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The following tags don't have very many questions tagged, but could be misused in the future. If promoted, they should be removed ...
There really shouldn't be a shopping tag, because just shopping is explicitly off-topic as you mention. We rarely blacklist tags though, so it reappears whenever someone gets it into their mind to tag a question as such.
I would like to take this opportunity to point out, however, that questions realted to shopping can be OK if written appropriately. A ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Although questions about facebook itself are off topic, applications connecting with facebook are on topic, as long as they are not mobile applications.
I am thinking about facebook integration for chat clients, like pidgin and other software that interacts with facebook. Also there are browser plugins for facebook, like social fixer which might ...
Yes, mono contains 39 questions, so it should be easy to just retag those about the Mono framework to mono-framework and leave mono for audio.
If these are more than 10 questions, you shold probably consider not editing them all at once to avoid cluttering the front page.
In this case
You're absolutely right, even though only a single question uses the tag as referring to the file extension.
The leading dot makes it clear that it refers to a file extension, so there's absolutely no way it could stand for something else (as long as there's no well-known Unix dot file, like .bashrc, by that name). It's likely just an accident ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Split the tag to:
for various media: audio-filter, image-filter, video-filter
ffmpeg-filter (make synonym of video-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.
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 ...
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.
There should be no chdir tag – keep in mind that we have the *nix cd command. Nobody would really use it, and it wouldn't make sense to use "chdir" for something that is well known as "cd". If I were to write a question about cding to a directory, which tag would I use, except for "cd"?
The other way round though, we can just use "compact disc" for the CD.
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...