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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

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 ...
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Why are there multiple versions of windows-10 tags?

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 ...
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Why do we have the google-calendar tag if we can't ask questions about it here?

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, ...
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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

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. ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

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 ...
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Why are there multiple versions of windows-10 tags?

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 ...
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Merge tags windows-10 and win10

Done. win10 has been merged into and synonymised with windows-10.
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Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

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 ...
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New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

It is unlikely because its a meta tag. The 'quality' of a question doesn't entirely rely on specific subject matter expertise. Its about showing your research or lack thereof and giving folks the ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

As the tags have effectively been cleaned up and split by fixer1234 I have gone ahead and merged alpine into alpine-mail Merge Results updating post history, 29 rows affected (pipe delimited) ...
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Take away the chinese tag

As I understand it, many language-related issues are specific to the language. Tags for the individual languages are more likely to get the right people to see these questions. This seems useful and ...
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The scope of the [windows] tag

I think the tag is still accurate. The generic Windows tag doesn't actually imply that solutions should work with every version of Windows from the dawn of time to the distant future. Bear in mind ...
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Can we have "drive" as a separate tag?

drive would be a meta tag. We don't like meta tags because they require more information in the question or in other tags for them to be useful. They are rarely useful on their own. For example: for ...
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Add Windows 11 tag

Since Windows 11 released this morning, the tag should be made for people who have questions about Windows 11. Windows 11 was announced it was not actually released. However, I already created it, ...
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Should Windows users be allowed to comment on *nix tagged questions?

It can be generally observed that there is a difference in aptitude and attitude between Windows users, and Linux/BSD/OSX (*nix) users. That's massively elitist. Not to mention dosen't scale at all. ...
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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

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 ...
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Why are some tags grey and some are light grey?

Meta sites have compulsory tags, of at least one you need to have. bug and discussion are compulsory. tags is not. There's a third type of tag called a status tag that only mods and staff can use ...
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Why no tag for AnyDesk, and can it be created?

The main reason is probably that the users creating questions lack the reputation to create a new tag. Creation of a new tag requires 300 reputation. Apart from yourself at a quick glance it appears ...
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Who can I contact if I want to create a new tag, but I don't have the reputation points?

As you found, all users - not just site moderators - with sufficient reputation can create tags. Therefore, you can ask right here on meta! If there are existing questions that should have the tag, ...
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Please merge [tag:extended-desktop] [tag:multiple-desktop]

Although extend-display would be the most correct in my opinion, I feel like a lot of people would use extend-desktop if they didn't think about it. But the tag usage frequency seems to prove me wrong....
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Is there a reason why the tag "slackware" cannot be edited?

According to the edit history, the post was deleted "by the community": I guess you can't edit a tag wiki that has been deleted. Turns out what happened here was that the original wiki was suggested ...
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Reopen request for "Installing fltk on VirtualBox"

Well, the question does show a certain amount of lack of research, and the question as is is really poor quality. I wouldn't count it as a good question. I'm not a fan of spoon feeding either, and ...
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Is Zoom video conferencing tool on-topic for superuser?

It is only on-topic where the problem is with or in using the desktop PC based client. If your problem is with the Android application then there would be Android Enthusiasts or for Apple devices you ...
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Can somebody of rank create a tag #albert for me?

I've recognized developers of tmux, WinSCP, FFmpeg, GNU Parallel and Rufus answering questions involving their software. Personally I think it's great developers provide support here (on Stack ...
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Tag wiki should provide guidance on [zoom] vs [zoom-meeting]

Speaking from experience, you really need a moderator to rename the tag. Excerpt guidance is always helpful, but the tag needs to be clear. The reason is that few people pay attention to excerpts and ...
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InCopy tag creation request

You question is only "if this program is needed", not actually about using Adobe Incopy. The tag you want is not relevant in this case. We have a suggested edit reject reason that is ...
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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

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 ...
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Alias nvidia to nvidia-graphics-card

nvidia is a manufacturer meta tag that has already been deprecated. See Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again. A separate, synonomized nvidia tag isn't really needed because as soon as the ...
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New tag request: "elinks"

I created the tag and tagged your question. I also created a barebones wiki entry since I'm not familiar with it. You might want to propose an edit to it once mine goes through the review process.
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Correcting tags on a question (Rejected Edit - Why?)

This is the suggested edit in question: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/849224 I see that PeterH voted to reject the edit, but one minute later, a subsequent edit caused your edit to be ...
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