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Should we rename tags subjected to the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative?

So our first round of proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative is about to close, and it's looking like career will be first up to the chopping block. Career questions are tricky in that ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups This is a call for proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. Provide one proposal per post A tag cleanup proposal is a tag, or a ...
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Performance, website-performance, software-performance, performance-tools and job-performance tags

Currently, there are five tags containing "performance" in their title: performance (141, 38) “Questions related to improving application performance [...]”, software-performance (10, 4) No wiki ...
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Tag Merge: development-process, development-methodologies, methodology, development-methodology

development-process (223x) development-methodologies (47x) methodology (47x) development-methodology (1x) There are also questions tagged process (3x) and processes (5x). All 3 questions tagged ...
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How should I go about getting rid of bad tags en masse?

I'd like to help deal with many of the bad tags on Programmers, but I'm not sure how to deal with them properly. What should I keep in mind as I work through a bad tag?
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Should [client-relations] be merged into [customer-relations]?

We have a tag, client-relations1, that's for questions about developer-client interactions: how to manage expectations, provide client services, and other such things. We also have a tag, customer-...
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Tag merge: [web] → [web-development]

We have two general "web" tags1 in the context of software development: web-development (680 questions) web (104 questions) Is there any reason why these can't be merged? Are there specific examples ...
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Should we consider cleaning up tag wikis and tag descriptions as well?

This seems to be something that could very easily be coupled with Mark Trapp's idea for Structured Tag Clean-Up. In addition to identifying bad tags, we can also identify and prioritize good tags that ...
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Request for comment: structured tag cleanups

So one of the major problems we have on Programmers is the proliferation of bad tags. We've had a number of discussions and posse requests for different tags, but killing a tag—when it's even possible—...
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Removing the [homework] tag

The homework tag is a meta tag, it adds nothing to the question and can removed without adversely affecting the question. It has recently resurfaced. I made a start removing the tag from the most ...
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remove [canadian-law] tag?

should we remove the canadian-law tag that was created per request of this question? I think it just opens the door to create too many different [country-law] tags that aren't that useful. I think [...
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Do we need a [code] or [coding] tag?

Currently on Programmers.SE we have a code tag and a coding tag. Neither of them are needed. If somebody has a question on code issues, go to Stackoverflow. I say kill them, but what do you think? ...
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What can be done about the remaining closed questions in the “software” tag?

As part of a cleanup of the software tag mentioned earlier on meta, we need to clean up the closed questions found therein. There's no point in shuffling around tags on questions that are off-topic or ...
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Is there a point to [software]?

We currently have 121 questions tagged software. I can't think of any valid (on topic) use for it. Cleanup? Purge? Are there valid uses for it?
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Blacklist [good]

We have a good tag! Only two questions so far, the second one appeared today. Let's just get rid of it, sooner than later.
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Odd Highlighting of Questions with Favorite Tags

I have scrum, agile, unit-testing and tdd set as favorite tags. When I browse to tdd, I get two questions highlighted, followed by two not highlighted, followed by one highlighted, etc. It looks like ...
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“Retag Questions” vs “Create your own tags” privileges

I've just been awarded the "Create tags" privilege but I think that it should be granted after the ability to "retag questions" as this in my mind is related more closely to review ability. Not sure ...
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Is there a point to the naming tag?

Based on the Are “name that thing” questions on-topic? question I think naming questions that don't qualify as terminology questions are off topic / too localised, and quite a few of them are closed ...
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What is a point of the holy war tag?

I have seen this request, but the holy-waris still there. Therefore I guess it should be somehow used. My question is in what kind of questions should that tag be used?
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Ecommerce or e-commerce?

We currently have both an ecommerce and an e-commerce tags. Which should we keep? I personally prefer e-commerce and that's the spelling used in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, but it only has 4 ...
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Is there/should there be a difference between the professionalism and profession tag?

Right now, we have professionalism and profession, but I'm not sure that they should be two separate tags. Between them, there are only 32 questions (18 in professionalism and 14 in profession). I, ...
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Bad-practice, good-practices, best-practices, practice and programming-practices tags

I notice there are five tags: bad-practice (10), good-practices (18) and best-practices (536), practice (9) and programming-practices (195). I believe: bad-practice must be removed in all cases and ...
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Let's nuke the catch-all tags

While we continue our work on cleaning up the career and jobs tags, I thought I'd bring up the next tag clean-up project: killing the catch-all tags that could be applied to every question on the site....
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Offering Solutions to the Career and Jobs Tags

We can’t perform the operation requested here, that is, blacklist career and jobs while still leaving the tags present on the site. We have some suggestions on what could be done as an alternative, ...
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We can't pronounce anything

I noticed that the pronunciation tag is not doing well. This is odd, because I migrated https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/107479/pronunciation-for-hexadecimals here from SO ...
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What is the difference between the “mit” and “mit-license” tags? [closed]

I noticed there are mit and mit-license, but (as both the tags don't have a description) I am not sure I understand when to use one, and when to use the other one. As I noticed there are gpl and lgpl, ...
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Do we have a tag specifically related to the construction phase (the act of writing code)?

If we do, someone should add it to the wiki for the now-deprecated software-engineering. Options that I see: programming works, but it's too vague. It's also very similar to the name of the site. It ...
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Tag Cleanup: [Money] and Related

While searching for a duplicate today, I discovered a new unholy mess of hopeless tags. Among these tags are: money, pricing, billing, fees, cost, sales, paying, selling-software. I'm sure there's ...
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Burninate and blacklist [advice]

Every question is about advice: it'd be akin to tagging every question with help or this-is-a-question-i-assure-you. I would speculate the vast majority of questions tagged advice are there because of ...
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Blacklist [programming] and [programmers]

Other sites have been able to get their site name and primary focus blacklisted: English WordPress Drupal This is a request to get ours blacklisted as well. Our entire site could be tagged with ...
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Blacklist [career-advice]

This tag is a broken window, and it's causing problems by its continued existence: People see the tag and assume career advice questions are automatically on-topic It's a Venus Fly Trap for Bad ...
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Tag Merge Discussion: process, development-process

process -> development-process I'm not sure how to work this one. I think we need to differentiate between business processes (there's already a business-process tag with 8 questions) and process ...
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Tag Merge Discussion: languages, programming-languages

programming-languages --> languages After thinking about it, and Jeff's post, there should be few questions about spoken or written languages (most, if not all, would be off-topic for too localized) ...
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Does editing tags bump a question to the top of the list?

Unfortunately, I don't have access to the "quick tag" editor since I don't have enough (10k?) rep yet. Does editing only the tags using either the quick editor from the question or going to the edit ...
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Synonym request: multithreading / multi-threading / multi-threaded

Requesting to merge tags: multi-threading × 19 multithreading × 5 multi-threaded × 4 I'd propose using [multithreading] as the master tag, as this is what Wikipedia uses, but I guess that's not ...
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Should the “software-engineering”, and “software-development” tags exist? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's nuke the catch-all tags Every question on this site should be related to software-engineering (or something tangentially related to software engineering), and/or ...
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Are programming-related history/trivia questions acceptable on P.SE? [duplicate]

I think I have found an appropriate tag for this type of questions: trivia Inventor and History of programming technology Who is the father of CIL? version:1 Favorite Pascal language features and ...
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Tag merge request: book → books

I think the tag book should be merged into books, since they clearly mean the same thing.
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Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup

We discussed merging career and jobs, but now it's time to put a plan into action. Aaronut's plan is great, but we need some help from the posse: Step 1: Clean up the tags There are currently ...
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Arrange Favorite Tags

Recently I mistakenly closed one of my Favorite tags. When I added it back it appeared at the bottom of the list, but due to the ad for Career I now have to scroll down to click it. Is there a way ...
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Tag merge discussion: jobs → career

In the first part of what will assuredly be a several part series on tag cleanups, I'd like to discuss merging jobs into career. Both tags generally are about jobs: working at a job, career ...
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Tooltips of tags not consistent [closed]

Whenever I hover over a tag item I get a tooltip with information to this tag, except for my favourite tags. When I hover over one of my favourite tags I only get a tooltip 'show question tagged ...'....
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'Help us create it' link in empty tag overview suddenly broken

Today I have written two tag descriptions. The way I have done this was by clicking the 'help us create it' link in the tag overview. A few minutes ago I wanted to describe the 'maven' tag, but now ...
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Blacklist [holy-war] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let's nuke the catch-all tags We have an artifact from the Antedisciplining period that should be removed: holy-war, which is obviously not the type of question we're ...
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Is [websites] a meta tag, or just a tag with two legitimate meanings?

After reviewing (and leaving undecided, for now) a suggested edit that revealed that the websites tag can have both concrete meaning (about developing websites or having a website) and meta-meaning (...
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Isn't personal-preference a meta-tag?

There appears to be no case to have a post that only has the personal-preference tag, since it's completely unclear what that would be about (apart from a personal preference regarding something). It'...
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Do we need to ban the `beginners` tag?

I've seen a number of questions tagged beginners recently. This is a meta tag which doesn't add anything to the question or site. What benefit, if any, does anyone think that this tag brings? If ...
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We have an open-source, a free-software and a foss tag; are philosophical reasons enough for having 3 of them?

We have 3 closely identical tags: open-source, free-software and foss on PSE. These are almost identical other than for the philosophical "Open Source vs. Free Software" debate. Should these be merged ...
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Cross website tags

I have a suggestion. It'd be really nice if we had a way to see if the tag exists on other sites or not from the wiki page of the tag. For example, if I'm currently viewing the "Ruby" tag, I would ...
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Kill requirments-gathering and requirements-engineering

The requirments-gathering and requirements-engineering tags were just added via the question What is the difference between requirements Elicitation and Requirements Analysis in the real world?: the ...