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Help us clean up tags!

Tags on Super User are meant to categorize posts to help people with specific expertise or interests to quickly discover posts that are relevant to them. Over time we've collected quite a few ...
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A new way to clean up tags

This is the proposal. Please see Help us clean up tags! for the result. Let's face it, we have tons of horrible tags. In the past, we used Old monthly tag cleanups to keep track of what needs to be ...
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Reduce Tag Ambiguity by Requiring Objects for Transitive Verbs

It's all in the title I'd say... In short, I'm suggesting that we add 'object' validation for single-transitive verb tags without object qualifiers... For instance ... 'split' would require the ...
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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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Clean out our [container]

The container tag appears to be too broadly scoped to be useful in its current state. With its oldest question being from 2010, it is used for many different areas of expertise including but not ...
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Get rid of [scaling]

scaling is a tag that covers multiple disparate areas. Some would be better retagged as display-scaling, while others deal with image and video scaling (and even things like PDF zoom!) and perhaps don'...
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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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Ignore tags already added to the “Ignored Tags” list when adding new ones

When you add tags that should be ignored inside Prefs, the search results show all tags (up to six) that it can find. However, it also displays tags that are already on the ignore list: For topics ...
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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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Poppin Tags - or an idea anyway

Why are new Tags not treated like first posts from a new user or suggested edits, but a bit more stringent? My thought: If a new tag is created, why does it not go to the review bin for voting by ...
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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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Highlight tags that have a planned tag-cleanup on Meta

This may be pie-in-the-sky, but it would be useful if there were some way to connect Meta status-planned tag-cleanup posts to the related tags on the main Super User page. For example, cleanup of ...
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Merge tags trusted-root-certificates and trusted-root-ca

I can't really tell the difference between trusted-root-certificates and trusted-root-ca. There are some minor technical differences, like in PKIX, a CA requires basicConstraints=critical,CA:TRUE. But ...
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Some tag edits cause a demand for body edits

Usually, when editing the tags on a question as part of a tag cleanup simply editing the tag is accepted by the system. Most recently: here and here Occasionally, a popup appears demanding 6 ...
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Tag clean up tools

I'm sorry I couldn't think of a witty title. I've been helping a lot recently with the ongoing tag clean up and I had a couple of ideas on how how to help further and speed up the process. Firstly, ...
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Are these Fail2Ban, Munin and “Failed password” related questions more appropriate for Server Fault?

While I spend a good chunk of time here on Super User, my day-to-day/work-a-day head is in the Linux server administration world. A lot of times there’s overlap between “power user” needs and server ...
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Tag prefixes (like wireless-networking and networking)

I know that there are easy ways to deal with tags like windows and windows-7 (specifically, windows-7 includes windows). What happens with tags like wireless-networking and networking? It seems like ...
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Question on hold not notified

One of my questions was put on-hold, yet I wasn't notified. Is this the expected behavior?
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Should we merge tags `sublime-text`, `sublime-text-2` and `sublime-text-3`?

Whenever I ask a question regarding sublime text, I always include all three of these tags in order to attract the attention of anyone who has any one of them subscribed. This is because the programs ...
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Should there be a V6 Specific Powershell Tag

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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outdated tag (windows-defender)

It appears that the tag windows-defender is a bit out of date. It states: In Windows 8, Windows Defender is a built in antivirus software product that replaces Microsoft Security Essentials. Before ...
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Consolidate reverse-dns and dns.ptr?

We have 12 questions tagged reverse-dns (the tag, itself is undefined). We have a new tag dns.ptr, with a wiki excerpt. This tag has only been applied to two questions so far. There are 132 ...
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Un-referencing the [reference] tag

It only has 7 questions, but I can't imagine reference is specific enough to be useful. I didn't want to just clear this out without asking others if it could be useful.
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Is the `windows-8.1-preview` tag really needed?

As the title says, is the windows-8.1-preview tag really needed, especially as we're near the release of the Windows 9 Developer Preview (or beta, whatever it is). The Windows 8.1 Preview is over a ...
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Tag Editing - Process?

There was a tag that I thought was a meta tag here on Super User. I clicked on it, then looked through the questions. Some are tagged properly with it, but others (many others) are using the tag ...
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Can we rename “window” to “gui-window”?

When I was looking around in the windows tag (while waiting for an answer...) I noticed that many people when they were talking about the Windows OS, they tagged it both with windows and window. I do ...
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Should the “certificates” and “trusted-root-certificates” tags be merged?

On SU there are these two tags dealing with certificates: certificate trusted-root-certificates I'm wondering, are they too close to each other to have meaningful difference? I mean, should we just ...
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Find the tags with the most/least answered questions

Is there a way to view this? I know that by clicking on the tag will show the number of questions that are answered overall, in the last 30 days, and the last 7 days. Is there a broader list that ...
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How to use redundant tags (eg microsoft-excel, excel-2007)

I think I'm not using tags correctly I was always going for the "how to ask" rule: "be as specific as possible". This edit here: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/775074 the rejection ...
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New Tag Request: “IIS-8.5”

We have a tags for "IIS", "IIS-7.5", and "IIS", but not for "IIS-8.5". IIS 8.5 is included in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
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Let user specify main tag for a question

I observed that a web page title for questions asked here is generated by the first tag + full question. However the ordering for the tags is fixed once added, unless one removes all tag and re-add ...
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What happens with Server tag

Currently I'm trying to add Server tag to this question. But when I add it, something strange happens. Here are the screenshots: Adding tags: Clicking "Save Edits" tells that "Server" tag does ...
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How should be approach Windows 8 Store apps tags?

There are times where users have specific question about specific apps within Windows 8. How should we tag these specific questions? I propose we do the following: Have a general windows-8-store-...
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Is it okay to create a tag for a specific class of problem?

I've recently noticed 4 different questions that come down to "I've noticed that I get full speed from my Linksys Wi-Fi AP right after I reboot/reset/reconfigure it, but after a few minutes it goes ...
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What is the difference between the “unzip” and “extract” tags?

I understand that unzip is referring to decompressing a file that has been previously compressed, but I don't understand the difference between unzip, and extract, considering also that, for example, ...
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Tags are not appearing properly in Tags Field

Why this tags are not displaying properly on IE8? Whether this is an known issue?