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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...