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 macos -> osx so that we can decide at a later date to flip things around. If there is an answer that makes a strong argument for never merging the two, we ...
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.
'Command-line' for command line issues, and 'terminal.app' for the program.
Since we cannot hinder people from trying to use a volume tag for either one of its meanings, I would propose that we block the tag and thus force the poster to use one the following tags instead:
The choice of words is intended and will make sure that a poster will be suggested either one of these tags when trying to add the 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 have the iOS tag be monolithic.
It’s a matter of timing and in practice, almost no one ever makes a tag older than N-2 so there’s no point keeping those ...
Since we don't have an answer clearly deciding which side to pick, I propose a two step process:
Use gentmatt's nice tag name suggestions to clean up the existing questions so that anything tagged with volume gets edited to have the new tags sound-volume and disk-volume so that we have a clean count of which is more popular. We would then have no questions ...
Quicklook is what you get if you press Space in Finder to view the content of a file
Preview.app is an application on its own
Unless I misunderstood your intention I don't think these two tags should get merged.
That edit should have been rejected. apple-music is not an appropriate tag here as this is nothing to do with Apple Music, the music streaming service. Unfortunately, no-one reads the tag wiki excerpts, let alone tag wikis, and I've been there. music.app tag is the appropriate tag here and I've edited the question to use that tag.
By the way, you don't need ...
Just pushing this into an answer to get a vote going.
It's time for it to face its final curtain.
No encore, just a swan song.
It's well-covered by the other tags.
It could be useful for instance, perhaps for Garage Band or Logic questions, but a quick scroll down the top 50 questions under the tag reveals the other tags would pretty much have covered them ...
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 is a series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user. Common known keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X are for ...
This is a level of specificity that doesn't need to exist for tags. I would have no problems adding a synonym for all the tags you mentioned in your post to simply maps.
A question tagged ios and maps is distinct enough to put you in the ballpark of being able to reasonably accurately answer a question.
The detail goes in the question, the (broad) ...
My vote would be to merge both to efi or some other tag further up the hardware chain.
What are your thoughts of tagging these utilities more on what they do (replace/interface with EFI) than what the program du jour is called?
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 that osx → macos. Enjoy the shiny new badges!
Also, since this change occurred quite suddenly, it seems like no-one thought about the tag wiki and of course it'...
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 a question by providing additional categorization/grouping. Any question about Procreate will already have the application name in the question somewhere, so ...
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 a question is either on-topic and properly tagged, or closed (and tags not really important any longer).
Is there a way to encourage users to tag their questions appropriately?
Yes, and you've mentioned it already in your post:
the community can retag questions
That's really the answer. We can't make people read FAQs and guides. We can't make them take a test before they can answer. We can, only through our good actions, guide them to better behaviour. Re-...
Actually, asking here on Meta is the correct / canonical way to have someone create a new tag when you can't do it yourself. Commenting may sometimes help, but that's not really why comments exist.
You would want to link to the question here and explain what tag should be created for the item. Feel free to edit your question and tag suggestion into the ...
I'm tempted to merge the long tag into the short one.
If someone wants to type mobile... they will see and select the synonym, but MDM is a great tag IMO.
Before I merge things, let's see if there is more support for your request to point the short tag at the long one...
Clearly, we should merge these - the only question is which way (which we can easily ...
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 secure version of FTP — only about FTP in general. The standard tag of ftp will suffice.
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 App Store. Since it intercepts intents from Apple and third party apps to become siri-shortcuts, the siri tag might work just fine for any voice command ...
Personally I disagree with this, since every question tagged dhcp should be tagged networking anyway and if someone tags with dhcp but not networking then the question may be missed by those that are following the networking tag (this would mean that one would have to follow two tags) and would probably lead to the question being edited to add the networking ...
I'm all in favor of killing it (and adding a requirement that new tags can only be created by people with >15k rep), but my main concern about killing off tags is the bump to the top of the queue of all the edited posts. I'm utterly convinced that we're better off without that tag, though.
As of mid 2013, the wiki tags indicate that osx-server is only for Snow Leopard and older server installs. I have been retagging server.app to all Lion and newer questions and removing the osx-server tags when it's not used on 10.6 and earlier.
Perhaps we will want to re-evaluate this and make a synonym to point them all to the same tag and/or re-tag old ...
A succinct answer would be there's no good reason to split off shortcut and hotkey related questions from general keyboard questions. (The synonyms point to keyboard, not the other way around as your title states.)
We can absolutely change the synonym and meta is the place to build consensus. The next step would be someone detailing what the actual wording ...
The same way it has for mail and mail.app.
We create contacts.app and calendar.app. The tag could be used for both iOS and OS X.
I don't think a synonym should be set between for ical => calendar.app and address-book => contacts.app, since Mountain Lion is not the majority OS, yet.
I propose that we define in the tag wiki that volume be for auditory volume. We can then simply move the disk volume tags to filesystem. Having a definition in the tag wiki will curb a great deal of mistagging as it does appear when a user is typing in a tag.
It wouldn't be advisable to relax a basic sanity check that works the vast, vast majority of the time. Like you said, most of the time this is a very good thing.
On the rare occasion where a tag like iphone-5s is needed, a moderator can create it. That's why we call them exception handlers. They can create tags like this.