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Add new tag "vdo"?

I do not have enough reputation to create a new tag on this site, therefore I propose to add the tag here. Hope this is the right (or at least not very wrong) approach. The Virtual Data Optimizer (...
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remove "learning" tag

We have the "learning" tag which only has 5 questions at the time of writing. However, as I checked none of these questions are suitable to https://unix.stackexchange.com when knowing that ...
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Can [resolvconf] be made a synonym of the [resolv.conf] tag?

I think they should be made synonyms. They refer to the exact same thing even. Here's the tag wiki for resolv.conf: The resolv.conf file contains information that is read by the resolver (a set of C ...
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should there be a getopt tag?

I just answered a question about getopt and then edited it to remove some irrelevant tags. I also wanted to add a getopt tag but it wouldn't let me because it's too similar to getopts. getopt is not ...
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Re-tagging text-processing questions

This question is a follow-up to How to use the text-processing tag effectively? Recently, a question on text processing was tagged as linuxshell-scriptawksedgrep. The question itself didn't mention ...
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Suggestion for new tag: toml (or structured-document-format)

I wonder if there is room for a new tag that could be applied to question relating to TOML (Tom's Obvious Minimal Language), a structured document format similar to YAML and JSON, mainly used for ...
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Should the tag for the Zoom video conferencing app be [zoom] or [zoom-meeting] or something else?

Over on Ask Ubuntu, we had a discussion somewhat recently due to the frequent mistagging of zoom (for the functionality of zooming in/out) vs zoom-meeting (our tag for the Zoom video conferencing app)...
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Exec tag being used for Find questions

Several users are associating the exec tag (244 questions) with Find's -exec option. Find && Exec tagged questions amounts to almost the half of that value (105 questions). The tag's ...
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Is virtualization always a virtual machine?

Here in Unix and Linux Stack Exchange I used the virtualization tag and it was changed to virtual-machine automatically. A virtual computing machine is a machine, a virtual operating system is a ...
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Should we have specific tags for individual machine-readable code types?

A new tag qr-code has recently been created. I voted "reject" in the "suggested edit" review as I felt it was not a good idea to have a tag describing a specific machine-readable ...
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Is it possible to complete tags when searching questions?

When writing a question, tags can be completed just by starting to write a word. However when searching for questions with specific tags, input like "[bla" does not complete. I wonder how ...
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Overlap between "software-installation" and "package-management"

There has been recent effort by a new community member to tag (in particular old) questions related to software installation with the software-installation tag. Since this also includes questions ...
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Suggest tag deletion

How can I suggest a tag deletion? I guess this is some privilege after some rep points. But in general, is there a process for any user to suggest a new tag or the deletion of an existing tag? For now,...
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Compton to Picom Retag

The most actively developed fork of Compton (used by most distros) has been renamed Picom. https://github.com/yshui/picom/issues/222 Should we adjust the tags (compton) accordingly or at least add a ...
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Can anyone add a 'remi' tag

Since I don't have enough reputation, someone else coud do it: add a tag for questions regarding the remi repository. I would name the tag 'remi'. If I search for remi, I get 135 results. So IMO it ...
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Poorly defined tag, "mitigation"

I see a newly created tag, mitigation created just a short while ago. It seems to me that it's got far too narrow a scope (kernel exploits). I couldn't see anywhere to flag the tag itself for (re)...
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Lets combine all the awk tags

UPDATE: all awk variant tags have now been defined to be synonyms for the one tag, awk, so the below discussion is now only retained by request for historical purposes. Not really looking for an ...
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Should we have a tag for problems in old computers?

I think that there's a great distinction between the problem handling approach in new and old hardware. By old I mean those of the early 2000's, with 2GB of RAM or less, 32bit, etc. Shouldn't we have ...
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datascience-anaconda env isn't being loaded - a better name might be needed

After a Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda, we got installer-anaconda and datascience-anaconda. Since that time, we have had 10 non-deleted questions in installer-anaconda, of which 6 are ...
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Rename [iproute] to [iproute2]?

iproute2 is the package name for the utility /sbin/ip and its peripherals. iproute OTOH leans strongly towards the ip route subcommand. While I admit that ip route is probably the most used subcommand ...
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Should there be a ubuntu-regolith or regolith tag?

I just asked a question: How to get stacking layout in Regolith Linux? I felt my tagging options were insufficient. The ubuntu tag requests that you only use it if the question is about Ubuntu. Well, ...
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What is the Linux tag for?

When should the linux tag be used? Should it be added to any question when the OP is using Linux? Should it only be used when the question is about the Linux kernel or GNU/Linux operating systems? I'...
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Do we need to git a new tag for Git Bash questions?

I'm seeing some questions lately pertaining to "git bash" or "gitbash" and had to go look to see if this was something different from windows-subsystem-for-linux, and it seems that it is different. I ...
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How should we use [fingerprint]s?

There's a suggested edit to the fingerprint wiki defining it as the biometric fingerprint. But the actual use is rather mixed: there are several questions talking about key fingerprints (~1/3rd of the ...
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Tag statistics - what does 'Score [NN] Posts [NN] Posts % [NN] mean?

I was wondering what the statistics stand for that are shown on my main profile page related to the "Top tags": Score [NN] Posts [NN] Posts % [NN] N = number I am especially curious about ...
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Should we add a [trackpad] tag?

I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

Questions tagged x This tag can be used for questions regarding the X Window System. For X Version 11 you can use the tag x11. I guess people know they are running X, but they are less confident ...
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What is the [history-expansion] tag for, and does it add any value?

While reviewing existing tags (I was looking for Incident Response/Investigation related subjects) I came across the history-expansion tag. Without a wiki definition I had to look at questions already ...
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What can the Kali-Linux tag excerpt say to help those askers?

Following on from Why are Kali questions hated so much? and Why I closed the "Why is Kali so hard" question, and in the spirit of making things better, let's do something about the tag ...
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What's the return status of the exit code?

Which do we want to keep and which should be synonymed to the other? return-status, with 118 questions, says: Use this tag If your question revolves around determining or utilizing the return status (...
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Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda

Seems like the vast majority of questions here with the tag anaconda refer to issues with the Anaconda Python and R Data Science package, yet the formal definition of the anaconda tag here is "...
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Reconsider the "buffer" tag?

This tag is for questions about kernel buffer caches, including pipe buffers. These are used to store the recently accessed files and/or frequently accessed files. Many questions use the cache tag ...
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Tag to use for `/usr/bin/install`

The install tag has the description: DO NOT USE THIS TAG. Use /software-installation or /system-installation instead. If this tag should not be used AT ALL, should its questions (63 of them) be ...
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Wrong prompt when editing questions with disallowed tag

When editing a question with tag that isn't allowed, the message below is shown which incorrectly uses 'Your answer' instead of 'Your edit': Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Tag-merge syscalls -> system-calls

There are two tags that seem to be split with the same meaning, syscalls system-calls Perhaps the top could become a tag-synonym of the bottom?
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Make "historical-unix" history!

history has over 300 questions about “The history of Unix systems and their main components”. There's also historical-unix which has 24 questions but no usage guidance or tag wiki – which is also ...
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New tag for Clear Linux

There are tags for distro-specific questions like arch-linux, manjaro, mandriva linux-mint, - debian, ubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu, kubuntu, chrubuntu, ubuntu-mate, elementary-os, kali-linux fedora, ...
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Update [epiphany] tag to [gnome-web], with [epiphany] as a synonym

The GNOME web browser is no longer called Epiphany, it is called GNOME Web, so the tag should be gnome-web. This follows the example of gnome-keyring and so on. Epiphany is still the "code name" so ...
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Remove /duplicate tag

Questions with the tag duplicate cover duplicate files, duplicate packages, duplicate lines and many more. Even if restricted to a specific usage, I can't think of any advantage of this tag, so I ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

I frequently observe that people inadvertently choose the tag alpine (an email client) instead of alpine-linux. See the recent question sshpass not functioning in alpine linux. I suggest to remove ...
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Are tag wikis mostly just for Stack Overflow?

The idea of "tag wikis" that I've always had has been, more or less, just a quick definition of terms, perhaps with a distinction made between the tag under discussion and another similarly ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Shouldn't libvirt and libvirtd tags be merged?
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Tag not available

Problem: I just noticed that there’s a high-avability tag with 1 follower, no tag wiki and no usage guidance. It’s obviously a mis-spelling of high-availability (which doesn’t exist as a tag). ...
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Should journald be part of logs tag

I do know there is a special tag for systemd-journald, but I believe it to be special case of logging, synonym of logs. My issue being in the definition of logs (emphasis mine): Configuring or ...
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

What is the difference between policykit and polkit tag?
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Set the display-settings tag in order

The display-settings tag is used in a pretty generic way by people who want to change something related to their display, whether it's monitor arrangement, GPU tuning, window manager decorations, etc. ...
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"You ... you complete me" said the autocomplete tag

Calling all those interested in helping the site and potentially gaining a tag editor or research assistant badge! We have a tag with an old, copy-pasted excerpt & wiki that could use some ...
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Controlling the control flow tag

I recently added Usage Guidance and the first version of a tag wiki for control-flow. A few (about 6) questions using this tag actually refer to the similarly-named but distinct concept of terminal ...
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Can you polish up the chrome tag?

Calling all those interested in helping the site and potentially gaining a tag editor or research assistant badge! We have a tag with an old, copy-pasted excerpt & wiki that could use some ...
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Removal of the [failure] tag

Speak now if you want to defend the failure tag. I believe it to be a meta-tag that: does not "describe the content of the question" can't work as the only tag on a question commonly means different ...
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