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Should the [osx] tag be renamed to [macos]?

Only the newer versions will be called macOS, the older ones will still be called OS X Cat-of-choice. I would propose to go with a synonom instead of a renaming. Today (June 2016), the synonym points ...
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M1 tag versus Apple Silicon tag

Why do we even need an M1 tag to begin with? The M1 is just the name of this particular chip - it's like saying "i7" or "i5" and we don't have tags for these. We don't even have a ...
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Rename [terminal] to [terminal.app] to make it clear the tag is for the macOS app

I agree with this proposal. 'Terminal.app' makes it clear that it is the app and no the general subject of command line or terminal questions. A synonym defeats this, but renaming the tag should work. ...
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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?

People insist on making tags for new OS so we generally merge things down once the newness dies down. There’s little to no point to having every release have it’s own tag. There are great reasons to ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

Where are we coming from? Currently we have shortcut with 557 tagged questions, described as Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user A Shortcut ...
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Should we have an [ftps] tag?

I don't think we need a specific ftps tag right now. The question you linked just happens to be using FTPS, rather than being about FTPS. There's no questions I can find which are specific to the ...
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Should the [osx] tag be renamed to [macos]?

osx → macos ✔︎ Just like that, all 16.5k osx questions are now macos questions! With what I presume was a chat between moderators outside of this meta question, bmike has reversed the synonym, such ...
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Rename and synonym [passbook] tag to [wallet]

I'd support reversing this merge. Any objections or cleanup needed if we implement this?
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Could we add a tag for the Procreate App?

When proposing new tags, please also propose texts for the tag descriptions so the community can improve on those to have a common understanding. Having said that: tags should be used to add value to ...
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add off topic tag?

Not sure I see a benefit here. If a question is off-topic we put it on hold to give the OP the opportunity to revise it, and close it if they don’t (or the scope of the question doesn’t allow it). So ...
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Definition of the "zoom" tag

Unless we want to burninate the tag entirely, a second tag for zoom.app might help since the usage for this as an Accessibility feature seems to be the initial use in 2010. I’ve created zoom.app and ...
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On Ask Different, freebsd is a synonym of unix

I don't see the need for a specific freebsd tag as questions about using FreeBSD (and its variants) itself are as off-topic on Apple.SE as are questions about using Linux, Windows or VAX/VMS. To quote ...
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Create a `sonoma` tag

There's no need to create a tag until someone asks a question where it's very relevant. Since we focus on practical questions, most questions will be closed as speculation based until things ship. So ...
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Rename [libre-office] to [libreoffice]

Done. Thanks for pointing this out.
bmike's user avatar
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

My initial thoughts would be to leave the keyboard shortcuts alone and have shortcuts.app or ios-shortcuts cover the workflow.app being renamed to shortcuts as an application you download from the iOS ...
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Removing tag synonym

This is a good question and discussion to have. Apart from the mechanics of changing a synonym. What would the purpose of "waterproof" be. On one level we could make thousands of tags to cover all the ...
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Removing tag synonym

We have a tag environmental which is a better match for waterproof, but it's already synonymized to temperature. Given that tag's excerpt: Using Apple products in wet, dry, hot, low- or high-...
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Create 'Telegram' tag

I'm disinclined to create a tag when the simple search function would find all telegram related posts. You've shown quite well that search works to find each and every telegram related post you cited. ...
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In the "Top Users" tag section, what are these numbers?

The left number is the sum of the scores of answers to questions tagged with the tag in question or questions with that tag (there are two separate sections of top users). Upvotes increment the number ...
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Merge the [refit] tag into [refind]?

I don't think this makes for a good merge. rEFIt and rEFInd are two different software, with the latter being a fork of the former, not just another release of the original software. It is unclear ...
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Why is my Meta profile showing 0 score when I have over 10?

The tags score only counts non-wiki answers. In your case, you asked 9 questions (not counted for tags score) and posted 2 answers (counted for tags score). As of current writing, your tags score ...
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Separate Linux tag from Unix

I would say, no we shouldn’t break the synonym until we have a clear picture of what to move towards. What would Linux mean if it’s not Unix (and we should probably have a clear picture of what ...
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Burninate [hackintosh]?

I think this is a big enough topic and different enough to include things that may be considered off-topic in AskDifferent, that it warrants it's own StackExchange. And so, I present my proposal 🎉 ...
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Burninate [hackintosh]?

I'm usually the one arguing for tags to go away, but in this case, I'd rather see the hackintosh tag stay. if all posts on the topic are indeed off-topic, the tag will only appear on off-topic posts. ...
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Tagging the 2013 MacPro6,1

I'm the opinion that we should aggressively flatten all tags for hardware. But I'm open to an explanation of how in practice it works well on another site. Or an example where it works well here. The ...
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Tagging the 2013 MacPro6,1

The tag wiki is also missing the June 2012 Mac Pro. In my opinion, it's just an outdated tag wiki and mac-pro should be used for every Mac Pro including the June 2012 and 2013 models not mentioned on ...
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Rename [ios10] to [ios-10] for consistency

Yes please and thank you. I have modified the tags as suggested.
bmike's user avatar
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Make [watchos-*] tag synonyms of [watchos] to be consistent with [watchos-3]'s status

Yes, let's do this and make watchos-4 (and other version tags) synonyms of watchos. This, as shown in the feature request, would make the tagging consensus more uniform and would cause less confusion....
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Filter questions with specific tag literally (excluding synonyms)

It looks like this is not possible because upon synonimizing, all instances of sed get replaced by unix. This includes post history data in SEDE. The closest you might be able to get is a search for [...
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