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Should junior-programmer and junior tags be merged?

Should junior-programmer and junior tags be merged? I think so. I would like to hear your opinion.
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Should debug and debugging tags be synonyms? Should they be merged?

Should debug and debugging tags be synonyms? Should they be merged? I think so. I would like to hear your opinion. I am referring to debug tag and debugging tag.
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Career-Transition Tag inappropriate?

The career-transition tag seems intrinsically tied to a type of question relating to Career Advice that is deemed off-topic and inappropriate for the site. Looking at the list of questions that use ...
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Design and software-design tags

Currently, both design (1395 questions) and software-design (79 questions) are tags on the site. Although there may be an extremely minuscule use case for the latter, the questions tagged with it all ...
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Do we need a [chess] tag?

Do you think chess tag is helpful? I introduced it: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/chess World Engineer removed it from: Which paradigm to use for writing chess ...
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Should the thinking tag be removed?

Should the thinking tag be removed? It seems vague, is used in only 13 question, and has only 1 follower. I'm thinking it should be pruned.
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greenfield tag plagiarism

The greenfield tag has a wiki excerpt right now that's a direct copy and paste from Wikipedia. I would correct it with a citation but even then, it's just a single sentence and feels kind of low ...
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The “general” question tag

We have a tag called general. Why do we have this tag? Shall we burn this tag?
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Should there be a 'dogfooding' tag?

Wikipedia definition: Eating your own dog food, also called dogfooding, is a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company (usually, a computer software company) uses its own product ...
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Should tag “Parsing” and “Parser” be merged? How can this be done w/o losing the followers?

There are a number of followers to both the tag Parsing, and Parser but they seem similar in meaning. Rather than retag the questions (and loose the "following status" of one of the tags) is there a ...
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Should we remove the “pythonic” tag?

I just rejected 2 suggested edit to the pythonic tag. Not that the edits were that bad, but it just struck me that this tag seems useless. It's usually used on questions in conjunction with the "...
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What is SDLC tag?

Today I noticed sdlc tag, which has no information written. Anyone know what exactly is it? List of questions with this tag.
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What is the difference between [exact-duplicates] and [duplicate-questions] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between exact-duplicates (16 questions) and duplicate-questions (4 questions) tags? As of now, neither of above have tag wiki; per my reading of handful of questions I randomly ...
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Usefulness of [career-development] and [career-transition] tags

A question was asked today that was a rant followed by a request for career advice on what the OP should do next. @Oded handled commenting to the OP that such questions were off-topic according to the ...
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What to do with the [learning] tag

I have noticed that many questions tagged as learning are closed. I counted in the first 100 questions only 34 were not closed. I think it gives the false impression that questions like "Where can I ...
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Usefulness of [back-end] and [front-end] tags

I came across the back-end and front-end tags today. Honestly, I really don't see any good use for them on our site. First of all, back-end is only used in three questions, one of which is closed. ...
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What is the difference between [class] and [classes] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between class (25 questions) and classes (19 questions) tags? Neither of above have tag wiki, a handful of questions I randomly picked appear to use these as freely ...
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Tag Clean up: The [static] tag could do with some attention

The static tag could do with some attention again. It was cleaned up back in 2012, but over the years has crept back. It looks like it's been used for several purposes and could mean things like ...
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kill the General-Purpose tag

Can we kill the general-purpose tag? Its use is pretty general (pun intended) and seems to be a collection of older questions ranging from bad to acceptable.
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Why do we have a version tag?

We have a version tag. Is this is a useful tag?
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Tag: Synonym TFS with Team Foundation Server

Can we make the following tags a synonym: tfs -> team-foundation-server
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Why no C— tags?

I've noticed that there are various tags for C++, such as: c++ c++03 c++0x & c++11 But there are tags for "c--". Can we add some? I don't have enough reputation to create tags. Links on C--: ...
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C++ tag synonyms

Apparently, there are two duplicate(?) tags: c++11 and c++0x. The only difference between the two is that c++0x was the WIP name before c++11 was finalized (at the last few meetings). For someone ...
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Merge node tags

As far as I can tell, we've got two tags for Node.js: node.js and nodejs. Can we merge them to reduce confusion?
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Burninate then Blacklist the [tutorial] and [tutorials] tags

I feel that the tutorial and the tutorials tags should be blacklisted. They are for the most part called out in the FAQ as off topic, and even when they are non general knowledge and cannot be easily ...
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Career Advice type questions [duplicate]

Perhaps a duplicate of Blacklist [career-advice] (status deferred) The FAQs state (inter alia): and it is not about... general workplace issues, office politics, résumé help, career ...
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Shouldn't the nlp tag be replaced with natural-language-processing?

It seems like nlp should be changed to natural-language-processing and that nlp should be used as a synonym of it instead because it is less apparent what nlp is.
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Can we please merge [definition] tag into [terminology]?

Can we please merge the definition tag into terminology?
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get rid of tag “licence”

Let's get rid of licence tag. Currently, there are 15 questions there. Tag name is misspelled, and the right tag for these questions is already there means the same as another tag - license, which in ...
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What is the `great-programmer` tag?

I recently came across the tag great-programmer. What does this even mean? Is this a garbage tag that should just be removed? For anyone working on the tag clean-up, please watch out for a few ...
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Should the [work-environment] tag be removed?

It seems like questions that would fall under the work-environment tag are very likely to be migrated to The Workplace. Almost every question in the past two months under this tag have been closed and ...
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Ambiguous/useless tag “masters”

masters seems to refer to getting a Master's degree in college, Master is in Master/Slave architecture or Masters as in people who have mastered a craft. I'll note there's also a degree tag. I'm not ...
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Is it possible to request an appeal to a rejected edit?

I suggest this edit yesterday: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/5895 I think that it is a very substantial edit. In first reading the title, there is a substantial ...
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can we please do something about [patterns] tag?

Suggest to make patterns synonym of design-patterns because most of the questions in "patterns" tag currently fit spin-off "pattern" questions that don't fall under "design patterns" into a dedicated ...
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review of [space] tag

Another tag for collective review: space has four links. Two are recent, and very similar to each other referencing space from the Mars probe. The third has space as the 5th tag, and it's discussing ...
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Blacklist [subjective]

I thought subjective was blacklisted already, but it made its way onto a recent question. It's one of the unholy trinity of bad meta-tags: can it be blacklisted here?
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Burninate the [work] tag

There's a work tag. Looks like it was missed in the Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup Burninate/cleanup? Seems like a likely target of off topic questions, so I'd recommend going through ...
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Is there a way to flag “bad” tags?

I know I can remove flags from individual posts (given enough rep) but I mean to flag the tag itself. For example, there is a tag called evil for which I can't imagine any useful cohesion between ...
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Tag merge / Synonym request: [programming-languages] --> [languages]

programming-languages - 774 questions languages - 52 questions They're the same thing people! At least in the sense that we use it (seeing that we have a spoken-languages tag), they are used the same ...
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Kill the [help] tag

Most, if not all, people that use the site need help. So why do we have help? Let's kill it!
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Question tagged training was closed as off topic

Why was this question closed as off-topic? It was tagged training and when you look at the definition of the tag training: You may use this tag when your question revolves around for example: ...
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Kill The [carreer] Tag

Really. We just cleaned up the career tag, and now we have a carreer tag? Let's poke it with a stick. Or better yet, just kill the dang thing. It has one question and that question is closed.
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [software-development] [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 Welcome to the third structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [software-engineering] [closed]

Welcome to the second structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for proposals, the second round goes to the software-engineering tag, with 84 current questions. The tag has been ...
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How to know what tags are valid?

How do I know what tags should and should not be used on this site? I know you discuss a few here in meta, but what makes that official? I have re-tagged two posts in the last week to only see ...
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Why is Best-Practices Tags black listed?

Referring to this: Please blacklist [best-practices] Why is tags [best practices] tag blacklisted anyway? Does it define any ambiguity or does it cater to poor quality answers? Or is there some ...
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Get rid of [untagged] tag

Recently I have come across the untagged tag. Why do we have this tag? Isn't the point of tags to keep the site organized? Currently, there are only 2 questions with this tag. It shouldn't be to ...
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Should [svn] and [subversion] be tag synonyms?

svn has 71 questions with a wiki summary. subversion has 29 questions but no wiki summary. Should subversion map to svn? If yes, please could someone with enough rep do so?
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [career] [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 Welcome to the first structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for proposals, the ...
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Is there any correlation with the number of tags used and the quality of a question?

Do more tags mean a better question? a worse question? Is this even a relevant metric? I feel like more tags are indicative of an unfocused question or a question that is desperate for answers. Any ...