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Sometime ago there was a bit of a mess around the tag synonyms of and . At the time there was some reluctance to accept the tag as the master tag, so everything remained as it was ( being the master tag, and a synonym). But now that the FDIS was unanimously approved, I hope that any doubts about the "11" are gone.

Can we have the ability to tag questions as back?

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Shouldn't the tag synonym simply be inversed? – Paŭlo Ebermann Aug 24 '11 at 1:16
    
Hmm, I don't know. Maybe. I'm thinking about questions tagged [c++0x] that are about things that are not in C++11. This could be confusing. But keeping both tags could also be confusing. I'm torn on this issue. – R. Martinho Fernandes Aug 24 '11 at 1:19
    
The vast majority of questions tagged C++0x do refer to C++11 features. People stopped asking about concepts (the proposed C++0x feature, that is) long ago. Questions which are dated are irrelevant and will fade into the background, so we shouldn't worry about them. – Potatoswatter Aug 24 '11 at 1:24
    
Actually, the history is even more complicated. The first plead on meta (that I am aware of) was to make c++0x a synonym of c++11, but that (despite the idea being quite popular in the C++ chat room) was shot down. Then Jerry went in to propose it anyway, and it got enough votes, but he accidentally did it the wrong way. I tried to have that reversed, but with no success. – sbi Aug 24 '11 at 7:03
    
And I'm sure I forgot some interesting twists in that tale... (Note that I have voted to close my old question as a dupe of this, successful proposal. Please vote, too. There's no need to have two of these.) – sbi Aug 24 '11 at 7:04
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Well, I went ahead and nuked the synonym. Clearly the confirmed name should be a master or at least a tag.

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The synonym is not on the list anymore, but the redirection is still in place. Can I assume this is just a cache issue? – R. Martinho Fernandes Aug 24 '11 at 1:37
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yeah, we may have to wait for the next build on that ... – waffles Aug 24 '11 at 1:40

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