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Skip the [skipping] tag?

skipping has no wiki definition and is used in various ways: failing to process fragments of audio or video intentionally ignoring items when processing a list like a playlist searching for the ...
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Meat tag needs killing: [Devices]

devices does not seem to help a question. Although already proposed last year, it still is running rampant with over 290 questions!
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Disable virtual menus

Please help clean up the tags: disable now removed virtual now removed menus now removed I've already been working on these for some time.
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Create a queue for posts that will have to be reviewed later

There are many posts that should be placed in a queue to be checked later. An example is this one, but there are comments like this scattered all over the place: Having a queue like this would ...
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Time to downgrade [upgrade]

I propose we clean up upgrade. It is a meta tag that is bloated and all over the place content-wise. There are questions about upgrading operating systems, RAM, software, etc. Furthermore, some are ...
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Suggestion to rename Tag [office365] to [microsoft-office-365]

Since the current notation for MS Office tags is microsoft-office-VERSION e.g. microsoft-office-2019, I would suggest to apply that notation to MS Office 365 as well. Currently the tag is named ...
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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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Logistics for Cleanup Weekend 2

We are having another cleanup weekend. This time we will focus on: fixing the rest of the broken images (most of this work has been completed) cleaning up some more tags The cleanup will last for ...
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Reward not solved question

I had a question, Connect two subnets on Linux, which is not solved yet. But user TomS has done many constructive attempts to solve it. Which does give me a direction where to search further. I would ...
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Am I using the "obsolete" flag wrong?

I have noticed that often, when I flag a comment as obsolete, a moderator declines it, so I am wondering if I am using it wrong. I usually flag a comment as obsolete when, for example, another ...
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Collect the multitude of "SMART - failure predicted" questions?

We have half a dozen questions asking about a boot-time SMART warning: On booting my laptop warns me about failure of hard disk is imminent...can it be repaired or to be replaced..? Is there a script ...
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Allow low rep users (<20) to post in chat if given explicit write access

A few times I have found myself needing to chat with a low rep user in order to better understand their question without cluttering the comments section. Twice, this has been with very low rep users (&...
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What would you like from MetroSE?

MetroSE is an application that I worked on for the Stack Overflow contest apptivate.ms. Now that it's been a few weeks, I'm looking to get feedback on the current version and any other features that ...
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Please be sure of your migrations

This question was migrated to the wrong Stack Exchange site by the Super User community. This isn't the only community mis-migration I have encountered and tried to clean up. I have flagged this for ...
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Question of the Week #42

Now we're into post #42 of the "Top Question" of Super User in the Super User blog. But WAIT! What happened to post 41! I messed up and didn't get it up in time. So I selected my own ...
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I have a suggestion on what to do with the Software Rec Tag

With the upcoming release of Windows 8 we expect an influx of users and questions. I feel that we need to prep for their coming. With that in mind, the software-rec is a nuisance in mine and others ...
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Rejection of suggested edit that fixes multiple issues

I suggested this edit that was rejected with the reason it didn't improve the quality of the post. The suggested edit improved 3 problems with the post following consensus about editing guidelines: ...
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My question was closed as "opinion-based" despite not being opinion-based

My question Why do SSDs tend to fail much more suddenly than HDDs? was closed by a mod as "opinion-based", despite being in no way opinion-based. It asks for factual reasons why SSDs tend ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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Vampyric tags: [design] won't die

design didn't die like we wanted it to. The answer to life, the universe, and everything may be among the questions tagged with it, but these still cover such a broad swath of computery experience ...
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Pummel [panel]?

panel is an undefined tag with 42 questions. Even if it was defined, it begs misuse because it can apply to so many different kinds of things, and people don't read the wiki excerpts. Should we beat ...
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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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Are answers duplicate if they use different aliases of the same command?

This answer came up in the First Posts queue. It uses the Windows rd command to accomplish the task in the question. The accepted answer (from 2010), however, uses rmdir with the same parameters. rd ...
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What could lead to [troubleshooting] tag cleanups?

What is the point of a troubleshooting tag? It's a process, but it does not gain "troubleshooting experts" anything, and the questions are all different areas of Super User. It's way too meta, since ...
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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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Let's make [repair] disposable

repair is a meta tag that can be applied to anything and has been (370 questions). Since we have few experts in repairing everything, this should be cleaned up by re-tagging with existing (and new) ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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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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Stick it to [pin]

pin is undefined, with 35 questions and many meanings: Damaged pins on chips, connectors, etc. Personal Identification Number Connector configurations Anchoring an application, folder, etc. Deskpins ...
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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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The next [selection] for burnination

The selection tag has 131 questions and 0 followers. Questions with this tag cover the entire scope of the site. The tag serves absolutely zero purpose and should be wiped from the face of Super User ...
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Link Error in "Attention! Some of your previous edits were rejected." message

When you receive the following message: The hyperlinked page is https://superuser.com/users/current?tab=activity&sort=suggestions which did not seem to provide what was described: instead I ...
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The theory tag may be redundant

theory has 15 questions. Some are low quality but out of scope. Its also a classic meta-tag, and considering our close reasons contain a mention of practical problems, I propose we nuke this
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Can we add a little more to the close option Off-Topic --> Recommendation?

I created a meta post that shows how to ask questions that may involve recommendations. I think that it would be good to add this to the closing option of Off-Topic --> recommendations. This is ...
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6-Characters minimum on editing with tag edit

I tried to edit a question because it was tagged badly. It seemed mostly fine otherwise, though I decided to fix 2 punctuation and one capitalization errors (which would not normally warrant a ...
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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 we make this question "Why are some files not movable on Windows 10?" as canonical?

I've asked this question Why are some files not movable on Windows 10? out of curiosity and some confused it as a duplicate of How can I shrink a Windows 10 partition? Which was not because I ...
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Are these two questions about viewing ZIP file contents actually duplicates?

I ran across two questions which are marked as duplicates, but which appear to be asking slightly different questions (I say "appear" since the wording is ambiguous), and whose answers are answering ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Tag cleanup: Delete tag combine

There are around 40 questions with the tag combine. Some of them is related to combining, merging items, for some I don't know why they're tagged. I don't think this tag would add to the value of ...
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Visual Defect on Privileges Page

On the privileges page, when hovering over a row, the text-decoration:underline rule looks weird. Most of the the content is inside of a div inside of an anchor tag, so most of it doesn't have ...
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Deduct [Finance] from Tag Bank

The tag Finance has 36 questions and no description. I thought maybe I'd add a description, but I can't find any discernible relationship among the questions where a finance tag would be useful. The ...
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Canning the ccna tag

The ccna tag seems to either be "I saw this question in an exam" IE - not a actual problem or dosen't really add to the searchability of a question. There's 7 instances of it, a good chunk of which ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Add / Show comment with less than 50 reputation

If a user has less than 50 reputation, it is known that they cannot comment on posts other than their own. I've been in a situtaion, (this applies to the wider stack exchange interface) where I have ...
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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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Edit history messed up when improving a suggested edit

I've noticed recently that about half the time when I improve a suggested edit and then check the post's edit history, the two edits (mine and the suggested one) have been swapped around, with my edit ...
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