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Alias macOS to OS X?

These should be synonyms, but macos, being the currently preferred name of the OS, should be the master, and the other tags synonyms of it. That doesn't match the current suggestion.
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

I think it's a bit of a moot point. I skimmed through the questions tagged x, and the vast majority are Linux systems (so running X11), with the rare exceptions for X11 on macOS. There's no question ...
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What's the return status of the exit code?

After seeing the additional data, I'm leaning towards this idea: base tag: exit-status (a new tag, utilizing the current return-status excerpt & wiki) synonyms: exit-code, return-status, and ...
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Make "historical-unix" history!

historical-unix is not a synonym of history at all. It's about Unix as a product, before there were multiple vendors. Pretty much any question about historical-unix would deserve the tag history, ...
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Do we need separate tags for the levels of raid?

They have different performance and redundancy characteristics. Probably more importantly here, they have different steps to handle recoverable failures, different things to attempt recovery in a ...
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

EFI and UEFI refer to different versions of the same thing. In the mid 1990s, Intel began working on an improvement over the PC BIOS in order to work well with the more powerful machines they were ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

I can't see a difference in the type of questions that have one tag or the other. People seem to indifferently use one or the other. Since the libvirt library and the libvirtd daemon interact with ...
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Alias macOS to OS X?

Yes, I think they should be synonyms; I’ve added a candidate on the osx synonyms page, feel free to vote it up or down.
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

You’re right that they’re they same. According to the Polkit Wikipedia article, Since version 0.105, released in 2015 the name of the project was changed from PolicyKit to polkit. Also, the tag ...
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Merge "automount" and "automounting" tags

I think those should indeed be merged, yes. And this is precisely how to get it done: post on meta, see if everyone agrees and wait until the mods do their jobs. So, unless anyone objects, I'll be ...
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Do we need separate tags for the levels of raid?

In my opinion (as a storage engineer, so appreciate my perspective might differ from most of U&L): RAID variant is a configuration detail. If you are here asking a question about RAID, then there ...
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What's the purpose of source vs. source-code tags?

I don't think it makes sense to have a tag for the shell builtin source specifically. It's not that special a feature that it wouldn't just fit under shell-script (or bash, which is what most of those ...
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Overlap between "software-installation" and "package-management"

I saw those edits today, and wondered the same thing -- thank you for bringing it up on Meta for discussion! IMHO, package-management covers both the installation and the removal aspects (besides ...
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Can we have a [wsl]->[windows-subsystem-for-linux] synonym?

I've proposed the wsl alias for the windows-subsystem-for-linux tag. Looks like there's only 13 users that qualify for voting on the alias at the moment (myself not included), so we'll need to get ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Writing an Answer to put this post into the Active Question list of Meta. I've created a synonym between the two and am prepared to merge them. Merging: "retags all questions tagged with another tag –...
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Unalias rename and mv

I imagine rename was meant to refer to the action of renaming, not the actual tool, but there's no tag wiki to be sure. I don't know where you came up with 169, but the synonym only took effect 40 ...
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What is the intended difference between the 'wifi' and 'wireless' tags? Should they be merged?

Examining the 50 most recent wireless questions, all were about wifi. Braiam previously fixed one that was also tagged Bluetooth (one out of all 317 tagged wireless). So wireless is overwhelmingly ...
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Why are there tags for "jobs" and "job-control"?

job-control is mostly used for shell job control, i.e. most questions revolve around &, fg, bg, nohup, disown. jobs is used mainly for job control but also for background processes. (And ...
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Do we need /efi or just /uefi?

Merging makes sense for the most part, the only significant user visible difference that has made itself felt is secure boot, which is only available in uefi. If you turn off secure boot the typical ...
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Tag synonyms: xattr vs. extended-attributes

I don't think these should be synonyms. xattr is a specific tool, provided out-of-the-box on some platforms, and "extended attributes" is a concept and filesystem feature that is accessed many ways, ...
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Tag cleanup: time vs time-utility

time is an ambiguous tag. It's used to mean several things, at least: The time utility and shell builtin. These are sufficiently close to use the same tag: time-utility. Examples: 1 2 Measuring the ...
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Merge or synonymize tags 'mate' and 'mate-desktop'

Good catch, thanks. However, mate-desktop should be the master since that is unambiguous (the word mate has many meanings). I have now made mate a synonym of mate-desktop and have merged the two so ...
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Should version specific tags for [gnome] be abandoned now that GNOME changed versioning?

It might be worth considering the merit of a gnome-legacy tag to catch GNOME 1.x / 2.x cases, and a gnome tag for all versions in the new paradigm.
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"hdd" should be a synonym of "hard-disk"

And this is status-completed. I just retagged all the questions which is applicable the tag. Along the way I removed the hard and drive tags. Wait until 00:00 UTC for the changes being done.
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What is the intended difference between the 'wifi' and 'wireless' tags? Should they be merged?

Since wireless can be loosely interpreted as anything that transmit data using non-wired medium (RF, wifi, et al) I suggest just renaming wireless to wifi and done. No synonym. Of course it will be ...
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What is the intended difference between the 'wifi' and 'wireless' tags? Should they be merged?

The wireless tag has now been merged with wifi and a synonym created.
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The tag "on-topic" should be synonyms of the tag "scope"

Turns out there was already a suggested synonym which I have now approved. I also removed the off-topic tag from the three questions that had it. So, on-topic is now a synonym of scope.
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"log" tag should be made a synonym of "logs"

Merged, log → logs synonym added.
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Make "historical-unix" history!

Well, it's a proposed synonym now, though still needs some votes: https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/history/synonyms https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms
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Can [resolvconf] be made a synonym of the [resolv.conf] tag?

They are not synonyms. resolvconf is a software utility that manages /etc/resolv.conf. Please do a bit more research than blindly trusting tag wikis. Unfortunately, tag wiki quality tends to be pretty ...
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