About half of the questions of the mac can be supposed to be about osx (and then I didn't include tags like osx-lion), whereas the tag is meant to be about hardware, this evidences that the mac tag is deadly ambiguous.
When a tag is ambigious the approach is often to get rid of it. So let's suppose that we get rid of mac and see how we approach it then. ...
You made this suggested edit. Deltik (me) and fixer1234 rejected the edit.
The edit was rejected because it wasn't what the original poster (OP) intended. You wrote this as the edit comment:
Removed the [adobe-photoshop] tag since this is a far more complex problem than PS scripting is capable of
Here, you put in a fact that the OP was not aware of ...
We can't edit a tag directly, what we can do is created a synonym for apache as apache-http-server, swap it as the main tag and do a merge.
Actually just did this:
Updating post history, 2563 rows affected (pipe delimited)
updating posts, 2241 rows affected (pipe delimited)
removing/renaming old tag, 1 rows affected
updating count for master tag, 1 ...
In short, no.
Edits that are tallied toward the related editing badges must satisfy the following:
The post can not be your own, however community-wiki posts are eligible.
You must edit the title and/or body (i.e. editing the tags alone does not qualify)
Tag wiki posts are also eligible.
So, to count for S&W/Copy Editor, the edit must ...
There's a proper way to do retags - make a proposal, wait for community consensus, create a list of questions that should be edited, and look at editing the questions gradually. I've done this a few times - for example, with respect to SAS, and i believe MC.
Editing old posts shouldn't be that common, IMO - the one case where it was necessary was when we ...
Bug because someone under 500 rep shouldn't be able to retag a post, though there is the option to remove the privilege as its basically useless and another ui element.
That's no bug.
Under 500 rep you aren't able to retag a post unless someone approves your edit. Here's the difference: With ≥500, you can retag questions as much as you like, without ...
Tags are for the question, not the answer.
Questions are sometimes misguided.
For some questions, the answer is that it can't be done.
The answer to some questions is that the type of solution the OP requested out of limited knowledge won't work, but there is a different approach that will.
Those issues get sorted out in answers and comments. The tags ...
Kill the Retag option, use just Edit & Propose a privilege to sit in the 500 reputation mark
retag is no longer present.
As determined from earlier discussions, the retag privilege serves a lot more confusion and a lot less of its benefit due to the suggested edit system. It must be done away with. It will be done away with. ♪
So this is ...
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 ...
I feel that I should throw in my 2¢,
because one of those suggested edit rejections was mine.
I rejected it
partly because there were so many other things wrong in the question that you ignored
— see my subsequent edit (revision #6).
If you search the help pages and meta, you’ll see that this has been discussed before:
It goes without saying that we ...
There are different considerations for generally improving tagging on a question vs. cleaning up a deprecated tag.
Organized Tag Cleanup
Cleaning a deprecated tag is for the purpose of site maintenance. It ends up bumping old questions, largely with no benefit to most of the questions, but that's a side effect of the process.
The period during which a ...
It does make sense to do that. It allows for better search, helps giving more weight to the answers (even in a Google search) and categorizes questions using the tag system we already have.
Therefore, if you answer a question and the question is missing a tag that might later help to find it again, then add this tag.
Make sure to also fix other stuff as ...
These topics are too different to unite them as a single tag. They usually involve networking in some form, but that's it.
sharing can make sense if the question doesn't fit in any of the other, more specific tags, so it's not like we really can get rid of it.
We could retag some sharing questions to a more specific x-sharing when touching up the posts ...
Because spam-prevention was less popular than anti-spam, I merged the former into the latter.
In the process, I also merged spam-filter into anti-spam. Personally, I like spam-prevention better, maybe it should now be renamed.
In the end, I'm not even sure if we need anti-spam, given that we have spam (and I hope the latter tag isn't used for questions ...
This is just a guess, but it seems plausible: My bet is that this is related to this accident in which all windows-xp tags were destroyed. Note that this happened after quack edited the question for the last time before you did yesterday.
If something was wrong with the fix for the accident (the question had been closed at some point, maybe that's related ...
vncserver and vnc-viewer should be removed (and replaced with vnc where necessary).
More product-specific tags should be applied where it makes sense, like
These are all perfectly fine for me but I would use them in addition to vnc.
Why not just have the vnc tag only, and then you figure out if there is a problem in the server or the client from just reading the question.
I doubt that there are many SU users that are experts in ONLY vnc-clients so I don't foresee loosing any value by dropping the other two tags.
You're right, in that anyone can edit, but until you have 2K rep, each and every one of your edits has to be peer reviewed and approved. Called suggested edits, they go to a queue to be approved or rejected by fellow users and ♦ moderators.
As slhck said, the privilege means that you can retag without needing approval, once you're at or over 500 reputation. ...
To formalize this one, I suggest:
Retag management into one of the more specific ones we already have
Retag note-taking into notes (and watch out for Lotus Notes questions that should actually go to lotus-notes).
Retag organizing using one of the more specific tags above.
Get rid of asset with anything that's better suited (no idea though)
Possibly merge ...
Are file extension tags welcome?
If the question is about a specific file format, I think it's perfectly fine to use a file extension tag. I don't see a better replacement for docx, or dwg. You could use a different tag, but it would be longer, and without a good reason.
Should they be with or without a dot?
The extension is the part without the dot. ...
Okay. if I'm not wrong, there aren't a lot of these tags anyway. Just look at them sorted by name. Those with a dot will appear first.
Given that these are in a minority, we should just use the notation without dots. This will require less effort, and it makes the tags easier to find.
I don't think there will be any ambiguities, otherwise we'd have found ...
It makes perfect sence to add a tag to a question that the tag item was the problem.
It does not make so much sence to add a tag to the question that the tag item is the solution. Unless the solution was the method requested in the question.
While the solution today might be obvious and done only one way today, If tomorrow a much better solution ...
As always trying to see the humor in all this.
Media , this tag should not be used for media players, it should be used for the medium used and the media that a player might play. Because 90% of questions about Media players are about playing media, off of a medium, it would still apply :-) . The net is a medium, and most people tagging it media, want to ...
There's really only one thing to do. Buckle up, get reviewing and clean it all up before it grows even more out of control.
After the cleanup, to prevent a new mess from generating, rename mac to mac-hardware (or something better) and completely ban the mac tag so it becomes obvious what tags should be used.
That's the best solution I could come up with :(
I would suggest going through the questions that are tagged ics right now and retag them to internet-connection-sharing where applicable.
Questions that refer to the ICS file format, should have the tag removed and should optionally be tagged with icalendar or icalendar-file.
The ics should be made a synonym of either tag. If nobody has a good reason to ...