We've got a bunch of tags which are pretty narrow, and thus not much of use. Similar to Private beta cleanup: tag synonyms and tag merges, I suggest we use this "question" to collect those CW-wise to decide on each one (one tag per answer).

Other than "over there", answers here should not be deleted, but "marked with the solution" (preferably edited into the top of the answer) for later reference – just in case the very same tag pops up again later.


REMOVED Only 1 question used it, in the sense of "collaboration" → re-tagged.

: quite narrow. True, useful for many development (and other) stuff – but does it really need a specific tag? I'd say: No, and we remove it.


REMOVED Only 1 question used it, removed the tag from it as "being meta"

is a little strange. If the question is for a specific OS: that's bootable by definition. Other software is not "bootable" at all.

Explanation: Behind that stands a misunderstanding, at least in most cases. People think e.g. of "stand-alone virus-scanners", where you put the CD/USB-Stick in, and it starts automatically with the scan process. But that's rather a Live-CD (or stick). It's not the application booting up, but the underlying OS, which then automatically starts the AV-software. Like via an autoexec.bat (DOS/Windows) or some init script (*nix).

Conclusion: The tag makes no sense – unless interpreted as "common parent" to Live-CDs/DVDs/Sticks, in which case it's at least "confusing". At the moment, I cannot think of another "common term" to better match this.

Suggestions please in the comments :)


REMOVED from the only question using it.

is much to specific, and should either be merged (and optionally synonymized) into or deleted altogether.

  • If a tag is already covered by another... why create it? – Braiam Feb 15 '14 at 18:06
  • @Braiam This tags are already in use. What to do with them? – Angelo Fuchs Feb 15 '14 at 18:07
  • Remove it...... – Braiam Feb 15 '14 at 18:12
  • I agree with @Braiam here (remove code-coverage), and don't think a merge+synonym makes sense here. The only question holding it currently could simply be re-tagged. – Izzy Feb 15 '14 at 19:11
  • I don't see what's wrong about code-coverage. It has a clear meaning, and is the natural term to use for tools that measure code coverage. Why do you consider it “much too specific”? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 16 '14 at 21:32
  • Isn't it just one of the aspects to code-review or unit-test? IMHO rather something that belongs to the description. I might be wrong, though, not being a "real dev" :) – Izzy Feb 16 '14 at 21:36

: only used on one question, in combination with which is basically the same but better worded IMO. Removed from the question; so it will be trashed when SO next refreshes the tags list. Speak out if you disagree.

  • parallel isn't the same as multi-core: it also covers distributed parallel processing. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 16 '14 at 21:32
  • Yes but how many questions will there be to specifically require that? I think it is insufficient... calling other views – Nick Dickinson-Wilde Feb 17 '14 at 0:50
  • On Unix & Linux, the parallel tag is partly about GNU Parallel and partly about parallel processing in general. In the part about parallel processing in general, not all questions are about sharing CPU resources. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 17 '14 at 19:02

is too narrow. That is just one aspect of HDD oriented tools and should be stated in the Questions text, not in a Tag.

  • Not sure whether to count that "too narrow". It's a question not only for HDDs on computers, but also something coming up for SDCards on mobiles (on Android, we get this when it comes to "moving apps" with App2SD+ or Link2SD, or (not that frequent anymore) "using swap"). Also, re-partitioning without data loss is a not that uncommon question. Maybe "partitioning" would be the better tag-term here, though. – Izzy Feb 16 '14 at 17:37
  • I'd say partition is too ambiguous, but definitely not too narrow. Rename to disk-partitioning? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 16 '14 at 21:33

: do we really need such a specific tag? I could imagine a more common or something similar. Please, put your ideas in the comments to this answer.

EDIT: (just for clarification) "Upvote" for "kill", "Downvote" for "keep".

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    I don't see a single situation where either amazon or "shopping" alone will be useful. – Braiam Feb 15 '14 at 18:06
  • I think its on the border of 'too narrow'. But on the "keeping" side. Amazon has various APIs and there are tools to interact with them. Maybe expand the tag-wiki to include "everything thats to do with all the amazon services" so we don't get all the "amazon" tags SO has. – Angelo Fuchs Feb 15 '14 at 18:06
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    @AngeloNeuschitzer So you see a lot of requests coming in for that tag, or a wide range of SR it would be useful to? I rather tend to agree to Braiam, but that might be due to "lack of information". – Izzy Feb 15 '14 at 19:09
  • @Izzy If you look at the amount of questions there are on SO for all the amazon tags I would bet there will come people to us. – Angelo Fuchs Feb 15 '14 at 19:29
  • OK then. Waiting for a few notes from others, before I edit my answer to "KEEP" :) – Izzy Feb 15 '14 at 20:05
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    Due to AWS (Amazon Web Services) APIs and that lot I'd say keep – Nick Dickinson-Wilde Feb 16 '14 at 5:22
  • No, don't keep. Not specific enough. What would a software recommendation question have to do with amazon? Except EC2, which should have its own tag. If I need to use an Amazon API that info should be in the question, not the tags. – Seth Feb 16 '14 at 21:04
  • amazon is far too ambiguous, there should be separate tags for the shopping site and the various hosting platforms (AWS, EC2, …). – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 16 '14 at 21:34
  • @Gilles so remove? Votes currently are "neutralized" (did you put yours?). – Izzy Feb 16 '14 at 21:37

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