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For generic storage topics, there's already storage and block-device. For specific types of volume, there's lvm, device-mapper, etc. So I think we should just get rid of the uses of volume for storage topics, by retagging to existing tags. Eyeballing it, that's maybe 15 questions to retag. Once we've done that, we should rename volume to something less ...


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No. Our question volume is pretty low. Our most used distro tag (debian) got four questions in the last 24h. Our 2nd most used (ubuntu) got two. Things where this might make a little sense, like rhel got zero question in the last 24h. It's hard to see that overwhelming our Debian or Ubuntu experts. And our RHEL experts must have fallen asleep at the ...


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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 here that's about X but using something other than X11, so the very existence of x can't be justified.


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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, because it hasn't been a current product for decades. But the converse is not true. historical-unix has a distinct meaning and must stay. Overall the tag has ...


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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 return-code I've created the exit-status tag and populated it with the return-status excerpt and wiki (slightly modified to say "exit status" instead of "return ...


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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 using Linux. Tags should describe the question and help guide experts to questions they can answer. So the linux tag should only be used when the question is ...


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gnu-screen was already set up as a synonym of screen. That means that anyone attempting to tag with gnu-screen would end up with screen. I have now reversed the synonym so anyone tagging with screen will get gnu-screen instead. I've also retagged the questions you linked to.


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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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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 on Microsoft Windows operating systems, rather than something like wine to run MS Windows applications on Linux-based systems as the name would suggest. IMO, ...


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I agree with your logic and IMO it should be removed.


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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 ask SE for a tag warning, a la this warning implemented in Ask Ubuntu. I think the feature is still buggy (IIRC if you post the question right after adding the ...


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I don't recall seeing a question about LVM1 on this site. It was already obsolete by the time this site started. So for all intents and purposes lvm and lvm2 are currently equivalent. I favor merging them, and making lvm the main tag. (Only moderators can do this.) If an incompatible LVM3 comes along, we can start using lvm3 for it. Then make lvm2 the main ...


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Blacklisted:


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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 (where it's the mail client), and Server Fault (where it's not specified), and all of them migrate to us regularly. Edit: I'm told that now that the tag is fully ...


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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 tags. Its possible to ignore tags as well, but that's only kali-linux ;-). So for the most part, adding a tag adds audience; removing a tag removes audience. ...


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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 don't want career-related questions, then we should finish the job: close and delete the undesirable questions. Once there are no non-deleted questions with the ...


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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 building. The result was an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), and Intel still hosts the version of the specification they published in 2002. In 2005, Intel ...


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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 structured document formats, is that it will separate the format-specific tools as well. Instead of having a lengthy catalog of formats and tools in a generic tag ...


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I support this proposal. The two versions of grub share a name but are configured and managed in ways that make answers or suggestions meant for one innapropriate for the other. Additionally, grub2 has enough new features that it will function in installations that either grub won't (EFI) or is difficult (/ on lvm,raid). Getting rid of grub in favor of grub-...


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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 each other, and there is no alternative implementation of either as far as I know, very few issues involve only the library or only the daemon. Furthermore, “...


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I think the use of format to mean creating a file system is going to be hard to eradicate. As you point out, most people won't know what mkfs is while format is a household term. This is always going to be a hard tag to deal with since it can be used to mean so many different things. The best solution I can see would be to blacklist the tag. Then, when ...


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I think it is ok to have both the generic [shell] tag and a specific shell tag on a question. My interpretation of this answer supports this. That question is about tagging programming questions on SO and Shog9 recommends two tags -- language and API. This is essentially a broad topic and a drilled down specific topic. For the specific case you mention:...


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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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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 for Kali Linux questions and answers that is linked-to in the corner of this box. Kali Linux is a security-related Linux-based operating system, derived from ...


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My first impression is that kernel-drivers should be merged into drivers, and module was created by someone who typed kernel module as separate words and grew from there. This is to be confirmed by browsing through the questions list which I haven't done yet. Only 16 questions are tagged module but not kernel-modules or kernel. 8 of these are about Linux ...


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The tag length limit has been raised, so windows-subsystem-for-linux is now a valid tag name.


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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 wiki excerpt for policykit is a copy of the first line of the above Wikipedia article, Polkit (formerly PolicyKit) is a component for controlling system-wide ...


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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 quite a few users meeting the requirements. (The answer score is the number of upvotes on answers in the tag, minus the number of downvotes on answers in the tag.)


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Do others think we need this tag? For that questions I normally ask myself "Myself, what is x509?" and myself answers with a wikipedia dump: In cryptography, X.509 is an ITU-T standard for a public key infrastructure (PKI) and Privilege Management Infrastructure (PMI). X.509 specifies, amongst other things, standard formats for public key certificates, ...


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Yes there is. First of all, lets have a little background on how tags work and what they should be used for. The tagging guidelines can be found on the main meta site, here and they are also explained in the Help Center, here. The following points are relevant to this discussion: Tag from the general to the specific. Include at least one broad tag and ...


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