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 ...
We could just ball up all the speed related tags into the performance class and be done with it.
Which leads us to this:
fast was removed from 23 questions
slow was removed from 307 questions
Both now map to performance.
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.
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AFAIK, PC originally meant the line of IBM Personal Computers, and then also the compatible devices. This transformed to computers running Microsoft Windows using an Intel CPU, i.e. "Wintel" computers.
But today, AMD is a strong competitor to Intel, and Windows isn't the only OS, especially not on a site like Super User, where questions of all computer ...
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.
There are 5x as many tagged compact-disk as cd-rom, so I'm just going to merge cd-rom into compact-disk. I'll go through and manually retag the ones which mean cd-rom as in the device to add optical-drive.
Points 1 & 2 are very much preferred. Since each question will have to be looked at, there isn"t any automated way of doing this.
I suggest taking the questions in batches and spacing out the edits to prevent edit flooding of front page
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 ...
We should disambiguate it and use the following tags:
Use computer-building (x231) for everything related to building PCs on your own. In our case, these are only 9 questions (of which 2 are closed and probably to be deleted). – done.
Doing so, also make a synonym system-building → computer-building. - done
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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 ...
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.
Given that this is a non-destructive and tiny retagging task, I retagged all things questions to things-for-mac and adapted the Tag Wiki Excerpt appropriately.
The things tag should therefore be vanishing in the next 24 hours.