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 ...
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.
My suggestion is to merge PowerShell-core to PowerShell-6.0. In the official repository, both names are being used interchangeably, in the reference documentation, Powershell 6 seems to be the preferred variant.
In my opinion, we should just delete PowerShell-Core, and keep it PowerShell-6.0 which matches PowerShell-5.0. This would match tags like Visual ...
There are 5x as many tagged compact-disk as cd-rom, so I'm just going to merge cd-rom into compact-disk. I'll go through and manually retag the ones which mean cd-rom as in the device to add optical-drive.
Points 1 & 2 are very much preferred. Since each question will have to be looked at, there isn"t any automated way of doing this.
I suggest taking the questions in batches and spacing out the edits to prevent edit flooding of front page
There is a difference.
The online storage can go offline, thereby being risky. Obviously no one wants that!
The vendor could go out of business. I don't want that!
Their disks could fail or their data-center could get hit by earthquake, power failure, their techies walking out, getting hired by competitors, their VC funding could get pulled, someone going ...
I think that there are cases when having the specific tags would help. I think the extra decompression tags are overkill. Just have zip, rar, and gzip and then make compression and extraction for general questions.
I have run into the same thing myself. I inadvertently clicked on the [macros] tag when I wanted [macos] only to wonder why all the questions weren't related to Apple.
Taking the OP's step a bit further, perhaps there could be a tag that had a synonymous, reciprocal tag that would clearly differentiate [macos] from [macros]
For example: [osx-macos] &...
My understanding is the same as yours: both aria2 and aria2c are used interchangeably. They should be synonymized.
The command you use to run the utility is aria2c. From that point of view, using it as the main tag looks more reasonable. At the same time, Google search gives much more results for aria2. Stack Overflow has only one tag: aria2.
To be ...
While true that some users may believe there is only one HTTP server, superuser should not add to the confusion. httpd is a generic name for the daemon handling HTTP requests.
Before reading this question I would have assumed that someone using an unqualified httpd meant the http daemon in OpenBSD which is simply named httpd.
It would be confusing if ...
I disagree with the synonymization, because I see a distinct difference between a preference and a setting.
A preference is tied to a personal choice, a setting is not
However, I feel like both tags serve little purpose and should be removed.
They convey so little information or meaning in our context that I would not even propose a replacement. Maybe ...
For all practical purposes they are the same thing. In "cloud storage" the "cloud" is the Internet. Online storage also generally refers to storage on an Internet-accessible storage device. Alhough cloud-storage seems to impart the connotation of something with a more modern app- or web-based interface, consumer storage vendors market their Internet-...
Merge access-point with wireless-access-point and make the former a synonym of the latter.
For Super User's target audience, the terms access point and wireless access point are synonymous. Strictly speaking, the definition of access point need not be restricted to wireless technology, but such questions are highly likely to involve enterprise-like ...
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 MSDN:
When Microsoft Windows encounters a condition that compromises safe system operation, the system halts. This condition is called a bug check. It is also ...
F.lux has a rather specific spelling and there are other softwares that might use the non mangled name.
I'd much rather prevent use of the vague generic spelling and prefer the special spelling f.lux or manufacturer product style of cedrat-flux (as would be the case with the random software I found).
I don't think the synonym is relevant in this case, it ...
cmd is sufficient; if people refer to command-prompt they mean command-line and not cmd itself.
For the same reason, on Linux terminal is sufficient; all the rest is fine under command-line.
Having multiple OSes under command-line is NOT a problem given the OS and SHELL tags. Scrolling through the first page, it is clear for the largest share of questions ...
I edited the single topic in recommendation to more specifically use software-rec.
It's probably not worth it to create a synonym.
I also feel that recommendation is dangerously close to being useless. In the (probably very few) cases where neither software-rec nor hardware-rec fit, it doesn't exactly help.