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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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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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There's no point in running

There's no point in running... I'll kill you eventually.
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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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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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Do we really need the [executable] or [exe] tags?

I agree with Sathya, they don't add any value and should both be removed. To ease the process, I've merged exe → executable.
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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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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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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 ...
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The msi tag is ambiguous

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 ...
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Tags beyond saving

Save what? Not this tags, right?
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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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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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Replace the `Surface` tag?

surface has been cleaned, merged and synonymized → microsoft-surface. surface-pro has been merged and synonymized → microsoft-surface-pro for consistency.
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My answer got deleted - But why?

Your flag said, A duplicate, would be better if the whole thing would get removed. (Only I answered anyway. So...yeah.) Maybe that was misunderstood by the mod who handled it. I also had to read ...
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Recovery tag needs to stop recovering

Completely agree with you. Checked first 50 question of tag - found no reason to keep it. Moreover, a lot of questions tagged with recovery tag also have data-recovery, password-recovery andpartition-...
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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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The DOS tag is ambiguous

This tag has been burned and blacklisted: Please help to clean up untagged
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Do we need the [scattergraph] tag?

I'm proposing to just merge it into graphs and let it be sorted out together with Should [charts] and [graphs] tags be merged?
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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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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.
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Do we really need the [executable] or [exe] tags?

If we need them, I think we should rename both to windows-executable, which is ultimately the name of the .exe files. executable could be misinterpreted as "linux executable" which could be any file. ...
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Tag cleanup suggestion: [copy]

I agree, really, a lot of questions which use copy tag are in low quality. (I just clicked on tag and checked the first page of questions.) But there are some obstacles: A lot of Excel questions (...
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What's this popup I saw for a couple seconds near my name?

We added validation warnings a few weeks ago (here's an example), but they were mainly for asking/answering questions, not editing, so... the next build will remove title/body warnings on edit.
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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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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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