I consider this question to be (in spirit) a duplicate of this other post:
...unfortunately the bounty I opened on that ended without having drawn any additional attention. Thus, I won't be trying that bump method again. :-/
LET ME BE CLEAR: I am not proposing a different course of action than the one given by the person who posted that question. I want the same thing: for the existing questions tagged
[stackoverflow] to be reset to
[stack-overflow] (that's for the computer science phenomenon). Then repurpose
[stackoverflow] as a synonym for
[stackoverflow.com] to be monitored for migration to meta.
However, I'm pointing specifically to the user experience of tag searches right now, which is bad...
My motivation actually came from searching for tags about stack overflows, using the tag whose description says it's the official tag for the CS concept (stackoverflow). It is generally a cue for migration, and things that have been migrated show up in tag browsing in the tag list...without the ability to remove or edit it.
My preference is for tags that have hyphens in them; I like
linked-list better than
linkedlist for instance. So
stack-overflow works for me for me...and I agree with this post that the conventions should be mapped out clearly in general: