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 ...
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 ...
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-...
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’...
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 ...
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.
Bring it on! /me slams quo-hog to the bar with his nose ring
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
You should read each tag's description before you apply it to a question (or post the question):
Google Spreadsheets is a part of the Google Docs web app suite. Questions about Google Spreadsheets are off topic and should be asked on webapps.stackexchange.com, unless they specifically involve your computer or browser.
(It's said that since 2011.)
Your last point is wrong. ConEmu and Console2 are not shells (to use the *nix term), they're terminal emulators, much like the default conhost.
cmd.exe is more equivalent to *nix shells like bash and zsh, though I don't think it's that great of a tag - perhaps "Windows Command Processor", which is in the description field of cmd.exe. Or "Windows Command ...
I've the feeling he's doing that just for gaining reputation. This way
he forces also reviewers to spend time checking his edits, instead of
working on higher quality ones. Should / can we do something with this
You are applying way too much psychology here. Honestly who cares? If the edits are good, approve them. If you disagree with them, ...
It is possible that he/she forgets about that edit and miss even the comment that sometimes are given with the rejection.
Unlikely, as the next time they submit an edit they will see a warning about the last reject:
Kevin implemented this as described below. One rejected edit will
produce the following warning:
That links back ...
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 perfectly reasonable to me.
Instead of burning these tags, I suggest that we edit the tag wiki excerpts to specify proper usage. E.g.,
Use this tag for ...
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 that the tag is associated with the question rather than the answers. The answers should be responsive to the question but beyond that, answers can address ...
As the tags have effectively been cleaned up and split by fixer1234 I have gone ahead and merged alpine into alpine-mail
updating post history, 29 rows affected (pipe delimited)
updating posts, 26 rows affected (pipe delimited)
removing/renaming old tag, 1 rows affected tag
remapping of [alpine-mail] and [alpine] complete!
remapping 0 ...