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"Intentionally awkward" Usage Guidance text for some tags

I'm not sure how many tags follow this pattern, but I just noticed these two: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/org-mode https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/org-agenda ...
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Changing some (most) uses of tag `auto-complete-mode` to tag `autocompletion`

See this Meta StackExchange question.
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How about a `macOS` tag?

We've got an osx tag and an mac tag. The Emacs community is nothing if not pedantic ;), and Apple renamed it to macOS in 2016, so why not a fold them both into a singular macOS tag?
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Make [rg] a synonym of [ripgrep]?

While the actual amount of ripgrep/rg questions is currently rather low (1 exlusive rg, 1 exclusive ripgrep, 1 tagged with both), we should probably nip the usage of both in the bud and make one of ...
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What should the customize tag be used for?

The current definition of the customize tag is: Use this tag for questions about modifying a particular action or task within Emacs. This could probably apply to 90% of the questions on the site. ...
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Moderators: Please replace tag `killing` with `killing-text`

To prevent confusion, facilitate search, etc., would a moderator please replace (add synonym, then merge appropriately) the tag killing with the better name killing-text? "Killing" in Emacs can also ...
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Should the [history] tag be split?

When I look at the [history] tag, I see at least three senses of that word being mashed together: History: The 43 year long story of emacs History: a record of user input; previous commands History: ...
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What should the install tag mean

I notice the install tag doesn't have a wiki, so I thought I would try to put one together. However, I'm not sure what it should be. It looks like most of the questions with the install tag refer to ...
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Replace desktop tag with desktop-save-mode?

I just took a look through the desktop tag, and almost all of the questions relate to desktop-save-mode. However, the word “desktop” is pretty general, and there were a handful of questions that used ...
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Rename tag [fileset] -> [filesets]

I believe I just created the tag fileset when editing tags for How to add several files to a fileset at once with a regular expression? and then realised that filesets seemed more appropriate (the ...
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What is the purpose of the tag '04182016 (that I believe was automatically added to my question)?

On my recent question Export Javascript source block to script tag in HTML when exporting Org file to HTML the tag '04182016 suddenly and misteriously appeared. I believe it happened automatically (...
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How should 'print be printed?

We currently have 13 questions tagged print, covering: Printing to paper, or writing output to a file that is meant to be printed on paper (PDF or PostScript): 1 2 3 4 5 6 Converting a Lisp object to ...
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Proposing a tag synonym for org-mode <-- org

There are currently 36 questions tagged with org, all of which, as far as I can tell, refer to org-mode, which already has a tag org-mode with 1,421 questions. Can we synonymize the two?
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Should we kill or yank some copy-paste tags?

We have multiple tags about copy-paste, I mean about killing and yanking. Should some of them be synonyms? Should some of them be renamed, deleted, or disambiguated? killing (5): only used on ...
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Propose [pairing] be defined as pair programming

In my experience "pairing" is used colloquially to refer to pair programming and I suggest that this is the presumptive meaning in the context of Emacs. Current [pairing] usage: 2/5 about pair ...
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When should the tag 'elisp be used?

When should the elisp tag be used? In your answers, please provide: A description of when the tag should be used and when it shouldn't be used. Some actual examples of questions where the tag should ...
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Revise wording of elisp tag description

The current content of the elisp tag definition is: Do NOT use this just because your question (or potential answers) involves elisp snippets. Use this for questions about Emacs Lisp as a ...
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Tags for buffer/file/dir local variables

One question I saw today had the following four tags attached to it : file-local-variables, local-variables, buffer-local, directory-local-variables. It seemed a bit overkill to me, but I don't know ...
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Tag synonyms for emacsclient

I noticed some inconsistencies in the way the server tag is being used, sometimes in reference to using Emacs as an edit-server, and sometimes in reference to other kinds of servers. It also may be ...
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Uniformity in tag description

Today I went to add a description for a new tag. I wanted to follow the same general pattern in writing this description, but I found that since tags had been probably described by several different ...
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Is there a tag for debugging problems with emacs initialization that is NOT related to your personal init file?

I ran across this question and saw that it was only tagged with load-path, when it was asking about a problem with emacs initialization, although NOT asking about a problem with .emacs / init.el. So ...
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"emacs-c" tag for talking about Emacs's own C?

I noticed that there is a tag "c" but I assume that is meant to describe questions/posts having to do with "using Emacs to write C code" rather than "understanding and patching the C code that ...
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Tags for [invocation], [start-up] and [command-line-arguments]

I was looking for a tag for a question about getting Emacs to do something at startup based on the command line arguments. I didn't find any so I created command-line-arguments. As I was looking for ...
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retire [colors] tag?

A recent question came up using the colors tag. Right now, there are only 10 questions with this tag, and they mostly seem to refer either to faces or font-lock. The colors tag seems ripe for ...
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Disambiguate [libraries]

The libraries tag seems to be used with two different meanings: for Emacs Lisp libraries, or for DLLs needed to use certain Emacs features under Windows. Would it be worth splitting the tag into two? ...
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Tags on Emacs.SE seem less useful than they could be

I originally wrote this as a comment on the State of the Beta question, but decided to move it into its own thread once it got pretty long and detailed. I have what I think is a problem, with no ...
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What tag wiki do we use for [emacs-internals]?

Also see: A tag for internal features? As per the discussion above, we've created the emacs-internals tag. However, this tag needs a more solid definition of what it applies to. Currently, we ...
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A tag for internal features?

We have a few questions dealing with different aspects of the "behind-the-scenes" of emacs: Are there any benefits of compiling Emacs with one graphical toolkit opposed to another? How is ...
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completion = autocomplete ≠ auto-complete

The tag autocomplete is being used for at least two things: The general concept of completion, for which completion is also used The auto-complete package How can we disambiguate them?
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Tag for interprogram copy-paste

Emacs has its own copy-paste facilities (mainly the kill ring) and can also interact with the OS's copy-paste facility. What tag should we use for questions that are specifically about copy-paste ...
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Should tags be named after the item or the corresponding emacs mode related to the item?

Should a tag be named after a concept or the related emacs mode corresponding to that concept. Specifically, I'm asking about programming languages, but this probably applies to other tags as well. We ...
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Is the [init] tag useful?

Currently, the init tag has two usages. One question is specifically about --debug-init and is also tagged with init-file. The other question is asking about events that happen at startup. This seems ...
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Shall we abolish the [configuration] tag?

The configuration tag is a bit of a mess right now. Click the button and see for yourself. It seems to be used for essentially anything, and seeing the tag gives me no information on what the ...
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Do we want copy-paste, or kill-yank?

Surprisingly, we have 5 copy-paste questions, and only 3 yank questions (no kill though). We should consolidate them. Which version do we prefer? copy-paste or kill-yank? copy-yank? copy-kill-yank? ...
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What should we do with the development tag?

Currently development is used for questions about the development of emacs, questions about using emacs for development (which may be a meta tag, along with programming), and setting up a development ...
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Should we have tags for 'sub features' of org mode?

I just introduced the publish tag in an edit of this question, and was wondering if that's something we want. Do we want to have tags for 'sub features' of e.g. org-mode. If so, should those tags be ...
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Should we use [interactive-functions] or [commands]?

Obviously the two tags should be made synonyms, I'm asking which one we should use. @Drew recently pointed to me, we had a question tagged as interactive-command, which is obviously a pleonasm. I've ...
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Use of [Emacs##] tags to specify Emacs Version

On SO there are tags for emacs23,emacs24 due to version differences in Emacs. How do we want to deal with such tags here (particularly since we could end up with emacs24.3,emacs24.4,etc)? What ...
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Would we prefer [dotemacs], [.emacs], [init.el] or [init-file]?

Obviously, we only need a single tag referring to the init file. Currently, there are several questions using dotemacs (which is a fine name), and one using init (which is less fine, but it might be ...
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The [gnu-emacs] tag

I noticed today that we have a few questions tagged gnu-emacs. Should we delete this tag, or keep it? I have no question that tags about specific variants (maybe even builds) are ok. I just wonder ...
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Noun tags: should we prefer singular form over plural form?

Should we use "buffer" or "buffers", "file" or "files", ...? EDIT: I realized that I included my opinion into the "question", sorry for that. I will instead answer my own question with my opinion.
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Tags for key bindings

How should we tag questions about key bindings? Right now we have a keymap tag. I'm wondering if we should use that for all questions of the form “how do I bind a key (or mouse event?) to this action”...
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Are the tags [editing] and [text-editing] useful?

We have a tag editing: How to add a prefix to every line? How to delete the first few n chars of every line? Is there a way to use query-replace from grep/ack/ag output modes? and text-editing: How ...
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Tag for certain kinds of visual interface customization

I'm wondering how to tag How do I display line numbers in emacs (not in the mode line)? It was originally tagged customization, but that's a really bad tag name. It can easily be confused with Emacs'...
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What verb form to use for tags?

This might seem superfluous, and it's probably already stablished in the stack exchange community as a whole, but it would be good to standardise anyway. When tagging questions, should we use load or ...
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Should I use function name or behavior for tagging?

I am new to the tagging system here. Suppose I have a question about load-library. Should I use load-library as a tag or just load as a tag ? I already see fill-paragraph as a tag but the questions ...
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