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The following tags were uncovered in the audit and may also need disambiguation or deletion. Please evaluate these tags and add suggestions for alternatives! We will promote tags that should be cleaned up to the actual question. The following tags don't have very many questions tagged, but could be misused in the future. If promoted, they should be removed ...


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Some background here. The user's currently trying to work his way out of a question ban, and well, he's being somewhat enthusiastic about it. There's a few questions here by him on the topic. I strongly suggest that such edits are treated the same as any other edit, and you consider the quality and/or appropriateness of the edits, whether they're useful ...


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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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As it stands I'd say this is a meta tag and deserves absolute burnination. In order for this tag to be useful it must be used with another tag, it is almost never useful on its own. I'd say you probably need separate tags for whatever kind of pinning you are doing, be it public-key-pinning, desktop-pinning, taskbar-pinning, chrome-pinned-tabs, apt-pinned-...


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Are these really distinct versions? Yes. These distinct version tags are used for questions that are specific to a particular version. Not all users have upgraded from older versions. Source Windows 10 version history What is Windows 10 S? Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’...


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Historically, the policy has been allow, but discourage with regards to Windows pre-releases. That's because people googling issues about the production version of Windows may stumble upon questions about problems that have long been fixed, and get misled when they miss the "-preview" in the tag. However, we can't really have a double standard between ...


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Bring on the (temporary) tsunami of unbridled tag destruction. If you happen to be Mayan, you might want to revise your end-of-world predictions. Mark it on your (stone) calendar. or, alternatively: full throttle Bring it on! /me slams quo-hog to the bar with his nose ring


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is my de facto standard of what a good tag is. A good tag is a short, concise, word or phrase that describes what a certain group of questions have in common for the efficiency of searches for a certain topic. I have seen many tags that combine unrelated topics, such as Excel and audio. I think that I would change this tag ...


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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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Yeah, on Super User .post-text a:hover's border-bottom: 1px #6C0000 dotted; is more specific than the border defined for .post-text .post-tag, and the variation in border definitions causes it to flip back and forth between the hover and non-hover states. Tweaking the selector/adding the border definition to the .post-text a.post-tag:hover style should fix ...


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Some PC based applications such as the built-in calendar, mail and other applications can connect to web-apps in order to show your online calendars in a system native, and therefore more intuitive, view. Those applications would definitely be on-topic on Super User and to help narrow down where the problem lies it can be beneficial to know where those ...


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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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You post here asking for it to be blacklisted. It's usually preferable to just remove a bad tag, but if it persistently returns in volume that can't be kept under control by normal retagging, then it becomes appropriate to block it entirely. I've gone ahead and done this now for settings.


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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.


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There is already a tag in use under package-management in a general sense. OneGet's new official spelling reads the same as the existing tag, but without a hyphen, and that would be a mess for mistagging. The only option here then is to: Create a windows-packagemanagement tag (not restricted to version, plus it's 25 characters) Synonymise oneget to the ...


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While I typically wait for feedback on these, most of the questions are product/learning materials/service recs and were closed on review. The tag has been removed.


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Why are there so many different tags for Windows 10? Each Windows 10 feature update has introduced major changes to Windows 10 functionality. There are things that are possible in earlier versions that are no longer possible and features that only exist in later versions. Are these really distinct versions? Having made nearly all the tags for Windows ...


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I cleaned up the tag assignments, so all alpine questions are now about the email client and all alpine-linux questions have only that tag. I added clarification to the alpine wiki excerpt (pending review), but concur that the alpine tag should be renamed alpine-mail, consistent with how it was handled on the Unix & Linux site.


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Done. win10 has been merged into and synonymised with windows-10.


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Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Do you really mean to suggest that computer enthusiasts and power users don't want to run nginx or related software at home because they're enthusiastic and/or power users? Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. ...


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Checking a few yields a few occurences of system: System Volume Information, might use a specific tag, but tag name would then be too long... System Clock, use system-clock? System File / Folder, use system-file or system-files (same for folder tags)? System Disk, used to refer to first / main drive, use system-disk? System Device, why not just call these ...


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I'm willing to add the tag but first I wouldn't mind knowing whether your question is relating to interfacing Windows Phone with a computer or if it is solely to do with mobile phones. Per the help centre mobile phones are off topic it is not about: electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface ...


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On Judaism.SE, posts related to Purim Torah, such as the question "Perl Programming in the Torah", get a big attached disclaimer included within the question's actual text: This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy. Similarly, we questions about bleeding-edge Windows builds should be ...


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There are a lot of people (myself included) who run both Windows and one or more flavors of "*nix". Frankly, the idea that I can't answer Linux-oriented questions from my Windows box because I'm using a Windows box is offensive to me. I consider myself to be just as strong, if not stronger, in my knowledge of the plumbing of the operating system as well as ...


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That question is now gone. As @Doktoro Reichard says, we actually discourage questions that ask for a general comparison between X and Y. Mostly because you could look up the differences yourself, and we'd found that those would also elicit opinion-based answers as well. That being said, I could imagine a question asking how to solve a specific problem you ...


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Before doing this, I like to look at what might have been lost. The following 133 tags have been created by users with < 1500 reputation at the time of creation during the past 365 days and are currently in-use on at least 2 questions: Name Used User Created RepOnCreation ------------------------ ---- ----------------...


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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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Never. "64-bit" can only act as a modifier on other platform information, but there are better platform naming conventions that already include the modifier. Examples of 64-bit platforms: "x86_64" (aka AMD64 aka EM64T), "ARM 64", "Alpha", "Itanium" It's very rare for a question to apply to more than one of these -- the "64-bit" category which encompasses ...


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Each tag should mean exactly one thing, and at the moment, format is used for numerous things, including: disk formatting → formatting, according to its summary is exclusively for this, but is often misused to indicate any structure of information date/time formatting → date-format exists, but is only used for 19 questions at the moment; it might just be ...


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