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Are "error" and "problem" meta-tags?

From http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/: If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Clearly, error and problem fit this criterion. If ...
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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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outdated tag (windows-defender)

It appears that the tag windows-defender is a bit out of date.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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SuperUser tag image truncated

I just got done posting an answer (to this question) in SuperUser and noticed that one of the tags seems to have lost its edge in the image: missing image removed I'm not sure if that is related to ...
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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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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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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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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-based ...
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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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We need to kill the [facebook] tag

Just found the facebook, needs to be killed too.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Would the [desktop-shortcut] be the same as the [file-shortcut]? [closed]

Would the [desktop-shortcut] be the same as the [file-shortcut]?
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When using filter the question are not ordered correctly

I just answered a question asked in 2013. I used a filter to filter out a certain tag and then the unanswered questions. So I took the first in the list thinking it is a recent question. Why not sort ...
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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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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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Should the [headers] and [footers] tags be merged?

While browsing this question, I noticed that it included both the [headers] and [footers] tags. This seems to me to be unnecessary duplication - in the context of word processing and documents, ...
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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

In the recent few days I've reviewed dozens of tag edit proposals made by a single user. Some of his edits really improves the quality of the question. Although majority of them, despite adding ...
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Notify a rejected or accepted edit

I would like to propose to somehow notify a rejected edit. Meanwhile the accepted edit give a +2 and it is somehow notified in the Recent Inbox Messages, the rejected one is difficult to find [1,2] ...
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Burninate "knowledge-base"

The knowledge-base tag seems useless, for lack of a better word. Five questions, different topics (mostly not related to Microsoft's "Knowledge Base"), no tag description or wiki, ... Let's get rid ...
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Poke a hole in "Pinning"

My apologies for not moving on this in some direction. I don't know what that direction should be, so I think I should defer to users who are more regular on the site. The pinning tag does not have a ...
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Deprecate product version preview tags - just use new version tag straight away

(Related to What will happen to the Windows-8-Preview tag once Windows 8 goes live?) I notice windows-10 is synonymous with windows-10-preview. What's the rationale here? In theory having the two ...
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What to do about tag [oneget]?

There was recently a question regarding the Windows 10 package manager built-in to PowerShell. It was called OneGet during the preview and so there is a [oneget] tag that exists. The official name ...
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tag [remote-access] vs. [remote-control]

As of the writing of this, there's 225 questions tagged remote-control and 537 tagged remote-access. The description on the "tag info" page for the latter seems much more complete than the info for ...
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What to do about the Windows Insider Program?

There have been a few questions about the tags for windows-10 and windows-10-preview, and whether such things are even on topic, similar to the same issue last time with Windows 8. I have noticed a ...
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How Boolean operators fit with tags?

I'm aware that if I want to search for a tag, I just type "[~~~]" in the search bar (just replace the tildes with the tag you want). But what if I want to include other things with it? How would the ...
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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'...