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Why are some tags grey and some are light grey?

I'm here to ask why are some tags grey and some are light grey? See in this photo: is light grey, but is dark grey. Why is that? Edit: it does it here with the tags of this question ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

As of now we have: ubuntu-8.04× 23 ubuntu-8.10× 8 ubuntu-9.04× 104 ubuntu-9.10× 433 ubuntu-10.04× 904 ubuntu-10.10× 252 ubuntu-11.04× 206 ubuntu-11.10× 131 ubuntu-12.04× 798 ubuntu-12.10× 94 ubuntu-...
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Why do we have the google-calendar tag if we can't ask questions about it here?

I'm just wondering why we have the google-calendar (or any other web application) tag here for superuser when questions on this topic are considered off topic? I recently had my question migrated ...
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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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Correcting tags on a question (Rejected Edit - Why?)

I edited this question to remove two misleading tags - the question has nothing to do with either PowerShell or bash. It was rejected twice, once by a subsequent edit by a high-rep user, and once by ...
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What are correct tags or SE sites for the I2P questions?

Are proper tags or SE sites for the I2P questions? I find out some specific links maybe clarify some things about what is the I2P: I2P Compared to Tor and The I2P are the main alternatives to the ...
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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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Add tag for drive-file-stream and for google-backup-and-sync

As the old Google Drive application is being depreciated on all platforms, I vote that we need new tags for its successors Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync in order to distinguish between ...
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Can we get a Monarch tag?

I just created this question. I tagged it excel, because the formulas are roughly analogous.
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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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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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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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Reopen request for “Installing fltk on VirtualBox”

In this question: Installing fltk on VirtualBox the asker wrote: Can someone give a very specific step-by-step instruction on how to install it? The next day fixer1234 posted this comment asking ...
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New tag request: “elinks”

For questions about the elinks text-mode web browser. There are several elinks-specific questions in existence already. [edit: ...and I'm about to post another.] I would like to tag this question.
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Is there a reason why the tag “slackware” cannot be edited?

Normally, when looking at tag information, at the bottom of the screen, there is a button labeled "Edit Tag Info". However, when looking at slackware today, there is no way to suggest edits. Problem ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

People inadvertently choose the tag alpine (an email client) instead of alpine-linux. See the recent question How to create Alpine live-USB without using `dd`?. I suggest to remove the tag alpine ...
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Why are there multiple versions of windows-10 tags?

I see 13 different windows-10 tags. Some of them appear to be for specific applications such as windows-10-calendar-app, but that leaves many such as windows-10-v1511, windows-10-v1709, and windows-...
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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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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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Tag suggestion for the new kind of browsers extensions

Can we have a "webextension" tag, (and/or a tag for E10s)? PS: Saying "I disagree" if you disagree, is enough, no need to downvote every tag suggestion.
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The scope of the [windows] tag

[windows] tag currently applies to all versions of Windows: For questions not specific to a single version of Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, use a more specific tag such as [windows-7] or [...
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Do accepted answers count as a “point” towards associated tags?

I know +1 votes count towards your score for associated tags, but I wanted to know if that is true for accepted answers too. If so, I assume its considered 1 point? Also, if the asker +1 votes the ...
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Is a preview of [preview-pane] enough?

We have a new tag preview-pane on a question about the Windows Explorer preview pane, and would like to get community input on the tag. I thought we had either this tag or preview-panel previously ...
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Please create a tag for “graphpad-prism”

Please could you create a tag on Superuser for "graphpad-prism"? Here's a description: A statistical graphing program widely used in Academia and the Biotech and Pharma industries. Two questions ...
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Who can I contact if I want to create a new tag, but I don't have the reputation points?

I would like to create a new tag "graphpad-prism" on Superuser to flag questions on Graphpad Prism (a statistical program commonly used in biotech and pharma companies). Superuser appears to be the ...
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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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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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Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

It can be generally observed that there is a difference in aptitude and attitude between Windows users, and Linux/BSD/OSX (*nix) users. I would suggest it would be beneficial for questions tagged ...
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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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Clarification on [mac] and [osx]

Relevant tag information mac: Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [osx] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead. osx: A Unix-...
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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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Take away the chinese tag

While working on Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again I have come across the tag chinese. There are quite a few questions on there of varying quality. What is it for, why do we have tags ...
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How can I create a new tag, vsts, for Visual Studio Team Services?

How can I create a new tag, "vsts", for Visual Studio Team Services? Tried to create, but got told "vst" already exists, and ask in Meta ... ... so here I am ...
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Merging or Linking Tags [duplicate]

There are very strong rumours that Apple will be rebranding OSX to macOS in June 2016. Would it be a good idea to merge osx tags with macos ahead of time? Or at the very least link the two terms ...
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Flash is peppered with ambiguity

Update: Looks like pepper flash is adobe flash-player and should be made a synonym when it shows up. This was addressed once, but this time it's different. See Tags flash, adobe-flash and flash-...
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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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Why did I earn reputation because of a tag?

I've been reading all over the site to find the answer but can't find it. I don't see what I did to earn it, but thanks anyhow! It says: "Reputation gained on this tag..." when I hover over the tag "...
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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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SharePoint questions

We have https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/ (currently nearly 60,000 questions compared to less than 300 here). Should we edit the various sharepoint tags to suggest asking on sharepoint....
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How to avoid posting on the wrong site when a tag tells me it's on topic but the mods tell me otherwise

I recently posted this question on SuperUser: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/90176/conditionally-format-data-in-spreadsheet-column-but-only-when-it-changes I did this because the ...
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there is no telegram tag

I was going to ask some question about telegram app and I noticed that there is no telegram related tag! Please add "telegram" and telegram related (such as telegram-desktop and such) tags.
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Should the tag [format] exist/be split/clarified?

The wiki currently states - The arrangement of data for storage or display, also used as a term to empty a partition. This alone gives it two different definitions and indexes, and clicking the tag ...
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Should we write information already in the tag in the body of our questions?

Just reading What is the purpose of [64-bit] and [32-bit]? made me think... Should we include information in tags in the body of our text? Tags like the question still get people to comment whether ...
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What is the purpose of [64-bit] and [32-bit]?

What is the purpose of 64-bit? I'm not suggesting we do away with it -- it has 80+ followers and over 2,000 questions -- but I'm genuinely unsure of when it should be used. I see it (and 32-bit) used ...
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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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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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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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How do we handle Windows 10 (Threshold 2) Questions?

So the release of Windows 10 on July 29th 2015 was known as Threshold 1. The current release is the Threshold 2 build. It was released on November 12th 2015. Threshold 2 bring several specific ...
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What is the tag “optical” used for and what is “optical-drive” used for?

Aren't those two, optical and optical-drive the same? If not, could somebody please add a text to both of them which explains the difference?
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What is the tag “external” used for and what is “external-drive” used for?

This might be a language problem, but aren't external and external-drive two the same? If not, could somebody please add a text to both of them?