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Should we keep the “reverse-engineering” tag?

Right now we have a reverse-engineering tag. I would like to raise the question of whether we should keep it or not, and suggest we remove it. If my answer gains enough upvotes and not too many ...
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How should software questions be tagged?

Given the preponderance of Stack Overflow, I expect this site to have a lot of questions about software. However, software is just one of many things one may want to reverse engineer. The inclusion of ...
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What should be the policy for singular/plural tags?

Should tags be singular like compiler or plural like debuggers ? Alternatively, should both versions of a tag be created and made synonyms ?
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Do we need the tag tools?

I just came across the tag tools. This tag seems very unspecific to me. Because in the end one can tag nearly every question with this tag. So I would vote to delete it or merge it with some more ...
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tags: 'exe' or 'portable-executable'?

There is currently the exe tag, which is about .EXE files under Windows, which theoretically covers the DOS MZ, New Executable, and Portable Executable formats. There are already several questions ...
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ida versus idapro tags … the synonym should be the exact inverse, because it's not strictly synonymous

The irritating thing about it is that apparently Igor was the one to introduce the synonym. As he points out in this comment to another meta question: Actually, the official name of the program (...
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Renaming “idapro-plugins” and “idapro-sdk”

Was partially raised by 0xc0000022l here, there are a couple of questions regarding the idapro-plugins and idapro-sdk: Whether "idapro" should be replaced with the simplistic "ida" in both tags. ...
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should we specify a tag for kernel reverse engineering?

Should kernel reverse engineering have its specific tag? kernel and user-mode reverse engineering typically rely on different tools, different structures, different methods, so shouldn't something ...
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Tag wiki for MIPS assembly / disassembly, etc

I would like to have added [mips]as a new tag: as quite a number of questions show up when you search for mips - 41 currently, although I think some might not fit under the spirit of such a tag there ...
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What's the purpose of the “plugin” tag?

The plugin tag is a little odd, and without usage or wiki content its purpose is unclear at least to me, and I suspect to other users as well. Here is some analysis: It currently has 11 questions in ...
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Where does the “see also” come from in a tag excerpt?

How can we control what is shown in the "see also" of the mouse-over tool tip that is shown when hovering over a tag name? An example of this is given in the second screenshot over in this blog post.
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specific OS-kernel tags or OS+kernel tags?

Is it interesting to use specific "OS-kernel' tags such as linux-kernel instead of linux kernel combination? references: initial suggestion, then implementation
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bindiff verses bin-diffing tags

The bindiff tag has the following description: Commercial binary diffing tool sold by Google (formerly zynamics/Sabre) and until recently 9 questions. Out of those, only 4 (this, this, this and ...
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Tag for questions about dealing with switch/case constructs

So, I was looking at this question about jump tables, hoping to navigate from there to some other questions relating to switch/case constructs, but unfortunately the question turned out not to have a ...
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About symbols tag

Should we use symbols for all questions related with any symbol information? I think it is too broad for all symbol related operations. It can be used for analysing executable file types, operating ...
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Need a tag for Legacy iPod (pre-iOS/touch) questions

I have just asked a question about legacy iPod click wheel games here: Reverse Engineering Legacy iPod Click Wheel Games I do not have the required reputation to create an ipod tag just yet. Could ...
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How should complementary tags be handled?

Consider unpacking versus packer. I think we should either stick to naming the entity (noun) or the method (verb) and there should be one covering the topic and its complement for something like the ...
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Should we have a tool to mark beginner, intermediate and advanced level Q&As?

I can see advantages and disadvantages to having a beginner, some of which would be: Advantages Allows beginners to find existing questions quickly and search in them Makes it easy for the casual ...