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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

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 ...
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The monster that can't be killed

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 ...
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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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Are we [licensed] for all this?

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 ...
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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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Is there any difference between the tags "windows-server-2003" and "windows-2003-server"?

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 ...
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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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Time to change [pop] flavor(s)

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 ...
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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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Girl, you're a mess: [images] needs a makeover

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 ...
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Tab Tab Tab, is this browser on

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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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

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 ...
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Could we finally get rid of [software-rec]?

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 ...
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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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Is [numbering] tag useful or too vague?

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.
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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 remove the [android] tag?

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" ...
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I recommend tossing [hardware-rec]

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 ...
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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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Batch and batch-file tags

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 ...
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Audio tags cleanup

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 ...
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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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Rat's nest of tags

(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 ...
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Pew Pew the Laser Tag

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.
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aria2 vs. aria2c?

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 ...
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Tags beyond saving

Save what? Not this tags, right?
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Could we finally get rid of [software-rec]?

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 ...
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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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