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Map of related tags

I put together this mind map to represent approximate relationships I see between tags. Many tags do not fit well into a tree structure, so I've taken liberties in a few areas. Hopefully this is ...
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Separate script-editor and AppleScript tags from each other

Before this recent question Script Editor shows Error: No Error in JavaScript code for sending email taught me that JavaScript can also be used in Script Editor app, I had added AppleScript tag into ...
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M1 tag versus Apple Silicon tag

Right now, it looks like m1 and apple-silicon are roughly identical in coverage; most questions mention both. Should one tag become a synonym for the other, or should m1 exist to specifically cover ...
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Definition of the "zoom" tag

I've answered a question today that has the [zoom] tag, and while checking the tag afterwards I noticed that: it has no definition or use recommendation it has been colonized lately by zoom.us.app ...
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About the [macbook] tag and synonyms

I don't have a portable and so never was interested in all the MacBook related tags. However a question came up in the suggested edit queue where macbook-pro was definitely the wrong tag as macbook-...
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Tag confusion now that there are two “magic keyboards”

We’ve not had a magic-keyboard tag on the main site until the iPad version of that gear was released recently. I created that tag, but wanted to see if there was consensus how to use the main keyboard ...
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add off topic tag?

: : there should be an off topic tag for questions that may be valuable to mac users, but aren't directly related to Apple an example may be something related to file types: "Why should I use ...
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Should we keep the [troubleshooting] tag?

We have this tag troubleshooting (253 questions) that is of questionable utility. Should we keep it? It is definitely a dependent tag. If you saw a post that had just this one tag, you would not have ...
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Rename [find-my-iphone] to [find-my]

Apple renamed Find My iPhone to Find My. We should too, because it's not just for iPhones any more. Proposal: find-my-iphone becomes find-my
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Make [screen] a synonym of [display]

I suggest that screen (585 questions) is added as a synonym of display (2855 questions). These are the excerpts: display: Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output screen: ...
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Merge [charge] and [charger] into [charging]

Merge charge and charger into charging (largest of the three) This seems like a straightforward merge, similar contents. Might even be worth merging into power unless charging is significantly ...
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Should we allow "useless" tags and what are "useless" tags for Apple.SE?

What is the list of tags we should not allow? Much like how on most other SE sites tags like homework, subjective, etc. have been disallowed. It doesn't stop anybody from asking homework-related or ...
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What is the difference between [mac] and [apple]?

Should there be a difference? My proposal [mac] relates to hardware [osx] relates to the software [apple] relates to the company specifically.
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Would text-substitution and text-replacement tags be useful?

I propose creating the ‘text-replacement’ tag for iOS (and perhaps synonym ‘text-substitution’, the OS X term for the same thing, to it)? If you search for NSUserDictionaryReplacementItems, you'll ...
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Should osx brand server tags be synonyms of each other or the main non-server OS tag?

I would like to suggest that snow-leopard-server and any other such variant of the given Server Software names be synonymized to osx-server.
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Could we add a tag for the Procreate App?

Procreate is doing very well, today it was the 37th top US grossing app in the App Store. I would like to receive alerts when a Procreate question comes up, and as far as I can tell will need it to ...
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Tag cleanup for app stores

Currently we have synonyms as follows: There are 1300 questions that will be affected. I propose reversing the order and making appstore a synonym of app-store. I propose making ios-appstore a ...
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Why is there an independent ios-13 tag while ios-11 and ios-12 tags are mapped to the generic ios tag?

Why is there an independent ios-13 tag while ios-11 and ios-12 tags are mapped to the generic ios tag?
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Synonym reversal for recovery mode tag

I propose we reverse the direction of the tag synonym for recover mode: With 25 questions, there doesn't seem to be a need to differentiate between macOS and iOS at this point.
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Separate Linux tag from Unix

I just tried to retag a question as linux which was based on not finding a Ubuntu boot disk However I see Linux is a synonym of Unix which surely is wrong for this group as the differences matter a ...
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Add a Linux tag?

I have just answered a question here which related to what version of the Linux kernel would work with a MBP. The question was tagged as Dual-Boot and Unix. The question was about dual-booting ...
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Why was the "accepting user input" question received on the site while being off-topic?

Disclaimer: Don't flag broad, as it's all very interconnected and can be answered well in one post. One shouldn't repeat the whole story again and again. Also, I had exams so had avoided discussions ...
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Tag guidance spotlight - is the hacking tag representative of group consensus?

I wanted to hi-light recent changes to the hacking tag on the main site. I took out all the “dictionary” definition from the excerpt and made it 100% about usage guidance - what should be tagged and ...
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Make "mdm" a synonym of "mobile-device-management"

mdm — 51 tagged, 20 this year Mobile Device Management (MDM). A server platform that a company can deploy to centrally manage portable network-connected devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod ...
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Rename and synonym [ibooks] to [books]

In iOS 12 iBooks was renamed to Books. Shouldn’t we rename the iBooks tag to Books and make iBooks a synonym of Books?
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Why is background app refresh a synonym of multitasking?

Multitasking is using several apps at the same time. Whereas background app refresh is the app refreshing in the background even when not in use. Why are they synonyms?
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Why is my Meta profile showing 0 score when I have over 10?

If you go on my profile on meta all tags have a core of 0. Whereas if you click on some one then tags that score is over 10! Why is this?
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Rename and synonym [passbook] tag to [wallet]

iOS has a feature to store credit cards, loyalty passes and things like a digital wallet or passbook. Wallet seems to be the English name replacing passbook entirely a few years ago (around 3). On ...
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Rename [two-step-authentication] to [two-step-verification]

Apple IDs can be protected by the feature two-step verification (legacy), currently tagged two-step-authentication, the feature two-factor authentication, currently tagged two-factor-authentication. ...
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Merge the [refit] tag into [refind]?

There are currently 62 questions tagged [refit], and 58 tagged [refind]. rEFIt was a boot manager that made booting Linux on a Mac painless. It seems to have been superseded by rEFInd, which is still ...
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Inconsistent Tag Synonyms and individual tags for iOS and WatchOS

Inconsistencies I have found several inconsistencies regarding tag synonyms. For example take the iOS tag: https://apple.stackexchange.com/tags/ios/synonyms The synonyms are: ios4 ios4.2 ios3 ios5 ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

I'm gonna leave this pretty short because its pretty self explanatory. Shortcuts was recently released by Apple on iOS 12. I think we need a tag. I have enough rep to create the tag, but a tag for "...
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Filter questions with specific tag literally (excluding synonyms)

Is it possible to filter questions on Ask Different (or any Stack Exchange site) with a specific tag literally excluding the synonyms? E.g. I am trying to list all the questions with tag sed, but the ...
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Create 'Telegram' tag

I was looking for some Telegram related questions, and noted there's no tag for it, although there are quite a few questions about that topic. Can someone with the Create Tags privilege can create ...
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Merge whatsapp.app and whatsapp tags

whatsapp.app - 84 questions tagged whatsapp - 5 questions tagged
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Rename [podcasts-app] → [podcasts.app] for consistency

I propose renaming the tag podcasts-app to podcasts.app for consistency with other app tags. The majority of tags for apps on iOS, watchOS, and macOS end in .app to specify it is about the platform-...
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Rename [omni-focus] to [omnifocus]

OmniFocus is one word, however the tag omni-focus is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed omnifocus to reflect the correct word?
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Remove [untagged] tag from locked question

How to Stop MacOS sierra from using background Data? is the only question to have the tag untagged. As this tag makes no sense I tried to do the normal edit of the question to tag it correctly. ...
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Make [watchos-*] tag synonyms of [watchos] to be consistent with [watchos-3]'s status

watchos-3 is currently a tag synonym of watchos. In less technical terms, this means any posts tagged with watchos-3 are actually tagged with watchos. If you don't know what tag synonyms are, you can ...
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Removing tag synonym

I was doing a little bit of poking around today and realized that waterproof is a synonym for environment. Seems correct, right? Well, let's take a look at the description of environment. ...
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Overhaul tags for Apple apps across OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS

Currently tags for Apple Apps are all over the place. At first I thought it would be a good idea to have separate tags for each app on each platform like having mail.app for OS X and mobile-mail for ...
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Should we have an [ftps] tag?

Instead of doing sftp, we can go to Finder and connect to server using ftps://somesite.com. So ftps should be a valid tag if the user is inquiring about it. The question is at: After connecting to a ...
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Recent answers to version-tagged questions

In How to open time machine progress bar window I asked a question regarding the version of OS X I had installed at that time, namely Lion. I got an answer matching that version, indicating that what ...
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Generic dongle/adapter tag?

I think there should be a tag that can be used for questions that are about using apple's adapters, e.g. ethernet to thunderbolt for example. Questions that might benefit: Can I charge a MacBook Pro ...
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Should [pf] and [little-snitch] be synonyms of [firewall]?

I've recently created the little snitch tag and I observed that it has been made synonym with firewall. Probably to be consistent with the already existing synonym relationship between pf and firewall....
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Misspelled tags, how to fix?

Rather ironically, the OP on this question misspelled spelling so we now have a tag called spelign. Verify the automatic language detection How are these dealt with? I didn't just want to retag ...
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Rename [terminal] to [terminal.app] to make it clear the tag is for the macOS app

Should the tag terminal be renamed to terminal.app? I think this would help make it clear that the tag should only be used on questions regarding the macOS Terminal.app. General command line ...
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Should [energy] be renamed to [energy-impact] or be a synonym of [power-management]?

energy-saving is already a synonym of power-management, but energy is separate. It is used on a variety of questions, mostly in unison with power-management for general energy questions, or when ...
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Rename [libre-office] to [libreoffice]

LibreOffice is one word, however the tag libre-office is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed libreoffice to reflect the correct word?
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Tagging the 2013 MacPro6,1

So, the MacPro6,1 doesn't seem to have a tag it belongs to — the tag wiki for mac-pro mentions, by date, all of the models except the new, completely-revised, 2013 model (and with good reason. It's ...