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Questions tagged [clean-up]

This tag indicates that the question is a call to arms, a cry for help, a request for assistance. The Stack Exchange network is in constant motion and therefore it's sometimes necessary to request help for mass-reviews and edits (not retaggings).

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Could we change the tag excerpt/wiki and clean up the [survey] tag?

Currently the survey excerpt says DO NOT USE this tag; questions about the annual Stack Overflow user surveys should be asked on Meta Stack Overflow, not here. But this tag could be used on ...
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Overlap? [deleted-accounts] vs. [deleted-users]

deleted-accounts 252 questions Use it for questions about user accounts that have been deleted or the process of that deletion. deleted-accounts is for questions about user accounts that have ...
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What to do with [code] and [source-code]?

I see a couple of tags that are similar and appear to not be used appropriately. code has no description and over a hundred questions. It seems that many of the uses for should be code-formatting or ...
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Why do old expired close votes prevent me from ever voting to close again?

I am going through some old content on Stack Overflow and voting to close. For example, questions that are specific to one person's homework and may have been resolved with a simple typo fix or ...
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Should I close questions which were on-topic?

Some policies have been defined long after the some sites have opened. A typical example is on Stack Overflow, where it took a long time to declare off-topic questions asking for off-sites resources. ...
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Questions with *many* answers, *most* of which clearly don’t answer the question asked

Sometimes someone will ask a question and then a bunch of people will post answers which clearly show that they did not read the entire question and/or ignored some important parts of it. For example, ...
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No good can come from the [malicious] tag [closed]

malicious currently has 95 questions of which 82 are open. There is no tag wiki. Almost all of the questions are "hey my site got hacked and someone inserted this code, what's it do and is it ...
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The [guidance] tag needs to be guided to destruction [closed]

guidance has 47 questions. They are almost universally opinion-based and thus off-topic and closable. Some can be saved through editing, but those are the minority. Your task, should you choose to ...
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Need help on editing a VIQ (very important question) [closed]

I wanted to ask first before doing a potentially risky edit to the 6th top score question of javascript How to check whether a string contains a substring in JavaScript?, the thing is that the ...
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I recommend that [recommendation] be cleaned up and slowly burninated to death [closed]

A recommendation engine tries to predict how much a user will enjoy certain goods (movies, books, songs...) and makes recommendations. They are often used by online vendors to suggest new purchases. ...
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The [quality] tag adds no quality to SO [closed]

Quality is a generic term mostly used for image and video clarity and quality. Really, quality tag wiki excerpt? Really really? Of the 364 questions, about a hundred seem to be about various image ...
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Shouldn't we be cleaning up these porn links?

There are currently 1,140 references to a porn site on Stack Overflow. I'm planning on going on an edit spree to change them to something more appropriate (that is, example.org, net, or .com). I might ...
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URL Shorteners cleanup [closed]

In the spirit of a similar project at WebApps, how about cleaning up some URL shorteners from Stack Overflow? t.co (184) tinyurl.com (1533) j.mp (363) is.gd (19) goo.gl (2141) bit.ly (3035) adf.ly (5)...
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The [code-coverage] tag could use a little cleanup — too many questions asking for tool recommendations [closed]

There are currently over 400 questions on Stack Overflow for the code-coverage tag that refer to tools in some fashion. It appears that a large chunk of these questions are simply asking for tool ...
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Should the “legal” tags be cleaned up on Meta?

For ones this is about the meta-tags: license x16 licensing x66 ownership x20 copyright x81 legal x90 attribution x66 content-reuse x15 copyright-infringement x17 trademark x18 plagiarism x36 ...
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Could we organize a community clean-up effort around a specific type of security vulnerability?

After reading Panique's well-intentioned idea on Signalizing/tagging INSECURE answers (and questions), I started wondering if there wasn't a better, simpler way to address this problem. We've all ...
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Spelling clean-up: “jquerry” and “querry”

There are over 300 "querry" (aka query) and over 100 "jquerry" (aka jquery) typos that need to be corrected. I have started to go through the questions and answers but it would be great if some ...
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Mass typo in questions and answers: “onlick” should be “onclick” [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/search?tab=active&q=%22onlick%22 https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=title%3A%22onlick%22 Over 300 30 results with typo in title, editing is easy enough but I don't have ...
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Tag clean up request - [displaying] [closed]

I came across the displaying tag today and I can't see a real use for it. There are some 250+ questions using the tag so any assistance in removing it would be most welcome. As always with tag clean-...
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Tag Cleanup, Burnination, and Blacklisting: children and learning resources edition

The following tags need special attention from the community! Burnination and Blacklisting These tags have been audited and are considered prime candidates for burnination and blacklisting. books, ...
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Let's get rid of all of the “Chat with an expert” questions [closed]

Meta just got a lot of questions on "Who is the expert?", "Can I keep them", all the way to plain jokes like "The expert saved me millions of dollars". Besides our main question on the subject, (What ...
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Well, here we go again. Another serial editor for pointless things [duplicate]

Well, here we are again. Another serial editor for something completly pointless. Someone did the brilliant query for the work "thanks" and is spamming the review queue and gaming reputation. And not ...
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Close all the typo questions [closed]

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
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Is there something that can be done about old OpenGL questions? [closed]

(Short) Introduction for people not familiar with OpenGL at all OpenGL was first introduced in 1998, versioned 1.1. Up to 1.5, it kept to fixed pipeline design, which was changed in 2.0. That was the ...
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Cleaned up tags reappearing?

A few months ago, as part of the great tag clean up, my beloved japanese tag was removed. Recently, it's reappeared: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/japanese So two questions spring to ...
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It's a [tag:trap]! [closed]

I just happened to come across trap, a wikiless tag in serious need of cleanup. It looks like about a third of the questions are about the bash builtin command trap, with a few more about the ...
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Requesting assistance to clean a specific type of questions

When you search for OOO000000, you find 12 results relating to a backdoor script in PHP. Questions about this specific backdoor still do come up every once and a while, and we always close them as ...
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Do we need a [CS193P] tag on SO? [closed]

While cleaning up some homework questions, I came across the cs193p tag. It seems to be related to an iOS programming course offered at Stanford University. The videos and course materials seem to be ...
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Why do we have both vsx and vs-extensibility tags on SO? [closed]

I think vsx and vs-extensibility should be synonyms. Since vs-extensibility is more explicit, it can be the main tag. Tag counts: vsx: 242 vs-extensibility: 90 extensibility:233 - many of these ...
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A bunch of synonym requests and a couple of burninates [closed]

I was bored and spent couple of hours browsing the tags on SO. I found some tags that look like they need some help, most of them are synonym requests, but there are also some burninate requests or ...
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With the Homework Tag removal, how do we help new users ask better questions?

The recent movement to remove homework tags from questions, has made me wonder about the best way to deal with homework questions that will inevitably still show up on the site. My question is, as a ...
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Untagged question cleanup posse, Aug 2012 iteration

untagged is back, and nearly 170 137 122 questions strong but we've whittled it down to a handful of questions from nearly 170, and four of those are already closed. On the surface, it looks like ...
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Should we remove WSOiN links from answers/questions on main sites?

Edit: bfavaretto pointed out that these links are very important context on meta sites, I drastically edit this question to exclude them. Should we start a manual cleanup of the broken links of "What ...
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PostgreSQL tag needs cleaning up?

I'm no PostgreSQL expert, and I don't want to step on anyone's toes or get into an edit war, but the postgresql tag currently reads a bit too much like an advertisement to me right now. Examples (...
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Proposed deletion of tag [integrated] [closed]

Currently there are 32 posts with the integrated tag; all seem to use "integrated" differently. Which is understandable, because the word "integrated" could be applied to just about anything that can ...
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Clean up. Is [jsfiddle] tag useful? [closed]

I noticed some users absing the jsfiddle tag. Linking to jsfiddle code. Therefore making a case for perhaps removing the tag jsfiddle.
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Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 tags deletion [closed]

Due to the fact that Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 were both short term releases, there is no longer support for them (since February 2012) and people are advised to migrate to Joomla 2.5, may I recommend that ...
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Who decides whether a tag gets cleaned up, and how? [closed]

TL,DR: What process should tag cleanups follow to ensure that bad tags get cleaned up and good tags are kept? What should we do if we spot a good tag on a kill list? The process that I'm used to when ...
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Clean up questions marked with both Ruby and Ruby On Rails

Let's break apart the tracks of ambiguity and have questions tagged with ruby-on-rails and ruby cleaned up. There is an undercurrent of abusing and applying the latter tag to all things in the ...
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There is an [all] tag that needs to be removed [closed]

I've just found the all tag. I suspect it has been created when people try to enter things like catch-all as "catch all" rather than "catch-all". We can't just delete this tag, but need people to go ...
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Proposed delete tag: [start] [closed]

The tag start is used very ambiguously, usually alongside a tag that provides the meaning that is ambiguously intended by start. It has no tag wiki, as no one appears to agree on a meaning. It only ...
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The [poll] tag is used for too many topics, needs reorganization [closed]

Note that this is not about [polls] questions. Looking through the 120 or so questions tagged poll, there seems to be a wide range of topics it's used for. poll() (usually with [c] questions) Java's ...
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Requesting PHP6 cleanup [closed]

There is a couple of questions about PHP6 at StackOverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=php6 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/php6 Since no one currently knows if and when PHP6 will ...
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Merging Proposal: Declare property with dynamic value in PHP

In PHP a property declaration may include an initialization, but this initialization must be a constant value--that is, it must be able to be evaluated at compile time and must not depend on run-...
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Mass clean-up of career-development questions [closed]

There seems to be agreement1 that it's time for career-development to go. As Anna Lear suggested3: Orchestrating a mass clean-up of the questions in the career-development tag is something we ...
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Mass fix for outdated links to PostgreSQL development docs

The PostgreSQL team has moved their development docs to a new site, as is documented in this thread on pgsql-www and on the PostgreSQL website. Old links were broken for a couple of days but have (...
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Help tidy up the [help] tag on Meta Stack Overflow

I suggested a wiki excerpt for help (here on Meta): For questions relating to in-built help features, such as the editor and search help menus. This seemed sensible to me because it's the only ...
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Help reviewing and cleaning up accept rate comments

I've been wading through SO comments mentioning 'accept rate' and cleaning up where appropriate. But following the recent SE data explorer refresh, the number outstanding has exceed 5 000 and I'm not ...
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Policy regarding questions on programming books, and the [books] tag?

Recently, I'd noticed yet another question on something along the lines of "I need a book recommended to me", and I thought "Oh, I'll go search through the listing of questions with 'book' in the ...
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Please help me to clean up dead PHP documentation links (uk2.php.net)

There are 367 results for url:"*uk2.php*". It's currently dead. The only necessary thing is, to delete uk2 subdomain, which works pretty fine. Please help me to clean them.