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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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I am sad about [api]

I think this tag is redundant and should be removed. We should encourage askers to use more meaningful tags: a library to embed in their application: Tag as library a web service to call from their ...
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Homegenize tags? "microsoft-excel", "powerpoint"

Unless you want a software that excels (as every 3rd question asks for "the best"). But as that would be a meta-tag then, you're correct it shouldn't be ambiguous. But then think to say a word: ...
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Is [gui] a useful tag?

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 ...
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Tags for specific GNU/Linux distributions: [ubuntu], [debian], [centos-7], …

I stand by my previous opinion: distribution tags are for the most part not warranted. Since a program that runs on Linux will run on any distribution, using a tag like debian to say “I want a program ...
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Update "gratis" tag wiki with info about when "gratis" is a non-must have

We use the gratis tag for recommendations for software that is free of any financial cost. All of our tags represent requirements ("must-haves"). The tag wiki for gratis correctly states: "Gratis ...
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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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Find questions with missing domain tags

That's a great analysis and well thought-through (upvoted it already). And while we cannot make any combination "mandatory"1, neither could we expect all (especially new) users to "fully comply" – ...
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Make a [osx] synonym for [macos]?

I am in favour of retagging all non-version-specific osx questions to macos, and making osx a synonym of macos. If we have version-specific osx questions, for instance OS X 10.4, then we can create a ...
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What is the vlc tag for?

The vlc tag should work like any other software-specific tag (thunderbird, drupal, etc.): For software that has to interact with VLC somehow. These would primarily (but not exclusively) be VLC add-...
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New deep-learning tag?

If by deep learning the OP meant "deep" neural networks, then the OP could simply use the neural network tag. Therefore, I don't see the point in having a new deep learning tag. Since >99% of people ...
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New deep-learning tag?

Done, I created the tag and added it to the question.
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Pluralization of tags describing an app type

I think such tags should be homogenized. Whenever I say "Is there a XYZ that does this?", I could also say "Are there XYZs that do this?". So there is no case where one is better than the other, and ...
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Tags [proxy] and [proxies]

A synonym isn't necessary here; I just renamed proxies to proxy — DONE. Synonyms were intended to link two completely separate words meaning essentially the same thing (think 'car' vs 'auto'). ...
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Mapping tag needs work

Browsing the just 17 questions using it: remove the tag from those already using mind-mapping (redundant) remove the tag from those already using maps (again, redundant) check the remaining questions ...
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Can 'xpath' be added to the list of tags?

I added the xpath tag to this question: XPath GUI for Windows I think it shouldn’t be added to the following questions (which includes yours), because in these questions XPath support seems to be ...
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How about an HTTPS tag?

While I see the usefulness of those tags for the specific purpose, I doubt the overall usefulness (as opposed to cluttering our tags unnecessarily). Quoting our help center: You should always favor ...
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How about an HTTPS tag?

I am in favour of a tag for each different protocol, such as FTP, WebDAV, CMIS, etc. But I would be in favour of a single tag http for both HTTP and HTTPS, and a single tag ftp for FTP, FTPS, SFTP. ...
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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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How to handle OS tags

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. ...
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Is it OK to add [scripting] to questions about Google Apps Script?

Great question Rubén. After reading your question, I researched Google Apps Script. (It took a little extra time because I block nearly all Google-owned sites!) From what I read, Google Apps Script ...
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Merge [document-converter] and [file-converter]?

I would argue that both tags should be kept. document-converter: Microsoft Word format, LibreOffice Writer format, PDF, MarkDown, basic HTML, etc image-conversion: JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc file-converter: ...
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Microsoft Hololens Tag

I just created the tag. Feel free to tag any other question that covers that topic.
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Let's lay out our options and design a better future for [layout-designer]

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-...
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Android version tags

Do we really need a tag for each version of Android? I understand the linked question as "How to do X in <the latest Android version>". If Android 10 is released tomorrow, the asker would ...
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Could would add an electronjs tag?

I created the electron tag. Out of the 5 questions you linked to, 2 were links to answers that use electron. I did not apply the tag to them, since tags are for questions (you would not see a ...
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Update "gratis" tag wiki with info about when "gratis" is a non-must have

It seems in some cases, the gratis tag needs to be ignored to be of any assistance to the asker. Or is it better for a question to have no answers, than require the asker to accept reality and relax ...
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Should we remove all Windows specific tags?

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. ...
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Tags for free software and free software?

In spite of having recently used one myself, I'm not too fond of these tags, especially "gratis." These seem like Meta tag, especially "gratis"; it's hard to see how this is actually a real topic. Can ...
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