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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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What does the community think about creating a [sensors] tag (or one or more tags like it)?

Our community currently has a gps tag, but nothing for other types of sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, temperature gauges, step counters, proximity sensors, and light sensors. What do you ...
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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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Tag merge feedback requested: file-browser and file-management tags

Izzy recently noticed that our community currently has a file-browser tag (1 question) and a file-management tag (395 questions). Would the community like to merge file-browser into file-management ...
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Merge [document-converter] and [file-converter]?

Do we really need both a document-converter tag and file-converter tag? It seem that they almost always could be interchanged.
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Is it OK to add [scripting] to questions about Google Apps Script?

I'm looking for questions about or related to Google Sheets and/or Google Apps Script. I found that there aren't specific tags like google-sheets and google-apps-script that exists in sites like Web ...
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Microsoft Hololens Tag

I recently asked a question about a Microsoft Hololens 1. I don't have enough rep to create tags yet, but I'm wondering if there's value in a hololens (or a hololens-1 and hololens-2 with the 2 ...
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Increase max number of allowed tags on this site

When asking for recommendations, I often find I use up most of my tags on categorization along several common dimensions. For example: linux, gui, gratis, open-source - that's already four tags before ...
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Let's lay out our options and design a better future for [layout-designer]

layout-designer seems to be used by askers to refer to very different things: Software to help a restaurant/apartment/etc manager decide how to place tables/chairs/etc Any kind of GUI design tool ...
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Burn the "plug-in" tag, too

We got rid of the plugin tag some years ago (Burn the "plugin" tag). Now there is the plug-in tag. As it’s used on more than 20 questions, I guess it would be best that a mod deletes the ...
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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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When not having enough reputation to create a new tag, the error message stays even when the tag is removed

If you enter tags that don't exist (and you don't create the tags), press Post Your Question, view the tag related error message and then remove the offending tags, the site continues to think the ...
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Is 'Gratis' the best word?

I like the gratis tag. It is concise and has a fun ring to it. On the other hand, I wonder if free-of-cost would be more clear and specific. I've noticed that many posters forget to add the ...
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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 for free software and free software?

The tags free, freeware, open-source, floss have popped up. free is dangerously close to being a meta tag. In the world of software, free can mean two very different things: “free as in free beer” (i....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tags for software that runs on a (web?) server

I think it’s important to differentiate between two cases: looking for software to install on a server (= self-hosted) looking for software installed on a server (= hosted) Ideally, this difference ...
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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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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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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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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 ...