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Make [google-bard] a synonym of [google-gemini]

According to their website, "Bard is now Gemini". The main tag should be something like google-gemini or just gemini with google-bard added as a synonym since many people still know it by ...
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According to the statistics, Facebook users have moved from desktop to mobile

To be crystal clear, this doesn't include new or changes to existing rules or workings. I'm sharing thoughts, providing guidance and making requests. By making a request, I mean that you can take the ...
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Another task for the task jar: Close questions about defuncted web applications

According to The Web Application Graveyard, created in 2015 by ale, questions on applications or application features that are no longer available are off-topic for Web Applications as no one will ...
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A task for the task jar: Clean up facebook questions and tags as they are bumped by Community user

This is about the intersection of several concerns and because it's related to one of my ignored tags. I will not be ignoring it so much, anymore. Hourly bumps by Community user of neglected posts (...
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Who are our experts in [database]? Do we need this tag?

A few moments ago, near the top of the Homepage, I found a question having only database. It was a question about the syntax of WP_Query object. The question is closed. I agree with that. I mention ...
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What to do with [*search*]? Review of tag naming practices in Web Applications SE for tags using "search"

TL;DR "search" doesn't mean the same for all. Who are the experts answering questions in Web Applications SE and what could we do be make the Web Applications tags better serve them? More ...
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Rename [youtube-creator-studio]

Many years ago (before I started using it, apparently), it was called youtube-creator-studio, but it's since been rebranded to youtube-studio. The former should therefore be a synonym of the latter. ...
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Should we allow questions about (Google) Recorder?

Few days ago google-recorder was created. This tag doesn't include a tag wiki. The question's original revision that created doesn't include enough detail to make it clear that the question is about a ...
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Was the tag "Upwork" removed, and if so, why?

I saw that the question Why can't I see some of the job postings of some members of my Upwork team? is untagged. I'm guessing it used to have the upwork tag but I could be wrong. Was the tag "...
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Why do we have the [webapp-rec] tag when it is off-topic?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/webapp-rec The tag description reads Web app recommendations are OFF-TOPIC on Web Applications Stack Exchange, but might be on-topic for Software ...
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Why does [tag:filter] say "DO NOT USE THIS TAG"?

Tag filter begins with "DO NOT USE THIS TAG", but it has a useful description and 77 associated questions that do use it. Tag filters has no description and no questions. I don't have any ...
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What to do with questions about unpivot / flattening data using Google Sheets?

We have several questions about passing data from a double entry table to a simple table shape. By double entry table I'm referring to something like this Item January February March Chair 20 15 18 ...
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Is there a good reason why new users are not allowed to create new tags?

I submitted this to the Help Center before I realized that this meta forum existed. Oops sorry about that. I was just trying to contribute a question and answer to this SE instance regarding an ...
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Rename [g-suite-administrator] to [google-workspace-administrator] or [google-workspace-admin-help]

Please rename g-suite-administrator to google-workspace-administrator or google-workspace-admin-help.
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Rename [g-suite] to [google-workspace]

Google has rebranded G Suite as Google Workspace. Please rename g-suite to google-workspace.
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Why is the Text-Formatting tag actively discouraged?

I recently submitted a question on ruler lines in Google Docs. One of the tags I thought appropriate was text-formatting. But the tag description starts, "Do NOT use this tag" then ...
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Use the current tags about categories of web applications as "default" tags for "untagged" questions

This is pointed to the Web Application members that review first posts and participated on tag cleaning efforts. When a tag used on a single question reach certain age it is automatically deleted and ...
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Can we add "Do not use" to tags being cleaned-up since 2014?

On Let's clean up some meta tags there is a list of tags that look as meta-tags but after 6 years they are still "alive" (tags with <s></s> were not included): filter - Can'...
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Make the tag wayback-machine a synonym of archive.org

At the moment, there are two tags on this site wayback-machine and archive.org. archive.org is the older of the two. It has 29 questions at the moment, and it also has a tag-excerpt and a tag-wiki. ...
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What to do with Google Chat?

We have google-hangouts for questions about https://hangouts.google.com google-hangouts-chat for questions about https://chat.google.com Google recently announced that "Google Chat" will soon be ...
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Can the name of the [google-team-drive] tag be changed to [google-shared-drive]?

Can we please change the name of the tag google-team-drive to google-shared-drive? The name of the feature on G Suite changed from Team Drives to Shared Drives in June this year. Thus, the tag name ...
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Should we synomyze [google-play] and [google-play-store] or burninate [google-play]?

Currently we have google-play 4 questions, 5 watchers google-play-store 28 questions, 1 watcher They look to be about the same. Since google-play has more watchers than google-play-store what will ...
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New tag for Amazon Alexa voice integration

Should there be a tag created for questions about integrating Alexa skills with various web apps (Google Docs, calendars, etc.)? The current alexa tag refers to the Alexa.com marketing site (also ...
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Don't remove tags that are only used once in the last 6 months

One issue with tagging on Web Applications is the tag removal script which automatically deletes tags that have only been used once in the past six months. This tag removal script has led to untagged ...
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Burninate the [posting] tag

I draw your attention to posting. There is, of course, no excerpt or tag wiki. It is attached to questions about "posting" on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Social Plugin, Google Groups, Google+...
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Burninate [usability]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @Rubén and there are at present no Qs with this tag - issue is 'moot'. Tag usability lacks a Usage guide, has 3 followers and is currently applied to 14 6 Open questions: Q: ...
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Please rename [youtube-creatorstudio] to [youtube-creator-studio]

The tag youtube-creatorstudio should be renamed to youtube-creator-studio better to reflect the tool kit's official name. It's a minor tag with just three questions but I can't think of any reason ...
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Can we rename [google-documents] and [google-presentations]?

Ref: Can we rename [google-spreadsheets] and [google-spreadsheets-query]? and: Please make [google-spreadsheet-charts] a synonym of [google-sheets-charts] Please rename: google-documents > google-...
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Are five [outlook...] tags sufficient?

I don’t use Outlook and am confused by our tags for that which, in addition to outlook.com-calendar (no Usage guide) include: outlook.com applied to 253 265 Open Qs, 18 Followers and a Usage guide of:...
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Do we need [hack] and [hacked]?

We have the hack tag (currently 6 Open questions) and the hacked tag (currently 21 Open questions); both without any wikis. Do we need both tags? Bonus: We also have security - when should one use ...
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Does [hipchat] remain appropriate?

The chat wars are heating up as $8 billion Atlassian totally reinvents its app to take on Microsoft and Slack. On September 7, 2017, Atlassian discontinued the cloud-based HipChat, replacing it with ...
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Please rename [hackernews] to [hacker-news]

The tag hackernews should be renamed to hacker-news better to reflect the site's official name. It's a minor tag with just eight questions but I can't think of any reason not to use the site's proper ...
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Tags [captcha] and [recaptcha] – married or single?

UPDATE: The combination tag captcha and tag recaptcha is not in use at present. Very similar in concept to Tags [gmail] and [email] – married or single? which does not so far have an Answer to serve ...
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Where is [microsoft] appropriate?

The Usage guide for microsoft is: Microsoft is an American company based in Redmond, Washington, with locations all over the world, that develops, licenses and sells a variety of software and ...
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Please rename [stackoverflow] to [stack-overflow]

The tag stackoverflow should be renamed to stack-overflow better to reflect the site's official name. It's a tiny tag with just three open Qs but I can't think of any reason not to use the site's ...
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Please rename [research-gate] to [researchgate]

The tag research-gate should be renamed to researchgate better to reflect the site's official name. It's a tiny tag with just a single question, How to “unfollow” people on ResearchGate but I can't ...
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When [facebook-games], when [facebook][facebook-games], when [facebook] [games], or what?

UPDATE: Since games has been burninated much of this Q has become moot so acceptance of the existing A closes this version for me. More here though. Q When is facebook-games appropriate, on its own (~...
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Distinction between [facebook-chat] and [facebook-messenger]

I don’t use either (both? – it?) but am curious at the distinction between facebook-chat: Facebook chat is the instant chat messaging system by Facebook. and facebook-messenger: The instant ...
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Should Web Applications meta have tag [site-recommendation]?

To quote from the Usage guide for tag site-recommendation (applied ~5 times, once a duplicate): Don't know where to ask your question on the Stack Exchange Network? Give as much detail as possible ...
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Can we rename [google-spreadsheets] and [google-spreadsheets-query]?

We have two tags that include “spreadsheets” within them, and both refer to the Google product: google-spreadsheets and google-spreadsheets-query. In use 3,200 times (approximately) between the two. ...
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How and whether to use tag [merging]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. There are presently two Open Qs tagged merging: Did these have to be merged? Duplicate user created? One concerns merging questions (specifically two that have since ...
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Do we need [social-networks]?

Update: Tag no longer exists. Tag social-networks was in use for ~40 Open Qs. It showed 13 followers and a Usage guide of: On Web Applications, the tag 'social networks' refers to a website where ...
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Rename request: [google-drawing] to [google-drawings]

Google calls its web-based diagramming software Google Drawings (see) and we are in favour of consistency. Please rename google-drawing > google-drawings. There are at present about 23 Qs with the ...
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Burninate [money]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag money lacks a Usage guide and had 2 followers but is currently applied to ~5 0 Open question. ...
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Burninate [finance]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Open Qs with this tag, so the issue is largely 'moot'. There is one Closed Q that should disappear off WA within a fortnight. Tag finance ...
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Burninate [math]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag math lacks a Usage guide and has three followers but is currently applied to 12 3 Open Qs: ...
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Burninate [books]?

UPDATE Sterling work by @ale and there are at present no Qs with this tag, so the issue is 'moot'. Tag books lacks a Usage guide and has no followers but is currently applied to 7 1 Open Q: How to ...
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Burninate [notes]?

Tag notes is attached to six Open Qs at present: What does tagging a note with a page in Facebook do? Multiple pages in a single note in Evernote? How to schedule a draft note on a Facebook page? ...
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Rename [youtube-streaming] to [youtube-live] (or remove)

Reasons: "YouTube Live" is the official name of the product (used both in the HC, and in media reports). "YouTube Streaming" has a bit of ambiguity as to whether the questioner is talking about ...
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Burninate [storage] tag?

UPDATE: As of just now, storage is not in use. ... and it was only afterwards I saw Do we really need "online" in tags on a web applications site? This follows on from Please make [storage] ...
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