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, ...
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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.
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 ...
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.
As the tags have effectively been cleaned up and split by fixer1234 I have gone ahead and merged alpine into alpine-mail
updating post history, 29 rows affected (pipe delimited)
updating posts, 26 rows affected (pipe delimited)
removing/renaming old tag, 1 rows affected tag
remapping of [alpine-mail] and [alpine] complete!
remapping 0 ...
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.
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 ...
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!
new Kodi tag
make tag synonym for XBMC to point/resolve to Kodi
maybe migrate all xbmc tags to kodi + synonym pointer?
All these are done. xbmc wiki was pretty good, I've done minor dress up to reflect the new name. Tag wiki might need further edits
Even after we destroy tags, they can be recreated. I just re-torched asus; it had accumulated four questions in a couple weeks. You can see a list of newly invented tags on the "new" tab of the tags page. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty good tags.
My suggestions for this essentially mirror Oliver's:
Retag all of the questions about Windows' Internet Connection Sharing to windows-ics
Retag all of the questions about .ics/iCalendar to icalendar
However, I don't feel that it's necessary to synonymize ics to either of these. Someone will inevitably tag their question with ics without realizing it ...
Per Wikipedia terminology:
chart: A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart".
graph: Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information ...
I agree, but you only found the tip of the issue. We also have tags for german, chinese, korean, japanese, farsi, arabic, and hebrew that I found in a quick search (there's likely more). I think any language-specific tag serves no on-topic purpose.
translation and localization would cover a lot of them, but there are language-related ramifications that ...
From a quick glance over the remaining 20 questions with that tag, it looks like all or nearly all of them are using "load" to mean "CPU load."
I propose that they be re-tagged to "cpu-usage" or "high-cpu-usage".
Then possibly the tag "load" should be blacklisted. Or make it auto-suggest "cpu-usage" when someone types in load.
I agree with msi-installer (could be ms-msi-installer too) and merge also windows-installer which excerpt also says that means the same thing.
Rename msi to msi-installer (or any other unambigous)
Merge windows-installer into the first.
Let both original tags die and see if they appear again.
Because we don't want other users to accidentally create the sdd tag again.
I created a synonym from sdd → ssd and retagged the existing questions.
I can see how solid-state-drive would be nice to have, but people usually call these "SSDs". I'm not sure a complete retag from ssd to solid-state-drive makes sense though—only if there is a synonym that ...
Whoa, seems like at the time of writing, cmd.exe and cmd are synonyms to command-line.
I can't disagree more with this. The terms "command-line" and "command-line interface" are fairly generic terms meaning, well, the command line. Here's the corresponding Wikipedia page.
On the other hand, "cmd" and "cmd.exe" have a specific meaning – both refer to Window'...
Since this question got over forty upvotes without a single downvote, and considering that there were only a few dozen questions with the tag, I went ahead and destroyed it over the past couple days. (I also polished up the tagged questions as I went, of course.)
RIP sysadmin: 2011-2016.
I half suspect that kvm to most people here means kvm switch, rather than linux KVM. The smart money might be to fix that quarter of those questions that're wrong. Knowing our target audience - it makes a little more sense to keep the status quo to me.
On Wikipedia, the authoring tool is called Adobe Flash Professional.
I propose we do the following. flash should be disambiguated to either adobe-flash or flash-player and then be synonymized with flash-player.
To make it clearer to users that one is the authoring application, the other the player, adobe-flash should be renamed to adobe-flash-professional ...