There's a tag, which I think I created, meaning cases when something is not responding. I think that's a useful tag because people use lots of different words to express this situation, so it's otherwise hard to search for.

(Note: I think it's not a meta-tag, because it has a valid, objective meaning. However, I can't see it be used alone — there should be an application or OS tag alongside.)

There's no similar general tag for crashes; do we not need one, or have we not recognized the need for one? Maybe it's enough to just have and . (Side note: please make a synonym .)

There's , with a single question. That one seems too vague to me. Ban?

  • [error] has grown a bit (26 Qs now). I'd rather like to see it gone - way too generic to be useful. Not sure how to "bump" this with no bounty system here...
    – Mat
    Feb 24, 2013 at 8:10

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I think "crash" is vague enough that it doesn't add much as a tag. Freeze is a little more specific.

I'm not particularly keen on , without qualifications. It's too early in the morning for me to be having great ideas, but what occurs to me is grub-error or boot-error.

  • I'd rather leave a question concerning grub error tagged merely as grub.
    – tshepang
    May 1, 2011 at 18:30
  • Outside of KP's ... I would consider crash a valid tag for a program that just die's for whatever reason. May 1, 2011 at 19:10

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