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Android version tags

I see there is already a version-specific tag for Android 7 (android-nougat). I have this question, which relates to Android 8.1. The help on the right suggests I should ask a question here to get a ...
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Could would add an electronjs tag?

Could we add an electron or maybe installable web apps tag or something? I would like to add there are NW.js and electron and Brackets-shell but frankly Electron IMO is by far the most popular. It ...
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What is the vlc tag for?

I just stumbled upon the vlc and was wondering what for we have this: the excerpt as well as the text only describe what VLC is VLC is a specific software. So using that tag to me signalizes someone ...
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New deep-learning tag?

This question I just asked is just begging for it: Library for deep learning on images with multiple GPUs
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“optimization” tag

The optimization tag has no definition and was added to 31 questions. It’s not clear to me what it should/could represent, and if it makes sense on all of the questions that currently have it. Many ...
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Make a [osx] synonym for [macos]?

There are two tags duplicate tags: macos and osx. These tags should be linked. The osx tag has more questions, however macos has also question tagged. We could re-tag the existing question, but on ...
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new tag for code-formatter or code-reformatter?

i was asking about a software recommendation for a code formatter or code reformatter. similar to clang-format: In centos-7, are there any reformatters for Python language? but i didn't see any good ...
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Tags [proxy] and [proxies]

We have the tags proxy (26) and proxies (12). One question has both tags. They should probably be synonymized. I’d prefer to keep proxy. Opinions?
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Mapping tag needs work

The mapping tag has questions spanning several different definitions of the word mapping. How do you recommend we handle this?
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Can 'xpath' be added to the list of tags?

Could 'xpath' be added to the list of tags? I am asking in relation to Is there a software library that can treat a directory tree like an XPath data structure?
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How about an HTTPS tag?

We currently have an http tag. How about we add an https tag. Alternatively, we could use a protocols and have several synonyms, but since each protocol serves a different purposes, I would prefer ...
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Homegenize tags? “microsoft-excel”, “powerpoint”

We have tags microsoft-excel and powerpoint. Is there a reason for this discrepancy? What should we do?
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Is [gui] a useful tag?

The tag gui is described as Use this tag for questions seeking recommendations which have a graphical user interface. Given the 9600 total questions on SR, only 134 are tagged with it. My ...
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Pluralization of tags describing an app type

A fraction of our tags describe what the kind of software that the user want, for instance "I need a XYZ that does this" or "Are there XYZs that do this?". My question here is only about them. Other ...
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I am sad about [api]

We have 87 questions tagged api: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/api Checking a portion of them reveals that these questions are asking for either: a library to embed in ...
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Update “gratis” tag wiki with info about when “gratis” is a non-must have

I had a short back and forth in the (now deleted) comments to this question, where I state this "must have": Gratis (or failing that, at least cheap): I wouldn't mind spending a few bucks on ...
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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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Should we remove all Windows specific tags?

Should we continue to have windows specific tags including these: windows-xp windows-7 windows-8 windows-10 While also having the general windows tag? Does this add an unnecessary amount of ...
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Tags for specific GNU/Linux distributions: [ubuntu], [debian], [centos-7], …

Currently 117 questions are tagged with ubuntu, 5 questions are tagged with debian, and 3 questions are tagged with centos-7 (all three are GNU/Linux distributions → linux). The discussion Should we ...
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Find questions with missing domain tags

I think it is important that every question has at least one domain tag. These tags make it possible that experts find relevant questions to answer (and searchers find relevant solutions), while ...
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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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Request for new 'tax' tag

It is tax return season and a 'tax' tag is in need ;) I submitted two tax-related questions today, but did not have the tag I needed.
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Request for new cycling tag

Gidday all - I'm a regular on http://bicycling.stackexchange.com/ and we occasionally get questions about software for riding, whether it be mapping or routing or statistics-gathering. And while they'...
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Should we have the [elderly] and [non-tech-savy] tags?

A question recently was posted, creating the elderly and non-tech-savy tags. Are these good tags for this site?
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The tags [fitness] and [sport]

The fitness tag is currently used on 7 questions, the sport tag is currently used on 8 questions. Both lack a tag excerpt. Should these be separate tags? If yes, how do we define them? Somewhat ...
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Windows vs. Window-7 tags (OS)

It's no big deal, but the windows tag of this question was just changed to be windows-7. I performed a rollback. Although the question requires Windows 7 compatible software, there isn't anything ...
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Tag to indicate that an app is free for commercial use

I would like to add a tag to indicate that an app is free for commercial use. But, being a Mawg of very little brain, I lack the imagination to name it succinctly. Who can help? [Update] I prefer ...
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How to handle OS tags

We have OS tags that are version agnostic, such as windows and osx. We also have tags that are version specific, such as windows-7 and windows-10. Our policy has been to use the version agnostic ...
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Do we need the “search” tag?

The tag search has no definition. We have other tags text-search and search-engine. Do we really need search? if so, what is its definition?
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Tagging policy-related questions on Meta

Making it easier to find policy-related "rulings" here on Meta (e.g. "do we permit X in a question/answer"), I've just created the policy tag. While walking through our questions to apply the tag to ...
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Rename voice-mail tag to voicemail?

Do you think that would be an improvement?
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Should we merge [surveys] & [forms]

This is related to Should we merge [surveys] & [questionnaire]? We have the following tags: surveys: 20 questions 23 questions forms: 22 questions 19 questions AFAIK the first, has a wiki ...
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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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How to use the [productivity] tag?

productivity has no tag wiki. Is it category of software, i.e., productivity software (if there is such a thing)? Or is it a motivation, e.g., I need this-and-that to improve my productivity? Do we ...
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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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The tag [office] needs disambiguation

office is used to mean: Microsoft Office — use microsoft-office. OpenOffice/LibreOffice — use openoffice/libreoffice instead. I'm looking for an office suite — use office-suite? Other meanings? Let'...
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What to do with the [format] tag?

The format tag has no tag wiki. The (currently) 7 questions seem to use it with different meanings (formatting of text, file formats, etc.). What to do with the tag? Get rid of it? Define it?
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Cleanup wiki tags

Just noticed we've got a bunch of *wiki* tags: wiki and mediawiki: makes sense to keep them both, as the first will be used to ask for "any wiki" – while the second fits e.g. requests concerning ...
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Change [iphone-app] to [iphone], like [android]

The android tag and iphone-app tags should be brought into alignment. I recommend changing iphone-app to just iphone. Do others agree?
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What to do with the [data] tag?

I’m not sure what the data tag means (currently used on 13 questions). Almost any software works with data in some way, so I think it’s not a useful tag unless it gets a narrow definition (+ a tag ...
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Get [offline] off our lines

Do we really need the offline tag? I think its a meta-tag and should be burniated. It can't stand as the only tag on a question and I can't see anybody subscribing to it (or are there any offline ...
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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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Tagging of closed questions

Is it best to remove tags of closed questions? Or is it best to update their tags to keep them current, just like any other question?
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Dealing with obvious tags

In the past few days, the review queue had a load of edits where "obvious" tags where being added. I have my doubts of whether those are really useful – though I see the point of the resp. editors. ...
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Function of tags

Generally, tags have been used for requirements only. As such, when a user makes a software recommendation request and specifies that it can be run on either one OS or another, the idea has been to ...
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Scientificalicious

Right now, we have scientific-computing, scientific, and science tags. The "-computing" is redundant given the nature of this site. How about we pick either "scientific" or "science" and move ...
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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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Unify tag names

Many of our tag names are pretty inconsistent. So we e.g. have: text-editors, html-editor, audio-editing, video-editing, image-processing, image-editing, image-editor and several others in this line....
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Can the tags concerning images be improved?

There are currently seven tags on Software Recommendations that start with image: I couldn't help but notice the following points: image-conversion falls within the description of image-processing, ...