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I just noticed that we have 41 questions tagged and 57 questions tagged , with a similar situation developing at (74 questions) and (57 questions). There is, of course, some overlap in the tagging.

Should these be synonymed, and if so shall we synonym these to the long forms or the short forms? Ordinarily I would suggest long, but on the depth first search related questions, it seems that is winning, so perhaps there is an argument to be made there?

On a side note I tried to think of some other algorithmic tags where there might be a similar confusion, but either there are none or (more likely) my brain is fried from too much graph theory.

EDIT:

Current status is that a synonym has been proposed for , so please vote!

For , I've cleaned the graph-related questions into , and will now go through and classify the remaining Documentum and Microsoft DFS related questions.

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I wouldn't worry too much about [dfs] having more questions. Stick with the long names; They are clear and self-explaining. –  hammar Oct 23 '11 at 0:46
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Some of the [dfs] tags are for distributed file system. –  Pubby Oct 23 '11 at 8:02
    
And Documentum Foundation Services, apparently. –  dsolimano Oct 23 '11 at 15:30
    
Some kind soul has suggested a synonym for BFS, so please vote if you can stackoverflow.com/tags/breadth-first-search/synonyms –  dsolimano Oct 25 '11 at 15:20

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So the current status is:

DFS

All depth-first-search related questions have been moved to , leaving free for Microsoft's DFS file system, matching the usage on SF. The Documentum-related questions have been moved to .

BFS

currently has a synonym awaiting upvotes to . Though I might go in and retag, time permitting.

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bfs and breadth-first-traversal both updated –  dsolimano Nov 2 '11 at 16:31

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