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Let's get started on the right foot, with the right tags

Tags are important They are used for people trying to find questions, calculating badges, user activity, recommendations for users and suggesting duplicates. We need to make sure that new tags added ...
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Please blacklist the [elementary-os] tag

There are currently three questions tagged elementary-os. This tag covers all questions, so it should be blacklisted as an intrinsic tag.
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What tag should we use for questions about files?

The tag pantheon-files has been made a synonym of files, and the tag wiki for files describes it as being about Pantheon Files. The thing is, many questions have been tagged files but were actually ...
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Suggestion: rename the "icon" tag to "icons"

I think plural works better, and matches existing tags (applications, graphic-drivers, etc.)
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Merge [tag:trackpad] into [tag:touchpad]

The former (trackpad) is currently a duplicate of the latter (touchpad) when it should really be an alias.
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Merge [tag:geary] into [tag:pantheon-mail]

geary is now pantheon-mail so the two should be combined into one tag to preempt any confusion.
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Delete [tag:trash]

All relevant questions about trash appear to really be about pantheon-files and its operation. The Trash tag is better either as a synonym or just deleted altogether.
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Merge "networking" into "network"

This is a simple duplicate—overlaps in description and scope. (networking → network)
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Tags for windows and Windows

The tag windows is currently used to mean two completely different things: Manipulating windows on the GUI: 1 2 3 Interacting with the Microsoft Windows operating system 1 Most Stack Exchange sites ...
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Is [tag:help] helpful?

help has collected a lot of junk. I think it would be assumed that (all?) questions are about help/support. Perhaps it's being used when a tag is required and there is no general OS help tab?
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Should [tag:sleep] and [tag:suspend] combine?

sleep and suspend appear to cover identical scope. The former might sometimes include hibernate, but that is currently handled by a separate tag. Would it make sense to combine the first two? All ...
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Configuration tags, [tag:customise], and related

We have several tags that are variants on customise and configure. I don't see these categories being useful, as the questions are already grouped by their subject (the program being customized/...
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Should [tag:systray] and [tag:indicators] merge into [tag:wingpanel]?

The current questions in systray and indicators have a complete overlap with wingpanel. The only reason why the finer categories may be necessary is if enough questions specifically pertain to ...
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Repurpose [tag:shortcut] into [tag:app-shortcut]

keyboard-shortcut already exists and shortcut is collecting all sorts of cruft. I would propose that the latter becomes about app shortcuts in specific so we can remove the keyboard duplicates. If ...
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command-line or terminal?

There are two tags: command-line and terminal Neither have tag wikis and frankly I don't know which of them to use. Is there a difference?
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Tag names for applications and concepts

Elementary OS includes applications with generic names such as Calendar, Files, Music, etc. It is natural that this site will have a tag for each of these applications. The most obvious name for ...
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Rename `layout` tag to `keyboard-layout`

Pretty much all of the questions tagged "layout" are about keyboard layouts. I just cleaned up a couple questions that were tagged layout but were about the layout of the desktop environment,...
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Menu bars and docks

While I imagine some might find it useful for users to know the technical name of the pieces of their operating system, most will only know wingpanel as the menu-bar, plank as the dock, and slingshot ...
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Tag for general GUI questions

A number of questions are about general (graphical) user interface issues, e.g. 1 2 3. How should they be tagged? We currently have a tag user-interface, as well as ui which should be made a synonym. ...
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