16 questions, practically all of which are about bsod. "Bugcheck" is the technical term for a BSOD and so the tags should be merged. Your thoughts?
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Synonomize tags for new Firefox

Quantum is the release name for Firefox 57. It looks like people are referring to the new browser by either name, and we have tags for both. It is probably useful to have both tags, but they should ...
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Tag Synonym request: [task-scheduler] vs. [windows-task-scheduler]

A pair of tags I came across on Super User - both task-scheduler and windows-task-scheduler exist, but as far I can see they're both the same thing: task-scheduler: a component in Windows that, like ...
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Sorting out Chrome-related tags

Someone's muddled the chrome-related tags! Chromium is an open-source web browser. Chrome is a closed-source derivative of Chromium made by Google. Chrome OS is an operating system based on the ...
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Revert [openoffice.org]?

We have openoffice which is synonomized with openoffice.org as the primary. The OpenOffice suite is still around, but not OpenOffice.org. Around five years ago, it became Apache OpenOffice. I ...
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Extending the range of wireless-extender

Is it possible to get the tag range-extender converted to a synonym of wireless-extender? The questions in each category seem to be talking about extending the range of wireless signals. What does ...
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OS X / macOS tag synonyms should be reversed

It's been a few years since we synonymized macos to osx. At the time, we did this to distinguish incorrect uses of the tag from questions related to the old “Classic” Mac OS tagged under mac-os-...
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Aren't [wireless-access-point] and [access-point] the same?

Is there a non wireless access point? If yes, why does the access-point tag has the following description: Wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired ...
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r e n a m e spaces

We have two tags which seem to be text based: tabs & spaces. However, tabs is defined for the graphical user interface feature that allows multiple documents to be contained within a single ...
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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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Can we get [mac] and cheese without the cheese?

Almost since Super User was created, there has been Meta discussion about misuse of the mac tag: Mac and osx tag usage on SU mac, osx, and osx-lion tags Should we do something about the [osx] / [mac] ...
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Do "unrar" and "unzip" deserve their own tags?

Do we really need rar and unrar, zip and unzip? Please note that unrar, unzip and gunzip are command line utilities.
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Inconsistent tags: .bash-profile (with dot) vs bashrc (no dot)

Problem There is the tag .bash-profile, note the leading dot. Currently it has no synonyms, so the "canonical" tag is naturally with the dot. And there is also bashrc with .bashrc as its ...
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Tag synonym request: vmware-player to vmware-workstation-player

Someone asked a question that was explicitly about VMware Workstation Player. They tagged it with the vmware-workstation tag, which has traditionally been used for the product that is now known as ...
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Should [tag:dynamic-dns] and [tag:ddns] be merged?

Should dynamic-dns and ddns be merged? I see a few questions that are tagged with both, and from the descriptions it's not clear what differences, if any, exist between them.
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Merge [email-rules] and [email-filter]

email-rules has 1 follower and 61 67 uses: Actions performed automatically on incoming or outgoing messages, based on conditions that you specify. email-filter has 0 followers and 48 51 uses: ...
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Are cloud-storage and online-storage synonyms?

cloud-storage and online-storage seem like tag synonyms to me. I would prefer online-storage to be the master (19 questions), because it is more generic, though cloud-storage has more questions (...
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Google Apps is now called G Suite

Google has renamed Google Apps to G Suite: We created Google Apps to help people everywhere work and innovate together, so organizations can move faster and achieve more. On September 29, 2016, ...
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Merge [aero-snap] and [windows-snap-assist]

aero-snap has 44 questions whereas there are only 7 questions in windows-snap-assist. They're small enough that none of them has a wiki. They're all about snapping feature in Windows Aero aero and ...
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Make [arch] a synonym of [arch-linux]

The tag arch has 14 questions compared to arch-linux's 209 questions. We could manually retag those few questions. But Arch is a popular shortcut for Arch Linux and it is possible that this would ...
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Synonymize [keyboard-shortcuts] and [hotkeys]

keyboard-shortcuts has 3.7k questions. Its tag guidance says: “Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.” hotkeys has 626 ...
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Can we merge the tags speech-to-text and voice command into "speech recognition"?

I've just created a tag wiki for speech-recognition (should be under review by now). I propose that we merge speech-to-text and speech-recognition into speech-recognition because it is the most ...
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Should something be done about the anonymity and anonymous tags?

anonymity anonymous Feels like anonymous & anonymity could be folded to privacy. I can't propose it as I lack the rep.
Oliver Salzburg's user avatar
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Please merge [tag:extended-desktop] [tag:multiple-desktop]

Those 2 tags are exact duplicates : extended-desktopmultiple-desktop isn’t it ?
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What is the difference: [flag] and [flagging]

Here in Meta Super User, we have flag and flagging flagging has more questions that flag. What is the difference? Are these tags synonymic? If yes, which one should we keep?
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Suggested tag synonyms

Some tag synonyms that I think should be implemented. There are more, I just didn't go through the whole alphabet yet. Feel free to add to the list. advertisements->ads applet->applets argument->...
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Should [whs] be a synonym for [windows-home-server]?

Seems like whs and windows-home-server tags are the same topic. I do not have the privilege to formally suggest this synonym myself.
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Make [mint] a synonym of [linux-mint]

The tag mint is described as "Mint is a GNU/Linux desktop distribution." and has 39 questions. The tag linux-mint has a much more complete tag wiki and has 203 questions. They mostly refer to the ...
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Merge or synonymize request: [powershell-core] and [powershell-6.0]

Actually Microsoft changed naming several times and right now they called it Microsoft Powershell Core 6.0 Both tags contain no questions right now so it is better to put things in order right now. ...
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We've hit some [traffic] and need to merge

traffic seems to be the same tag as network-traffic (some questions even use both at once). Should they be merged & synonymised? Furthermore, there is also traffic-filtering and traffic-shaping, ...
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Suggested tag synonym: gnupg/gpg

The tags gnupg and gpg seem to be synonyms, its Wikipedia page also says that: GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a [...]
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Synonomize Red Hat tags

redhat is among the remaining manufacturer meta tags. Roughly 500 of the questions have been cleaned up; the ones needing general tag remediation. About 136 questions remain. All of these refer to ...
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Compare [comparison] and [file-comparison]

We have: comparison 201 questions File comparison is the process of comparing the contents of files, finding their common contents and their differences, usually using an automated tool And: ...
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Request to merge or cleanup tags related to "system-monitoring"

I have recently added a tag wiki excerpt for system-monitoring and found out that there are several tags that might be related to it and therefore might be considered as tag synonyms. Such tags ...
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Synonym request from "system-tray" to "notification-area"

It looks like systray is already a synonym of notification-area (26 questions). However, system-tray (95 questions) is off on its own. I would suggest merging system-tray into notification-area, ...
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Merge the tags [windows-live-movie-maker] and [windows-movie-maker]

windows-live-movie-maker and windows-movie-maker are the same thing, at least according to the questions. Shouldn't these two be merged (if possible) / made synonyms?
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Should [httpd] be a synonym for [apache-http-server]?

According to this Ask Ubuntu answer "httpd" and "apache2" are basically the same in "big" OS-es. httpd is the same as apache2. It depends on the OS you use. For example in RHEL 6.2 it is called ...
Kamil Maciorowski's user avatar
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Make [unity] a synonym of [ubuntu-unity]

unity (×21) refers both to: ubuntu-unity (×21), Ubuntu's new default desktop vmware-unity (×12), a special display mode in VMware I've already mapped all "unity" questions that ...
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Tag merge/synonym request: [touchpad] and [trackpad]

These two tags mean the same thing: The pointing device usually built into laptop computers. The tags for these should be merged. touchpad x 177 trackpad x 52 Vote on the answers below for your ...
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Burnination and Synonyms Part III (hopefully the last one)

For burnination: sell simple solidworks (rare misspelling) student stuck (worthless as used now) superuser subjective support system (burned, but replaced with system.exe for those who need it) ...
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Tag Merge Requests

bootable - 29 questions tagged bootable-media - 84 questions tagged disk-utility - 82 questions tagged diskutility - (2) 0 questions tagged - retagged with above.
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Merging [character-set] and [charset]

Both are about character sets, but they don't have any wiki character-set has only 8 questions charset has 24 questions I think charset should be made a synonym of character-set
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Merge/Synonymise [right-click-menu] -> [context-menu]

context-menu is the correct term for the menu that appears when right-clicking, however we've also got right-click-menu. We should merge them together, and synonymise them.
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