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It may be a good idea to have the tag blacklisted. I've reached out to Community Managers at the Tavern on the Meta as this can only be done by Stack Exchange employees. SE developers can blacklist tags so that they cannot be used—attempting to submit a question with a blacklisted tag will fail. Note that we need to show widespread consensus in favor of ...


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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 ...


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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 more sense than software which is of course blacklisted. The user in question has been notified that these types of edits are counterproductive. If you see these ...


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It really comes down to granularity. license-key and product-key are really the same thing, but software-activation is a process and should stay separate. volume-license could be grouped into license-key. I am concerned that it might not be discoverable enough and that it might be different enough to warrant its own tag. Usually those looking for volume ...


23

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 help doing so. Example. The poster wants to do something that may require whacking some system's internals (e.g. they're looking for a "Registry hack"), and wants ...


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Agreed. Windows Server 2003 appears to be the main tag and lines up with the actual product name. Merged and synonymised. updating post history, 22 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 19 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating PostTags associations, 19 rows affected removing/renaming old tag, 0 rows affected updating count for master tag, new ...


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


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pop as referring to the mail protocol isn't a bad tag. It definitely shouldn't mean "Post Office Protocol" and "pop-ups" at the same time, though. There is already a much more widely-used pop3 (>170 questions). I don't imagine there will be many if any questions about earlier versions of POP, so there's nothing wrong with moving pop-tagged POP3 questions ...


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I would vote for burninate images and replace it for their peers, image-editing, disk-image, etc. in a way that images doesn't exist, since it's a term that loosely apply to many things. But to fulfill this, it would be necessary to blacklist images for the disambiguation to be more effective.


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I don't see the point in any tab-related tag. I'd vote for cleaning them all up and synonymizing them with useless. The last part is a joke ;P


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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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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 ...


15

I feel like I must point out something here, and let me take How to obtain the result of a chemical reaction given two components? as an example. Just because someone is asking for a tool to solve a problem, doesn't make it the kind of question we don't want. Semyon is explaining a very specific, niche problem, which he likes to solve. He assumes that ...


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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 of a specific player tag. Replace those word tag collections with the appropriate tag. On some questions, it looks like it isn't actually about the player, ...


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I see no way that this tag is even remotely useful. I'm amazed that it's amassed over 100 questions. We should burninate it.


13

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


12

If we do this the way you want, it would be like fighting against the tide. I would rather remove mono or at least merge it with mono-framework (after cleaning) and drop the usage of mono as single channel sound (is that even useful?).


12

I am strongly objecting the removal this tag. If title and body contain important (non-meta) information about the topic of the question, then there should also be a tag for it—especially with "big" things like Android. This is the case for any question that deals with a topic of reasonable importance. Which Android definitely has, even if it's just about ...


12

I agree philosophically, but as a practical matter, blatantly off-topic tags serve a useful function when they are subjects that will always be improperly posted here. We will never stop hardware or software requests. The same applies to a number of other subjects that are virtually always off-topic. Having a tag that states that is useful (and it's ...


11

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 necessary and remove the tag while you're at it.


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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 in the least. I might be on board with, say, a bios-bricked tag because it's entirely possible for somebody to be an expert in saving toasted BIOSes.


10

Split the tag to: for various media: audio-filter, image-filter, video-filter ffmpeg-filter (make synonym of video-filter) email-filter internet-filter file-filter (can also be used for some questions tagged with search and file/folder) Remove the tag for other cases, since they don't appear to be significant enough to justify their own tags.


10

batch (1325 Qs) currently refers to batch operations in OSes other than Windows, which has a very specific type of batch-files (678 Qs). IMO batch should be renamed to batch-operation to avoid confusion with .bat files and its scripting language.


10

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 necessary, except when you don't have permissions on the system.


10

(Feel free to add to this list) Consolidate similar tags: After a little cleanup, we have 11 applet, 77 java-applet, 73 desktop-gadget, 24 widgets, and 39 bookmarklet. There are some nuanced differences, but all of these tags except bookmarklet get used interchangeably. Consider synonymizing the first four to simplify searches for answers. Tags In This ...


10

Set Lasers to Kill. Leave none standing. Feels like the classic MetaTag. I'm doubtful the average end user will be working directly on a laser sans other context.


9

Save what? Not this tags, right?


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It should be destroyed. While this is going on, the tag wiki should not only say DO NOT USE, which many wikis of burning tags do, but it should also say Go to the Software Recommendations site. I understand the objection to adding a beta site to migration options but this way you are not migrating, just steering the poster in the right direction.


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aria2c has been merged into aria2 and a synonym created. updating post history, 8 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 8 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating PostTags associations, 5 rows affected updating Documentation tag proposal commitments, 0 rows affected removing/renaming old tag, 0 rows affected updating count for master tag, 1 rows ...


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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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