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change help center URL links from http://meta.softwarerecs.stackexchange.com to https://softwarerecs.meta.stackexchange.com

I just got a "not secure" warning from my Chrome browser when clicking a link to this meta site in https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic because it was using http://meta....
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Stack Overflow is running an experiment where 3 close votes are enough to close a question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/388313/experiment-closing-and-reopening-happens-at-3-votes Should ...
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2 links on https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/tour

On https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/tour I found two links, one that links to https://meta.softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/336/what-is-required-for-a-question-to-contain-enough-...
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Disallow [free-software] and guide users

The tag free-software keeps being re-created, but in practice it is ambiguous, which is why we don't use it. I just went and retagged the 5 questions that had it — 2 clearly meaning FOSS, 2 clearly ...
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Please disallow the alternative tag

I feel like I've been editing out the alternative tag all evening and it keeps coming back from the grave. This is a meta tag at its worst: it's meaningless, it doesn't provide any indication of what ...
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Can you merge [browser] with [web-browser]?

These tags look the same to me: browser -> web-browser
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Can't find a recommendation for some classroom PC management software

There must be an answer on Software Recommendations, because I have seen it before, and I even evaluated it in a virtual environment a while ago (too long obviously). I can't find it any more. It is ...
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Synonimize [go] and [golang]

The golang tag was just recently created. It seems there's already a go tag that serves the same purpose as golang. Should golang be made a synonym of go?
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Oops, those icons are unexpected

After I went to https://stackexchange.com/leagues/283/alltime/softwarerecs the icons are unexpected: I'm using FF 56.0
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Please close this SE crossposted question

https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/26278/stackexchangenotes-note-taking-software-that-uses-text-mining is a cross-post of https://productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/14914/is-there-...
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The tags [svn] and [subversion] should be synonyms

I think the tags svn and subversion should be synonyms. Not just merged, because authors might search for "svn" and not "subversion", and vice versa. The primary one should be subversion, because it ...
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The chatroom is too cold

Well, I'm not complaining, a frozen chatroom means the site really isn't running into any big issues, right? No spam, bad posts, users, etc. needed to be removed quickly by a request there, but it ...
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Merge battery and battery-life tags?

What do you think: merge battery and battery-life tags?
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Required tags on meta are a little heavy

The required tags on meta feel a heavy and dark, and they're a little distracting: Could we make them have the same background and text color as 'normal' tags, but with a slight border? color: #...
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Make [html5] a synonym for [html]

I noticed that, next to html, we also have a html5 tag now. I think we don’t need version-specific tags for HTML. (Related discussion: Version-specific programming language tags (python vs. python3))...
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Update to our `/help/on-topic` page

As we discussed on chat, our /help/on-topic page might need at least a tiny update. I recommend the following addition right after the currently "blockquoted line": Especially, make sure your ...
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What is the difference between [sound] and [audio]?

While writing my most recent question, I noticed that the site has separate tags for audio and sound. Is there a difference between these tags, and why aren't they synonyms like they are on other ...
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Should we merge [network] & [networking]?

Just stumbled upon the two: networking × 62, having a tag-wiki network × 2, no tag-wiki. I'd say we should merge network into networking, and make it a synonym (to avoid it from re-...
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Should we merge [surveys] & [questionnaire]?

We have the following tags: surveys: 14 questions questionnaire: 5 questions The first, doesn't have a tag wiki tag yet, but the second has the following. A questionnaire is a method of ...
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Do we need the [standards] tag?

The tag standards came up (currently only 3 questions). I think we don’t need it. It’s not an attribute/feature of a software, not even a use case I guess, but only something merely related to a ...
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Merge 'photo' into 'photography'

Just encountered this couple: photography (× 57) already has a tag wiki excerpt photo (× 8) has no excerpt and no tag wiki either As commonly "photo" is just an abbreviation of "...
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How do we fix incorrect instructions presented to visitors?

The description for the web-browser tag instructs visitors to: "Use this tag when asking for recommendations relating to web browser software and web browser add-ons. If you are specifically looking ...
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Tags [stats] and [statistics]

We have these tags: stats statistics (No question uses both.) Do we need both of these tags? Is there a difference? (Not sure if it makes sense, because I have no experience in this domain, but ...
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Do we really need two separate iPhone tags?

Going over today's question, I've found one using the iphone (× 11) and iphone-app (× 13) – plus additionally ipad-app (× 17). While I can see a reason for the last one to co-exist, ...
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Forward Thinking Systems: spam or not?

This question has a few particularities that might be interpreted as signs of spam: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/11467 Both asker and answerer have created their Software ...
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Guide users who try to use the tag [free]

I suggest we make a new tag free and then make it a synonym of gratis. This will mean when new users type 'free', they are suggested with 'gratis'. What do you think?
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Privileges Access to moderator tools wrong reputation

In the Access To Moderator Tools, just above 'Inline tag editing', it says the standard 10K rep (for non-beta sites) instead of the beta 2K rep. It says: Finally, as a 10K+ member of the site ...
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Converting the groundrules into a help center entry

So, this site already has some ground rules What say we improve on them and convert them into an entry for the help center? Please post drafts as community wiki answers.
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Rename [sqlserver] tag to [sql-server]

There's the sqlserver tag. On sister sites it's spelled "sql-server". I guess we should change the spelling of the tag here, or at least introduce a synonym? PS. If we're updating things may as well ...
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Please update the Help Center's "What topics can I ask about here?"

The SE podcast summary lured me to Software Recommendations. I've had a question for a while now that my gut told me would be on topic. As a moderately active SE citizen I wanted to be careful though ...
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An odd request: can we have another week in private beta?

If the Community Managers team (henceforth CM) so decides, we're scheduled to start public beta in two days (Tuesday). I'm not sure we're ready. On most new beta sites, announcements from the CM team ...
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Private beta cleanup: tag synonyms and tag merges [closed]

This post is for all tag synonyms and tag merges so that we don't end up filling the front page of meta with synonym and merge requests. How to use this post Post each requested tag synonym and tag ...
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Rename "emails" tag to "email"?

"emails" is a terrible term; email by itself is already a mass noun. Can we have "emails" renamed to "email"?
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Tag merge request: [file] and [file-management]

I don't see difference between file and file-management looking either at names and already tagged questions.
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Tag issues I have found

I have come across a few problems related to tags that I have outlined below: I have not yet earned the privilege of creating tag synonyms, but have come across a few tags that may benefit from ...
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Convert the "floss" tag into a synonym to "open-source"

Browsing through our current tags, I see we have open-source (even with a tag wiki already), and floss (which I just learned stands for "free/libre open-source software"). The latter IMHO is a rather ...