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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 is the Linux tag for?

In my opinion, this tag should only be used for cases where a question is asking about how a Linux OS works. Not when the OP just happens to be using Linux, and not as a way of stating that the OP is ...
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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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Remove [localhost]

I don't see much of a use case for it. You can just remove it from the post; unused tags are deleted daily, so it'll get removed automatically
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

A windows subsystem for Linux makes me think of X11, some subsystem to manage windows on Linux. After googling it, it looks more like it's some Microsoft product to run GNU/Unix/Ubuntu applications ...
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Removal of the [failure] tag

I agree with your logic and IMO it should be removed.
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What can the Kali-Linux tag excerpt say to help those askers?

We are barking up the wrong tree. We can put whatever we want in the excerpt and the wiki, and it won't make any difference to any but a vanishingly small proportion of askers. What we should do is ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

I moved all existing alpine posts into either alpine-linux or alpine-mail. I also put in a request to blacklist the tag since it still exists on Stack Overflow (where it's the distro), Super User (...
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Suggestion for new tag: toml (or structured-document-format)

We already have format-specific tags such as yaml and json, so I think it would make sense to create toml. One advantage I see to having a format-specific tag, rather than a generic tag for all ...
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Adding a tag which refers to the best answer in the case of /sed and /awk when there is also /text-processing?

Tags help display questions to the right people. They don't mainly function to describe a question. Tags are mainly additive, not subtractive. People follow tags to hear about new questions in those ...
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Delete the /career tag

The questions that have the tag are correctly tagged, they are about careers. So don't edit the questions to remove the tag. Most of the questions with this tag are already closed. If we decide we ...
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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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This criquet needs help!

I've cleaned up the jessie and stretch tags. As I understand it, if the tags don't get any new content they should be automatically deleted.
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What can the Kali-Linux tag excerpt say to help those askers?

Q&As about Kali Linux, a Linux distribution based on Debian that is specifically intended for use by security specialists, not as a general-purpose operating system. Please read the information ...
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

The tag length limit has been raised, so windows-subsystem-for-linux is now a valid tag name.
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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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Tag-merge syscalls -> system-calls

I’ve created the relevant synonym, all it needs now is votes. Any user with an answer score of 5 or more on system-calls can vote! I had misread the requirements previously, it turns out there are ...
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Re-tagging text-processing questions

Should tool-specific tags be used on questions that do not explicitly ask for how to do this with a specific tool, or that do not describe problems arising from the (incorrect) use of a specific tool ...
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Quality-based tag for novice questions

I'm not sure if this is a serious question, based on the tag name suggestions, but no. It took Stack Overflow years to eradicate meta tags. I didn't even know we had a humor tag, but it's fortunately ...
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

I'm in favor of windows-subsystem-linux as it starts with "windows", and so jumps out in our short list of tags that start with "windows"; and Windows is the base OS. WSL could be a synonym, just in ...
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The uphill battle for /alpine

alpine-mail should work, providing alpine is removed so people can't inadvertently use it.
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Delete the /career tag

Yes, as far as I'm concerned. I don't see any point in career and can't really imagine any question that would be on topic and fit that tag. Unless anyone objects, we can just remove the tag from ...
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Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda

I'll propose a solution to Answer this; please indicate (with voting) if this is a direction you like or not! These differ from the proposal in the Question mainly in swapping the nouns around. new ...
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How should we use [fingerprint]s?

I think that we should split it up into two clearer tags: fingerprint-authentication, for biometric fingerprinting, and key-fingerprint, for key fingerprints We would then retag all questions with ...
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What is the Linux tag for?

We can discuss anything we want, but without the effort to actually enforce a meaning for linux, we are wasting our time. If anyone wants a definitive solution, that is, one that will not be a ...
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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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Tag Synonym: "Container" and "Containers"

I’ve created the corresponding suggestion.
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
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Cleanup of the packaging tags

Everything in your first four points can be merged into package-management, but specific package manager tags (apt, yum) and package format tags (rpm, deb) should stay as-is. Specific package manager ...
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