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These two seem very similar when reading the first part of the About page at least. Maybe some merging and/or clarification of the first one could be an idea? (Bolded the part in progress that is exactly the same as in progressbar.


A progress bar or progress window is a component in a graphical user interface used to convey the progress of a task, such as a download or file transfer. "Progress" is also the name of a development tool and database from Progress Software Corporation. The "progress-4gl", "progress-db" and "openedge" tags are more specific to that environment.


A progress bar is a component in a graphical user interface used to convey the progress of a task, such as a download or file transfer.

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I don't think we need either of these tags, personally. One could fall under some form of tag encompassing UI controls, the other idea of 'progress' in general seems completely irrelevant. Progress as in product names, perhaps, but it should be a clearly distinct, specific tag. – Grant Thomas Aug 19 '11 at 13:14
@MrD - It's been made clear that very specific tags are [status: by-design], so neither of these seems like a good candidate to become a synonym or for burnination. – agf Aug 19 '11 at 13:18
@agf: Not sure we're following each other entirely - by specific I simply mean well named to be distinct from another, unrelated tag. – Grant Thomas Aug 19 '11 at 13:27
So, your recommendation would be to rename progress to progress-db or something like that, and prohibit progress from being used to refer either to that or progress-bar? You said "I don't think we need either of these tags" but progress-bar seems to meet all of the criteria for a tag, even if perhaps progress is confusing? – agf Aug 19 '11 at 13:32

Rather than merging the tags, I would edit the wiki for , and remove the part that makes reference to progress bar and progress window; the tag should probably used only for the development tool.
The meaning reported in the first part of the wiki is already covered by , as usually a progress window contains a progress bar.

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No. Progressbar isn't progress. Progress bar is bar of progress. So I wouldn't merge/edit it

However you can suggest it for yourself

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Why don't you go to the edit tag wiki page and suggest an edit to the tag wiki? The site has a built in mechanism for this.

I think if a tag is used to refer to two completely different things (a progress bar / window and a development tool / database), it's perfectly logical for the tag wiki to mention both of them.

It's been said repeatedly that very specific tags aren't candidates for being made synonyms with more general tags, and seems to have some distinct meaning from , so I don't think either one of them is going away.

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That's what I meant. progress does seem to have some distinct meaning from progressbar, but in this case the whole description of the latter can be found in the former. The reason why I didn't just go and edit tag wiki was because I wasn't sure what would be a good thing to do, or what to write if editing. It was just something I stumbled upon and figured I could share it in case others wiser than I had a good idea :) – Svish Aug 19 '11 at 19:54

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