Only manufacturer and company tags are problematic, specific products are not.
There are two tags, intel-cpu and intel-graphics, that are okay for all CPU and graphics card products made by Intel Corporation.
Nvidia is also kind of a special case. Nvidia's only products (or at least their most popular products, since I haven't heard of anything else) are ...
I thought I might give an overview of what was done with logitech, as the list in the question doesn't do it any favours, and I hope it serves as an example of what we can do and get some feedback as to whether it was the right way to go:
The tag logitech-mouse already existed, so retagging logitechmouse questions seemed a good place to start.
Based on that, ...
I can see nothing wrong with the proposal. Would merge+synonymize.
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Split the tag to:
for various media: audio-filter, image-filter, video-filter
ffmpeg-filter (make synonym of video-filter)
file-filter (can also be used for some questions tagged with search and file/folder)
Remove the tag for other cases, since they don't appear to be significant enough to justify their own tags.
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The tag wiki is accurate. Version-specific tags are for issues that don't apply to all versions, or questions about a specific version. In those cases, the version-specific tag is important information about the nature of the problem. If the problem is version-specific, adding the version-agnostic tag is just ...
I cleaned up the tag assignments, so all alpine questions are now about the email client and all alpine-linux questions have only that tag. I added clarification to the alpine wiki excerpt (pending review), but concur that the alpine tag should be renamed alpine-mail, consistent with how it was handled on the Unix & Linux site.
Questions referring to the Windows Installer packages (.msi files) should be tagged windows-installer.
The tag msi should be merged (and synonymized) into windows-installer as company tags aren't very helpful and people will use the tag to refer to Windows Installer packages anyway.
I'm willing to add the tag but first I wouldn't mind knowing whether your question is relating to interfacing Windows Phone with a computer or if it is solely to do with mobile phones.
Per the help centre mobile phones are off topic
it is not about:
electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface ...
How about tagging the deployment questions simply as windows-deployment and letting wireless distribution keep wds since it seems to be the most common/popular?
Windows Deployment Services is also a bit specific. That refers to the role installed on the server which responds to PXE boot requests and serves up the images. Other than that, it doesn't really do ...
I'm very much in favor of this.
plasma-tv sounds fine. For the KDE workspaces, I'd prefer kde-plasma-workspace or even just kde-plasma.
It's done. I went with kde-plasma-workspace. plasma is now a synonym for plasma-tv.
As the tags have effectively been cleaned up and split by fixer1234 I have gone ahead and merged alpine into alpine-mail
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refresh-rate is good enough to cover the questions currently there. And there are only under 80 questions using it.
Plus refresh-rate is not as intuitive as high-refresh-rate, and only adds to splitting it up for the sake of splitting it up.
As you've pointed out, "restart" by itself can refer to a lot of different things. As the restart tag doesn't refer to any particular topic, it doesn't convey much useful information. I'd definitely say this tag should be deleted. The reboot tag refers to a specific process--restarting a computer or operating system--and should not be deleted.
We want ...
Merge access-point with wireless-access-point and make the former a synonym of the latter.
For Super User's target audience, the terms access point and wireless access point are synonymous. Strictly speaking, the definition of access point need not be restricted to wireless technology, but such questions are highly likely to involve enterprise-like ...
Update – this is now completed. No more extension.
I suggest we go through the extension tag and disambiguate it.
Move all browser-extension related questions to:
Create internet-explorer-extensions in that process.
Move all file extension questions to file-extension.
Given that there doesn't seem to be a compelling reason not to merge, I would go ahead and merge + synonymize.
There's also battery-life x130 and rechargeable-battery x10 we might want to take a look at.
For the time being, I left battery-life be.
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While going through the google questions I came across one with a konica.
Konica are a manufacturer of printers, scanners, etc. (I think they have a heavy industry division as well).
There are only a few (about 6) questions using this so I will run through them quickly and remove it.
Konica is no more!
I agree. I don't see the point in having a new tag.
Going through all the questions, none of the questions using the new tag can actually justify its use.
It might be valid to have a tag like say, "new-devices", if it is justified in the question. But simply using "new" is worthless
The following is an attempt to group company/brand tags based on how useful (or not) they are.
The distinction I use is the following:
Is the brand/company strongly associated with a single on-topic kind of device or product line? Or, in other words, if someone tells you on Super User: "I have a [brand].", or "It's about this [brand] thing I have,…", do you ...