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I would argue that the version is actually often important - there have been significant changes through the versions and I certainly would not expect any but the most generic (as in, "would apply to any Linux distro") answers for a ten year old version to work perfectly on a recent release. Just major changes off the top of my head, there's the recent ...


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Ubuntu versions don't differ much. I am by far not an Ubuntu expert and even I know that there are significant differences between a Ubuntu version released in 2009 and one released in 2019. Having used older versions in a VM I can think of several problems that stem from using an older version, when attempting to upgrade the installation, to a newer ...


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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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They're not. You can discuss a topic without posting a request for changes. As examples, see this and this topic, both of which aren't suggestions or requests. OTOH, the request and suggestion tags allow users to quickly search for topics that are about these specific and rather common issues.


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There are three different uses I can think of: Tab key Tab character Tab UI element While the Tab key usually generates the tab character, they should still be treated separately. If you're asking how to make the tab key insert a tab character, you're probably doing something wrong or need to read a vi tutorial. I suggest we do the following instead of ...


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Perhaps we don't need a tag for every single version, but I agree that over time, there have been significant changes that justify some type of differentiation. But there's another key difference that justifies some form of differentiation, LTS vs. interim releases. LTS releases are stable, built from interim releases after components of those have stood ...


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I would say that we absolutely don't need so many version tags. I would argue that all we need is ubuntu and then the version can be mentioned in the body of the question. Yes, there are difference between Ubuntu versions but they tend to not be very important. Also, most of them are down to the various pieces of software bundled with the distribution. For ...


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As optical was only used on 9 questions I have gone ahead and removed it. It was abused to be a modifier for several different things optical mice optical drives optical audio optical lenses in 3D modelling As such it was a meta tag and deserved burnination.


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As stated by fixer external is a meta tag, meaning that it does nothing to clarify the problem except when used as a modifier for other tags. Tags should be clear, well defined and accurate rather than requiring a list of them to nail down the problem. If a tag can be applied to almost anything then it is a good target for burnination. A short list of the ...


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Safety & security are often synonymized in non-computer fields, and to be honest they are similar in many places. Typically, people who need to know the difference, like computer security experts, know the difference, while people who have never tried to secure a system of any type from attack, like regular users (who should still know but often don't) ...


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Seems like a good suggestion. This will have to be done manually(Ed: if majority of them are questions which belong to a tag, Mods can do a mass rename and handle the minority questions manually) we can create a synonym mapping for kvm to any of the above. Now complete. updating post history, 99 rows affected updating posts, 78 rows affected updating ...


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updating post history, 70 rows affected updating posts, 63 rows affected updating PostTags associations, 36 rows affected removing/renaming old tag, 1 rows affected updating count for master tag, 1 rows affected tag remapping of [wireless-networking] and [wi-fi] complete! remapping 0 synonyms 2 favorite and ignored tags remapped! Tag Synonym wi-fi -> ...


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This is status-declined. As slhck pointed out, each one of these tags has a different meaning and connotation, and are used differently. Standby is different than sleep, for example.


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Questions about screen now have the gnu-screen tag, and screen is do with displays. That should solve it, although I'm not sure anyone wants to dredge through all the questions to check that its been sorted that way.


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Because people doesn't know always their proper meaning.


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The general flow I follow when merging tags is Propose a synonym from the individual tag page Approve it from tag synonyms Merge the questions from both the tags using the merge option When following the same for the above tag, I ran into the above error. I went over to the tag synonym page, swapped the mapping & proceeded with the merge, at which ...


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