I seem to recall we went through this a while back to standardize things such that all the model tags start with pi- then the model, sans b for the 2 and 3 (although I notice pi-2 has four synonyms already, neither of these has the b suffix as a synonym, so I've suggested that).
So I've merged pi3b+ -> pi-3b+. If anyone is so inclined, please go and ...
There have been a great deal of bad suggested tag edits.
Here are a few examples:
Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.
This is hugely subjective! Tags are not for ...
I've made the following merges:
wheezy -> raspbian-wheezy
jessie -> raspbian-jessie
stretch -> raspbian-stretch
All with synonyms so they don't reappear.
As for the lite forms, I suppose they can follow the same pattern -- since there is still a plain raspbian there might as well be a raspbian-lite, then a jessie-lite, etc.
Realistically, most ...
Thanks for spotting this. In addition to being a sort of "anti-tag" in the sense that it has grouped together some questions which have nothing in common (beyond the use of a word, which we might as well then have a written-in-english tag), to me this really seems like a spurious label.
There were actually about 30 questions with it. Since only one had ...
Well, technically wlan is a broader term than Wi-Fi which just happens to be a brand name... and, uhm well, describing the (by far) most widely adopted standard.
Interestingly Electronics.SE does not even have a wlan. Unix&Linux does not synonymize wlan with wifi - though they have no tag definition for wlan either, use it only sparringly, and often ...
We don't need both. Actually I wanted to creata a tag synonym. Turns out I can't... Unless
Users with this privilege and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms.
But I guess we could go this far and ...
You cannot flag tags. Just bring the issue up on meta (like you did) to have the tag either deleted or synomynized with another.
I merged it with pi-3 which is canonical for this model. Thanks for bringing it up!
My advice is, don't worry about it.
The policy for SO is that any single use tags will be deleted after a certain amount of time. What's important is that the heavily used tags have EXCELLENT tag wikis.
@Zoot, @AlexChamberlain, @BryanDunsmore, @Jivings and @Mana discussed this in chat. We decided that, whilst it would be nice to separate the emulation of the Raspberry Pi on another box from the emulation of another box on a Raspberry Pi, this can't be achieved using emulation and virtualization.
The problem is emulation of the Raspberry Pi ...
Software recommendation questions can provide a good reference for people looking for software for certain situations. They will take a lot of moderating to prevent them getting subjective.
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Some other SE sites have software-recommendation
Ask Ubuntu have a software-recommendation. It is tightly regulated, as per their meta ...
No, we don't need these tags. But don't worry about it too much. Bad tags will be underused and decay (or be helped to decay) over time.
Only in time can we tell which tags will be the most appropriate.
I would say there is a subset of questions where the question does warrant a generic communication tag (e.g. What should I use for wireless communication between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi). In this case the more specific tags are not appropriate or limit potential answers uneccesarily.
The majority of questions are posted by users who are new to the ...
Thanks for pointing this out. Since actually merging tags is a moderator-only activity, I made what I felt were appropriate decisions:
Merged upgrade into update, and made the latter a synonym for the former.
The (now former) tag blurb for dist-upgrade (quoted in your question) makes it pretty clear this is about the apt-get dist-upgrade command. However, ...
I was not aware of this tag either, thanks much for bringing it to our attention and putting in some care taking work.
I've just reduced that list from 13 to 5 (actually I think Steve or someone did a few of those during the same time period); it should be completed easily, and I'll keep my eye open for it in the future.
Some of them are also off-topic ...
Yeah, this was another pointless grab bag tag that's never had a description to specify whether it means flash player, flashing an EEPROM, etc., so it is now dead (and a synonym for video to prevent it coming back).
I'll weight in as someone who doesn't care much but if the decision were left solely up to me, I'd get rid of it. I've definitely removed from stuff once or twice a week. So on the one hand, it helps in my race vs. Jacobm to the next copy editor badge.
In all seriousness, there's five with it right now. One is closed as a duplicate about how the Pi got ...
I'm not that familiar with the process, but would it be possible to change the old XBMC tags to XMBC-depreciated (or something) and have all tags going forward be XBMC?
Personally, I would prefer to see the old XBMC tags under their own name. New names often bring a whole host of changes, and things that were true with XBMC, might not be the same with Kodi....
I created the alternative-power tag since alternative energy is quite a large sector which the raspberry pi would be good for diving into at an experimental and hobbyist level.
When I realised not everyone agreed, I removed the tag (since it was only on one post) however I fully support bringing it back and believe it could be very interesting if people ...
Not an answer (yet), just part of a discussion. The same idea probably applies to Raspbian as the major OS on the Pi. Unfortunately this is how questions are tagged in reality.
raspbian × 4934
raspbian-lite × 24
raspbian-stretch × 23
raspbian-jessie × 3
If implementing different tags for different types of Ubuntu key would be to transport that to the user ...
Here are the problems I have with this:
Tags are primarily to help people find information, and having umpteen forms of Ubuntu does not help with this here.
90% of questions involving Ubuntu will apply equally well to any version thereof, but given the chance, 90% of people asking questions involving Ubuntu will want to use a more specific tag indicating ...
The tags should be becoming self explanitory by now. If users are confused about what tags to use then I think we have a problem with our tag wikis which probably needs action.
We have OS specific tags archlinux and debian. We also have the more specific setup. These should be enough for these questions.
Ask yourself what would make the question easiest to ...
OS specific tags are good, as is the setup tag (I think this is good for any aspect of setting up the Pi.)
Not convinced on the operating-systems tag though - isn't this implied by the OS specific tag anyway? I say remove it.
No. I do not think any of these tags are useful.
Unlike related tags such as hdmi or audio, I expect it will be very rare for anyone to search for these tags, to subscribe to them, or even to read the associated tag wiki.
The tag wiki page for (some topic) X is where you go if you want to know "what is X." E.g. if I want to know what Debian is I will go ...
I remember being confused by this too. I presume the reason it works this way is to prevent people from creating tags independent of questions, such that the tag would not be associated with anything.
If you think there's a tag that should exist but doesn't based on a particular question, you can edit the question to add the tag, then edit the "tag wiki" ...