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Forward Thinking Systems: spam or not?

Looks like a sockpuppet to me. I've deleted the question, suspended and warned the parent user, and destroyed the sock puppet. The bounty was a 'very' nice touch, if not for the fact that it was very ...
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Guide users who try to use the tag [free]

We got rid of the tag free because it is ambiguous: it could mean free (libre) software (i.e. open source, software that you can adopt and modify), or freeware (gratis software, i.e. software that the ...
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Update to our `/help/on-topic` page

Yes, that's a good idea. We currently have this text about how to ask a software recommentation question (plus some bits about answers): Please read our question quality guidelines before posting. ...
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Can you merge [browser] with [web-browser]?

Thank you for posting this. I noticed this the other day when I was performing a bunch of tag maintenance, and it is on my list of things to address. Prompted by your post, I took a look at the 14 ...
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Should we merge [surveys] & [questionnaire]?

Browsing through the questions of the former, I agree they match the tag-wiki description of the latter – so I'd say they should be merged. To avoid the "left-over" to be re-created, it should be made ...
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Given the size of our review queues, this is a good idea. Yes, let's ask for the same experiment on Software Recommendations SE. If lowering the threshold to 3 is not sufficient, we can then ...
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The tags [svn] and [subversion] should be synonyms

Good find. Merge performed and synonym created. I've kept the tag name subversion, as noone will search for apache-subversion – and if you look at the bottom of that Wikipedia page, even Wikipedia ...
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Should we merge [network] & [networking]?

Done. With names that are so close to each other, keeping both isn't very useful: if you type network, completion will show networking. I left the synonym network for the sake of incoming migrations, ...
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Tags [stats] and [statistics]

I think the tags are used for two different things: gathering statistics from observed phenomena, and analyzing statistical data. However the split between the two tag names stats and statistics is ...
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Disallow [free-software] and guide users

Shog9 has added free and alternative back to the list of disallowed tags and also added free-software. free and free-software guide the user towards gratis and open-source. It turns out that ...
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Tags [stats] and [statistics]

Since we seem to have consensus, merged stats -> statistics.
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Merge 'photo' into 'photography'

Yes that should totally be done.
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Do we need the [standards] tag?

standards would be an appropriate tag for software related to standards in general, which is sufficiently rare that I don't expect any legitimate use for the tag any time soon. It is not an ...
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Make [html5] a synonym for [html]

I do agree as it does add unnecessary confusion. I think if questions require version specific HTML, it can add that as a requirement in the body of the question. I think we should migrate all html5 ...
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The chatroom is too cold

I have hotted it.
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Merge battery and battery-life tags?

Yes, they are very similar, merge them. Since battery is more general, let's keep that and just update the tags of battery-life to reflect this. Since battery-life begins with the string battery, I ...
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What is the difference between [sound] and [audio]?

I've suggested the synonym. As we have this question the second time and the answer of DVK has the most upvotes we should synonymize the two. Vote for the synonym as you see fit.
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How do we fix incorrect instructions presented to visitors?

We should fix that description to use firefox and chrome respectively. That is what is used in reality. Note: I did the edit. It needs to be approved, yet.
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Merge 'photo' into 'photography'

Merged photo into photography, and created a synonym.
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Privileges Access to moderator tools wrong reputation

I agree that it's a bug. This should just say “high-reputation”: it reads better, and it's easier technically since the text is shared between sites.
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How do we fix incorrect instructions presented to visitors?

Tag descriptions (tag wikis and tag wiki excerpts) can be edited by anyone. If you have less than 4000 reputation, your edit will be reviewed by other users before it goes live. The tag wiki was ...
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Do we really need two separate iPhone tags?

Since we seem to have consensus here, merged iphone → iphone-app and made a synonym.
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Do we really need two separate iPhone tags?

As we already got multiple voices on this, let me sum up an answer from the comments: We already had a related discussion here: Apple mobile device tags We have comparable tags, e.g. web-apps, google-...
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Should we merge [surveys] & [questionnaire]?

Merged & synonymized questionnaire -> surveys. I forgot to copy across the tag wiki before doing so, but it'll show up in the orphan wiki list shortly. I'll watch for it and copy it across when it ...
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What is the difference between [sound] and [audio]?

The tags are now merged (like they are on Stack Overflow, Super User, Unix & Linux, Ask Ubuntu, Apple, …).
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Can't find a recommendation for some classroom PC management software

I remember that one: It was even cross-platform and could be used for Linux as well. Luckily I've bookmarked it: Veyon. Now let's see where that Q&A is… Here you go: Teaching tools (looking for a ...
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Some of you may have noticed the Meta Stack Exchange post - Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites (it's linked in the featured on meta sidebar) - we've finally got this project under ...
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Synonimize [go] and [golang]

I just created the synonym. Thanks! :-)
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2 links on https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/tour

A few years ago, Stack Exchange changed all their meta sites from: http://meta.[community].stackexchange.com/ to https://[community].meta.stackexchange.com/ I've found the URLs that use the original ...
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Please close this SE crossposted question

I've submitted a close vote on that question highlighting that issue. Now, we have to wait for either a few other >2000 rep users or a moderator to vote to close it.
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