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is being used on Stack Overflow both to refer to the unix archiver utility ar(1), and, more frequently, as a synonym for .

Should be removed from questions about augmented reality (with added to replace it where it's not already there), removed from both with a new less-ambiguous tag (although I'm at a loss to suggest one...) added to the ar(1) questions, or something else?

There are only 37 questions with the tag, and I'd be happy to implement the consensus change manually myself (and to draft a tag wiki entry, although I don't have the privileges to edit it directly).

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I'd be happy to help (once others agree) –  M. Tibbits Aug 16 '11 at 14:49
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This is a good idea. The tag augmented-reality should be the only one for this subject to avoid confusion. –  Senick Aug 16 '11 at 14:51
    
I agree with ar for the util and augmented-reality for itself. –  Matthew Read Aug 16 '11 at 15:47
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Isn't ar for the sound that pirates make? –  Marcelo Aug 16 '11 at 16:04
    
@Marcello: that's "arr!" –  Wooble Aug 16 '11 at 16:05
    
I've run into the same problem with the [arc] tag, which people are now using for Apple's new automatic reference counting technology. I've been retagging many of those to [automatic-ref-counting] to avoid confusion with all the other "arc" topics. Generally, I think we should use full names of technologies for tags, rather than shorthand abbreviations. –  Brad Larson Aug 16 '11 at 17:54
    
@Brad: It almost certainly doesn't help that the tag wiki for arc says it's automatic reference counting. wtf? –  Wooble Aug 16 '11 at 17:57
    
@Wooble - Thanks for pointing that out. I've since corrected the tag wiki to indicate that [arc] is not to be used for that purpose. –  Brad Larson Aug 16 '11 at 18:07
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I've edited all the ar questions that were for augmented reality, and removed the . I don't have the rep to create the tag synonym, or the knowledge to create the tag wiki.

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I edited 3 that you missed, and proposed a (minimal) tag wiki that will at least disambiguate the tag (there's probably no need for anything more detailed; it's a pretty simple utility). –  Wooble Aug 16 '11 at 15:58
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