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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 the tags /scripting and /shell-script be merged?

There are these two - scripting and shell-script. Moreover, scripting is synonymous with script and non-interactive shell-script is synonymous with bash-script and shell-scripting I'm wondering what'...
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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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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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Why are edits for new tag entries getting rejected for changing too much of the original content?

Recently I have been trying to edit/add tag wiki information. Most of my suggested edits are getting approved, but I do notice with the ones rejected (and some reject votes on the accepted ones), they ...
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Killing a few meta-tags (and please write tag wikis)

I just killed best-practises (a misspelling of a meta-tag). I'm not fond of tips-and-tricks, troubleshooting, homework (homework discussion) or unix (unix tag discussion) either. Will anyone speak up ...
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Do we need multiple multi-monitor tags?

Inspired by a recent MSO question, I looked here and found two possibly-overlapping tags: dual-monitor multi-monitor Should we merge them and make dual-monitor a synonym of multi-monitor?
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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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Parallel /parallel tags

The tag parallel has at least three meanings. I propose to disambiguate them and get rid of parallel. Running programs or threads in parallel, i.e. exploiting multiple cores on one computer → ...
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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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"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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Can we retag suspend-related questions from "sleep"→"suspend"?

Of the currently 41 sleep-questions, some (like this one) are about the sleep program; the rest refer to suspend, as in low-power-mode; suspend-to-RAM|disk. (But few questions tagged suspend are about ...
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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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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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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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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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Tag related to ASLR

Yesterday I asked this question(Memory Randomization in Linux) on Unix and Linux forum and I found it a little difficult to select the tag for it. Though I used the tags /stack and /memory but I ...
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aws-cli usage questions go....?

I suppose if you're using an API to run the CLI, that could be asked in Stackoverflow, but might not be best. I don't have the question handy, but saw that a question was closed as off topic because ...
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Unplug the /wireless tag from /wifi

I've been working recently with content falling under the heading Radio Frequency. I've noticed the tag wireless is synonymous with wifi. In fact, it defaults to wifi, and this is reasonable ...
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Use tag indicating distro, as one prepended into HTML title

I have several questions at the moment, that relate to Parted Magic. A tag for this distro has been created, but as other tags I have used in most of these questions have more followers (as expected) ...
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Filters for finding useful answers

Background I was looking at a recently asked question, where the asker was clearly out of their depth with an issue. The gist was essentially "I've got this problem, help please, because I've no ...
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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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nc tag: should it cover ncat, netcat, and/or socat?

I just created the nc tag wiki. In the guidance section, I only talk about nc, but in the description part I breezily list ncat, netcat, and socat as similar programs. My question is whether I should ...
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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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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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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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Proper tag for discussing tun interfaces

I've noticed that many questions about tun network interfaces are tagged with the [tunneling] tag. This doesn't seem appropriate since, as I understand things, such an interface doesn't provide ...
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How should we re-delete the /crash and /error tags?

I'm late to the party, but it seems I'm not the only uninvited guest. The error and crash tags are still around, despite an apparent conclusion back in 2014 to burninate them: Error and crash tags, ...
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How can we organize some tag cleaning?

To organize the work I propose to do one letter by answer (eventually regourping letter with one or two occurences of tag) When I want to tag some question I often fall on tag without description and ...
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