What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 133 Stack Exchange communities.

I stumbled across something interesting when I posted this question yesterday: Any tag that begins with stl- cannot be added. They appear in the drop down list, but when clicked or typed in full, revert to just stl.

e.g. stl-container reverts to stl.

Not sure if there are more that follow this trend, but I tested a few and they worked fine.

share|improve this question
1  
I also can't click the "info" link that appears when you hover over the suggested tag. It acts like I clicked the suggestion's tag instead of the info link. This wasn't happening when the feature was first introduced. –  Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:36
    
@Matthew I will agree that the info link doesn't seem to be working. That was annoying when trying to look up synonym info. –  Troyen Aug 9 '11 at 18:39
    
Related feature request. –  Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:51

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

In this case, it is intended.

is marked a synonym of as shown on the stl tag synonyms page. Thus, choosing will replace that tag with just .

I'm able to choose other stl- tags just fine (like ) on Windows 7/Chrome. I think it was just a case of picking a tag synonym.

share|improve this answer
    
I thought that may have been the case after I posted and searched a bit, but it was not at all intuitive that that was happening, especially since I must have tried 2 different synonyms of stl. I did notice after reading this and trying again that it states it is a synonym at the very bottom in a small font, but not very noticeable in my opinion. Thanks for the insight, I'll attempt to take more notice in the future. –  steveo225 Aug 9 '11 at 18:40
    
Wow, did not notice that. I'll make a feature request to make it clearer. –  Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:43
    
Posted. –  Matthew Read Aug 9 '11 at 18:51

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .