45 votes

Do we have any experts on "applications"?

This is clearly a meta tag – no reason to have it really. This is Super User, a site for questions about computer hardware and software. Applications are software, so the tag really makes no ...
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23 votes

What do a writer, taxi, and horse have in common?

It seems to have three primary uses: The poster thinks they've been hacked, and they want to undo what the bad software/entity did. Example. The poster is trying to break into something and needs ...
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17 votes

There's no point in running

There's no point in running... I'll kill you eventually.
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17 votes

Let's part ways with [computer-parts]

Considering that Super User has a seperate tag for nearly all computer parts, (ram, cpu, power-supply, hard-drive, motherboard, graphics-card just to name some), I think this tag can safely be removed....
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14 votes
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Don't hate the [player] hate the tag

Yes, player is too meta. What to do about it? On many questions, it's just decoration, duplicating a specific player tag. Delete those. On some other questions, separate word tags are used in place ...
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11 votes

Should we delete the [homework] tag?

Yes, it should be removed. It adds nothing. From the existing questions, see if they can't be closed as too broad or just off topic before anything else. If they're otherwise good, then edit as ...
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11 votes
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Does [bricked] need to be bricked?

Yes, since it's currently applied to many different things (routers, BIOS, SSDs, even Windows), nobody can be an expert in all things bricked. It's kind of like saying something's broken - not helpful ...
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10 votes

Delete [delete]

Yeah, delete itself does not imply anything. The tags could be more specific like data-recovery for getting deleted data back. Or data-removal or file-removal, though I doubt if they are even ...
9 votes
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I am getting a “You are currently banned from flagging…” message but no clear end for this ban is given

After the next build, the ban message on your flag summary page will indicate how long you must wait before flagging again: Fair warning: flag ban durations are calculated on demand. If more ...
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9 votes
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Disconnect the [intermittent] tag

Yeah, it gives no useful information at all. And its small enough not to flood the front page. I'd be inclined to wait a day or two, and if no one has a good reason to keep it, nuke it.
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8 votes
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Cannot ask question with Korean in it?

This is due to a rather nasty spam influx a couple of years back which resulted in a blanket ban on korean: Sudden influx of Korean spam I've spoken to a member of the team and they have pushed out ...
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7 votes

The DOS tag is ambiguous

This tag has been burned and blacklisted: Please help to clean up untagged
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6 votes
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The [helpdesk] tag isn't helpful

Done Tag removed from all questions. Questions about setting up a helpdesk service are off-topic for Super User. If the question has to do with helpdesk software, it might be on-topic for Server ...
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6 votes

Potential Tag Merge/Synonym: [msiexec] -> [windows-installer]?

Agreed. Since the msiexec tags should have windows-installer tags in any case, I've gone ahead and started tagging them as such too.
6 votes

Merge [bugcheck] into [bsod]

TLDR: burninate bugcheck, retag to bsod Being a WinDbg user (see my profile on Stack Overflow), I totally agree that these are synonyms. As Ilmari Karonen pointed out already, this is defined on ...
6 votes

Clean it up, and [diy]

Done. All remaining diy questions are closed; the others have been edited to remove that tag and fix other minor issues. (I also did my best to remove the hardware recommendation aspect when it ...
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6 votes
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Can the review system be fixed?

Sorry about that; this was completely broken for a few days, but it should be all good now.
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6 votes

Is application-error an error?

I say burninate application-error. Super User has a long-standing tradition of burninating error-related tags. I see no reason to break this tradition now. error: What could we do with the [error] ...
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5 votes
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How to move question with no activity to another SE site?

If you think a question would be more appropriate on another Stack Exchange site, and you've read the other site's help center to ensure it's on-topic, you can flag your post for moderator attention ...
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5 votes
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You're fired: Burn the [position] tag

Done Tag removed from all questions. Several questions asked about window positions. For these questions, I used window in place of position, which isn't very meaningful as it fails to specify any ...
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5 votes
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Split the [dolphin] tag

I would be tempted to split the dolphin tag into dolphin-file-manager and dolphin-emulator and let dolphin get deleted. They are two items that are quite distinct and dolphin isn't clear enough to ...
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5 votes
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Remove [Windows-10] synonym

I have done the following: Removed tag synonym for windows-10 > windows-10-preview Merged windows-10-final into windows-10 and created synonym
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5 votes
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Popping the [party] tag

We had a party tag. It was unambigiously a meta tag, and only had 3 posts using it. One was grossly off topic. The other two did not suffer from lack of it. The party is over.
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5 votes
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What do a writer, taxi, and horse have in common?

Just to close the loop on this question, the tag has been cleaned up. The majority were simply decoration, others were retagged as appropriate, following suggestions in the answers and comments.
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5 votes
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Please merge [tag:extended-desktop] [tag:multiple-desktop]

Although extend-display would be the most correct in my opinion, I feel like a lot of people would use extend-desktop if they didn't think about it. But the tag usage frequency seems to prove me wrong....
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5 votes
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elections.stackexchange.com doesn't like SuperUser

Maybe some preliminary changes related to this have stuffed something up? Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Emergency fix in and deployed now. There are several other related and unrelated issues that I will get ...
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5 votes
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Windows Features?

The deed is done. And now the answer meets the 30 character minimum.
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5 votes
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Is there a reason why the tag "slackware" cannot be edited?

According to the edit history, the post was deleted "by the community": I guess you can't edit a tag wiki that has been deleted. Turns out what happened here was that the original wiki was suggested ...
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4 votes
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Files and folders everywhere

All file and folder related garbage has been removed.
4 votes
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Remove [asus-g73jh] tag

Just delete them, and don't change them to asus - we'd prefer not to have company specific tags. I'd do it myself, but meh, why should I have all the fun. Just let us know once this is done so I can ...
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