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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

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 ...
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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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Poke a hole in "Pinning"

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 ...
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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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What to do about the Windows Insider Program?

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 ...
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Should we be having periodic, full throttle cleanups?

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: ...
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Should we delete the [homework] tag?

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 ...
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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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Burninate "knowledge-base"

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 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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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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Merge tags windows-10 and win10

Done. win10 has been merged into and synonymised with windows-10.
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Could someone be nice enough to add windows-phone-8.1 as a tag to superuser.com?

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 ...
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What to do about tag [oneget]?

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 ...
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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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What to do about the Windows Insider Program?

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 ...
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Replace the `Surface` tag?

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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Raise the minimum rep needed to create new tags

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 ...
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What is the purpose of [64-bit] and [32-bit]?

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" (...
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Should the tag [format] exist/be split/clarified?

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 ...
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How to avoid posting on the wrong site when a tag tells me it's on topic but the mods tell me otherwise

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 ...
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The DOS tag is ambiguous

This tag has been burned and blacklisted: Please help to clean up untagged
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Managing user who edit only tags of several questions

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 ...
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Notify a rejected or accepted edit

You stated: 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 ...
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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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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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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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