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These tags should not be merged, as they serve different purposes (though they are close relatives). As proposed, tag-wikis should be updated, and affected questions be re-tagged.


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I think editing the tags of a closed question can make sense in various cases, for example: We want to get rid of a tag that is (now) only used on closed questions. Remove it, otherwise this tag will keep existing (until the closed questions get deleted, if at all). No category tag. Add it, otherwise it’s likely that many domain experts never see this ...


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I've used this tag a few times and I find it personally useful. As you pointed out, there are quite a few questions that would probably be asking for a GUI. This isn't how I think the tag should be used, though. Personally, I feel the tag should be used on a question where a Command Line Interface (CLI) software could conceivably be answered. If the OP ...


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To start the ball rolling, some suggestions, trying to use existing tags where possible: floor-plan already exists on 5 questions and can be used for the distribution of chairs & tables. data-visualization already exists on 228 questions and can be used for the layout of data on a screen. user-interface already exists on 80 questions and can be used for ...


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I think this is something we should definitely reconsider. I've been on Windows my entire life (I really hate change) and with Windows version specific software, there aren't that many that exist. Software for Windows usually depends on if you're using Windows XP specifically Service Pack 3 or later. Unless a software is really specific (like this one: ...


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Regarding when to use version-specific OS tags, I can see advantages for both ways (if an OS version-specific feature is required vs. if the author simply uses this OS version), but for the sake of this discussion, I’m trying to defend the latter one (although I don’t feel strongly about this; from my point of view, we could even get rid of the version-...


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A good question I'm also thinking about from time to time: though "closed", those questions stay and are often kept as references – especially with "duplicates", which serve as pointers to the "originals"; which allows for finding those with different search patterns. Still, I'd say: Unless worth re-opening for some reason, those should not be edited at all ...


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Expanding a bit on Izzy's answer. Closed questions are of several types: Questions closed as duplicates: These questions remain as a reference and serve as an additional link to direct search results to the answers of the original (sometimes even less popular) question. In this case, I think that the tags on such questions should be already pretty close to ...


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